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Meet The Team

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Greg O'Brien

Writer | Narrator

A career journalist, Greg O’Brien’s latest book, On Pluto: Inside the Mind of Alzheimer’s is an international award winner. Greg, who has written and spoken nationally and internationally about Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia, serves on the UsAgainstAlzheimer’s Board of Directors in Washington, DC. Over his career, Greg has written for national and regional publications and was editor & publisher of Cape Cod Publishing Company, a group of seven community newspapers that were part of the Community Newspaper Company. He lives in Brewster on Outer Cape Cod where he and his wife of 42 years, Mary Catherine, raised their three children: Brendan, Colleen and Conor. 

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Steve Ecclesine

Director | Producer

Steve has produced over 700 TV shows and 16 movies and recently produced/ directed Have You Heard About Greg? A Journey through Alzheimer’s with Faith, Hope and Humor. He produced Chasing Happiness: Jonas Brothers - Amazon Prime. One of Steve’s first Hollywood jobs was as editor on Orson Welles’ The Other Side of The Wind -premiered November 2020 on Netflix. Steve produced the pilot and first season of the very successful Sliders TV series for FOX in Vancouver. He wrote a book, ‘So You Wanna Be A Producer?’ being used in film schools. 

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Brad Ball

Executive Producer | Marketing

A life-long marketer and “adman”. Clients like McDonald’s, Toyota, entertainment properties such as Six Flags, Knott’s Berry Farms, the Lakers and Kings and broadcast media companies such as ABC-TV’s owned/operated affiliates rounded out nearly 50 years in marketing for some of the biggest brands on earth.  Brad previously served as CMO USA for McDonald’s, The President of Marketing at Warner Bros. Pictures overseeing 100+ features. Adding Have You Heard About Greg? has made the journey worth every step.

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Andrew Towe

Co-Producer | Director of Photography | Webmaster | IT

Recently was the Director of Photography (DP) on the feature film documentary of The Twilight Zone 60th Anniversary: Remembering Rod Serling for CBS & Fathom events. Andrew has had the opportunity to work with major professionals on a variety of film and media projects including Universal’s “Aliens Ate My Homework” & sequel “Aliens Stole My Body”, Greg Strasz’ “Megan”, and Ana Barredo’s “The Year I Did Nothing”. His film production experience includes stints at Lay-Carnagey Entertainment, CBS/Paramount Pictures & Universal Studios.

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Amy Prenner

Public Relations

Amy has over 20 years’ experience, develops and executes marketing communications strategies that will help launch and grow your business. She is a leading entertainment publicist in Los Angeles. Services include public relations, communications strategy, and market evaluation. We specialize in taking entertainment campaigns and getting media attention. She was responsible for creating notable campaigns in entertainment and television. Her clients have included the Infinity Film Festival, a 2019 Academy Awards campaign for John Travolta for his leading role in “The Fanatic,” Elf on the Shelf, Riot Games, Studio Movie Grill, Hulu’s “Into the Dark, (season one)” the Blumhouse Anthology, Telemundo’s “La Reina del Sur,” El Rey Networks, the Saudi Arabian venture company Seven, The Golden Screen Awards, Nat Geo’s Sharkfest at Comic Con and Cirque du Solei’s Amaluna and Luzi 

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Scott Kennedy

Distribution

Scott has over 35 years of experience in theatrical distribution of indie films including: End Of Watch, The Grey, Chef, Kill Bill, Academy Award winning films such as Amelie, Tsotsi, Diving Bell and Butterfly, No Country For Old Men and Spotlight.  Scott has helped distribute over 350 films. Scott has an eye for distinctive films that can touch an audience in a special way and help lead them to box-office success. Have You Heard About Greg? Is one of those films.

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Kurt Van Fossen

Advertising

Kurt brings over 20 years of industry experience in brand development, advertising strategy, shopper marketing, promotional planning and sponsor partnerships. Kurt has developed media strategy and overseen execution for many clients in the film & entertainment category including two Oscar winning campaigns. He has also overseen account and media responsibilities for one of the nation’s largest retailers tasked with the development and implementation of marketing and operational plans for a $30 billion merger. Kurt brings critical thinking and marketing solutions to brands in many industries, including film & entertainment, CPG, retail, and sports. 

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Mary Popp

Project Manager

 Mary is currently a senior program manager for robotic mechanisms with space applications at Honeybee Robotics. With background in biotech, she’s been in aerospace for the past 7 years. She joined Lockheed Martin as a senior propulsion engineer on the Orion program and was on that team for over 4 years. With over 10 years of project management experience, she is pleased to bring her long-standing passion around public health and her program management skills to the Have You Heard About Greg? marketing team.

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Nikki Dindo

Social Media Director

With over a decade of experience as a social media strategist, Nikki has led digital strategy for a diverse range of companies. She has spent her career building a diverse digital portfolio through social media strategy, influencer campaign management and more, helping clients build engaged followings, and generate profitable growth from organic social media strategies. Currently on faculty as a Social Media Instructor at Blanche Macdonald Centre, Nikki serves as an educator and mentor to rising talent in the industry. 

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Marc Cohen

Marketing Consultant

Well known for his work at studios Walt Disney Pictures and Warner Bros. Pictures, Marc Cohen has an exceptional reputation in all aspects of media management, including marketing, branding and brand integration, digital marketing, social media, publicity, partnerships and promotions. With a deft understanding of content creation, Cohen’s skills have him currently and in the past working alongside of some of the world’s most influential brands, distributors and filmmakers including: the Harry Potter franchise, Happy Feet, 300, Life of Pi, Toy Story 2, James Keach’s PCH Films and titles such as, Glen Campbell...I’ll Be Me, Linda Ronstadt: The Sound of My Voice and the untitled Scott Boras Project, currently in production. In addition, he has worked with Netflix, 20th Century Fox Films, GK Films and director Angelina Jolie, Will Smith’s Overbrook Entertainment, GoDigital/Distribber.com, Weedmaps Studios, GI Film Festival, non-profit U.S.VETS as well as MGM Television/ Sinclair Broadcasting’s Comet TV.

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