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Meet The Team

Alex(ander) Mecl 

Co-Founder of DPFF and CFO Endless Summer Events. Inc

After starting his professional career as a MCS consultant with Price Waterhouse in Silicon Valley in the early 90s, Alex went on to established The Content Agency, one of Japan’s first full-service creative agencies focused on developing and managing intellectual property programs for the lifestyle industry, including Fashion, Art, Music, and Entertainment. Since then Alex has focused on acquiring, managing and developing an extensive global film and licensing portfolio resulting in over 250+ global licensees and distributors while working with other like-minded entrepreneurs, film directors, and key influencers. He continues to be a driving force in the entertainment and tech industry, most recently in his role as executive producer on several award-winning documentaries and as former strategic global advisor for WeChat at Tencent Corporation. Alex is a native speaker and trilingual in English, German, Japanese, proficient in French, and a student of Mandarin Chinese.

Professional and industry experience:

    • Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer, Bruce Brown Films, LLC (1999 – Current)

    • Executive Producer of Crescent Moon Films, LLC (2021 – Current)

    • Founder, Board of Directors, Tsunami Capital Group, Inc. & Subsidiaries (2003 – Current)

    • Strategic Global Advisor, Tencent Corporation (2013 – 2017)

    • Founder, Board of Directors, The Content Agency, Inc. (1994 – Current)




Managing Director / Founder

Raised in coastal South Orange County, (Laguna Niguel and Dana Point), Lloyd’s love for the ocean and film runs deep. Lloyd spent most of his youth either surfing or body surfing at Stands and Salt Creek. He would also skateboard, sail, or swim from cove to cove. Lloyd was fortunate to have a family home in Kauai, and that is where he learned to respect the power and magnificence of the ocean. Over the decades, Lloyd has parlayed his love of the ocean, with his education, and dedication by producing films and programs around the water. With over two decades of executive and production experience in television & film, Lloyd Bryan Molander has produced nearly two thousand hours of national and international television programming, earning accolades along the way including three Emmy award nominations, and one company win, multiple Telly awards, and received broad recognition at film festivals nationwide for his TV shows, Feature Films, and Documentaries, Including Banff, Hollywood International, Superfest: International Disability Film Festival, and Big Sky Film Festival, San Luis Obispo and more. Lloyd Film Festival experience has been as a participant, award-winner, judge, and member of the board of the Tahoe/Reno International Film Festival-Board of Directors (past). Lloyd has been a judge/screener for the Academy of TV Art and Science, Producer Guild of America, Montclair Film Festival, and Newport Beach Film Festival. Lloyd has held the positions of Executive Producer, Sr. Executive of Programming, Production, and Development for private and public companies, and is credited as the co-founder of the global Extreme Sports Channel. Lloyd is currently the Founder and CEO of Tenacity Entertainment, President and CCO of Endless Summer Events Inc., and an adjunct professor of business and law. Lloyd holds his Juris Doctor from the University of the Pacific (McGeorge School of Law), a master’s from National University, La Jolla, and his undergraduate degree from San Diego State University. Certificates include International Business from the University of Salzburg, Inns of Court pupilage from City University, London, and, medication from Pepperdine Law. Lloyd is married to Jennifer Ellis, a philanthropist, Sr. grants manager, and a director at the Leon Levy Foundation. Lloyd has one daughter Lauren, who is a recent SMU graduate, and fashion entrepreneur. “I could swim before I could walk, and being in the ocean is where I find peace and recreation. Protecting our ocean is paramount to our human existence, join us in celebrating and protecting this vast treasure”(Lloyd Bryan Molander)


David Schniepp


Co-Festival Director and Head of Operations, Co-Founder

David is the Co-Founder of the Dana Point Film Festival and heads up operations. David is a Filmmaker, Writer, and avid ocean advocate. David’s festival experience includes the prestigious Newport Beach Film Festival.




CEO, of Endless Summer Events, Inc.

Anthony Cordova is a seasoned business thought leader, renowned for bridging the worlds of events, music, and entertainment through innovative platforms and partnership opportunities. A proven revenue generator and team builder, Anthony believes in win-win contract negotiation, consistently delivering exceptional value to his corporate clients, partners and investors.

With a rich history of creating unparalleled VIP event experiences, Anthony has produced intimate private concerts for 120 people featuring Sting for the client Honda in New York City, as well as large-scale events in San Francisco for Salesforce with performances by Bruno Mars, Foo Fighters and The Killers. His portfolio includes collaborations with renowned artists such as the Rolling Stones, Paul McCartney, Lady Gaga, Katy Perry, Steven Tyler, John Mayer, and many more.

Anthony’s expertise extends beyond the business realm, where he has been a critical player in raising millions of dollars for artist-designated charities. His philanthropic endeavors include supporting the Humane Society, Born This Way Foundation, ASPCA, Red Cross, Community Links, Tipping Point, GRAMMY Foundation, and UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital.

As an active Arts Commissioner for the City of San Jose, Anthony contributes to the cultural development and enrichment of the community. His commitment to community support is further exemplified by his previous roles on the Los Angeles Food Bank’s Advisory Board and as a board member for Max’s Helping Paws in Carmel, California.

In addition to his corporate achievements, Anthony’s positive outlook, creativity, and can-do attitude have played instrumental roles in several startup success stories. Notable among these are the acquisitions of by Yahoo! and IfOnly by Mastercard. As an angel investor, he has also contributed to the early-round funding success of several new ventures.

A lifelong music lover, Anthony is an ASCAP-affiliated songwriter and a proud member of the Country Music Association. His deep relationships across multiple industries, coupled with his connector savvy, showcase a professional journey marked by excellence, creativity, and a commitment to making a positive impact on both the business and cultural landscapes.

Riki Kucheck

Festival Director – Programming & Scheduling

Riki is excited to join the Dana Point Film Festival Team.  Although her career was as a Professor of Mathematics and Computer Science, her passion has always been the arts.  She served on the Newport Beach Arts Commission, Laguna Playhouse Youth Productions, and for the past 20 years, has been with the Newport Beach Film Festival as their Festival Director.  Over the years, her duties have included every position at the festival, including running the theaters.  In addition, she works with numerous distributors worldwide, including Sony, Netflix, Universal, etc.  She attends Cannes, Toronto, and Sundance, scouting for films.


Co-festival director

As Tenacity Entertainment’s Co-Executive Producer, Ryan is an idea man who’s constantly writing and creating his next project. He wrote and directed the suspense thriller “Black Wine” out of college where it premiered at the Hollywood Film Festival. It had a great run on the festival circuit before securing distribution with Indican Pictures. He then ran a green screen studio for Razor Entertainment where he casted, wrote, directed, filmed, & edited four sports shows a day for the channel “Vegas Sports” which was on MobiTV. As a producer, he produced the TV show “Saving Heroes” on the American Heroes Channel. He produced the Emmy nominated documentary “Six Hours” and produced the Emmy nominated documentary “Rising Tides.” He has a love for the oceans, rivers, and lakes. He is an avid kayaker. He graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts from NYU.  


Russel Greene

Co-Festival Director of Programming

Scott Bradfield

Board of advisors

Scott Bradfield has an outstanding record of creating innovative media groups and delivering award-winning, high-revenue content. Scott was responsible for the initial conception and development of Red Bull’s Media House, and as Senior Vice President, Content he led an Emmy Award-winning team that has produced the highest-grossing action sports film ever made, the most-watched Livestream in history and the spectrum of Red Bull Media House productions across all U.S. platforms from sports, music, and entertainment. As a former mountain bike test rider and professional cyclist, Scott has always been deeply integrated in action sports and youth culture. His initial role for Red Bull North America encompassed managing content creation through all marketing departments, and he was quickly entrusted with leading Red Bull Media House Production initiatives. From developing and co-producing the Red Bull New Year’s No Limits broadcasts on ESPN to collaborating with the Sports group to produce the Red Bull Signature Series, one of the most-watched action sports series on broadcast television, Scott and his team have forged partnerships with leading entities such as HBO, Netflix, Twitch, ABC, CBS, ESPN, NBC, Discovery Channel and National Geographic Channel – creating content and supporting marketing that raises the bar in coveted demographics. A case in point: Scott devoted five years to conceptualizing and realizing 2012’s live Red Bull Stratos broadcast, which smashed records for Livestream and television viewership and earned the National Sports Emmy for Outstanding New Approaches in Sports Event Coverage. He pioneered action sports documentaries that transcend the genre’s stereotypes by centering upon narrative, he was an Executive Producer for the documentary feature McConkey, an official selection of the Tribeca Film Festival that bridged the gap between core sports and mainstream audiences, as well as for The Art of Flight, the most successful snowboard film ever, which he developed with Brain Farm Digital Cinema and athlete Travis Rice. Recently won a National Documentary Emmy for Blood Road that chronicled extreme adventure athlete, Rebecca Rusch’s personal journey down the Ho Chi Minh trail to find her late father’s crashed jet fighter. Scott was pivotal in the deal that supplies over 20 hours of Red Bull Media House programming to Fox Sports; leads content development for Red Bull TV, films, and digital channels; and is responsible for the rollout of all the company’s made-for-web content development on YouTube, where Red Bull Media House has multiple channels. Scott’s most recent efforts have included serving as Executive Producer for Emmy Award-winning, Any One of Us, a Red Bull Media House feature film that brings an intimate look inside recovery from a spinal cord injury that was recently distributed by HBO. Additionally, The Alpinist was just nominated for 3 Emmys, which is available on Netflix and Dear Rider on HBO with winning the Emmy of Best Sports Documentary for The Alpinist. Prior to joining Red Bull Media House, Scott worked for sports and entertainment companies including Fox Sports, where he was in charge of 54321Weekly Update and helped launch The Daily Habit, and Fusion TV, where he produced a magazine-style sport and music program. He produced EXTV for Fox Sports and oversaw the U.S. web presence for Europe’s Extreme Group. The turnkey media department he built at 4Leaf Entertainment supplied top clients (e.g., Vans, Gravity Games) with video, web, CD and print development. Scott holds a bachelor’s degree in Telecommunication, Multimedia, and Applied Computing from California State Monterey Bay, where he taught 3D Animation &  Special Effects and Internet Fundamentals.


Maria Elena Banks

City of Dana Point Ambassador / DPFF Co-Director Hospitality 

Maria Elena is an Ambassador to the City of Dana Point and has been with the Dana Point Festival since its founding. 

As a Dana Point resident, Maria Elena has represented the Dana Point area through her community philanthropic services. As a Realtor, she has been active and effective in providing her client services. 

For DPFF, Maria Elena brings her community experience and love for music, film, and the Arts as DPFF’s Co-Director of Hospitality, securing venues for our films, VIP events, and more. 

Here are just some of her accomplishments: 

President 2012, Orange County Association of REALTORS
Member, Orange County Association of REALTORS
Licensed REALTOR since 1976.
Director of Orange County Board of REALTORS 2002-20115
Director of California Association of REALTORS 2002- 2015
Past Chair, Government Finance
Director of National Association of REALTORS 2012-2013
Local Government Relations Chair
Serve on Legislative Committee, Ethics, Risk Management,
Community Interest Development, Expert Witness
Women’s Council of REALTORS President 1998, 1999, 2006
HISPANIC 100 Foundation Mentor
Director, Orange County Child Abuse Prevention Center 2010-2013
Gala Chair May 11, 2013 at the Balboa Bay Club –
Very much involved in community services. Past President of Monarch Beach Community, Board of Directors, Dana Point Today, “Keeping the residents of Dana Point informed on issues affecting our beautiful coastal community.”. I Love Monarch; I love Niguel


Marco Carralero

Co-Director of Operations

Marco supports planning and operations for the Dana Point Film Festival. He is a Capistrano Beach resident, a Dana Point Historical Society (DPHS) Board Member, and is involved in various Orange County organizations. Marco is a manager at a global consulting firm.

ELiot Lincoln

Social Media & Website Developer

Eliot Lincoln has always loved the ocean and felt a deep passion and responsibility for it due to growing up on Fort Myers Beach, a small island in Florida. Eliot is in charge of all the social media and website upkeep. He has worked with Tenacity Entertainment in the past and currently manages a podcast website.