Rebel Entertainment Films is the brainchild of Michael Torchia.
Rebel Entertainment Films is a California-based company that raises funds for the development and distribution of films produced from scripts that will be actively purchased and developed by Rebel Entertainment, or from co-productions with other firms needing initial equity funding. Rebel Entertainment Films will provide co-production funds with other major industry production companies and offer P&A funding.
Rebel Entertainment Films cares about the film projects with which it is involved, understands the challenges and provides a hands-on approach in bringing a project together. Our mandate is to provide a transparent, producer friendly financial service that will attract repeat business with producers. Our goal is to provide filmmakers with the highest caliber production support while protecting the interests of banks and other financiers of motion picture production.
Michael Torchia, CEO/President
Michael Torchia founded Rebel Entertainment Films, which is a multi-disciplinary film production conglomerate, the first in its category that focuses on every phase of the film making process, including conceptual development, production and distribution. He offers a fresh and effective approach to film making. Michael is a member of the Producers Guild of America and has worked closely with some of the most powerful filmmakers in the world. Michael has also worked in the television world as both a writer and producer. Having explored story telling from all perspectives and in multiple mediums, Michael brings a rich background and informed vision to his work. Recently, Michael has personally raised funds for the following feature film projects: Mother’s Day, The Godmother, Troubadours, Sentience and Role Models.
Alison Savitch, Senior VP of Production and New Media
Alison Savitch is a producer in all aspects of multi-media entertainment; live action movies and television, theme park attractions for the worldls leading parks, and all aspects of special venue production. She specializes in producing and supervision of digital visual effects for blockbuster movies to animation and themed entertainment worldwide. Ms. Savitch is Chair of The Producers Guild of America, New Media Council; Co-chair of the Visual Effect Committee for the entire PGA, she is a member of The National Board of Directors for the Producers Guild; The Advisory Board of Gnomon School of Visual Effects and is a founding Board Member of the Visual Effects Society and The International 3D Society. Her groundbreaking work on both The Abyss and Terminator 2: Judgment Day contributed greatly to these films winning 2 Academy Awards for best special visual effects. Her Producing and Supervising credits include: The Green Lantern 3D, The New Conan 3D, The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader 3D, Piranhna 3D. Alison also produced the Mortal Kombat franchise in over 22 different media productions.
Jerry Rees, Senior VP Creative
Jerry Rees is a prolific Director, Producer and Writer of live-action, animation, multi-media and special format films including 16 Disney theme park attractions. While still in high school, Jerry began as a character animator at Disney Studios mentoring under the wing of one of Walt Disney's legendary "Nine Old Men" and was awarded a Disney Scholarship. Jerry began his career as a Disney feature animator, working up to visual effects supervisor on TRON. He has even played director to the likes of George Lucas and Michael Eisner. He has won multiple THEA awards for Disney's Imagineering team.