Derek Classen is an award-winning movie producer and partner at Tica Productions. Formerly, Derek worked in the action sports industry in event production, marketing, brand management, apparel design & production, and creative asset production. Derek is a former Goaltender in the East Coast Hockey League (ECHL), American Hockey League (AHL) and served as the EBUG for the LA Kings (NHL). Derek is a graduate of Loyola Marymount University (LMU) where he studied film and business. Derek was born and raised in Cleveland, Ohio, and is a resident of Los Angeles and Costa Rica.
Summer Joy “SJ” Main-Muñoz worked in production for over 20 years before transitioning to professional directing. In addition to the role of Producer, she has served as Director of Development, Production Supervisor, Post Supervisor, and more. Her work is supported by FIND’s Project:Involve, IFP’s Emerging Narrative Filmmaker program, NALIP’s Writer’s Lab, Producer’s Academy and Media Markets, and most recently, WeForShe’s DirectHer, NBC’s Female Forward and Ryan Murphy’s Half Initiative. She holds a BA from UCLA’s TFT, an MFA in Film Directing from Columbia University and a PhD from EGS of Switzerland. SJ is Costa Rican-American.