Isaiah Smallman | Founder & CEO
After unsuccessfully attempting to abandon his dream of a career in film, that he co-founded Mama Bear Studios. In 2012 he produced the feature documentary “Build Me a World.” In 2015, he produced the SXSW award winning “Hunter Gatherer,” which was distributed by the Orchard and nominated for the John Cassavetes Independent Spirit Award. He also Executive Produced “Dayveon,” which played Sundance and Berlin in 2017 and was also nominated for the Cassavetes Award. In 2017 he executive produced “Never Goin’ Back,” which premiered at Sundance and was acquired by A24. In addition to prepping "Rollers," Isaiah is producing and executive producing multiple projects including "American Pain," based on a best selling book about the opioid crisis. It's being written and directed by Tate Taylor (The Help, Girl On A Train) and co-produced with Cross Creek Pictures.
Elizabeth Alcorn | Assistant Producer
Elizabeth became connected with Mama Bear Studios in February 2019, working as Art Director on “Rollers" and earning Associate Producer credit for her collaboration. She earned a Masters in Special Education in 2011 from Cal State LA with an emphasis on teaching people who are Visually Impaired. Her future was redirected when she collaborated with her husband and co-produced a film in San Jose, “By the Waters of Leman". She has since developed several tv show pilot scripts and feature films including a limited series and coming of age tale about a tomboy in the Antebellum era, "Capitola Le Noir”. She’s passionate about storytelling and exploring the human condition. As a producer, she loves to see people thrive in their element and aims to create a space where filmmakers can explore and utilize their talents
Jon Schimpf | Assistant Producer
Jon was born in a laboratory in New Jersey, engineered to be the perfect co-host for "I Guess We'll Do It That Way." He was circumcised by Bruce Springsteen.
Bryce McGuire | Producer
Since graduating from The American Film Institute, Bryce has established himself in the genre world, writing and directing a social-media horror film for visionary producers Timur Bekmambetov and Jason Blum. McGuire is currently developing a television series with producer Mark Johnson, (Breaking Bad, Rain Man, Rectify) writing a feature for Spielberg's Amblin Entertainment and writing and directing a feature adaption of his short film for New Line Cinema with James Wan producing. Bryce's thriller THE WHITE ROOM recently landed on the Blood List and was acquired by Amblin Entertainment.