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our team

The HMC has a growing team of exceptionally talented people committed to uncovering stories and bridging the gap between fans and professionals. Wanna be part of The HMC? We are looking for podcasters & correspondents.

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sarah mason

Co-Founder,
Executive Producer

Co-founder of The HMC, for over 30 years in the entertainment industry, Sarah has amassed a diverse set of creative superpowers: writer, film historian/critic, event planner, podcast producer, film festival director, and marketer for media technology. She has covered and produced live events and festivals all over the world including, activations for San Diego Comic-Con, E3, Sundance International Film Festival, AFI FEST and served as Executive Director for the Louisiana International Film Festival.

Sarah's writing includes numerous feature film scripts and has been a busy Hollywood ghost writer and script doctor. She has been a contributing writer for the television series Buffy the Vampire Slayer, and Biography writing narratives on Humphrey Bogart, James Cagney, Janis Joplin and others. Her biography of famed Film Critic Pauline Kael was featured in the book, "American Women Writer’s".​ She holds a M.S. in Film Studies and Screenwriting from Boston University.

Sarah has produced and hosted over 500 podcast episodes for The HMC Network. Her latest movie series podcast, Movies by the Glass launches in June 2024.

Sarah Mason
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jake essoe

Co-Founder,
Producer 

Jake Essoe is Co-Founder of The HMC and Co-Host of The Harold & Maudecast and Host of Confessions of a Basement Dweller, game review podcast. 

 

Jake is a member of the team at the World-Famous Hollywood Improv where he also performs stand-up comedy. He has worked and performed with the most celebrated comics in the world. Jake's talents are not exclusive to comedy, while in Detroit he worked for The Shelter (of 8 Mile fame) produced albums, rap battled and worked with some of the most influential artists in the world. Jake has traveled all over the world and has a unique and global perspective on comedy and performing.

Jake Essoe

sergio pinheiro

Host and Director, True Field Test

Sergio is a mulit-disciplinary filmmaker who's worn as many hats as is necessary to complete a project. In addition to being an award-winning indie writer/director of short films and music videos, he is also a prolific freelancer. His credits include editing, cinematography, motion graphics, animation and opening title design for feature films, music videos, shorts and documentary. His most recent short film "4EVR" is currently wrapping up a successful festival run and will premiere online in the coming months.

Sergio is co-host of the True Field Test podcast and is the Creator and Director of True Field Test productions.

Sergio Pinheiro
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cutter stevens

Technical Director, Host "True Field Test"

Workflow Integration Engineer Cutter Stevens has been designing high-end VFX and and Editing workstations for companies like Sony, Apple, HP, Microsoft, Activision, Blizzard. He is a served as Technical Director for numerous A-List and VIP live-productions. He is a certified HDR & IMF Workflow Specialist, working with companies like Netflix, Hulu, Amazon to assure compatibility  with movies and television shows. Additionally he is a Dolby Vision expert. Cutter has a B.S. in Electrical Engineering and Education fromTufts University. He is the Co-Host of The HMC's True Field Test podcast and Post-Production Director for our True Field Test production services.

Cutter Stevens
Landon Grace

Audio Producer

Landon Grace is an Audio and Video Producer who has been working with The HMC since the very beginning. Landon, through his company Huntsville Studio in Huntsville, Alabama, has been helping people promote their businesses for over 20 years. He has worked with clients in both the corporate and entertainment industries. His impressive bag of skills includes,  live studio recording, mixing and mastering, audio editing, video production, sound system, lighting and staging and more.  Landon's efforts have been a critical part of The HMC helping us go from a fan podcast to a growing media network.

landon grace

amanda lea miller

Managing Editor, Columnist

Amanda Lea Miller has been a pioneering force in social media and online marketing for 20 years promoting Fortune 500 brands like Sony, Canon, HP. As a member of the web and editorial team for Drum Channel, (an educational drumming website featuring live and on-demand lessons plus shows from the greatest drummers in the world), she helped define a path for artists to both monetize and leverage their talents to help educate other artists.

Amanda served as Managing Director for Cakelive Media alongside HMC Founder Sarah Mason, working on hundreds of high profile events and marketing campaigns including Camp RED for Kids, NAMM, NAB, E3 conventions, Sundance International Film Festival, AFI Fest and more.  Amanda has worked in podcasting and most recently radio as the Digital Marketing Director for the Dr. Laura Program.

Amanda has been freelancing for The HMC since 2016 and officially joined the executive management in 2020. 

Amanda Miller passed away in May 2023. She was only 40 years old. We are all devastated by her loss. Her light shines bright with us always.

Amanda Miller
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