Kevin Spacey
Founder

Kevin Spacey founded Trigger Street Productions in 1997. He is approaching the close of his 11-year run as Artistic Director of The Old Vic Theatre Company in London next year.  He toured to twelve cities around the world as the title role in the Old Vic/BAM production of Richard III, the final year of the 3-year Bridge Project directed by Sam Mendes. He most recently finished a short run of the one man show Darrow, at the Old Vic Theatre, and eagerly anticipates his final play which is set to debut in February of 2015. Films include The Usual Suspects (Academy Award, Best Supporting Actor), American Beauty (Academy Award, Best Actor), Swimming with SharksSe7enLA Confidential, Glengarry Glen RossThe NegotiatorK-PaxThe Shipping NewsSuperman Returns, Beyond the SeaShrinkThe Men Who Stare at GoatsCasino JackHorrible Bosses and Margin Call.

For Netflix, he is starring in the US adaptation of the British series House of Cards, produced by David Fincher and Trigger Street, currently in production of its third season.


Dana Brunetti
President & CEO

Dana Brunetti is the president of Trigger Street Productions, and most recently produced Captain Phillips alongside Scott Rudin and Michael De Luca, written by Billy Ray starring Tom Hanks and directed by Paul Greengrass. The film received four Golden Globe and six Academy Award nominations including Best Picture. Brunetti also produced the new Netflix Original Series House of Cards directed by David Fincher starring Kevin Spacey and Robin Wright which is now in its third season.  In 2013, the show has received nine Primetime Emmy Award nominations and four Golden Globe nominations, and it was the first non-traditional television show to land nominations in a major Emmys category.  In 2014, it has thirteen Emmy nominations including Outstanding Drama Series. 

In 2009, he produced the film The Social Network, the story of how Facebook was created.  The film was directed by David Fincher and written by Aaron Sorkin. The Social Network received numerous accolades including eight Academy Award and six Golden Globe nominations.  Brunetti won a Golden Globe for Best Motion Picture, as well as many others including the National Board of Review and The Critics Choice Award. 

Upcoming film projects include partnering up with Michael De Luca to make the film adaptation of 50 Shades of Grey, where the book has sold over 90 million copies worldwide.  He will also work with De Luca on the film adaptation of the game Gran Turismo, and the upcoming biopic The Life of Evel starring Channing Tatum.  He has also entered into a collaborative first look deal with Giant Pirates Entertainment founded by former Magical Elves COO Ross Jacobson and Tijuana Entertainment co-founder Troy Searer, where he will expand into the unscripted television space.  Giant Pirates and Trigger Street have many projects in development, including an unscripted show featuring the brothers behind the fashion brand Forrest & Bob.

Other films he has produced include Shrink, Casino JackMini's First Time, SafeThe Sasquatch Gang, the documentaries Uncle Frank, and America Rebuilds: A Year at Ground Zero.  

In 2013, Dana won a Special Achievement Webby Award for his impact on the Web as the founder of Trigger Street Labs - an online platform for feedback and exposure for undiscovered writing and filmmaking talent.


Carter Swan
VP Development 
After getting his start in film production, Carter quickly became Paul Walker’s Producing partner at the age of 23. Since that time he has worked in all phases of the film making business; good; bad; and otherwise. After being a writer for a few years Carter has since come back to production where he was the Co-Head of Defiance Entertainment, and now the Vice-President of Development at Trigger Street.

Carter is a fiend for John Carpenter, Michael Mann, Stanley Kubrick, Shane Black, Sergio Leone, Scott Rosenberg, Ridley Scott, Tony Scott, Walter Hill, Aaron Sorkin and David Fincher among many many others.

He also loves Seattle Sports, his brothers band Fleet Foxes, his dog Kenny and most importantly, a GOOD Margarita.


Andrew P. Alderete
Assistant to Dana Brunetti 
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Andrew graduated with a BA in Biology from Swarthmore College and worked in biotech and neuroscience at UPenn. By day, it was science and tech. But by night, it was art, film, music, and writing. Finally, he made a decision to pursue what he was most passionate about: movies.  He packed his things, and left his career in science behind to persue a MFA degree at CalArts in Los Angeles.  After graduation, Andrew worked at KNR Productions as a producer's assistant and then at Universal Pictures before taking the job as Dana's assistant.  Andrew is obsessed with movies, soundtracks, art films, and looks for anything to produce. His latest project is Sacrament, an experimental dance film going around the festival circut.  More cool stuff can be found on his website.


Christopher Amick
Assistant to Carter Swan
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Born in Pittsburgh, PA, Chris' interest in film piqued at an early age. He moved to Florida to pursue a BFA in motion picture arts from the FSU Film School. While studying, he won the grand prize in a documentary film competition, became the first undergraduate student to work on 35mm film as the cinematographer, and was chosen to co-write an MFA thesis film. Upon moving to Los Angeles, Chris began an internship at Trigger Street Productions, where he was eventually hired to direct the in-house podcast network, TriggLA. Chris worked directly with the hosts to brand, market, and grow the network, as well as working as the assistant to the VP of Development, Carter Swan.  Chris continues to write and direct with his sketch comedy group, Ruin the Internet, and aspires to finish his many feature film concepts within the next few years.


Paul Rowe
Creative Assistant 
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Paul grew up as a bit of a black swan in the preppy, sports driven world of Baltimore private schools, early on trading in his lacrosse stick for an 8mm camera with which to create stop-motion claymation shorts and Pulp Fiction inspired action flicks.  He studied fine arts in college, using that degree to become a cashier, essay grader, and bartender among other jobs, before moving to Chicago and finding himself enrolled in the inaugural class of an upstart graduate program for "digital cinema" at DePaul University.  After studying various sides of the discipline for several years there, he forwent his degree conferral, opting to move to Los Angeles and start working in the industry.  As a writer/director, film buff, and production hand, what excites him most about media content these days are the rapid advances in technology and the new avenues they create for storytelling.  Check out his website.