Valid & Required Productions


In 2014 I created a conscious media production company with academy award-winning writer/director, Mark Millhone, who has since become my life partner in all things. Our company aims to enrich the lives of our audience, creating content that promotes an awakened, adventurous collective consciousness. The name Valid & Required was inspired partially by the book, The Presence Process by Michael Brown, a book that helped shape how we own our experiences. When we do, our life becomes more colorful, interesting and emotionally stimulating, just like a good story. Just like every character’s experience is  both valid & required for the story to move forward, our own personal experiences, good and bad, are also necessary for a deeper consciousness to evolve that will guide humanity towards a more sustainable, unified world.

The company primarily creates motion pictures and video content, but has also produced for the web, as well as created photography books. Valid & Required short films have won the prestigious IndieFEST Awards of Excellence, and have been finalists in LA CineFest Awards and the Filmmatic Filmmaker Awards.  Their music videos have played on VH1 and have been seen by millions via high profile artist’s websites.  They have created short form web content for National Geographic Online and have screened films at Taos Shortz Fest, New Hampshire Film Festival, Santa Cruz Film Festival, Portland Film Festival and more. 

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