Producers and crew

Peter J. Eaton

- Director

Peter’s career in the film and television industry spans 16 years, working in everything from feature films, broadcast television and interactive gaming.

In 2004, he won Best Director at the Beverly Hills Film Festival for Gravity, Peter’s and Eric Feldman’s first feature film.

After earning his Master’s degree in cinema-television at Regent University, he was hired to work on several studio feature films such as Navy SEALs (Orion Pictures), Toy Soldiers (Island Pictures), True Colors (Paramount Pictures), and Rambling Rose (Carolco) where he gained valuable experience.

Peter produced and directed dozens of television and film projects for clients such as the Gillette Shaving Company, SouthPeak Interactive - which partnered with Tom Clancy's Red Storm - and Treasures In Your Home on PAX-TV.

Peter is represented by Joel Newton of Artist International Agency of Beverly Hills.

Tom Robotham

- Cinematographer

Tom Robotham is a Director of Photography in the International Cinematographers Guild, based in Hollywood. He is one of only 17 Guild DPOs in Massachusetts. Tom has lit and shot five feature films, plus numerous commercials, music videos, documentary and corporate projects. In addition to traditional film work in 35mm and Super16, he has shot professionally in HD24p and the range of video and digital video formats. He has also written, produced, directed and edited commercials, PSAs, and narrative shorts including his own project “Desperate Measures,” which won six awards on the festival circuit and was screened at ten festivals in the USA and Canada.

Tom is a graduate of Hampshire College, where he received his BA in Visual Arts, after spending his third year at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts in the sculpture program. His sculptures have been purchased for private and corporate collections, and his large scale floating works commissioned by the Cambridge Arts Council. He switched from sculpture to movies after he first picked up a Super 8 camera in 1992. Just three years later, he had passed the Guild exam in the DP category, and has been shooting professionally ever since.

Credited as Director of Photography, unless otherwise noted. Credits include:

Feature Film

  • Sweet Good Fortune, TeleVideo Productions, Peter Eaton, Director.
  • Group Therapyz, Wesley “Jay” Williams, Producer/Director.
  • Private Property; Chiaroscuro Productions; Elizabeth Dimon, Director, starring Tomas Arana of Gladiator and Last Temptation of Christ.
  • Living Room Waltz, Gabrielle Zevin Productions, Hans Canosa, Director, starring Emmy Award-winning actress Cady Maclean, Will Lyman (Threat Matrix, Frontline) and Sandy Chaplin (Spin City).
  • Voice Between Dreams; Rubydog Productions; Paul Schill, Director.

  • Television

  • R U the Girl; Reality; RUtheGirl Productions/FoxTV; Suzanne Pate, Producer; Boston segment.
  • Political Rap; Pilot/Event; Mystic River Films; featuring DL Hughley, Danny Glover, Ben Affleck, Gideon Yago, Amber Tamblyn. (camera operator)
  • Bev, FoxTV comedy pilot, (2nd Unit) location shots in Plymouth MA.
  • Machine Age spot; Robotham Creative & Exploded View production, Richard Foley, Director. Winner, 2001 Telly and Aegis Awards

  • Frank Shield

    - Executive Producer and President of cobia Studios, Ltd.

    Sweet Good Fortune is Frank's first effort as both a screenwriter and producer.

    After graduating from Virginia Tech (B.A. English, 1969), Frank became a newspaper reporter and editor. Several years later he started in own business, Shield Realty Co., Inc., in Virginia Beach, VA, dealing in real-estate appraising, property management, and sales.

    Frank was a volunteer Emergency Medical Technician in Virginia Beach for 20 years, 15 years of which he spent as a member of the Board of Directors and Treasurer at the Ocean Park Volunteer Rescue Squad and eight years as Captain of the Virginia Beach Rescue Boat Team. He has also been a member of the Board of Directors of the Old Coast Guard Station (a museum dedicated to the maritime history of Virginia Beach) for 15 years. Here he served in all elective offices, including President. For the past two years Frank has served on the Board of Equalization (a court appointed position that adjudicates real-estate assessment cases) for the City of Virginia Beach.

    He and his wife, Sara, live in Virginia Beach and have two sons and a granddaughter.

    John Langlois

    - President of Tele-Video Productions & Advertising Agency, Inc.

    John R Langlois, Jr. is the President of Tele-Video Productions & Advertising Agency, Inc. Tele-Video Productions & Advertising Agency is a full service video, television and film production company serving over 300 business, medical, political and non-profit organizations throughout Hampton Roads. Signature programs include "Taste of the Town", "It's Your Business", "Political Profiles" and "People, Places & Things". This fast growing media facility is also one of the areas most successful and efficient airtime brokers securing block placement on all major cable and broadcast networks.

    In addition, Tele-Video Productions & Advertising Agency, Inc. has co-produced two independent films; "Gravity" and "Sweet Good Fortune". The company also has become accomplished in the field of screenwriting, completing two scripts; "Cable Wars" and "Return of the Angels".

    Langlois has served and currently serves on over 25 local, regional and state boards. He also co-chairs many annual fundraising projects. In addition, he serves as the Master of Ceremonies for various charitable and political events that benefit a host of worthy causes.

    Janice Ricci

    - Music Director and Creative Producer.

    Janice Ricci received her BA in Music Education from St. Leo University in St. Leo, Florida in 1981. At St. Leo she was a member of the St. Leo College Choir, Dance Company, and Gamma Alpha Honor Society. She regularly performed in college concerts, festivals, and musicals. She was the Vice President of the College Union Board and was responsible for booking college festivals and musical events.

    After graduating from St. Leo, Janice moved to Tampa, Florida and taught music at the elementary and middle school level for six years. She was a vocalist and clarinetist for the Tampa Bay Buccaneer Band and performed at their games, pep rallies, parades, televised specials and other special events. In 1986 she was selected to play in a warm-up band for Ella Fitzgerald's concert in the park in St. Petersburg, Florida.

    In 1987 Janice decided to leave Florida and return to her native home in upstate New York. She was employed as the Vocal Music Director for the Minerva Central School District for seventeen years. She received her MA in Administration and Supervision from Plattsburgh University in 1991. While in New York she was an officer in her local teacher union and a board member for the Cornell Cooperative Extension. She performed at community fund raisers, played guitar and sang in coffee houses, directed the North Country Community Chorus, judged talent shows, and sang in her church choir.

    Janice has always enjoyed songwriting in her spare time. She has won several awards from the DAR for her patriotic songs including the New York State American Heritage Award in 1999 and The National American Heritage Award in 2000 and 2001. She was asked to be a guest conductor for the New York State DAR Chorus. Her works are archived at Continental Congress in Washington D.C. and she is annually included in the Who's Who of American Women.

    The desire for warmer weather and new creative opportunities brought Janice and her son Nicholas to Virginia Beach in 2004. Along with her work in film music, Janice is employed as a music teacher with the Virginia Beach City Public Schools.