The Team

Executive Members

Verena Hayward

Website & Graphic Designer

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Verena is our website and graphic designer and originally comes from Stuttgart, Germany. Her family moved to Peachtree City, GA when she was 2 years old where she spent most of her child hood. Since she comes from Germany, she grew up bi-lingual. In 1994 her parents decided to move back to Germany, where she attended school. Verena quickly developed an affinity for computers and graphics during a 2-week internship at an ad agency in 9th grade.

In 2001, Verena moved to Tampa, FL to go to school for Website Design & Development and in 2004 she graduated Magma Cum Laude with the degree Bachelor of Fine Arts in Web Development. In 2007, Verena moved back to Peachtree City, GA and started her own firm called Vibrant Web Creations. This year is her business’ 10th anniversary.

Rodney Aquino

Video Production

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Rodney Aquino is a visionary that knows how to communicate the most finite details of his films to his audience with flawless execution. He is a Full Sail University graduate and has a Bachelors degree in science (2008), with his major in film and has worked on several productions utilizing both digital and film media. Rodney is also a 12 year veteran of the U.S. Air Force and his passion for film began while serving in Operation Iraqi Freedom.

 

Since graduating Full Sail, Rodney has directed several music videos, short films and commercials. He then started his Company, Goin’ Ballistic, as a representation of his directing career in affiliation with Left Digital Media. In 2015, he directed his first feature film “Finding Eden” for which he was most recently honored with a Telly Award for ‘directing’ in 2018. Now, Rodney has several current active productions including  Back the Blue, which is a documentary based on the lives of men in women who protect and serve as police officers. Other projects are in development and actively works in progress.

Cody Foltz

Video Production

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Cody Foltz is the owner of Left Digital Media; a full-service production company providing a complete end-to-end solution for digital feature film, short form, commercial and music video production.

 

His journey began just outside of Los Angeles, California where he obtained an Associates in Theatre Arts Degree before discovering his passion for film production. Cody is a graduate of Full Sail University with a Bachelors of Science in Film (2008) and an MBA in Entertainment Business (2009). His expertise and knowledge of digital media, specifically in post-production, have allowed him to provide a wide variety of skill sets to several projects and productions over the years.

 

Since starting Left Digital Media in 2010, Cody has edited over half a dozen feature films as well as provided color grading services for several feature-length and short form projects. Left Digital Media is based in Fayetteville, Georgia at Pinewoodd Atlanta Studios Production Centre.

Staff

Ro Frederick

Student Intern


Rogelio or “Ro“, for short, is a senior at Clayton State university, on track to graduate spring of 2018. His major is Information Technology with a focus in database administration. Ro is proficient in 5 coding languages, achieved dean’s list 3 years in a row, and is a recipient of the omega psi phi scroll of honor.

Ro started working with Digital Collective in August 2017. Specifically under Verena Hayward and Vibrant Web Creations. He’s been receiving hands on training with web design and has already begun work on various client websites.

Amanda Mazzillo

Intern


Amanda Mazzillo is a writer and also an editor. She graduated from Georgia Southern University with a B.A. in Writing and Linguistics and also a minor in Film Studies. She writes content for Digital Collective, and is also a contributing writer for the online film publication, Film Inquiry. In the Fall, she will be attending SCAD, where she will be enrolled in the MFA program in Dramatic Writing. In addition to writing web content and film reviews, Amanda loves writing fiction, creative nonfiction, and also screenplays. Getting an MFA in Dramatic Writing will help Amanda follow her screenwriting dreams. 

Marisa Harper

Intern


Growing up in Fayetteville, Georgia, Marisa loved creating and acting out stories. It wasn’t until college that she discovered her true passion was creating in film. Three years ago, Marisa dived head first into the film world and hasn’t looked back. Her experience spans from short independent films to major productions and blockbuster films. Marisa worked as a background artist, production assistant, script supervisor, and first assistant editor. She also directed and filmed several short videos. Marisa is the writer of multiple short screenplays and a feature length screenplay. During college, Marisa volunteered on the University of Georgia Baptist Collegiate Ministries’ production team. She now serves on Heritage Christian Church’s Audio Visual team. She assists with their weekly broadcasts and short films. Marisa graduated Magna Cum Laude from the University of Georgia with a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism, Entertainment and Media Studies. She earned two minors in Film Studies and in Communication Studies. Her future goals include becoming an academy award winning writer and director within the next decade.

Isabella Stento

Intern


Isabella was born in Warwick, Rhode Island and raised in the Metro Atlanta area. At a young age, Isabella found a love for cameras and began taking photos and making YouTube videos with her American Girl dolls.  Over the years of practice with photography and film-making, Isabella has had her photography featured on the cover of magazines, starting her own photography company and growing her current YouTube channel. Her YouTube videos feature anything from fashion, travel and lifestyle to short films. Isabella is pursuing a career in Georgia’s booming film industry in hopes of being able to direct her own movies. Isabella has volunteered with the Atlanta Film Festival and also worked with a group of teens at the High Museum of Art in Atlanta, who coordinated and produced a Film Festival for young adults. She has a passion for traveling and would like to incorporate film into her travels.

Contact

o: 678-744-5912
e: info@digital-collective.com

461 Sandy Creek Road
Suite 4130
Fayetteville, GA 30214

Credentials

Find Us

Executive Contact

Website/Graphics/Social Media
Vibrant Web Creations
e: sales@vibrantwebcreations.com
f: 770-304-6574

Video Production
Left Digital Media
e: info@leftdigitalmedia.com
f: 678-519-2616