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Rick Balentine


Originally from Los Angeles and now residing in Charlotte North Carolina, Rick has been involved in every aspect of production for over 35 years. He is a producer, award-winning composer working on shows like NCIS LA, TED LASSO, THE VALHALLA MURDERS, AMERICA'S NEXT TOP MODEL, and is a partner with Temple Gate Films. Rick brings years of production expertise to all of our films. His passion for detail can be felt and heard in every note and advances the narrative in a compelling way.


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Tanille Yow Ulm

Founder/Producer/Casting Director

Producer, Casting Director, and screenwriter with Temple Gate Films. Having various roles in CHICAGO FIRE, CHICAGO PD, THE IRISH GOODBYE and EMPIRE, gave Tanille valuable experience in casting. Professor at Eastern Illinois University. Early Childhood and Family Services Instructor at Lake Land College. Master of Education – Med, Educational Leadership and Administration. With natural storytelling ability and a great eye for talent as our casting director, Tanille is invaluable to Temple Gate Films.


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Mark Rickerby

Founder/Producer/Head Writer

Born and raised in Los Angeles, California, Mark is co-owner, producer, and lead writer with Temple Gate Films. He has written or co-written a 12-episode western series episodes, and a dozen feature film screenplays. A short film script based on one of his stories won the grand prize in Bravo Channel’s annual short film script contest. His stories have appeared in over 30 Chicken Soup for the Soul books and numerous magazines. He has worked on feature films as a 2nd A.D. and many other roles. However, his greatest passion is screenwriting.



Jeff Deverett


Jeff Deverett has a Law Degree from Osgoode Hall Law School and a Finance Degree from The University of Toronto. After his legal internship, Jeff migrated directly into the film & TV industry starting in the Home Video Distribution division of New World Entertainment. Jeff continued his film & TV Distribution career for 22 years working as Senior VP at Astral Communications, EVP International Distribution for Anchor Bay Entertainment; SVP Domestic Distribution for HIT Entertainment. Jeff then founded and launched his own worldwide distribution company, KaBOOM! Entertainment.  Jeff financed, produced and/or directed seven feature films which he self distributed including three movies are presently airing on NETFLIX worldwide in 60 countries and 22 languages. 



Martin Nuza

 Senior Producer

Martin has been in the Producer's chair for many years. His previous experiences include Executive Producer to the Award Winning feature "Scotland" by Manish Vatasslaya. "Scotland" has won over 65 Top International Awards and also was selected for Best Picture at the 92nd Academy Awards Oscars in Los Angeles 2020. In addition, Martin was awarded "Best Producer" by the Oniros Film Festival in Italy and also the Vegas Movie Awards Festival in the US for his film "The Woods Encounters" amongst over 20 other International awards for his film.


Steve Alexander


Owner of Quill Team Six, LLC. U.S. Army Lieutenant Colonel (retired). Purple Heart and Combat Action Badge recipient. Script writer, producer, and winner of multiple awards for filmmaking. Writer and story consultant with Temple Gate Films and all around good guy. Steve brings an amazing work ethic and level of creativity that has been a benefit to Temple Gate Films.

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