Directors. Cinematographers. Photographers. Storytellers.
After Moon Productions is dedicated to telling compelling personal stories. A team of two filmmakers based out of LA & San Francisco.
Meet The Team
Dana Dveris grew up in the San Francisco Bay Area and currently lives in Los Angeles. She earned a BA in Media Arts and Culture with a concentration in film production at Occidental College in Los Angeles. During her time in college, Dana wrote and directed the short film, At Last Deserted which was awarded the 2022 Strand Prize for innovation and excellence in media production. In addition, she produced and directed a variety of music videos, commercials, short films, and her first feature film Let's Meet Halfway.
She has had a diverse array of work experiences in and around the industry, including, producing social media content for luxury shoe brand Tamara Mellon, working for Kodak Motion Picture Film, and independent production company, Social Impact Entertainment.
Dana's love for visual storytelling arose out of a passion for 35mm and medium format analogue photography. She discovered that filmmaking allows her to combine her love of evocative visuals with complex storytelling. Dana aspires to tell stories that explore the complexities of human connection and inspire viewers to see the themes of her films reflected in their own life experiences.
Max Schmitz grew up in Oakland and currently lives in Los Angeles. Max started his college career at Occidental College where he studied Media Arts and Culture and English, after two years he transferred to the University of Southern California School of Cinematic Arts where he graduated with a BA in Film and Television Production. Max has 5+ years of industry experience working on commercial and narrative feature film sets in the San Francisco Bay Area and Los Angeles. Max has produced and directed a number of independent projects including independent feature film Let's Meet Halfway which he co-produced and directed with Dana Dveris.
Max's became obsessed with classic and foreign cinema, particularly inspired by the films of Wong Kar-Wai and Andrei Tarkovsky. In his own personal work he sought to embody the ideals of humanism and visual beauty to represent complex emotional journey's, found in many of his favorite international films. Max aspires to bring these same ideals to all aspects of his work, not only in narrative films but in music videos and commercials as well.