We are the Kontent creators.
Mark Decena: Founder and Director
Mark is a writer, director and producer of feature films, television programming, web films, and commercials. A three time Sundance alumni, Mark's first feature, Dopamine won the Alfred P. Sloan Prize. Decena's documentary work spans across themes of social justice, sustainable design and the environment. He wrote and directed the Redford Center film, Watershed, and was a writer and producer on Stand Up Planet, a Gates funded project currently on air on Participant Media’s, Pivot TV. Mark’s latest film, Not Without Us, is currently in production.
Teri Heyman: Executive Producer
Teri is involved in every project through pre-production, production and post. Teri keeps all projects on time and on budget while firmly allowing the creative process to flourish. She also provides production support for both national and international productions that roll through the Bay Area. Her work spans feature length narratives and documentaries, commercials and brand films, television programming and web content. Teri’s latest two projects are the award-winning documentary film Watershed, narrated by Robert Redford, and Stand Up Planet, funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and airing on PivotTV.
David Walter: Founder of Creative & Strategy
Ron’s career spans multiple disciplines – from design, advertising, and long-form television programs to digital content and social media programs. While working at some of the most prestigious advertising agencies and ground-breaking content shops where he created award-winning campaigns for some big brands. His work has been distributed across all media channels and viewed by countless millions. Ron’s work has been recognized by the One Show, Clios, Andys, the San Francisco Show and The New York Film and Television Awards.
Liz Decena: Producer
As a die hard New Yorker, Liz loathes to admit that she has lived half of her life in San Francisco. But that duality allows her to be a Producer comfortable developing and producing projects of similar opposing spectrums. Ranging from award winning narrative love stories at Sundance to documentary short films on the downside of rapacious capitalism at Philanthropy conferences, Liz has guided all aspects of Kontent projects. Her other full time job includes raising two children, holding down the fort, and making sure (her husband) Mark’s head doesn’t get too big to take out the trash. She’s a bad ass.
Sara Cortese: Associate Producer
Sara's childhood love of tap dancing has suited her well. Cortese is the official Hyphenate at Kontent. Although we all wear many hats, Sara may wear the most: Associate Producer, editor, development researcher, field sound recordist, social media voice, shooter, you name it. In her time at Kontent, Sara helped shepherd "Stand Up Planet," co-edited the short film "Our Power," which premiered at the Environmental Film Festival in the Nation's Capital, and also edited “Wilderness 50” which is playing in the Smithsonian. Sara has a hand in all Kontent projects in development, production and editorial.
Writing- Short & Long Form
Content Distribution & Publishing
Branded Films, Videos & Commercials
Campaign Development & Execution
Social Media Content
Art Direction & Photography
Color Correction & Conform