LUCKY PICKLE MEDIA

producer services

CHARISSE SANTHA

executive producer

I am an independent producer bringing 20+ years of experience to the production table as a producer, director, production manager, writer and casting director. Through the years, I've had the good fortune to consistently work with several production houses in and around the Dallas / Fort Worth area, most notably DHD Films and AMS Pictures.

 

I've produced a wide variety of traditional and unique media for the corporate sector, including Fortune 500 companies such as AT&T, JCPenney and GameStop, countless commercial spots, and an array of projects for non-profit organizations like Junior Achievement and The Urban Land Institute. 

 

My background in Television Production includes a variety of scripted and unscripted formats, everything from travel adventure and exercise programs to competition and cooking shows. I have shot extensively throughout the United States and internationally and have an in-depth knowledge of what it takes to film on location. I am known for my ability to manage both resources and expectations, while keeping projects on schedule and on budget.

 

As a team leader, I am resourceful, detail-oriented and collaborative with excellent organizational and interpersonal skills. My ability to adapt to last minute schedule changes or production demands has been tested time and again. And over the years, I've had the good fortune to cultivate a diverse and talented list of production professionals in Texas. 

Residing in North Texas, I enjoy an outdoor lifestyle and travel. For fun, I like to keep tabs on NASA and design websites. My never-ending curiosity always has a question ready, and I possess this inherent and unbridled enthusiasm for projects that revolve around the environment, animal advocacy, and true stories where David overcomes Goliath. 

I make things happen

I am also a USAT certified Race Director, who co-founded an eco-friendly Triathlon production company in Dallas, Texas, called BIG EARTH RACING. For over a decade, I have been producing Triathlons in the state of Texas. Every race season,  Big Earth Racing is an active participant in the DFW triathlon community, helping to engage first-time triathletes, offering affiliated training programs, and fundraising for animal rescue organizations and the local firefighters.

Producing live events with a multitude of moving parts, along with the potential risk of injury or death to racers, has added a unique and valuable cog in my production wheelhouse.

 

 

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