Since 2008, Genius Produced has pursued its mission to solve the translation gap between traditional brick-and-mortar schooling and online education.

We have partnered with prominent Ivy League schools, producing over 10,000+ video projects a year for top tier universities, institutions, and clients - and not the typical online slide show...

These degreed programs look like they could air on Netflix, the history channel, or even the big screen - all employing our unique cinematic techniques and technology to engage and inspire.


K. Rocco Shields

Kim Rocco Shields is an award-winning filmmaker with a demonstrated passion for pushing the envelope through controversial projects, each crafted with the intention of lensing socially conscious subjects in a new light. 

A Film Theory major at UC Santa Barbara, Shields cut her teeth editing before transitioning into script supervising and working her way up the ladder. She quickly became a highly coveted script supervisor in the industry, working with directors including J.J. Abrams and Gore Verbinski, before moving on to direct and produce her own projects. She went on to form her own production company, Wingspan Pictures, in 2008, before starting her current venture, Genius Pictures - creating award-winning commercials, music videos, and shorts at both, including the viral sensation, “Love Is All You Need?”  The feature version of the short, supported by a versatile celebrity cast including Briana Evigan, Tyler Blackburn, Emily Osment, Elisabeth Röhm and Jeremy Sisto is set to be released soon.

Shields is involved with numerous educational programs, including USC's Rossier School of Education, with which she is producing an anti-bullying lesson plan. Through her work on the feature film she has become heavily involved in the nonprofit world as well, partnering with organizations including The Matthew Shepard Foundation, The Tyler Clementi Foundation, and Boo2Bullying among others.


The diverse roster here at Genius Produced includes award-winning producers, writers, editors, and directors with years of experience in the production of acclaimed and beloved entertainment and media projects.  Beyond that, we also have former and current educators on staff, who have worked in the academic world, instructed students, and built and implemented lesson-plans at Universities and other places of learning.


Anthony Palmerio



David Topf

Executive Producer


Lauren Slone

Executive Assistant to K. Rocco Shields


Michael Samonek



Tim Fratt

Office Manager


Charles Duncombe

Senior Writer


Duane Journey

Head of Production


Marc Cardenas

Lead Editor


Rob Fratt

Motion Graphics Artist/ Jr. Animator


Vincent Chaffino

Junior Editor


David Tillman

Head of Development


Justin Hopper

Development Coordinator


Matt Robertson

VP of Operations


Summer Hammeras

Executive Assistant to the VP of Development

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