Producer/Director, Victoria Marie arrived in Los Angeles in December 2013 with nothing more than a dime and a dream. Determined to make her mark in the entertainment industry she realized after a year of struggling the only thing a fifty-something, gray-haired woman with only one movie credit and little training could do was create her own content. Hence, GRAY IS THE NEW BLONDE documentary was born! With the help of her mom, Carol, who did all the photoshop wizardry, she created the Facebook page in the spring of 2015 and things began, albeit slowly to grow from there. Three and a half years later she has built an incredible team who are all just as excited as she is to see Gray Is The New Blonde become the awe-inspiring documentary she has seen in her mind's eye since day one. In her downtime, you can find Victoria at the gym pumping iron, at her happy place - the beach or binge-watching her favorite Netflix original series or movie. As a huge animal lover and activist, Victoria finds time in her busy schedule to care for her neighborhood stray and feral cats.🐾
Director of Photography/
Director of Photography/Editor, David C. Nelson, a gifted filmmaker with the "Midas Touch" whose talents are as diverse as his projects has been working independently since 2015. Steadily, he's been building and shaping himself to be a well versed visual storyteller bringing his love for editing, cinematography and directing to a clients’ vision and ultimately to fruition. A native to Los Angeles his boutique production company, DCN-Productions has worked on shorts, documentaries, features, red carpet events, trailers and music videos. His other passions include writing short stories and playing music.
Associate Producer, Karen Hathaway, has been working in the entertainment field since 1985. She spent the first 10 years of her career working on live action features such as The Wedding Singer and Pump Up The Volume, after which she found a home in the world of animation working for Disney Animation. Her credits at Disney include such films as Bambi 2, Ariel’s Beginning, and Planes: Fire & Rescue, for which she was nominated for an Annie Award for Best Editing for a Feature Animated Movie. An avid long distance runner and walker, she has a life-long love of sports and athletics and spent several years as a sailing instructor in her teens and early twenties. A native of Los Angeles, she resides in the City of Angels with her husband, two children, and one spoiled-rotten collie.
Associate Producer, Elysabeth Alfano has a long career in media. She started her career with her first TV show on Chicago's PBS station, WTTW in 2010 and has been creating shows for TV, radio and podcasts ever since. A current host of WGN Radio and on Chicago's TV CH. 19, Elysabeth has also produced radio segments for WBEZ and KCRW, created a podcast for Vegan Magazine, and been featured on WCIU. A plant-based Content Creator, Producer and Host...Elysabeth lets her silvers shine on screen and off.
Assistant Producer, DH Lewis is an in-demand versatile actress being cast in a variety of roles in film and television as well as a multi-media fine artist. She is passionate about creating and thrives on the creative process. After a nearly 25 year hiatus from acting to raise her daughter, she is back and is enjoying her career the second time around. DH is an all-natural, silver-haired, real woman and feels it’s never too late to fulfill your dreams.
Beate Venohr Pilgreen
Stills Photographer, Beate Venohr Pilgreen has been a photographer in her personal life for all her life but it wasn't until she sat for a boudoir photo shoot a few years ago that she realized photography was her true calling. Having always been in front of the camera during her modeling career it was a natural progression for her to move behind the camera that she now has fully embraced professionally. As an advocate for positive body image and women aging with grace, she started her own boudoir photography business in 2015. Her work has been published multiple times in Huffington Post and in German publications. Originally from Germany, Los Angeles has been home to Beate since the early 90's where she now lives with her two children.
Macushla Baudis Ph.D. Historical Consultant
Historical Consultant, Machushla Baudis has a Ph.D. in design history - eighteenth-century fashion and textile design to be exact. This led her to become interested in the concept of identity, gender, fashion, and self-expression. Having over fifteen years of teaching experience in art and design history in universities and colleges, she taught one particular course entitled 'Fashion and Film' which served to fuel her exploration into the language of clothing in film history. This continued her interest in gender, image and celebrity culture. Eventually, she started her own research project on the cultural history of grey hair, and the issues of beauty, identity and femininity - which she soon hopes to publish. Macushla lives in Germany with her husband and two children.