We are a collective of young new media creators sharing a workload and knowledge base for maximum efficiency.
Together, we have produced short films, music videos, and commercials, however our main focus is the new media series Life as a Mermaid (www.lifeasamermaid.com), which has accumulated 110,000+ subscribers and 15+ million views to date.
CEO / FOUNDER
HEAD OF TECH
HEAD OF TALENT
Alex Miller manages Validus, a team of highly talented, emerging professionals who efficiently progress together, rather than individually. She is the Director and Executive Producer of Life as a Mermaid, and the Founder of the original Life as a Mermaid YouTube channel, which has to date accumulated more than 30 million views and 90,000 subscribers.
LA-based Director of Photography Chad Narducci oversees and produces many of the projects that Validus works on. Chad shoots content for Validus, including the web series Life as a Mermaid, and manages production and postproduction. Chad has received four Student Emmy Awards as well as the Panavision New Filmmakers Grant for his work.
Marcella Di Pasquale is the team's casting director for all projects, and also frequently acts as co-producer. An actress herself, she knows how difficult it can be for an actor's hard work to stand out. Her goal at Validus is to provide talent with a safe, welcoming, and encouraging environment for a career launch. Marcella also stars in Life as a Mermaid as Valerie.
HEAD OF WRITERS
Yale Apter runs and works with the Validus Writing Teams, including the Life as a Mermaid Writers Table. He is also a writer himself. Additionally, Yale manages production and postproduction workflows to ensure maximum efficiency.
Holden Weihs has been writing since before he could speak. He did not write this bio though, in case you were wondering. Holden has been writing Life as a Mermaid with his colleagues since Season 1, and focuses mostly on comedic feature films.