Cara Leopardo AKA Bonnie and Curtis Leopardo AKA Clyde are well-known producers (outlaws),directors (robbers), and casting producers (criminals) who like the original Bonnie & Clyde travel the Central United States with their production team (gang) producing, casting and shooting (shooting) fresh avant-garde concepts for all media platforms. Their gang known as ” Bonnie & Clyde Media ” which include Bonnie and Clyde, and at times Tony Passarella AKA Buck. Their work has captured the attention of the American public during the release of their two most recent feature films. Though known today for their films, Commercials and Reality TV shows (dozen-or-so bank robberies) , Bonnie in fact prefers to produce & direct Reality TV (rob small stores) or commercials, while Clyde is believed to prefer Feature Films and Reality TV. The couple themselves unlike the REAL Bonnie & Clyde will not be ambushed and killed in Louisiana by law officers but rather produce & direct award winning TV, Commercials & Films while enjoying life with their 2 small children and 5 large dogs in Los Angeles. Their reputation is mounting and will be cemented in Hollywood History with Oscars & Emmys.
Cara “Bonnie” Leopardo
Partner, Bonnie & Clyde Media
Prior to launching Bonnie & Clyde Media in, Cara was the lead executive in charge of forming and managing two of Los Angeles’ most successful casting studios. She served as chief operation officer (COO) of Exclusive Casting Studios from 2004 to 2010 and also as executive at Castaway Studios from 1999 to 2003. Cara’s work at Exclusive Studios was so well known in the industry that she was featured as the star of a reality TV show pilot for E! Entertainment called “The Casting Office”.
Cara’s casting experience includes more than 3,000 commercials, music videos, and reality tv shows. Her clients have included many of Hollywood’s leading directors and producers. Her commercial project portfolio spans every major artist, brand and retailer, including Lady Gaga, Britney Spears, Guitar Hero, Wal-Mart, Mercedes Benz, Johnson & Johnson, Jose Cuervo and thousands more.
At the forefront of casting technology, Cara introduced live HD video conferencing to the casting business in 2006 and pioneered the usage of iCasting, which is now an casting industry standard.
Cara’s relationships and experience leading two of Hollywood’s top studios makes her one of the industry’s top producers and consultants. When it comes to understanding the professional and creative needs of productions, producers & directors, Bonnie & Clyde Media is second to none at sourcing the best talent and managing all your production-related needs.
Curtis “Clyde” Leopardo
Partner, Bonnie & Clyde Media
Curtis Leopardo is an award-winning filmmaker, producer, writer and director. As co-founder and co-president of and Los Angeles-based Bonnie & Clyde Media, Curtis plays an essential role behind the scenes of feature films, TV commercial productions and reality TV productions.
In 2010 and 2009, Curtis served as executive producer on two films – “The Tortured” and ‘Mother’s Day’ with his Chicago/Los Angeles branch production company LightTower Entretainment – As executive producer, Curtis was actively involved in every aspect of both films, including the financial, technical and creative elements. He managed the equity raise for both privately-funded films, oversaw pre-sales, and domestic and foreign distribution. Working side-by-side with the directors and editors, Curtis also consulted on the creative elements of post-production.
Curtis has worked with some of the industry’s biggest and most respected names in production and direction. He teamed up with the producers of Saw, the mega-hit horror franchise, on The Tortured, which stars Erika Christensen, Jesse Metcalfe and Bill Moseley. He joined forces with Brett Ratner (X-Men 3, Rush Hour 1, 2, 3) to executive produce Mother’s Day, which is directed by Darren Lynn Bousman (Saw 2, 3, 4) and stars Rebecca De Mornay, Deborah Ann Woll and Shawn Ashmore. Film.com named Mother’s Day one of the 10 Most Anticipated Horror Films of 2010.
“After working on numerous feature films, commercials and music videos, I can honestly say that Curtis Leopardo is one of those rare breeds of producers every film maker hopes to stumble across,” said Darren Lynn Bousman, director of Saw 2, 3, 4 and Mother’s Day. “Curtis is well versed on the technical side as well as the creative. He was the main asset in getting my vision on the screen.”
Simultaneous to his film production work, Curtis launched a reality TV production arm of LightTower Entertainment - ( Bonnie & Clyde Media) . Working with “real” people and their daily lives. Curtis provides turnkey creative production solutions. Beyond film and TV commercial productions, Curtis also consults on movie and TV financing for pre-production, production and post-production.
In 2006, Curtis’ short film, Slaves of the Beast, won several prestigious international film festival awards, including Best Horror Film of the Year at the 2006 Long Beach Action On Film Festival and Top Five Best Short Films at the 2006 Myrtle Beach International Film Festival.
His Chicago film experience includes the Emmy Award-winning drama series ER, starring special guest Forest Whitaker, Universal Pictures’ The Express starring Dennis Quaid and Parallel Entertainment’s Witless Protection starring Larry the Cable Guy. Curtis often speaks at Universities around the world on movie-making topics.