Executive Team

Paul Bunch

President and Chief Creative Officer

Paul's unique voice is rooted in his broad range of experiences. While growing up in South-Central Los Angeles he attended Hollywood Professional School where he discovered his talent as an actor and writer.

Son of director Jack Bunch, Paul paid his dues under the tutelage of a well-respected man who touted, above all else, creative freedom. This has driven Paul to write and direct unique film projects that represent his own brand of comedy.

Paul has worked in the industry for twenty years. He studied acting under Howard Fine, finishing in his Master Class and was a member of the Groundlings for 3 years. As Executive Producer he worked with Bradley Cooper, Dax Shepard and Kristen Bell and is finishing a project with Terrence Howard and Anita Briem in Pranksters.

Doing what he does best, Paul directed the Action/Comedy Bachelor Lions with James Maslow and Mitchel Musso and will begin work this summer on his next feature, a script he also wrote, 7 Days as a Kingpin.

Paul Bunch on IMDb: Paul Bunch - IMDb


Jack Kavanaugh

Chairman

Jack Kavanaugh, MD, DDS, MBA, has a convergence of rare skills and business accomplishments. He has developed and managed companies at every stage – from inception to successful sale.

Among the multiple business ventures that Kavanaugh has managed successfully is the Mexican merger of the U.S. based pharmaceutical company, Merck and the merger that created Cemex, one of the largest cement companies in the world. Dr. Kavanaugh’s private equity projects include: Tech Team Global, Amerident, Calhoun Vision Inc, Materia Inc and ZetaRX. In each of these cases Dr. Kavanaugh either founded the company or sat on the board playing a significant role in their success.

Now Jack turns his attention to the entertainment industry bringing his wealth of experience and business acumen to RiverRock Films. Jack has consulted to entertainment based companies in the past and most recently executive produced the feature film Earth to Echo. As the new Chairman of RiverRock Films, Jack has already had an impact building strategic partnerships using his industry connections and successfully negotiating the acquisition of new IP and book story rights.

Dr. Kavanaugh holds D.D.S., M.B.A. and B.A degrees from UCLA, an M.D. degree from U.S.C., and was a Board Certified eye surgeon, having done his residency at UCLA’s Jules Stein Institute, where he was a part time visiting professor until 2008, teaching surgery to residents and fellows.

Jack Kavanaugh on IMDb: Jack Kavanaugh - IMDb


Matthew Kavanaugh

CEO

Matthew Kavanaugh brings his more than three decades of entertainment experience to RiverRock Films. An LA native, Matthew’s fascination with the entertainment industry started in his early teens as a child actor. Matthew attended Crossroads School for the Arts and Sciences, Emerson College in Boston where he studied acting and film production, and Southwestern Law where he concentrated his studies in entertainment.

After law school, Matthew practiced as an entertainment attorney for the better part of a decade. He represented some of the most influential production companies, studios and individuals on a variety of transactional and litigation matters surrounding film, television, media, art, music, licensing, merchandizing, financing, intellectual property, joint ventures, mergers and acquisitions, and numerous other issues.

In 2013, Matthew moved his attention to the business spectrum when he was engaged as the CEO and President of a billion dollar family office where he managed all investments, as well as oversaw and provided various brand, celebrity, advertising, retail and financial services to disruptive companies in entertainment, media, music, technology, gaming, and more. His passion for rapid development of companies lead Matthew to form Catalyst Advisors in 2016, to advise companies situated in entertainment, media and technology. After RiverRock engaged Matthew and Catalyst as a consultant, its Board of Directors determined that he was an indispensable member of the team and hired him as its new CEO.

Matthew brings his passion for the entertainment industry coupled with his extensive experience as a businessman, a CEO, an entertainment lawyer, a producer and an actor to complete the RiverRock team and carry out its mission to grow into one of the most influential and successful production companies in Hollywood.

Matthew Kavanaugh on IMDb: Matthew Kavanaugh - IMDb


Van Dichoso

CFO

Van Gerard Dichoso, is the CFO at RiverRock Films and is also in charge of investor relations, business development and marketing.

Van is also a CPA is President & CEO of the Dichoso Group of Companies: Dichoso and Company, CPA, Inc. (a full service CPA firm with branch offices in Los Angeles) and Dichoso and Company, Inc. (a full service real estate, insurance, and investment company in Glendale).

Dubbed as one of the most prominent CPAs of Filipino-American descent, Van Gerard's business accomplishments, unwavering support to the community, and numerous awards have earned him these respectable distinctions.

“Twenty Most Outstanding Filipino-Americans in the US and Canada” – Fil-Am Image Magazine (2002) “An Account of Excellence” – In-Focus Magazine (2007) “A Well-Respected Accounting Firm” – Manila-US Times (2007) “Asia’s CPA Superstar” – Philippine Times (2008) As a local business celebrity, he has also been featured in various publications, newspapers, special events, radio and TV.

While his CPA firm serves clientele from states across the United States and as far away as Canada, Germany, Japan and Mexico, it also serves the entertainment industry, from Hollywood’s movie producers, directors, and actors credited with such films and TV shows as “The Godfather”, “CSI”, “NYPD Blues”, “X Files”, including some of the most beautiful girls of “Playboy”.

Combined with his personal background in entertainment, Van Gerard’s business acumen, professional integrity and creative personality allow him to merge business and entertainment into a successful career. As an Executive Producer of River Rock Films, Van Gerard’s responsibilities include overseeing the development of new film projects, maintaining investor relations and capital funding requirements, presenting opportunities, building relationships, and expanding the sphere of influence of River Rock Films around the world.

Van Gerard Dichoso: IMDb Linkedin Dichoso and Company


R. Scott Reid

Producing Partner

Starting in the film business as a private equity investor, R. Scott Reid began learning the business in 2005. A natural fit, he graduated into producing content, starting in 2007 with – When a Man Falls staring Sharon Stone, Dylan Baker, and Timothy Hutton. The film earned an official selection into the 2007 Berlin Film Festival. It competed in the prestigious 'Competition Division' with films such as 300, The Good German, and Flags of our Fathers.

R. Scott Reid has been credited as Producer, or Executive Producer, on 10 films including: Battle in Seattle – which was the opening night film of the Toronto Film Festival, Numb – official selection of the Tribeca film Festival, Cover – which secured the official endorsement of the NAACP in 2008

R. Scott Reid on IMDb: R. Scott Reid - IMDb


Paul Bojic

Legal

As a principal owner of a law firm whose practice is in the field of transactional and litigation business law, Mr. Bojic brings a wealth of resources to RiverRock Films. His ten years of experience as a fund manager brings RiverRock Films invaluable financial relationships and access to capital. Over the years, Paul Bojic has forged relationships with high profile clients and Hollywood insiders. Legal representation of clientèle includes Coldwell Banker, Century 21 Real Estate, Dyson & Dyson Real Estate, RE/MAX Real Estate and Matchstick Films.

As a film Producer of numerous films, independent productions and music videos, Mr. Bojic not only lends business experience but also brings a true understanding of production management and successful project completion.

As a producing partner of Producer, Ryan Adams (Paramount), he adds one of the most prolific post production teams in Hollywood to the list of resources at the disposal of RiverRock Films. He also manages numerous musical acts including Red Alert, Fontaine LaRock and Revelation and is legal counsel to Eduardo Sanchez of the Grammy Award winning, Banda Machos.

Paul Bojic on IMDb: Paul Bojic - IMDb


Siang Liu

Producing Partner

Siang Liu has been a highly successful businessman for many decades. He currently acts as the CFO of RiverRock Films and the Chairman of iMax Capital. He is also a board member of Meraq and Beijing Investment Group. In addition to these positions, Mr. Liu is a partner of Shanghai Zheru Financial -- a Fund Manager for the Corporate Bond in China.

Mr. Liu studied Computer Science and earned an MBA from Western Washington University in the United States. In addition, he dedicated many years in studying the Chinese bamboo flute at National Cheng Kung University in Taiwan.


Lee Michael Cohn

Producing Partner

For over 25 years, Lee Michael Cohn has held an international reputation as a producer, writer, director, and acting coach. As a feature film producer, Lee recently produced Bachelor Lions for RiverRock Films, starring James Maslow, David Arquette, Jon Lovitz, Robert Davi, Rene Olstead, and Mitchel Musso. He is currently producing their next film, Seven Days as a Kingpin, starring Adrien Brody and James Maslow. Lee is currently developing several TV and feature films projects with RiverRock that he has written or co-written. Lee was also an original member of the Atlantic Theater Company in New York City, which he co-founded with David Mamet, William H. Macy, Clark Gregg, and Felicity Huffman among others.

Lee is an alumnus of the Warner Bros. Comedy Writers Workshop, Hollywood’s most prestigious showcase for new comedy writers, where he was one of 25 writers selected annually out of over 700 applicants. He is also co-author of A Practical Handbook For The Actor, the all-time best-selling acting textbook that is required reading in hundreds of theatre programs and has been translated into Dutch, Japanese, Turkish, and Chinese. The Handbook is also the #1 best-selling acting book on Amazon.com and has sold over 300,000 copies.

Lee wrote and directed the independent TV pilot Crime Share for Route 17 Productions. He was also the director and co-creator of Inside Private Lives, the hit theatrical show that was the LA Weekly Pick of the Week, recommended twice by the LA Times, received a rave in the NY Times, and placed in the Top 10 at the Edinburgh Theatre Festival out of over 2,000 shows. It also won the SF Fringe Festival in the “Best Comedy/Improv” category. He has optioned numerous film and TV projects, and is currently writing and directing an independently produced and financed TV pilot.

Lee is proud to be a Third Degree Black Belt in Ninjutsu, the Warrior Art of the Ninja, and he tends to get annoyed when people ask him to pass through walls or dress up like a turtle. He is proudest of all to be the father of two amazing young women, actress/writer Danielle Cohn and photographer Ava Cohn.

Lee Michael Cohn on IMDb: Lee Michael Cohn - IMDb

Lee Michael Cohn's Website: www.lmcohn.com


Ariel (Ryan) Gavino

Producing Partner

Dr. Gavino comes to RiverRock Films with an MBA in Executive Management and Marketing. His experience includes merging business relationships with entertainment companies domestically and internationally. He is currently building an international talent agency to discover and develop new talented actors, models and musicians abroad. Ryan is active in the community donating his time as an avid teacher to residents and medical students in the US and internationally.

Dr. Gavino is an integral part of RiverRock team. As an Executive Producer he is currently developing several feature films as well as the live version of THE VOICE REMASTERED at the Hard Rock Hotel in Las Vegas. His most recent film, Bachelor Lions, is scheduled to be released by RiverRock Films later this year.


M. Running Bear Bunch

Producing Partner

M. Running Bear Bunch grew up in a show business family, his father, Jack Bunch, having been a choreographer, writer, and director of film, television, and stage for shows such as Days of Our Lives, The Martha Raye Show, and The Milton Berle Show, as well as productions in Italy, Germany, and the United Kingdom. Running Bear has followed in his father’s footsteps, beginning his entertainment career in 1995 with Sony Pictures VFX department, Imageworks, with films such as Anaconda, James and the Giant Peach, and Money Train.

Since then, Running Bear has performed a variety of roles in production, visual effects, and soundtrack, and as a producer for independent film and television project development. Additionally, Running Bear has incorporated his equally long experience in music into projects with talent such as the Latin Grammy nominated Banda Machos. Running Bear has worked in the entertainment industries in both the United States and Europe, and has studied music and creative arts at the University of California at San Diego, the California Institute of the Arts, and the University of Edinburgh where he was awarded a Ph.D.

M. Running Bear Bunch on IMDb: M. Running Bear Bunch - IMDb


Deep Malhotra

Producing Partner

Deep Malhotra is the Executive Producer at RiverRock Films and is responsible for raising capital for various film projects of the company. He is also the Managing Partner of Gemini Group, which includes Gemini Developers a leading real estate development firm and Gemini New Media Ventures a new media incubation and consultancy firm. Deep is also the Co-Founder of www.gemideals.com – a leading real estate deals website.

Prior to setting up this firm Deep Malhotra has over 10 years of entrepreneurial and startup experience in building companies like Google, MySpace.com, Rediff.com, and Onmag.com.

He has a MBA in Advertising & Communication from Symbiosis Institute of Business Management, Pune, Masters of Mass Media and Masters of Commerce from Mumbai University. Deep has passion for film making and has 3 short movies to his credit as producer, director, writer & actor.

Deep Malhotra on Linked In: Deep Malhotra - LinkedIn


Roby Holland

VP of Web & Media

Creativity is not only a key component to Roby's professional career, it is also a fundamental element of his personality. The drive to engage in intriguing and innovative conversations has led to Roby's proficiency with a wide variety of mediums: from conceptual artworks to web-based technology.

In his role as Managing Director of Web & Media, Roby produces websites, print graphics, videos and visual effects -- in addition to advising on matters relating to technology, media, and marketing. Outside of his professional endeavours, Roby balances his interest in technology with his deep appreciation of nature and can often be found surfing the beaches of Southern California or working on any number of tech projects.


Harry Gold

VP of Emerging Technologies

Recognized for a diverse career in media and technology, Harry brings over 20 years experience in building innovative products, and online services, and digital consumer experiences across all platforms. As senior technical director for 7th Level, Harry delivered entertainment products and games for Disney, Sony, MTV, Monty Python, Microsoft and many others.

Harry Gold on IMDb: Harry Gold - IMDb


Justin Coloma

VP of Webisodes

Justin Coloma was raised in Lima, Peru, and moved to California in 1992. He received a Bachelor of Arts in Film Studies from The University of California, Berkeley, in 1998. He is best known for directing and editing music videos, including "Superchrist" and "G.L.O.W." for Smashing Pumpkins and "Dig" for Linda Strawberry. "Superchrist" debuted on MyspaceTV on February 27, 2008 and currently has over 500,000 views. The video was included in Rolling Stone Magazine's HotList and features Billy Corgan, Jimmy Chamberlin, Sasha Grey, and Sky Saxon from the Seeds. He has also directed videos for Eagles of Death Metal, The Higher, Jupiter Blue, and Uncertain.

He was the principal editor of If All Goes Wrong, produced by Coming Home Studios, which chronicles the Smashing Pumpkins' 12 show residency at the Fillmore in San Francisco in July and August 2007.

Justin Coloma on IMDb: Justin Coloma - IMDb