CYBERIA MEDIA is a full service media production company based in Santa Monica, CA. Our world is media. We are creative problem solvers. We believe DESIGN MATTERS.
Principal/Writer Jacqueline Austin has written hundreds of projects for cyberia media and its clients, plus feature films, short films for Getty Museum (among others), books, articles (for the New York Times and LA Times, among others), and video. Before co-founding cyberia media, she was nominated for a Pulitzer for nonfiction. She studied writing and art at Yale, Hunter and Columbia.
Principal/Director Richard Levine, co-founder, began his career as an independent filmmaker. As an award-winning director for clients including Warner Brothers, Sony and Universal Music, Richard created landmark music videos for the Smiths, Lionel Richie and many others; he also directed the world-famous Nike Beatles’ “Revolution Kids” commercial, along with spots for Miller Beer, NFL and Coke.
Video Director/Photographer Tamar Levine brings to cyberia media a unique photographic vision, broad expertise with the digital tool box and a current, articulate sense of design. Tamar graduated with honors in Photography from Art Center College of Design. Her clients include Interscope Records, Atlantic Records, Metro.pop Magazine, and Modern Luxury. Recent awards include PDN Photo Annual; ADC Young Guns 9; Santa Fe Portrait Exhibition and Awards; and Finalist, New Exposure by Vogue, REDx, and Bottega Veneta.
Head of Production/Director Hallie Cooper-Novack has produced content for clients such as Victoria's Secret PINK, Eli Lilly, Disney, POPSUGAR, and online magazine POPULAR, as well as a music video for Ty Segall, and several narrative shorts. As a director, Hallie made a music video for the band MGMT which has garnered over 13 million views. "Relations", a short film she wrote and directed, has shown at the Ashland Film Festival, the Maryland Film Festival and the DeadCenter Film Festival in Oklahoma. Hallie received an MFA from Yale School of Drama and a BA Wesleyan University.
Creative/Designer/Illustrator William Luke Miller graduated from the prestigious Art Center College of Design at the top of his class with Distinction and Honors. Since 2002, when he joined cyberia media, Will has won over 40 design awards. His work is featured in multiple publications and in toy/hobby stores around the world. He has won creative competitions by Dark Horse Comics and Upper Deck, and was national champion for Upper Decks fantasy sports competition. When Will is not working or drawing, he can be found watching Star Wars with the family, or checking sports scores (Go Broncos).
Editor Darren Ayres caught the filmmaking bug at age 11. In Los Angeles, he has worked with Sony Pictures High Definition Center and Technicolor Creative Services, building a solid technical pedigree to match his strong passion for editing, storytelling, and post-production. He has edited feature films for 20th Century Fox Home Video and Anchor Bay Entertainment, worked on many music videos and commercials, and produced and edited a feature documentary, “Palisades Parade,” with director Sarah Kelly. In addition to his work at cyberia media, Darren currently is directing and editing his first feature documentary.