The enigma that is Grae Drake began her love affair with film as a wee bairn, as she spent every weekend corralling her friends over to the local multiplex to catch the latest flick. Soon, her taste for film became ravenous when she starred as an extra in the short film "Alexander the Grape," directed by her high school crush that she really, really wanted to impress (she failed, by the way, but she blames the script). She continued to keep a camera glued to her hand and gravitated toward shooting and editing, which she studied at the University of Texas at Austin. At this point, she has been fortunate enough to have a short film at Sundance, a film honored at the Director's Guild of America, and a job working on the Emmy-winning show "Extreme Makeover Home Edition." Basically, wherever Grae goes she is either filming or thinking about filming something. So watch out. You could be next.
The only thing longer than Emery's list of editing credits is the list of people who want to punch him in the face. He expertly pieced together feature film "The Aristocrats" as well as Showtime's upcoming Paul Provenza series "The Green Room." Most recently, you can see Emery's directing and producing work on Showtime with Jake Johanssen's comedy special "I Love You." The Mafia was fortunate enough to benefit from his skills for both of their live shows with Andy Dick (2009) and Diablo Cody (2010), and Emery lies at the helm of their guest roster, interviews, and content. Because he knows what's best. For everyone.
Our first introduction to Laney was when she showed up with Emery on one of our sets to lend a hand in 2005. We quickly made her promise to marry Emery and help us keep our events professional and efficient. Thankfully, she went along with all of our evil plans and has worked to help keep all of our shoots and events running smoothly. Her Supervising Producer work can currently be seen on Showtime comedy Special Jake Johnssen's "I Love You."
Kathy Zonis, a.k.a. Zoney or The Zone, joined the Mafia in 2009 to bestow upon them the gift of her skilled camera work and peace-keeping skills. A longtime fixture in the entertainment industry, she uses her Goonies-esque never say die attitude and adorable haircut to make people feel at ease in front of the camera so Grae can make them uncomfortable again. When Zoney isn't around, the Mafia has to go towards the East Coast to find the only man who can equal her, MIKE BIDWELL.