We are experienced passionate storytellers devoted to powerful, elevated entertainment.

We focus on authentic, inclusive portrayals of the human experience that reframe and widen our collective perspective.

 We TELL STORIES THAT ENTERTAIN, INSPIRE, and reflect the best of what humanity can become.


Blye Faust


Blye is an Academy Award winning producer of Spotlight, the true-life drama surrounding the Boston Globe’s investigations into abuses in the Boston Archdiocese, which was awarded Best Motion Picture and Best Original Screenplay at the 2016 Academy Awards and grossed nearly $100 million at the worldwide box office during its release.  In addition to her work as a producer, she is a ReFrame Rise sponsor and a member of the SFFILM Mentor Advisory Board, the Advisory Committee for the Mill Valley Film Festival's Mind the Gap: Women|Film|Tech initiative, and the Creative Future Leadership Committee. Her board memberships include The Center for Investigative Reporting. and she is a member of the Producers Guild of America, and the State Bar of California.  Blye received her J.D. from UCLA and graduated magna cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa with a B.A. in English from Santa Clara University. 

Cori Shepherd Stern


Cori is an Academy Award nominated and Emmy winning producer. Her projects include Warm Bodies, a $116m global box office hit for Lionsgate; and Open Heart, a 2013 Oscar nominated documentary that premiered on HBO. She is also the Executive Producer of the vr film, Collisions, a 2016 Emmy winner that premiered at Sundance. Her most recent film, Bending the Arc, a feature documentary that premiered at Sundance 2017, was critically acclaimed as "a stunning documentary...a glorious and uplifting film." Cori began her career as a tv development executive and executive producer of over two hundred  episodes of scripted, reality, and music programming. Additionally, Cori is a noted story impact and social change strategist who has worked with the Skoll Foundation and the Sundance Documentary Film Program.

Nathan Zolezzi

Nathan is a Development Executive at Based On Media. He began his career as an intern with Rocklin|Faust during the development and production of Spotlight, his first feature experience. Additional experience includes work with the San Diego International Film Festival, managing one of their film villages and various volunteer teams, and serving as jury liaison for the Golden Trailer Awards, which honors excellence in motion picture preview editing. He graduated from Santa Clara University in 2012 with a degree in finance and a minor in film.

Anshi Itchhaporia

Anshi is an assistant at Based On Media. She graduated from Santa Clara University in 2017 with a Bachelor’s degree in Finance and a minor in Communication, where she focused on film and television courses. During her time at SCU, she was a teaching assistant for Broadcast Journalism and Introduction to Digital Filmmaking, a production intern at Pacific Coast Television, and a development intern at Rocklin|Faust.



“Spotlight Gets It Right”

- The New York Times

“A Landmark Film”

- Rolling Stone

“An Epic Masterpiece!”

- Access Hollywood

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“Smart, Entertaining Stuff”

- The Guardian

“An Inventive Charmer…Wins You Over from the Start”

- Time

“Stunning…Bending the Arc stretches and soars to the highest documentary dimension”

- The Hollywood Reporter

“The Gripping Appeal of a Great Epic Novel”

- Variety

Bending the Arc
Open Heart


- The Boston Globe

“An Important, Impassioned Documentary”

- Doc Geeks



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