Entertain, Engage, Impact
Meet The Team
Vicki is a proud third generation Texan who grew up in the Dallas/Fort Worth area. Although she never had aspirations of being in the movie industry herself, she became familiar with it at an early age due to her mom being a working TV/Film actress. Joining her mom on various sets growing up such as Born on The Fourth of July and the TV series Dallas, she learned to appreciate all the work and effort that is put into bringing a production to life. After receiving an undergraduate education in Biology with a double minor in Chemistry and English from Texas Tech University, instead of going onto medical school, Vicki joined the ranks of corporate America. It was during this time that she was approached by an acting agent once again to consider representation. She prayerfully came to the conclusion that this was the path God had chosen for her, so began her journey in the entertainment industry.
Ms O'Brien has significant experience in front of the camera. Among her numerous credits are Invincible, Murder Made Me Famous: The BTK KIller, Devon's Ghost: Legend of The Bloody Boy, and more. Her depth of on camera experience can also be seen in a plethora of commercial spots for companies ranging from Community Coffee to Children's Health. Her portfolio of acting experience brings a unique understanding of the diverse and special needs required to make a film successful. Vicki continues to successfully work in film and TV.
However, what really gives her an edge in this position is her background in business. Ms O'Brien has spent more than 18 years in various senior level management positions in corporate America for Fortune 20 companies, the two most notable being T-Mobile and Toyota Motor Sales North America, which have left her well-versed in the financial arena, employee aspect, and day to day operations of multi-million dollar businesses. Her public speaking prowess and ability to connect with people has given her the opportunity to join the esteemed ranks of public speaking coaches at The Moxie Institute in 2019, where she has worked one-on-one with corporate executives and business owners from all over the world to strengthen and perfect their public speaking skills.
As CEO and Producer, her considerable experience is used to create the company's production slate, manage the team, negotiate with distributors, plan future strategies, and oversee the long-term strategy and financial affairs of the company.
Matt is an actor/writer/producer who was born in Bay City, Michigan. His love of cinema and storytelling began at a young age while watching Bill Kennedy at the movies with his grandmother. These classic films combined with the stories Bill told about them opened up a whole new world for him. The power of film was decidedly undeniable for Matt, but he didn't fully understand the role it would have in his life- at least not yet.
Later in life, as Matt's athletic career was coming to an end, he knew it was time to follow his passion and dream of making movies, so he committed to creating a career in the entertainment business. Chicago is where he chose to begin learning the craft of acting and storytelling. It was during this time that he received a break that would change everything by bringing his faith and love of film together for the first time. He was cast in the lead role of Sloan for the Christian film "The First Stone". It was during his time working on this project that God confirmed to Matt his calling in this industry- storytelling through film. He now knew just how powerful sharing stories of redemption through film could be to spread the gospel and change the world. After years of working on numerous independent films in Texas, California, Chicago, Louisiana, and Michigan, Matt finally garnered attention as Sean, the only surviving member of a failed space mission in director Clay Liford's acclaimed SciFi film, Earthling. The film premiered at SXSW, and has screened worldwide. Matt continues to successfully work in film, episodic TV, and theatre.
He has had the opportunity and privilege to work along side many talented directors and actors including Teri Polo, Chazz Palminteri, Tia Carrera, Niki Koss, and Emmanuelle Vaugier, to name a few. Matt's talents extend well beyond acting as he is also an accredited writer and producer.
This career has taken him on an amazing journey of growth in his faith and trust that can only be attributed to God.
As Executive Co-Producer, Matt's considerable experience and professionalism are used to help manage the team's production slate from start to finish, as well as work with our team of writers to create future projects.
Having worked for 34 years in the film distribution industry in LA, David's experience encompasses just about every aspect of the distribution world. His portfolio of experience includes the distribution of over 250 famous film titles such as: James Bond, Legally Blonde, Predator, and Die Hard to name a few.
He began his career in 1987 at 20th Century Fox where he worked as a Film Booker for a few years before joining MGM studios as Executive Director of the film print control department where he worked for 17 years handling the inventory of the largest film library in Hollywood. Along with managing this massive library, David's job descriptions included: ordering and shipping all film releases for U.S. and Canadian theatrical distribution, as well as servicing all non-theatrical and post production issues.
In 2006, after Sony Studios bought MGM, David continued working for 2 years as the distribution executive in North America for Cinedigm. Then, in 2008, David moved to the vendor side of the film distribution industry as the VP of Client Relations for VeriTES , whose focus is providing marketing intelligence to the studios in order to help them gain a competitive edge. He worked with the following major studios: Paramount, Disney, Warner Bros, Universal, MGM, as well as Lionsgate, and various independent distributors. Due to his long standing industry relationships, David was able to solidify business contracts for VeriTES by offering the following theatrical distribution services: auditing for trailer placement, studio marketing materials, box office auditing, and pre sales analytics at theaters throughout the U.S. and Canada.
David is a proud native born Michigander who has a BA in business. He has also possessed a life long passion for fitness, so you just might recognize his name and face. David was named a Classic Physique IFBB Pro after winning the 2016 NPC Masters National Body Building Championship.
As our distribution liaison, David will be handling the acquisition of domestic and international distribution for all of Relevant Entertainment's projects. We are thrilled and proud to have him on our team!