About the filmmakers

Ava Leigh Stewart is the Director, Writer, and Producer of Paradise Garden. She established herself on the Hollywood Radar after directing, producing, and writing an award winning short film entitled, Keepers of the Gate, on location in London, England. After film school in London, she founded Art West Film to pursue a diverse range of projects in film, television, and new media. She directed the feature film, South of Southern, as well as many other short films, music videos, and commercials. She is also an author and screenwriter.  more>

Jeremy Oliver Miller Jeremy Oliver Miller is the owner of Infamous Films and is a Director, Writer, and Producer for Film, Television, and Music Videos. Miller is the Director of Photography, Producer, and Writer for the film Paradise Garden.  He has a fresh style that eloquently blends a stunning mastery of the fine arts with impeccable creative vision. His innovative designs make his work instantly recognized. Clearly talented, with a diverse range, he has worked on a number of recent projects, including South of Southern, Sisters of Suburbia, Prosper, Zombie Crush, and many others. more>

hdshot_ovargaspgOrlando Vargas Diaz is a producer for the film Paradise Garden: Howard Finster’s Legacy. Vargas is a veteran of the film industry and is clearly talented, with a diverse range, he has been featured in Fast and Furious 5, Hall Pass, The Change up, Big Mommas House 2, 96 Minutes, and many other television and commercial projects. When not acting, Diaz is one of the founders of Capitol City Advisory Group, Inc., Capitol City Financial Group, LLC, and Capitol City Realty Group.
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Trey LaFave is a producer and production designer for the film Paradise Garden: Howard Finster’s Legacy. LaFave has a passion for the South, having been raised in Georgia and Tennessee. He was born Donald Edward LaFave III (Trey is southern for the 3rd) in Atlanta, Georgia. Trey is a long time admirer of classical architecture and warm timeless interiors. LaFave is also passionate about historical preservation and art heritage. After seeing the play, Hidden Man, he conceived the idea of making the film about the renovation of Paradise Garden. more>

Daniel Collins began playing guitar at the young age of 12. He attended the Art Institute for Audio and Video production, earning a degree in Music Business. In 2002, he opened Pigpen Studios in Athens, Georgia. During his tenure at the studios, Collins has produced countless records in all genres. He has worked for Turner, Cartoon Network, Vs, and Zaxby’s Enterprises. He expanded Pigpen Studios to include Pigpen Dirt publishing company. Collins works as a writer for Sharp Objects in Nashville, Tennessee and is a member of several bands, including the nationally renowned band, Crane. more>

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