Rival Pictures is the producing trio of Edward Parks, Frank Mele and Rachel Ward. Dedicated to creating fiercely original content of all kinds, Rival has produced features, web content and a number of commercials for clients such as State Farm, Nike and Toyota. Avid snowboarders and big fans of The Sundance Film Festival, Rival’s first three features have premiered and sold there. In 2012 their documentary, “Beats, Rhymes and Life: The Travels of a Tribe Called Quest” was awarded Best Documentary by the Producers Guild of America and was nominated for a Grammy.
Three friends who met at USC film school, the team takes a renegade approach to independent film and is committed to an artist-friendly, collaborative environment. Based in Santa Monica and fighting the good fight since 2004.