Charlie McDowell
President & CEO

After graduating Crossroads High School, in Santa Monica, Charlie dove straight into film school at Chapman University.  Attending two years at Chapman at the top of his class, Charlie developed his eye and love for great storytelling.  He has directed and produced over ten short films, written multiple short screenplays, and recently finished a spec episode of CBSs Joan of Arcadia, in which he was nominated for a Chapman Student Award.  His professional work includes: two seasons working on HBOs Curb Your Enthusiasm, touring with Ben Harper filming a concert DVD that is set to be released in 2005, co-director of a documentary on filmmaker John Badham (Saturday Night Fever), and was even a ringside cameraman for an Ultimate Pro Wrestling event.  He constantly reads, screenplays, treatments, concepts, researched material, etc., and passes it on to many big-time Hollywood producers.  Now, at twenty-one years of age, Charlie has been accepted and will attend the world-renowned American Film Institute Conservatory.

Alex Israel
Senior Vice President & CFO

Alex is currently completing his undergraduate education at the University of Puget Sound and will be graduating with a BA in Economics and Business. This education has provided him with a great background for the business aspects of production. Presently he is working for Keri Selig at Intuition Productions (Executive Producer, The Stepford Wives, 2004). Alex assisted the launch of Cloudbreak Productions in the spring of 2004 with his partner, President and CEO, Charlie McDowell. At the moment he is spending a great majority of his time concentrating on the development of multiple films, in order to create a strong foundation for Cloudbreak Productions.

Patrick Cole
Vice President of Public Relations

Pat Cole is from the amazing waterfront town, Mukilteo in Washington State.  Currently, Pat is attending Chapman University in Orange County, California and studying to receive a BA in Leadership and Organizational Studies.  From as early as Junior High, Pat has been teaching himself web and graphic design.  His web history includes a resume of various professional and personal web sites that have been sponsored by various Internet companies.  Currently, he is the webmaster of the sites for the Boeing Machinists Union (, Various Greek Organizations (, and Cloudbreak Productions.  Pat recently graduated from Chapman University and is now focusing on his future in Publicity and Public Relations and is developing these skills as a member of the Cloudbreak Productions team. 
Alex Piers-Smith
Vice President of Research and Development

Alexander Piers-Smith graduated from Crossroads High School in Santa Monica, California in the year 2002. He will be beginning his junior year at Fordham University in New York in the fall of 2004. At Fordham University he is a Communications Major with a concentration in Film and Sports Management.
Prior to beginning his senior year in high school, Alexander Smith interned at Phoenix Pictures. The following two summers of 2002 and 2003 he furthered his internship experience at Revolution Studios. Currently in the summer of 2004, Alexander is interning at Todd Phillips Company (writer/producer/director of Road Trip, Old School and Starsky and Hutch). Along with interning this summer, Alexander Piers-Smith will be working to assist the launch of Cloudbreak Productions.

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