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Emmy Award-winning filmmakers Melinda Darlington-Bach and Cynthia Pepper are partners in the highly sought after 16-year-old film production company Xanadu Entertainment, Inc. As a working member of SAG/AFTRA for over 25 years, Melinda has appeared on camera in over 65 national commercials, feature films, and industrials as well as choreographing over 20 commercials. Over the years, Cynthia has worked on 90 film projects, which include 13 of her own children's film's she directed and choreographed. In 2016, she finished her most recent short film, Polka Dott. Together, they have produced and directed many children's films for several seasons for the prestigious Emmy Award winning series Sesame Streetâ„¢ seen in over 140 countries and translated to over 80 languages.

 

They worked with notable director, James Redford on his stellar documentary "The Big Picture" (screened at the Sundance Film festival). Once again, Xanadu produced and choreographed a dance/music film with singer Mavie Marcos with Mr. Redford at the director's helm. They are producing commercials for the Internet, dance interstitials for a television series, teaching acting on camera and filmmaking, as well as producing a variety of children's short films slated for international distribution. Check out the 2016 Game Plan link for current projects.


· Bay Area Critic's Circle Award
· Carlisle Project for Choreography
· Chicago International Children's
Film Festival (Honorable Mention)
· Dance Film Association Finishing Funds
· Dean Goodman Choice Award
· Marin Ballet Choreographic Fellowship
· Two Monticello Awards
for Outstanding Choreography
· National Foundation
for Achievement of the Arts
· Prix d'Or du Choreographie
· Riverwalk Film Festival
· Five Marin Arts Council
Individual Artist Grants
· Theatre Bay Area Award
for Choreography
· Bread & Roses
· American Express
· Union Bank