About Us

MWP will invest up to 50% for projects that interest us. Get in contact and let’s see what we can make together.

Production

Mad Wife Productions is an award-winning full-service film production company specializing in high-quality storytelling.

Whether you are looking to produce/finance a feature, short, TV, Web, or proof of concept film, we can manage all phases of production and deliver a distribution-ready product. Our team consists of award-winning professionals and every film will be produced with top-of-the-line industry equipment. Our films have been screened in festivals and distributed via online platforms such as Amazon Prime Video, TubiTV, Eclipse 24/7, Plex, and Vimeo on demand.

Development & Mentorship

We offer full screenwriting, editing and script development services.

We have worked with writers and producers around the world and developed content all the way from an idea to a finalized screenplay.

Whether you are looking for mentorship or final polish and budget, we provide individualized service with award-winning writers.

Pre-production

Screenplay writing support, casting, locations, permits, insurance.

Production

Full crew and equipment available.

Post-production

Editing, sound design, color, VFX.

Distribution

Marketing, distribution via several online platforms, local premieres, festivals.

Product Placement & Sponsorship Opportunities

If you are a local or nationwide business looking for product placement and sponsorship opportunities in our films and TV series distributed via Amazon Prime, contact us! Opportunities to have your brand appear in our films start at $300.

Meet the Team

Andrew Arguello

Founder / Director / Cinematographer

Andrew started Reno Tahoe Graphics, a commercial videography company, in 2015 and officially launched Mad Wife Productions in 2020 to handle narrative productions. With the goal of making the highest quality cinema based content from his hometown Reno, Nevada.

Andrew started his career at 18 working for the Walt Disney company. He has worked all over Flordia and California for Disney finding his passion for cinematography.

He loves every aspect of film creation from the team collaboration, to exciting viewers. He has worked almost every job a set has to offer meaning he knows the ins and outs of what he asks of his team.

Andrew is incredibly proud of the team we have made at Mad Wife Productions and wants to show the world the highest level of cinema-quality can be produced in Northern Nevada.

MJ Palo

Writer / Producer / Director

MJ is an award-winning screenwriter, director and producer.

After working with directors Mikhael Bassilli and Luc Walpoth, MJ moved from screenwriting to producing and directing.

MJ is best known for the feature film Baby Money and Carp-e Diem, short films Mommy’s Pickles and No Virtue, TV series Memory Lane, and web series The Target List, Capture Narcos, Black Eyes and Waking Up Eighty.

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Gregory Klino

Producer / First Assistant director

Gregory has been a part of the local Reno film community for more than 15 years. 

He began his career as an Actor and over the years has had the opportunity to learn many of the other roles on a film set, settling comfortably as an Assistant Director. 

He also works as a Traveling Teacher with the Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival.

We are so incredibly lucky to have this talented guy on our team!

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Jennifer McWhirter

VFX Supervisor / Compositer 

Jenn is a vfx artist/ compositer. She has her AAS for Graphic Communications and Design. She’s a Painter, Artist, and an avid self learner. If she doesn’t know it, she is happy to figure it out. When she’s not working or creating, she’s spoiling her dogs.

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Cassandra Moore

Script Supervisor (Scripty)

Cassandra Moore is a Reno Nevada native with an Associate of Arts Degree in Theatre who loves all things Entertainment. Cassandra can be found in the theatre both on and off stage. She has performed in many TMCC musicals and Children’s Theatre productions as well as acting in numerous Summer Shakespeare shows outside the Lear Theatre in downtown Reno. Cassandra has Stage Managed and worked on set construction for more shows than she can count and is excited to move into film and start training with Mad Wife Productions! If art is being made you can find her there!

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Jennifer Bunn

CCO / Sound / Set Dec

Jennifer assisted behind the scenes on a horror film in 2020 out in Fallon, and has been hooked on helping behind the scenes ever since. Starting out as a volunteer production assistant, she has shown an eagerness to work in any position that is thrown at her. When she is not helping to set up, working sound, producing, working on her own screenplay or making some delicious coffee, she’s running around with her camera trying to capture as many behind the scenes moments as she can.

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Stephen Bunn

Lead Journeyman

Stephen Bunn is a Journeyman Electrician, actor, writer, producer and Nevada  native. His drive for learning new skills and passion for art makes him an asset on any project. Most notably he’s worked on Feature-films “Dollface: Terror on Route Nine”, and “Carp-e Diem”, as well as shorts “Waking up Eighty”, “Target List”, “Working Stiffs” “Cannibal Mukbang”, “Tree O’Mine” etc.

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MP Poole

Assistant Producer

Melissa is an Assistant Producer at Mad Wife Productions. She specializes primarily in content acquisition and marketing and is also the administrative assistant of the Reno-Tahoe Screenplay Contest.

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Kendall Mann

Lead PA / Assistant Editor

When Kendall’s not watching movies, she’s helping make them!Kendall is often found hunched over a computer bringing movies, advertisements, designs, videos and anything else you can think of to life. She has an associates degree in editing and animation, and is constantly creating with her bearded dragon, Ghibli, by her side.A writer, an editor, a boom op and a PA, Kendall is always there to help you make the perfect movieor to at least pet dogs on set to keep them from barking during a take!

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Stephen Zideck

Director of Sound… (Sound Mixer)

Steve is Mad Wife Productions’ go-to for all recording sound needs. 

He is our Director of Sound and the mole man… Andrew has yet to see someone with the skills to match Steve’s Lav audio quality.

Steve has been working with audio in film and video for 15 years.

Steve’s brightness and amazing attitude always keeps the set feeling warm and fuzzy!

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Lynzie Ruecker

Special Effects Master of Gore

Lynzie is another amazing find Mad Wife Productions (MWP) feels so honored to have teamed up with.

Lynzie among many businesses she owns specializes in creating ultra-realistic gore and wounds for EMTs in training. That way they can practice what it will be like to work with the real injuries.

Naturally, these skills work amazingly for our industry! Oh, and she also is amazing at makeup! 

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Justine Reyes

Casting Agent

Justine is the owner of Tru Talent Agency and we are so lucky to be partnered with her! 

Justine brings to the table the highest quality actors and actresses in the area.

She is a trusted name in Northern Nevada offering Acting, Modeling, and other classes while also being an amazing casting agent.

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Chris Casaceli

Gaffer

Chris is an talented Commerical Videographer at TangleWood Productions.

On our team, he plays a key role in being a Gaffer to Andrew.

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Julia Butler

Second Assistant Director

Julia is a hard-working incredibly organised artistic Assistant Director. Most comfortable giving call times as a stage manager and assisting productions at Brüka Theatre, Julia is excited for the new opportunities Mad Wife Productions presents. After finishing her degree in Management and Technical Theatre in May 2020, Julia hopes to bring her knowledge of the business industry and passion for art together working with Mad Wife Productions

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Ciara Cihak

Production Assistant

Ciara is a get er’ done type of lady. She has worked in marketing and has a passion for making movies. Ciara loves long days of work (which is perfect for movie making 😉

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Kellie Sasso

2nd Assistant Camera

Kellie and Andrew have been a team since the day they met! 

Kellie has been working in the film industry since she was 16. 

She has an amazing eye and does photography full time. 

Kellie is the most amazing AC and never ceases to amaze everyone with her skills and sharp wits.

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