Sassy B Worldwide Productions, Inc is a multi-faceted production company that is dedicated to inspires independent filmmakers with unique films, not only through dynamic and unique artistic endeavors but through production projects that have positive effects in the industry, whether in the North Americas or worldwide.
Our standards and creative expertise show high levels of economic and financial values. Together we set new standards of excellence in our respective industries that can include narrative films, documentaries, short films, and web series with compelling and powerful stories expressed with passion and dedication.
Meet the Team
Director of Development
Born and raised in Bacau, Romania Iuliana discovered early on her passion for movies and film. But realizing she needed to have a good education she decided to attend the University of Engineering. Working with diverse businesses in Romania for a few years, she ended up managing the employees and accounting factors in an oil company for 2 years.
In 2003 she decided to move to Chicago, with her only son, where she met her now ex-husband and began an entirely new life.
In 2009 she graduated from Oakton C. College with a degree in nursing. Her dedication to nursing evolved into working closely with patients who did not have much medical support. With her unconditional service she was able to strengthen the community services and make a difference in so many other people’s lives.
Working in the healthcare field with DHS in marketing, allowed her to transition to teach and start a managerial position, whilst managing different branches of nursing and helping her patients of all ages with their specific medical and social needs.
To intensify her already busy work-life, she decided after her divorce, to start with her ex-husband a trucking business where she managed the day-to-day paperwork, employees, and financial records.
Getting back to her passion for the entertainment industry, and intensifying her already busy life, she started to work as P.A with the 47th Studio Productions helping with scout locations, production communications and acting.
The experience and learning more about the movie and film industry as a P.A. motivated her to pursue the managerial part of Sassy B Worldwide Productions Movie & Film Department to oversee, supervise and be creative in all the aspects while in process.
Her motto: “You must constantly try to climb very high if you want to see very far”.
Terrell Chris Holden
Terrell Holden a Chicago native is professional writer, actor, comedian ( AKA Cory Woods ) and an associate producer. Terrell studied at Second City, Chicago where he went on to perform Stand-up comedy throughout the Midwest as a feature act.
While visiting relatives in Ireland Terrell decided to visit some friends in Germany. Terrell was participating in a open basketball scrimmage at the German Sports School, Koln against the German National Basketball team. Terrell's speed and athleticism didn't go unnoticed and was ask to try out for the Cologne Crocodiles a professional American Football team. In his forth year Terrell decided to write a screenplay and pitched it around. Resulting in him retiring from football and working as a writer for Cologne Gemini Film Produktion, Picture Puzzle Media and A2T2 GmbH. Terrell also attended a semester at the International Filmshule Koln, wanting to have a more European approach to film making. After several years of writing, Terrell went back to his comedy roots. Performing at Johnny Hollywood's Comedy Nights, Night Wash Live with Klaus Jurgen Deuser, The Koln Comedy Festivals, and toured throughout Germany and The Rose d Or in Switzerland. Terrell also sold a comedy pilot to Endemol, Netherlands. Terrell has also lived in Amsterdam and Hungry.
Terrell associate produced an episode of the TV show Sangre Negra written and produced by Anthony Mckay.
Executive Director of Photography & Videography & Art Director
Matthew is a Chicago native who studied both film and game design at DePaul University who started his own freelancing business back in 2012 under Tropical Comet Media Inc. Under that name, he has worked on various projects around his local communities ranging from community events, live shows, music videos, documentaries, promotional material, and other various web-based content. He is also a FAA certified drone pilot under Section 107 in order to perform aerial photography and videography for commercial purposes.
Whether it is for a client or one of his own personal projects, he always aims to bring an enjoyable mindset to both his work and his collaborators, as well as looking for new methods to enhance both his creativity and efficiency with each project. He also owns his own equipment and workstations for use as part of his business that fit into his workflow as well as the necessary travel from location to location.
While Matthew always liked to mess around with the home video camera his family owned at an early age, it wasn't until his second year of high school where he wanted to start a potential career in film. His love for both technology and all forms of media initially geared him towards post-production, and while that is still his desired focus, he has been able to greatly enjoy various roles of both live and on-set production especially in terms of operating cameras and audio equipment. As Matthew strives to move his independent career forward, he hopes to learn even more as well as share his experiences and knowledge with all sorts of other individuals and organizations, both in and out of the industry.
Professional Portfolio - https://matthewrbaran.wixsite.com/mrbaran
Vimeo - https://vimeo.com/mrbaran
YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCX0FilhKXyO-eSl-T8X89Ow
Executive Production Assistant Intern
Halle Rudloﬀ is currently studying ﬁlmmaking at Columbia College Chicago. She is originally from Bowling Green, Kentucky where she ﬁrst discovered her love for ﬁlmmaking while making short videos of her aunts mural projects. While using this outlet as a way to focus her creativity, she began to dip into the world of ﬁlmmaking. As her passion progressed, she began to develop an interest in feature ﬁlms and the extensive work that goes into them. During her ﬁnal year of high school, Halle was selected as a gold medalist in the Scholastic Art and Writing Competition for her original ﬁlm, “Beauty is Change is Growth.” After graduating high school in 2018, she enrolled at Columbia College Chicago with intentions of obtaining a degree in ﬁlmmaking. During her initial year at Columbia, her ﬁlm, “Time’s Authority,” was selected to be included in the Young Filmmakers Film Festival. Through her courses and experiences within the indistry, she hopes to achieve her dreams of directing feature ﬁlms one day.