John Ward, President, Screenwriter/Director

John has over 30 years of experience in the motion picture industry dating back to his days as a child and teen actor.  He then turned to screenwriting -- penning films for Paramount Pictures, 20th Century Fox, and Lakeshore Entertainment.  Making his directorial debut at the age of 25, John has written and directed over 11 films in his career which have been released by 20th Century Fox, Netflix, Showtime, UP, and the Starz Network.

Founding Bayridge Films in 1999, John has overseen all areas of production and development for the company from Day One.  He continues to serve as President for both Bayridge Films as well as Bayridge Music — writing, directing and producing films and music videos.

On IMDb at http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0911631/



Chris Bromley, Producer

A veteran producer with over 25 years of experience, Chris brings leadership to the production team at Bayridge Films. As a production manager, Chris has overseen such films as The Bourne Supremacy (Universal Pictures $75M budget), The Conjuring (Warner Bros. $20M budget), Tammy (Warner Bros. $20M budget), Hidalgo (Disney $100M budget), and Nicholas Sparks’ The Choice (Lionsgate $20M budget).

Chris oversees all elements of production for Bayridge Films from the budgets and expenditures to shooting schedules as well as delivery and distribution.

On IMDB at: http://imdb.to/1Hdp77M





Chad Graves, Producer/Director

Chad has over 25 years of motion picture and network television experience as both a producer as well as a director.  With over 117 episodes of One Tree Hill, nearly 100 episodes of Dawson’s Creek, and several motion pictures including Nicholas Sparks’, “The Choice” — Chad has a treasure trove of experience rarely seen in filmmaking.

Beginning his relationship with Bayridge Films in 2012 with "Heart of the Country", Chad continues to serve as a producer, director, and production manager on films as well as music videos.  He also serves as director of development for feature films.







Stefan Hajek, Producer

Stefan got his start in the film industry in front of the camera, having appeared in numerous films and television series, including Dawson’s Creek, Z Nation, Eden, and A Bit of Bad Luck. During his time living in Los Angeles, he discovered a love for working behind the camera, and has since acted as producer on studio-released features, Heart of the Country, Beta Test (PM), and I Am, award-winning films, Turning Point,Decimation, and Solid Blue (also directed), a television pilot featuring Charlie Sheen, several music videos, and a handful of commercials. In addition to assuming producer duties with Bayridge Films' slate, he is serving as consulting producer on Personhood and War Room (pilot episode in the Chaldea series). Stefan holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Appalachian State University, studied photography at Santa Monica College, and filmmaking at University of Washington.

On IMDb at www.imdb.me/stefan


David R. Ward, Chief Financial Officer

During his more than 40 years as a certified public accountant, David has served various business and individual clients in federal and state tax matters and tax and financial planning.  His services span a wide range including high net-worth individuals and families, partnerships, other pass-thru tax entities, estate planning, and international operations.  He has worked with dozens of individuals and businesses in the film and TV industry.
David has been a principal in Bay Ridge Films, Inc. since its founding in 1999, and has been involved in developing, financing, and producing numerous projects.