Lunamar Productions takes its name from the Spanish words for moon & sea - mystical forces of nature.

Photos by Erik rynearson

Our Mission

Our purpose is to create work that captures both the beauty and harshness of the human experience by telling stories inspired by the noble, the humble, and the courageous.

Our goal is to present stories that would not otherwise be seen in the mainstream.  We pledge to approach story-telling with passion, honesty, and gratitude.

Who We Are

Janine Salinas Schoenberg received her M.F.A. from the University of Southern California’s Dramatic Writing Program. As a playwright she has had works developed and/or produced at: Atwater Village Theatre, Playwrights’ Arena, Center Theatre Group, and South Coast Repertory. She has been nominated for the Princess Grace Award, the Wendy Wasserstein Prize, and was a Quarterfinalist for the Academy Nicholl Fellowship. She is the recipient of a MacDowell Fellowship, and a Project Involve Fellowship through Film Independent. Janine was a participant in the AFI Directing Workshop for Women where she was awarded the 2014 Nancy Malone Award in directing for her short film, Jenny & Lalo.  She also participated in the 2014 Sundance Institute Screenwriters Intensive, and the 2015 National Hispanic Media Coalition Television Writers Program. She is currently one of eight writers in the Disney | ABC Writing Program. 

Christine Marie Mantilla is an actor and producer living in Los Angeles, CA. She is a graduate of the USC School of Dramatic Arts. Christine's recent film appearances include the comedy "Nomophobia" and "Jenny & Lalo", a drama produced through the AFI Directing Workshop for Women. She was awarded the HRIFF Emerging Actor Spotlight for her role in the film "Dulce". Theatre performances include the world premieres of The Anatomy of Gazellas and Soledad by Janine Salinas Schoenberg, Demeter in the City by Sara Ruhl, and Suzan Lori Park's 365 Plays/365 Days. Christine dedicated several years to working as a teaching artist in various under-served neighborhoods of Los Angeles. She is currently a member of the Young Professionals Advisory Board for the Los Angeles Music & Art School (LAMusArt), which has provided access to low- or no-cost arts education in East LA since 1945.



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Los Angeles, CA