Who We Are
Lonely Seal Releasing is an international distribution and production company that attends major film festivals and film sales markets throughout the globe. These include Cannes, Berlin, Sundance, Toronto, Hong Kong, and more. We have released several award-winning feature films, documentaries and television series since 2005. Furthermore, we also develop and produce our product.
Hammad Zaidi, Founder
Hammad Zaidi is a member of the Producers Guild of America and the Writers Guild of America. He is currently producing Pet Divorce Court, a TV series he created, and he is developing several film and television projects.
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Hammad is also a Co-Founder of Hourglass24, a social media technology company.
Hammad Zaidi is also an ownership partner of Industry Corporation, a Canada-based multinational video game and software entity. He served as a founding member of the Industry Corp team that developed the Spark platform for businesses, the universal system to design and run all visual content on public screens.
Zaidi has been a jury member, screenplay jury member, filmmaker advisor, showcase curator, panelist, advisory board member, and world cinema screener at several film festivals, like Sundance, SXSW, and Slamdance. He has also been an adjunct professor and guest lecturer at UCLA, Chapman, Vanderbilt and several other schools.
Hammad wrote, directed and produced Champions of Hope, a September 11th related, White House endorsed PSA that was paid for by Verizon and Disney and distributed by Regal Cinemas on over 5,000 screens on the one-year anniversary of 9/11. Additionally, Hammad created the concept for Ogre Achiever, a Shrek-based national billboard campaign designed to inspire people to achieve.
Hammad’s most personal effort was creating Script Accessible, a screenwriting contest for writers with disabilities and non-disabled writers who wrote about disabled characters. Script Accessible was presented in conjunction with Slamdance and the Writers Guild of America-West.
Hammad Zaidi received his Masters of Fine Arts from the UCLA School of Film and Television Producers Program. He is a member of METal International, and the collegiate honors societies Phi Theta Kappa and Alpha Epsilon Rho.
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Jonathan Nadeau, CTO
Chief Technology Officer Jonathan Nadeau is spearheading Lonely Seal Streaming as well as handling social media and online content management. Jonathan is a Co-Founder of Hourglass24, and he is an Executive Producer on Pet Divorce Court, our upcoming TV series. Jonathan Nadeau also co-hosts Hammad Zaidi’s podcast, Limping on Cloud 9.
Noah Pitifer, Executive Producer
Noah Pitifer joined Lonely Seal during the 2015 Cannes Film Festival. He is currently Executive Producing Pet Divorce Court, our Web/TV series.
Steve Gardner, Executive Producer
Steve Gardner is a 20+ year expert in national marketing, brand creation, and strategy. He is Executive Producing Pet Divorce Court, our upcoming Web/TV series.
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