A Closer Look
In the heart of Paso Robles Wine Country there is a concentrated village—a wine region within a wine region—populated by rebellious, creative winemakers, brew and cider masters and distillers working at the razor’s edge of their craft. Now, you too can shake hands with the upstarts and industry veterans working to thrive together and make history.
Welcome to Tin City, as detailed in the new documentary film by director Dina Mande. Over the past five years, this industrial epicurean playground has grown into a mecca for food and wine travelers from around the world.
“The documentary pulls back the curtain and allows viewers to dive past the average wine tasting room banter,” Mande said. “You actually get to meet these creative souls and understand the vision behind true boutique wine, cider, and craft beer.”
Meet the Crew
Dina Mande - writer/director/producer
Dina Mande is a director / camerawoman, photographer and producer of commercials, brand stories and online content that connect heart and mind. With an insatiable wanderlust to discover energetic visual stories, Mande has filmed interesting people, celebrity chefs, lush vineyards and the open road.
A former art director in advertising for tv and film, she worked on countless award-winning campaigns for nearly every major studio and network, including Warner Bros, Paramount, Disney, Sony, Fox, HBO and Lifetime.
As founder of production company Juice Media, Mande has continued to expand her horizons, winning 19 Addy Awards and two Tellys in the past five years. She’s the director/producer of the hit YouTube foodie-travel original series “California Dream Eater” for Visit California out of Mering Carson and also the director of the popular viral web series “Paso Wine Man" — also starring Casey Biggs — which has become a cult phenomenon within the wine world.
Her short films “Small Change” was featured at the Tribeca Film Festival and “A Dog Story” was shown at the Toronto Film Festival, a testament to her storytelling range.
With an unwavering love for telling bold, unforgettable stories, Mande continues to chase down inspiration, camera first. dinamandedirector.com
Lucas Bryce - Editor
Lucas is a long time collaborator with Dina as a skilled cinematographer and video editor with 5+ years of branded marketing content, documentaries, new media series, music videos and corporate videos.
Dina and Luke crossed paths in late 2015 when they began working on commercial projects for Juice Media. Luke has served as the editor for Heart of Paradise, the 2018 short narrative drama set in Paso Robles, CA and directed by Dina.
Luke currently resides in Minneapolis with his wife, where they are enjoying being first time parents to a beautiful baby girl. He works as a freelance cinematographer and editor for branded and commercial clients. You can see his personal work at www.lukebryce.com.
Luke enjoys projects that allow for the combination of strong narratives with cinematic visuals and sharp editing.
Matt Mattson - Sound
Bio coming soon.
Robyn Marie Hill - AC
Bio coming soon.
Denzel Quarterman - Camera Operator/AC
Denzel has worked alongside Dina as a camera operator and coordinator at Juice Media for about 2 years.
Under the tutelage of Dina Mande, they have produced numerous documentary, corporate, and online media style projects including the 2018 short narrative drama, Heart of Paradise, set in Paso Robles, CA.
The Atlanta, Ga native enjoys producing sports and and narrative based projects and in the spring of 2014, Denzel graduated from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo (Cal Poly) with a degree in journalism and an emphasis in broadcast television.
Denzel is a passionate, witty and fun-loving personality of sorts, that strives to bring a warm smile to each and every soul. Family, friendships and hard work are his keys to success and have gotten him to where he is now.
Lauren Van Blargen - AC
Bio coming soon.
Sam Pollock - Camera Operator/Additional Editorial
Sam Pollock is a Paso Robles native and has been an assistant video editor and P.A. for Juice Media since March 2017. He enjoys his time working on set and seeing projects come to life. He is grateful that he has the opportunity to do what he loves for a living alongside others who share the same passion.
Bio coming soon
Additional Camera Operators