Sunlight Digital

Filmmaker No gender Los Angeles, California, US
My Website: Sunlight Digital
Mayhem # 605816

About Me

Sunlight Digital is a small, artist-friendly video production company in the Los Angeles area.

*************** 2012 UPDATE ! *******************

Model Mayhemites!  If you list one of your talents as an actor or actress in your profile, and you need to add scenes to your acting reel, get in touch!!!  Because we're starting to do something really FUN on the side:  we're working with models & actors creating motion picture scenes for their acting reels! 

We work with you to come up with ideas and short scripts that fit YOUR look and YOUR personality to give the very best impression.  And as filmmakers doing what we do, we help you put it all together - incl. develop script ideas, finding others actors, locations, etc.  We'll handle the directing, lighting and cinematography, and the editing.   Here's a sample video we just finished with actor Andrew Oliveri to check out (to avoid leaving MM, please copy and paste the link into a new window):

And here's a panel of pictures from the project!  big_smile


The heart n' soul of Sunlight Digital consists of Tess Spaulding (owner, 1st assistant director, camera op/editor) and Allen Kaufman (writer/director & digital cinematographer/editor).

From there, our staff is comprised of a very talented crew with whom we share our long work history. 

We handle jobs of varying sizes and put together our production crew according to our clients' goals and budget.

Sunlight Digital projects featuring talent from Model Mayhem
(to view the video of the "Post-Its" commercial, please click on the picture)
(to view the Front Row Seat trailer, please click on the picture)
(to view the "She's Got Mine" video, please click on the picture)
(to view production pictures from "6A7 AL-RU6AB", please click on the picture)

Allen and Tess first met in the mid-90's, then began working together on a production staff in 2001.  They formed  Sunlight Digital in 2005.

They share over 25 IMDb credit listings between them - including major motion pictures and television shows.  In spite of a long production history, Allen's credits list is meager - while Tess' credits list makes him jealous!  (links to IMDb pages posted below)

Our main purpose on MM is to network with local talent and crew in Southern California: models, actors, writers, photographers, stylists, and make-up artists.

Our production services to the public include writing/directing, high definition digital cinematography, editing, and every aspect of post: editing, sound mixing, graphics & animations, compositing, color correction, and DVD design & authoring.

Our creative goals include developing original program content and to offer new ideas to the world thru the art of filmmaking.

More about us:

What do we mean by "artist-friendly"

"Artist" can be a very broad term.  In general, we are referring to:

  [*] musicians
  [*] actors
  [*] models
  [*] photographers
  [*] filmmakers
  [*] anyone involved in a creative industry who is serious about their craft

Sunlight Digital understands the nature of creative work.

We make it a point never to distract from the atmosphere that is essential to the creative process when artists are at work.  If you've worked with other video production crews, you probably have experienced the other side of the coin.  Not with us.
As artists ourselves, we understand the creative process and honor creative space.

Some of the remarks we've heard from those we've worked with:

"I felt so at home" - Flora Purim
"That's exactly what we had in mind" - Canadian Global Media
"It's been a pleasure - you've done a really nice job" - Gigi Nicolas, Showtime
"You were so easy-going and supportive" - Annette Warren
"I trust these guys" - Pamela Anderson

Our promotion package features artists working at their craft, behind-the-scenes and candid moments, and interviews.  We add our editorial touches during post-production to develop a mini-documentary/EPK that is entertaining, informative and interesting.

Director Allen Kaufman on set for a music video featuring Nazanin Mandi from Model Mayhem!
(want to watch? click on the picture below)

Please visit Sunlight Digital's main website for more information:
Here are a few of our other websites:

Sunlight Digital's MySpace page:

Sunlight Digital's YouTube channel:

Allen's IMDb profile:

Tess's IMDb profile (woah!):

Allen Kaufman Productions:


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Credit Notes

this video just out on Modelinia featuring Kirsty Hume: … y-hume/435

Lighting design by Allen Kaufman, camera operator Jimmy Alioto

Celebrities & Performing Artists:

Pamela Anderson
Denise Richards
Emmanuelle Vaugier
Kevin Farley
Byron Mann
Meghan Ory
Amber Heard
Kristy Hume
Donovan Leitch
CariDee English
George Duke
Toad The Wet Sprocket/Glenn Phillips
Flora Purim & Airto Moreira
Tim Weisberg
Laurence Juber
VAST/Jon Crosby
Allan Holdsworth Trio
Eric Rigler and Bad Haggis
Dead City Sunday
Wayne Shorter
Alphonso Johnson
David Garfield
Walfredo Reyes Jr.

= Sample Videos =

"The Making of Blonde and Blonder"
(featuring Pam Anderson & Denise Richards - now on DVD)
director of photography
motion graphics
lead editor

"Grand Dates" tv pilot
lead editor
motion graphics design
sound mix

"Sportfishing with Dan Hernandez" syndicated cable tv show
director of photography: "The Galley" & "Tacklebox" segments
motion graphics designer
lead editor

"Front Row Seat: Designing Your Home Studio" trailer
(featuring co-host MM model/actress Kristen Brockman) … ailer.html
director of photography
motion graphics designer

"Cormier Chevrolet" kiosk promo … rmier.html
director of photography
graphics designer

"inside E.A.P." epk / mini-documentary
director of photography
motion graphics designer

"This Is For Amanda (DP's cut)"  - suspense/drama indie film
director of photography
color correction

"Dead City Sunday "Shining Chrome Knife" - music video released by Sony
director of photography

More projects:

Work with MMers (in chronological order)

Desiree Sweet, MuA MM#843683
Amanda Carrier, model  MM#181945
Kristen C B, model MM#108020
Tiffany Saxby, MuA MM#697182
Nakeah/All About Face, MuA  MM#107068
Christopher Mannor, Stylist MM#352526 & #1276322
Liselott, Model MM#1244521
Micaela Santos, Model MM#1137277
Nazanin Mandi, Model MM#226401
Aslyn Kay, Model MM#2109184
Chelsea Edmundson, Model/Actress MM#2440117



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