About Us 2017-06-20T09:51:00+00:00

ABOUT ORAMA

Orama Filmworks was founded by Cheryl and Leo Staurulakis

CHERYL STAURULAKIS
CHERYL STAURULAKISPrincipal

 

LEO STAURULAKIS
LEO STAURULAKISPrincipal

 

Cheryl has spent the last 30 years raising millions of dollars for philanthropic projects helping organizations and programs within the USA and globally. She is a board member on the Leadership Advisory Board, Johns Hopkins Medicine, Division of Rheumatology and a Partner with Partners In Discovery. Cheryl’s diverse background and experience has allowed her to apply her talents to film production.

Cheryl and her husband Leo are founders of Orama Filmworks. Their goal is to bring the works of talented writers and directors to an audience with their producing skills and knowledge. Cheryl is also a co-founder of The Global Film Fund. GFF is a non-profit organization whose mission is to support the production and distribution of films that educate the public and raise awareness about important world or domestic health, cultural, historic and social issues. GFF’s mission is to benefit mankind by having a positive and measurable impact around the world through these films and other communication vehicles.

Realizing the power of film has lead to her involvement as the Outreach/Impact Producer for the award winning documentary “Someone You Love: The HPV Epidemic” and Executive Producer of “Lady Ganga: Nilza’s Story.”

“Someone You Love: The HPV Epidemic” is the recipient of the “Power of Film Award” – 2015 Beloit International Film Festival, “Best in Fest Award” – 2015 North Hollywood Film Festival, it received a “Best Documentary” Nomination – 2014 Carmel International Film Festival and is being screened across the United States and Europe as an educational tool to educate and inspire.

“Lady Ganga: Nilza’s Story” is screening around the world to educate and inspire women in low and middle-income countries to attend cervical cancer screening camps. “Lady Ganga: Nilza’s Story” is the recipient of the “Grand Prize – International Humanitarian Award” at the 2016 Rhode Island International Film Festival and was screened before the United Nations on World Cancer Day 2016.

Cheryl is the Executive Producer of the horror/comedy “The Night Watchmen” which is the recipient of the “Best Feature” – 2016 Buried Alive Film Festival, “Best Horror Feature Award” – 2016 Phoenix Film Festival, “Best Horror Feature” – 2016 Garden State Film Festival, “Best Feature” – 2016 New Jersey Horror Con and Film Festival, “Best Metro DC Audience Award” – 2016 DC Independent Film Festival.

Orama Filmworks currently has 6 film projects in production.

 


 

Leo is the Executive Vice President of John Staurulakis, Inc. and Chairman and Principal of JSI Capital Advisors, LLC and JSI Transaction Services, LLC. He has been actively involved in assisting the firms’ clients with various management and operational issues.

He is involved and oversees activities of the three firms in the areas of Business, Management, and Financial Services. Leo dedicates most of his time working with individual clients in areas including: strategic business planning and business plan development, competitive services development, operational management, business sustainability, and the acquisition, sale, valuation, and financing of communications properties.

Leo is on an Advisory Board to the Johns Hopkins Division of Rheumatology.  The board is focused on improving external communications concerning the findings, research, and needs of the division.

Leo is also the President of The board of The Global Film Fund.  This is a 501C3 structured organization whose mission is to support the distribution of films that educate the public and raise awareness about important world or domestic health, cultural, historic and social issues. GFF’s mission is to benefit mankind by having a positive and measurable impact around the world through these films and other communication vehicles.  To date, GFF has produced 2 films, including “Someone You Lover” and “Lady Ganga”.

Leo is the Executive Producer of the horror/comedy “The Night Watchmen” which is the recipient of the “Best Feature” – 2016 Buried Alive Film Festival, “Best Horror Feature Award” – 2016 Phoenix Film Festival, “Best Horror Feature” – 2016 Garden State Film Festival, “Best Feature” – 2016 New Jersey Horror Con and Film Festival, “Best Metro DC Audience Award” – 2016 DC Independent Film Festival, and other such awards.

Mr. Staurulakis has a B.S. in Finance and an MBA with a concentration in Finance from the American University in Washington, D.C.  Mr. Staurulakis is also a registered principal and broker and a member of the FINRA.