Patrick James Lynch: Founder & CEO
Patrick's work is focused on creating engaging, educational and empowering content & live events for people affected by bleeding disorders. Creator, executive producer, and star of the award-winning bleeding disorders web series Stop The Bleeding! Host and creator, The BloodStream™ Podcast, distributed by the National Hemophilia Foundation (NHF). Producer, writer, and host, The Teen Impact Awards. Writer, Helping Hany, a claymation web series about a young girl with von Willebrand disease. Executive producer, writer, and director of the World Federation of Hemophilia’s (WFH) ten-part "Treatment For All" web series. Director, Bombardier Blood, upcoming feature film about severe hemophiliac Chris Bombardier’s climbing of Mount Everest (2019). Patrick has been recognized with the Hemophilia Federation of America's Terry Lamb Health & Wellness Award (2013), NHF’s Loras Goedken Meritorious Achievement Award (2014), and was chair of WFH’s World Congress Humanitarian Aid Program Session (2018). His work has received mainstream media coverage from outlets such as FoxNews, PBS, and Buzzfeed, and since 2013, Patrick has facilitated programming at over 50 community events in the bleeding disorders community. Patrick lives with severe hemophilia A and dedicates his work to the memory of his brother Adam, who was also born with severe hemophilia A but died at 18 of an intracranial bleed. Founding Board President, 501(c)(3) Entertainment to Affect Change (E2AC).
Ryan Gielen: Founder & Creative Director
Producing credits include the new documentary My Beautiful Stutter (2019), from executive producers Paul Rudd & George Springer and the upcoming documentary Bombardier Blood (2019). Director, The Graduates (2010), in the top ten comedies all time on Hulu. Director, Turtle Hill, Brooklyn (2013 feature film, Audience Award for best Best Narrative, LGBT NewFest). Producer, Stop the Bleeding!, award-winning web series and Helping Hany. Ryan’s films have won awards for writing and direction in festivals around the world, and he’s a two-time WEBBY winner for his interactive 2010 web series Deleted: The Game. Ryan is a contributor to NoFilmSchool.com, Sundance Film Festival Artist Service’s Blog, and Tribeca Film Fest Blog. Ryan and his brother Matthew are the co-founders of DVD’s to the Troops, which as of July 1, 2018, has collected and shipped an estimated 195,000 used and new DVD’s to American military personnel in war zones around the world.
Rob Bradford: Lead Producer
As lead producer on everything Believe Limited creates, Rob has helmed productions on all seven continents, lived at Mt. Everest Base Camp for two months producing and shooting the feature documentary Bombardier Blood (2019), co-produced the feature documentary My Beautiful Stutter (2018), from executive producers Paul Rudd & George Springer, produced and starred in the narrative drama Elsewhere (2018), as well as produced and shot in five developing world countries for the ongoing web docuseries Treatment For All, profiling World Federation of Hemophilia's Humanitarian Aid Program. Rob also manages the Teen Impact Awards, now in its fifth year, and produces, directs and writes for Believe's hit bleeding-disorder web series, Stop The Bleeding!. Rob's personal short film that he wrote, directed and produced, The Trailer (2017) played at Tiny Rhino in DTLA. and his photography has been featured by the National Park Service and Milk Gallery in New York.
Joshua Sterling Bragg: Head of Production
Josh is a cinematographer, producer and editor living in Los Angeles, California and as head of production he takes great pride in crafting the look and feel of Believe's content. Some of Josh's recent credits include Elsewhere (Director of Photography, Editor), Bombardier Blood (Director of Photography), My Beautiful Stutter, from executive producers Paul Rudd & George Springer (Director of Photography) as well as various short films and web series including the World Federation of Hemophilia (WFH) Humanitarian Aid Program series, "Treatment for All" (Camera Operator and Editor), Stop the Bleeding! (Camera Operator, Editor), The Trailer (Director of Photography), @instaminiseries (Director of Photography, Editor), New York Picture Company Sketch Show (Director of Photography), Helping Hany (Director, Editor, Producer and Cinematographer).
Amy Board, MNM: Director of Innovation
Amy spent seven years as the executive director of the Colorado Chapter of the National Hemophilia Foundation before joining Believe Limited in 2019. She has a background in non-profit management, program development, grassroots advocacy, healthcare policy, fundraising, and theatre. Amy spent ten years working as an actress, theatre/dance teacher, and choreographer before entering into the non-profit sector. She was lucky enough to be introduced to the bleeding disorder community by a family friend in 2003 and has been a proud advocate for the community since. She spent several years at the University of Colorado Hemophilia & Thrombosis Center, with Dr. Marliyn Manco-Johnson and Dr. Mike Wang, as summer camp director and program coordinator before heading to NHF Colorado. Amy is currently the host of the Ask the Expert podcast and is a segment producer for BloodStream. She is involved in the program development of the Stop the Bleeding workshops, Breaking Through, and The Science Fair for Believe. She holds a state-appointed seat on the advisory board for Colorado’s insurance marketplace, Connect for Health. Amy holds a BFA in Music Theatre from Western Michigan University and a Masters in Non-Profit Management from Regis University in Denver, CO.
Katy Wright-Mead: Graphic Designer
Co-writer/directer of Float, a short film, bound for the festival circuit. Creator of comedic web-series, My Friend’s Fiancé. Production designer on the first six seasons of the award-winning web series Stop The Bleeding! Acting credits include; The Knick (Cinemax), Boardwalk Empire (HBO), The Graduates (Believe Ltd), Good Men Wanted (Ars Nova’s ANT Fest 2014), Ghost Stories (Tiny Little Band), Safe Home (Royal Family Productions), Trans-Euro Express (Irish Art Center & FTP). Katy is a graduate of The American Academy of Dramatic Arts NYC and an alumnus of The T. Schreiber Studio, Kimball Studios and UCB as well as a founding member of Believe Theatrical.
Avra Friedman: Social Media Manager
Avra Friedman is an actor, comedian, writer, and recent LA transplant by way of NYC. As a comic she has opened for Gilbert Gottfried and was the winner of a new talent contest at Gotham Comedy Club, NYC. Avra’s writing, acting, and stand-up have been featured on BuzzFeed, The New Yorker, Super Deluxe, Funny or Die, Elizabeth Banks' WhoHaha, Amy Poehler's Smart Girls, and more. She has also been stopped on the street for her role as Jasmine on the viral web series The Real Housewives of Cinderella's Castle. Avra proudly serves her community by co-founding and co-hosting All My Single Friends, a monthly event that is 1/2 comedy show, 1/2 live dating app.
Allison Stoney: Camera Operator/Editor
Allison is a Camera Operator and editor from Seattle, WA, where she worked in video production for Seattle’s WBNA team, the Storm. Since moving to Los Angeles, Allison has worked on seasons 7 & 8 of Stop the Bleeding!, has assisted on several of Believe's documentary projects and is the lead editor for many of Believe's legacy projects including numerous commercials, music videos, and short films. Her other passion lies in working with adults with special needs and has taught living and social skills classes at Whole Children, a nonprofit located in Hadley, Massachusetts where she worked for 3 years. Allison is a graduate of Hampshire College in Amherst, MA.
Colbie Crow: Production Manager/Producer
Colbie attended school at the American Musical and Dramatic Academy (AMDA) in Los Angeles. She has roles in Hollywood - Music Video by Jukebox the Ghost, The Trailer by Rob Bradford and Elsewhere by Nick Vergara. Colbie has had the privilege to perform in the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. Producer credits include Believe Limited's Stop the Bleeding! web series, as well as Believe's podcasts on the BloodStream Media network. She has produced with Ugly Rhino's Tiny Rhino events and Sound Motion's Sound Wave Tattoos. She also graduated from Elegance International studying special effects make-up for film and television from SyFy FACEOFF participants Daran Holt, George Schminky, George Troester, and make-up artist Randy Westgate. Her make-up credits include work on the video game Call of Duty: Modern Warfare, Call of Duty: WWll, Disney Commercials and NowThis projects.