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Eric Schultz, Founder/Partner

After five years as an investment banker on Wall Street, I left my job to pursue the growth of Relic Pictures.  At the heart of my decision was a love of film and a realization that a business-minded team can make an impact on indie filmmaking.

Eric was either producer or executive producer on Relic Pictures projects:  Hotline, The Heart Machine, James White and Preppie Connection. He also secured financing for Wild Oats, a Weinstein Production. 

His investment banking career included five years in the debt capital market division for Barclays Capital as well as experience in their investment banking division.  He is a certified financial analyst (CFA) candidate.

Eric graduated from Harvard College cum laude with a bachelor’s degree in Psychology with a secondary concentration in Economics. While at Harvard, Eric was a 4 year letterman and 3 time All-Ivy Linebacker for the Crimson football team.


MICHAEL BALCHAN, Partner

Michael Balchan served as associate producer on the short film Hotline (2014) and co-executive producer on Josh Mond's James White (2015). Michael is based out of Chicago, where he has worked since graduating with honors from Harvard College in 2009. Michael holds a bachelor's degree in Economics with a secondary concentration in Psychology. He is an avid triathlete, musician, scholar, and world traveler.


ANDREW KELLEY

Partner

Andrew Kelley served an executive producer on The Heart Machine (2014) and executive producer on James White (2015). He is currently an executive producer on The Preppie Connection (2015). An active participant in theatre/film since childhood, the transition from Wall Street to Relic Pictures generates a strong sense of appreciation and familiarity for him. He graduated from Western Connecticut in 2011 with a bachelor's degree in mathematics where he also captained the Division 3 tennis team. Andrew is a classically trained chef and enjoys spending free time with family & friends or on the the tennis court.


SEAN LANGTON

Senior Consultant

Sean Langton is based in New York City where he has worked for five years in the investment banking industry. Sean served as co-executive producer on James White (2015). He graduated from Penn State in 2009 with a bachelor's degree in finance. Sean enjoys traveling the world, soccer, music and spending time with family and friends.


JOHN FAHNESTIEL

Creative Consultant

John Fahnestiel graduate from Harvard College with a degree in Economics and a secondary in Astrophysics in 2011. After graduation, John worked as an Analyst in the Financial Institutions Investment Banking Group at Jefferies & Co. for two years, working primarily with depository institutions and consumer finance companies. Currently, John is pursuing his Master's in Applied and Computational Mathematics at the University of Minnesota.


BRADY JOHNSON

Creative Consultant

Brady Johnson graduated with a BA in Film & Digital Media at Baylor University. He has written, directed, and acted in over 10 short films, and PA'd on ESPN's documentary Broke. After stints in Nashville and Austin as a songwriter, Brady took a job as Associate Creative Director for Preston Trail in Dallas, TX. He currently lives in Chicago, IL. Most recently, he worked as AD on The Inconvenience Theatre's production of Love Tapes, written by Penn Gillette and Stephen Banks.