OUR TEAM

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Lila Beans

CEO / Executive Producer

Lila "Beans" Oxford was born in 2008 and within 13 months was walking on her own. She blazed a trail through lower school with a straight ✓+ average. The Daydreamer's Academy was created in her first grade class when her dad taught her classmates how to make a movie. Lila was so happy she had the "cool" dad that she began promoting the class to all of her friends.

When Lila is not in school, she can be found asking a lot of questions about anything and everything. Lila dreams of being a herpetologist or engineer one day.

She has never shown up for a mandatory Monday morning meeting at The Daydreamer's Academy.

Ryan Oxford

Stunt Driver

Ryan is a highly creative individual who has spent over twenty-five years inside the Hollywood ecosystem. He has developed, written, directed and produced multiple television and film projects for Universal Pictures, New Line Cinema, Warner Bros., MTV, Disney, and others. He graduated from the prestigious WGA Showrunner Training Program and created the Disney Television series, TANGLED: THE SERIES in which he served as Executive Producer and Showrunner. He is the Co-Creator, Showrunner, and Writer on the ten-episode scripted comedy “IT’S THE DOWNTOWN VEGAS REALITY SHOW” which is currently in production.  He has spent the last decade trying to impress his ten-year-old daughter.

Ben Shani

COO"L"

Ben has been producing, writing, shooting, and editing content for almost a decade. Upon graduating from CSLUB’s Documentary Film Program, Ben had already produced over twenty music videos for artists of all musical genres. During his time at CSULB, Ben was the head editor on the film “The Swordsman”, a film that went on to be an Official Selection of the 2017 Big Sky Documentary Film Festival, and was also granted an Award of Recognition from the Hollywood International Independent Documentary Awards. In the summer of 2017, he was selected to be a NeXt Doc Fellow. Alongside his filmmaking, Ben has published both photography and short fiction in such magazines as “RipRap”, “Caustic Frolic”, and ”SAGA”. Ben has been the Creative Content Director for The Daydreamers Academy since 2018. In that time he has helped students write, shoot and edit over forty live-action and animated short films. In fact, while you were reading this, he just finished another film.