We are a production and financing company founded by Daniela Taplin Lundberg. Our name comes from Johnny Cade’s last words to Ponyboy in The Outsiders: “Stay gold, Ponyboy. Stay gold.”

We produce projects that are sincere, smart, and widely-resonant, and we have never shied away from taking risks. As we grow beyond our roots in independent film, we will continue championing singular visions and telling untold stories.


Daniela Taplin Lundberg


Producer Daniela Taplin Lundberg is the founder of Stay Gold Features, an independent film finance and production company. Her recent producing credits include Hallie Meyers-Shyer’s upcoming GOODRICH starring Michael Keaton and Mila Kunis, Nikyatu Jusu’s Sundance Grand Jury winner NANNY starring Anna Diop and Michelle Monaghan, and Nikole Beckwiths’ TOGETHER TOGETHER starring Ed Helms and Patti Harrison. Under Stay Gold, Lundberg also produced Kasi Lemmons’ HARRIET, starring Cynthia Erivo in her Oscar-nominated role, Alma Har’els’ HONEY BOY which was nominated for four Independent Spirit Awards, and JOE BELL starring Mark Wahlberg and Connie Britton. 

With Stay Gold, Lundberg hosts the Hollywood Gold podcast where she interviews some of the industry’s most successful producers in order to pull back the curtain on the making of iconic movies, including Mean Streets, Memento, and Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind.

Prior to launching Stay Gold, Lundberg was a co-founding partner of Red Crown Productions where she produced Cary Fukunaga’s BEASTS OF NO NATION and Michael Showalter’s HELLO, MY NAME IS DORIS. She was previously a partner at Plum Pictures where she produced over 20 films, including Golden Globe Best Picture winner THE KIDS ARE ALL RIGHT. 

Lundberg was named to Variety’s 2020 Women’s Impact Report and is the recipient of the 2020 Hollywood Critics Association Producer of the Decade award. She is a member of The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and sits on the Executive Board of the Producer’s Branch of the Academy. She is also a member of the Young Presidents Organization. Lundberg is a graduate of Princeton University and lives in Connecticut with her husband and three children.

Rebecca Cammarata

Head of Production and Operations

Rebecca served as Co-Producer on Kasi Lemmons’ Harriet, which was nominated for two Oscars in 2019, as well as Alma Har’el’s Honey Boy, which was nominated for four Independent Spirit Awards. She Co-Produced the upcoming Joe Bell, starring Mark Wahlberg and Connie Britton, which premiered at the 2020 Toronto International Film Festival, and is an Executive Producer on Ed Helms-starrer Together Together. Prior to joining Stay Gold, Cammarata was the Creative Executive at Jake Gyllenhaal’s company Nine Stories Productions where she worked closely with producer Riva Marker on David Gordon Green’s Stronger, Paul Dano’s directing debut Wildlife, and the 2017 Broadway revival of Stephen Sondheim’s Sunday In The Park With George. Before Nine Stories, Cammarata was an executive at Red Crown Productions and her credits there include Beasts Of No Nation, Hello, My Name Is Doris, and The Family Fang.

Vanessa Mendal

Head of Development

Vanessa joined Stay Gold in 2019. Before that, she worked at a Warner Media content incubator called OneFifty, where she helped develop projects including HBO’s Random Acts of Flyness. She also spent time at Epix in content distribution, working with partners like Amazon, Hulu and Sony Vue. Vanessa holds a BFA in Film & TV from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts. She likes cooking elaborate meals and eating them.

Rachel Kahan

Executive Assistant

Rachel joined Stay Gold in 2023. Previously, she worked for the head of the LA office at Authentic Talent & Literary Management and for Jonathan Glickman at his production company Panoramic Media Co. She holds a BFA from NYU Tisch School of the Arts Dramatic Writing Program.