About

WHAT WE DO

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.

WHO WE ARE

Daniela Taplin Lundberg

Producer/Founder

Daniela, after producing over twenty films including The Kids Are Alright and Beasts of No Nation, founded Stay Gold in 2016. Her recent producing credits include Kasi Lemmons’ Harriet, starring Cynthia Erivo in an Oscar-nominated role. She also produced the upcoming Together Together starring Ed Helms and Patti Harrison, directed by Nikole Beckwith, which premiered at the 2021 Sundance Film Festival in the Dramatic Competition section and was distributed by Bleecker Street. 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 Golden Globe Best Picture winner The Kids Are Alright. She 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. Lundberg is a member of The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences as well as of YPO (Young Presidents’ Organization). She is a graduate of Princeton University and lives in Connecticut with her husband and three children.

Rebecca Cammarata

Head of Production

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.

Charlie Alderman

Head of Content

Charlie joined the company in January 2021 but met the Stay Gold gang through Harriet, which he brought to Focus Features in his capacity as their Director of Production. While there, Charlie also championed Eliza Hittman's Never, Rarely, Sometimes, Always, which won the Silver Bear at Berlin, and worked on a bunch of other movies too, including Laure de Clermont Tonnere’s The Mustang and Spike Lee's BlacKkKlansman. Charlie also likes working in other media: he forged partnerships between Focus and podcasters like Little, Everywhere and Stuff You Should Know, and before that, he worked as a development executive at Epic Magazine (Little America), which bridges magazine storytelling and Hollywood. He loves Indian food and tennis.

Vanessa Mendal

Coordinator

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.