Our Team

Nick Callanan

Nick C. is the owner of No Umbrella Media, a video production partner in Portland, Maine. He is a long-suffering Detroit Pistons fan and prefers stacking his wood in circles. He enjoys skiing, hiking and mountain biking with his wife and two young daughters.


Brendan Donahue
Festival Producer

Brendan comes to No Umbrella after having worked in tech in Brooklyn, NY. He spent much of his childhood in Maine and is stoked to be back! Film and production have always been of interest to him and he is excited to be joining the No Umbrella team. In his free time, he loves to get outdoors and explore what Maine has to offer!


Andrew Burgess

Andrew is a Maine native who grew up filming everything he could. He left town to earn his Journalism degree, but is excited to be back home and bringing the stories of his beloved community to life.


Marissa Leighton
Operations Consultant



Rory Ecker

Rory is an editor with No Umbrella Media, with editing credits on Plate The State and other productions. He is a recent Department of Communications and Media Studies at the University of Southern Maine.


Kyle Walton
Screening Committee Chair

Kyle has a background in content creation/curation with extensive experience working in Maine’s burgeoning film & television scene. As a native of Maine, Kyle embraces all the state has to offer in a diversity of landscapes, traditions, and cultures.


Zach Matson
Production Technician

Zach is a writer and filmmaker hailing from Massachusetts. He earned a degree in Media Studies from Colby-Sawyer College, New Hampshire, and transplanted to Maine shortly afterward. His top outdoor activities include reading underneath the afternoon sun and fruitlessly chasing his dogs through the woods.