About Us

The Northern California Filmmakers Coalition (NCFC) is a non-profit  501c3 film organization located in Sacramento, California and established in 2012. 

Our Vision

Our Vision is to produce quality films that encourage, inspire  and elevate diverse audiences.

Our Mission

Our Mission is to develop a community of inspired filmmakers whose collaborative efforts result in global partnerships and dynamic filmmaking.

Our intent is to communicate who we are and what we do by producing compelling stories that add value to lives, communities and "the film industry at large". NCFC operates on a set of principals that keep our board members and film crew accountable to our Vision and Mission statements.

We serve the various socio-economic groups in the Sacramento region. We Provide opportunities for aspiring members of the performing arts community to acquire life changing experiences, increase filmmaking abilities, hone skills and to fully participate in the filmmaking process. Our professional team of cinematographers, lighting experts and producers work rigorously to showcase powerful stories that are meaningful to viewers and relative to today's lifestyle.

We encourage individuals in filmmaking and/or film related areas through education, by providing hands-on experience and participation in filmmaking projects.

Our Values

We serve as a resource for filmmakers through working with various Northern California film organizations.  We believe that building a strong networking system in the filmmaking community is essential!

NCFC Board Members

Patricia E. La Marr

Board Chair

Patricia La Marr is a native of New York City which has been the foundation of her experience in the Performing Arts Field. She has demonstrated her passion for arts & entertainment during various periods of her life though dance, theater, film and television. Patricia worked as assistant coordinator and crew for the Sacramento Summer Arts & Music Concert Series; served as television show host for  “El Musical”; created and produced the television show, “Sacramento Film Works” (Channel 17, Sacramento Access Television Station) and functioned as producer on various local film productions in the Sacramento region.


Patricia is excited about how the educational and entertaining component of the Northern California Filmmakers Coalition organization is greatly impacting the lives of individuals in the filmmaking  community.


Gary P. Bell

Vice Chair

Mr. Bell has over 15 years in radio broadcasting and ten years in television. He has produced over 60 half-hour television programs designed to educate and inform parents and families. He can be heard each Saturday night on Contending for the Faith a weekly  live apologetic radio program heard on KFAX 1100 AM the Bay Area Christian voice. In addition, Mr. Bell is also an Executive Producer and Co-Founder of the Northern California Filmmakers Coalition.


Gary B. Henson

Board Member

Gary Henson has personally coached over 500 organizations and their employees as an industry expert business coach. BusinessCoach.com provides profitable results for their clients! The average client stays with BusinessCoach.com for 23 months and 92% of them say “My business and personal life have dramatically improved since working with coach Gary.”


Wally Navarrette


Wally Navarrette has been a Sacramento State Farm Insurance Agent for over 30 years. Graduate of California State University, Long Beach, B.S. Business Administration, Accounting. 10 years’ experience as an Auditor and Audit Manager in local government agencies including Los Angeles County, Solano County and Sacramento Municipal Utility District.


Savannah Hurst

Board Member

Savannah Hurst has had an interest in the arts her whole life. She graduated college with a Bachelor of Arts in Theatre, with a Studio Arts minor. Set design was her focus in theatre. Music eventually lead her to be the 2nd best trombonist in the state of Indiana in high school. Music gave her a scholarship to Linfield College in McMinnville. Savannah is currently a successful Realtor in the greater Sacramento area and enjoys her work. Recently, she became a board member for The Northern California Filmmakers Coalition to contribute her time, talent and abilities to the Arts community.