One Bowl Productions was founded in 2014 as a purpose-driven production company. Through visual media, we give a platform and voice to great stories and truths. One Bowl takes pride in presenting diverse narratives that are entertaining, revealing, and socially and culturally relevant. The genuine voice and integrity of each story remains central to our mission. The films we produce are created through trusted relationships and access that transport audiences to new conversations and awareness—making the invisible visible. By choosing unique and untold stories and experiences, One Bowl’s films catalyze inspired action and social change.
Oren Lyons is a founding member and principal partner in One Bowl Productions. He is a Faithkeeper of the Turtle Clan and serves as a member Chief of the Onondaga Council of Chiefs and the Grand Council of the Iroquois Confederacy, the Haudenosaunee Peoples.
Oren holds the title of Professor Emeritus at SUNY Buffalo, has a Doctor of Law Degree from his Alma Mater, Syracuse University and Lyons Hall at SU is named in his honor. Chief Lyons is an All-American Lacrosse Hall of Famer and Honorary Chairman of the Iroquois Nationals Lacrosse Team. He is an accomplished artist, environmentalist, and author.
Oren is a leading voice at the UN Permanent Forum on Human Rights for Indigenous Peoples, serves on the Executive Committee of Spiritual and Parliamentary Leaders for Human Survival, acts as Chairman of the Board for both the Harvard Project on American Indian Economic Development and Plantagon, a world leader in Green House Innovation.
Recipient of several prestigious awards including; The United Nations NGO World Peace Prize, the Ellis Island Congressional Medal of Honor, The Rosa Parks and George Arent Award for environmental and social activism and recently receiving Sweden’s prestigious Friends of the Children Award with his colleague the late Nelson Mandela. Recipient of Green Cross International Environmental Icon Award 2019.
GAYLE ANNE KELLEY
CEO, EXECUTIVE PRODUCER
Gayle Anne Kelley is a founding member and CEO of One Bowl Productions.
Gayle began her career as a documentary filmmaker and worked within the music industry for over 15 years. She is a creator and Executive Producer of the Mini Series, The Exiled, which is currently in development and Executive Producer of Sacheen, and the Docu-feature, Spirit Game: Pride of a Nation.
Gayle brings years of experience as a consultant to the entertainment industry, universities, businesses and government agencies to One Bowl Productions. Her expertise includes strategic planning, fundraising, marketing and branding, and story development. Gayle has built and maintains a strong network of relationships across the entertainment industry.
As a trusted liaison, Gayle has worked with Heads of State, the United Nations and the World’s Indigenous Peoples. She is the founder of A Circle of Women, a global organization that educates and inspires women and girls to be leaders and peacemakers. A contributing author, an entrepreneur and human right activist, Gayle Anne has lectured worldwide and is committed to creating stories that have a social conscience and inspire change.
DIRECTOR, MANAGING PARTNER
Peter Spirer is Managing Partner of One Bowl Productions and President of Rugged Entertainment. Peter is an Academy Award and Emmy Award Nominated director and producer whose films have twice been official selections at the Sundance Film Festival. He is a long-standing member of the Directors Guild of America.
Peter recently produced and directed the feature film Just Another Day starring Wood Harris and Jamie Hector (both from HBO’s “The Wire”), which was distributed by Image Entertainment and premiered on BET and is currently playing on Encore/Showtime.
His vast catalogue of documentaries include the groundbreaking music doc Rhyme and Reason (Miramax Films), as well as the BEEFseries of films (I-III), Thug Angel (on slain rapper Tupac Shakur), Notorious B.I.G.: Bigger Than Life, and many more. His films have received wide critical acclaim, and play regularly on HBO, Showtime, MTV, VH-1, IFC, BET, Starz, Fuse and The Sundance Channel.
Spirer recently wrapped principal photography on Feel Rich, a film about the health crisis in urban communities across America, featuring many of yesterday and today’s music stars, as well as, legendary music producer Quincy Jones, and is in post-production on Wheels of Fortune, a documentary highlighting the ADA lawsuit abuses primarily in California.
MANAGING PARTNER, DEVELOPMENT EXECUTIVE, PRODUCER
A highly skilled Development Executive and Producer, Janice is a twenty year veteran of the entertainment industry.
She has produced for directors such as Wes Anderson, Jim Sheridan, Nick Cassavetes, Kevin Smith, John Waters, Eric Brevig and the late Ted Demme. She produced Jennifer Aniston’s directorial short film debut, Room Ten, starring Robin Wright, as well as Talia Legacy’s Little Black Dress, starring Rosario Dawson. She also co-produced A Circle of Women, a feature length documentary about the role of Native American clan mothers as peacemakers and medicine women.
As a Supervising Producer for Blue Man Productions, Janice developed, budgeted and produced projects for the big and small screens, including 3D digital shorts for Nintendo, movie concept trailers and STEM educational videos for Scholastic. She developed an episodic TV show called “Through The Tubes”, featuring the Blue Men and a roster of special guests.
As Senior Vice President for Film and Television Development at Blue Man Group, Janice was responsible for the development of new creative content for film, television and digital mediums. Janice was instrumental in developing brand defining content such as MindBlast: The Brain, an IMAX 3D film and Emotibotz, a new franchise for the company, featuring six new characters integrated across all media platforms featuring live theatrical productions, a feature film, live music, social media and digital content and a companion comic book series.
Establishing and maintaining strong industry relationships with outside producers, digital content and visual effects companies, marketing companies and talent agencies, Janice negotiated contracts with major entertainment companies worldwide, including Weta/New Zealand, ITV, Amber Entertainment, ICM, Discovery Science, Flicker Lab and Show Creators International.
Leveraging the natural intersection of Blue Man Group, science and technology, Janice initiated a development deal with Discovery Science to create a television series exploring science through the unique perspective of the Blue Man character.
She is currently at work on a feature length animation project in conjunction with her company, Rule of Three Partners, a New York entertainment development partnership.
Janice is a member of the DGA, SAG/AFTRA and Women in Film. She is an avid supporter of the New York theater scene.
Rex Lyons was born and raised on the Onondaga Nation, Capitol of the Six Nations of the Iroquois Confederacy.
He is a member of the EeL Clan. Rex is a world class Lacrosse player and coach and was on the original Iroquois Nationals Team. He currently sits on the Iroquois Nationals Board of Directors. He later played professional Lacrosse in the MLL with the Rochester Nighthawks Pro team. Recently, Rex also served as a key spokesperson and representative for the World Lacrosse Championship Games hosted by Onondaga Nation within the Nation’s territory.
Today, Rex serves as the Onondaga Business Consultant and in conjunction with their Swedish Partners for Plantagon, today’s world leader in Greenhouse innovation. As an accomplished musician, vocalist, guitar player and founder of the Fabulous Ripcords out of Syracuse New York, Rex often finds himself in leadership positions in community affairs involving building community relations through entertainment and cultural education. Rex is a One Bowl Productions Associate Producer and liaison into Indigenous Nations and issues and a valuable story contributor.