Executive Producer / Director / Writer
Joshua Michael founder and CEO of Selway Studios was born in Southern California, the eldest of four brothers, and is now the father of four children. He is a 12 year military veteran who served as a combat medic in Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom receiving an honorable discharge in 2005 due to injuries sustained during his service. . Growing up in an artistic and theater emboldened family it seemed inevitable Joshua Michael would develop a passion for film direction. Seeking to advance his knowledge and expertise in film he graduated from Evergreen college in 2012 with a BA degree in film production. In 2010 he established Area 51 Productions a precursor to Selway Studios. Desiring to go beyond his undergraduate degree Joshua graduated from Fullsail University in 2015 with a Master’s Degree in Instructional Design and Technology.
Challenges have been welcomed by Joshua Michael. Later, in October of 2018, Joshua moved his family to Hamilton, Montana. There he opened a film production company and an academy to work and train veterans and students interested in learning film production. Then in 2020 he founded Selway Studios and is currently working on producing; music videos, short films, training videos, documentaries and a feature length film.
Co-Director / Writer
Richard James Gennari, was born in New York City at the close of World War II. Growing up he had an insatiable love for music which lead him through years as a singer, songwriter, and musician. In the early 70’s he developed an affinity for musical theater which lead him to perform in various productions. RJ spent over two decades as an elementary school teacher, and with his wife developed a very successful musical theater program in Alaska directing students in theater craft and Reader’s Theater. He has been to London three times to study Reader’s Theater and has developed scripts in that genre and taught other educators the technique of creating Reader’s Theater scripts.
RJ is the father of four grown artistic and creative sons in diverse corners of our country and the world. He graduated from the University of California, Riverside with a BA in Social Relations and was awarded a Master’s Degree in Psychology with a specialty in Forensic Psychology from Walden University in Minnesota. Currently, RJ has been working on the development of a feature-length film for Selway Studios with the two original scriptwriters.
Co-Director / Writer
Tabatha was born in Northern California but was raised in New York, and has been acting since the age of 6. She attended performing arts University at Syracuse and Alfred in NY. She then went on to Direct, Act, Produce, Write, and Teach with the Missoula Children’s Theatre for the past 10 years, she has toured musicals all over the US and to 5 other countries, teaching shows in different languages, and helping MCT to develop shows and train employees. You may have also seen her on the big screen! She's had roles in several films seen in theatres and on network television (Dead 7/SyFy, Drawing With Chalk, White Irish Drinkers) and is currently shooting/developing several films in MT. Some of her most noted stage credits include the recurring runs of “The Dirty Sexy Chocolate Show”, “Rocky Horror Picture Show Live!”, and writing and performing with The Brewery Follies sketch comedy cabaret for the past six years. She has coached and taught acting students from the ages of 6-20 at Performing arts camps, universities, and workshops all over the country for twelve years now, and has worked extensively in casting and producing.
Tabatha Couldn't be more excited to bring together all of her talents and experience into this new position as Co-Director and Partner at Selway Studios LLC! She is moving back to MT from LA to partner with Selway Studios LLC and Joshua Michael to make movie magic!
Assistant Camera Operators
James Gennari Jaron Gennari
Harry is a former veteran of the fire department, prison security guard, and the owner of Bitterroot Warrior Arts based in Corvallis MT. Harry is one of six Masters in the United States belonging to a very special select group of martial artists. Harry is also the Stunt and Fight Choreographer for Selway Studios LLC.