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CheckmateHQ Productions is a full-service multi-media motion picture film production company, located in Hollywood. The CheckmateHQ production team has pulled from its full library; "Untitled Famous Guy's Next F#!&king Project", setting the standard for our "Unique Brand" of feature films.
Stunt Coordinating and Stuntmen are a necessary team for making films.
Stunt Coordinator and 2 Unit Director Aden Stay - working on high profile films.
From working within the development departments for municipal Cities to tour manager in the music industry to film Producer and CEO of a company, Kendall Harker
then executed her next career endeavor; Entertainment.
Immediately, Kendall worked alongside top musicians who where opening acts for greats like Sammy Hagar and other artists. In 2014 she also executive produced and
co-hosted the radio show iHeartShavo with host Shavo Odadjian (System of a Down) and co-host Prodigal
Sunn (Sunz of Man/Wu Tang Clan). After traveling an interesting road, Kendall decided on both passions: Music & Film. She then produced and music supervised the docu-film, "VOICE OF THE UNKNOWN".
Kendall created CheckmateHQ Productions to be able to -- "breathe life into stories that capture life's energy on film for all to see and enjoy the creative creature we bury inside of us, escaping out of the mind and leaching onto a big blank canvas called; "The Big Screen"...
Aden Stay stands tall next to fellow stuntmen and crew, and well respected amongst his peers for his incredible ability, professionalism and safety guidence on sets.
Aden has seen it all in the last fifteen years working on some of the biggest films and TV shows in the industry. From talented stuntman, stunt double, stunt driver and stunt co-ordinator on movies such as -- “The Terminator” - franchise, “Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom”- franchise, “Guardians of the Galaxy” 1 & 2 - franchise“, "Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle”, “Wonder Woman 1984”, “Den of Thieves”, “Godzilla”, "X-Men’s Logan”, “Pitch Perfect 3”, "The Mentalist", Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.”, “Sons of Anarchy”, "Hawaii Five-0", "McGyver” and “Daredevil” to 2nd unit director on the film "Hero"
to producer on our next feature film.
Aden joins the CHQ Team to help produce and oversee the safety of production on CheckmateHQ films while heading our CHQ Stunt & Safety Department.
With an amazing 24-year career in accounting, Anchel Houtenbos worked with Netherland's biggest companies; Rabobank, KPMG, Koenig & Bauer, Hoogland and GVB-Amsterdam as the Financial Controller, while setting the stage for a new path studying for the Higher Financial Management M.B.A., she changed gears by adding film production to her established accountancy career…
Focusing on film, Anchel came to Los Angeles to study at (NYFA) the New York Film Academy. Before studying at (NYFA) she worked on independent films, commercials, series, photo-shoots and hosting shows, also assisting in production; financial accounts, co-executive producer, co-producer and securing film permits for various locations. Anchel is a certified production accountancy via (NAPA) National Association of Production Accounting.
After receiving her cerification at (NAPA), Anchel made her next career choice; Production Accountancy. She went to South Africa for six months working in production on film, co-executive and co-producing films such as "Where Is She Now" in Holland winning 38 awards to include "best film", co-producing the series - "Where Is She Now", production transportation for "The kidnapping of Heineken", assisting in production of "An American in Amsterdam", producing "Sh!ft" and attending Cannes.
Anchel saw the big picture with CheckmateHQ Production ideals and creative strategies for our motion picture film department and joined the CHQ team as an independent Business Controller. Anchel crunches numbers, stays abreast of new and existing accounts, business strategies and financial updates which globally affects the world and the nature of our business in the Entertainment Industry.
Joshua Biletsky's legal career began with his internship in the Legal & Business Department of Warner/ Chappell music, which is where Joshua gained knowledge and experience in draft, reviewing and publishing agreements while interpreting international copyright laws.
Joshua also worked on legendary artists files such as James Brown & the Gershwin Brothers to name a few. After passing the California bar, Joshua worked as a commercial/ theatrical agent representing talent from toddlers to actors in their 90’s, this gave him unique background experience with SAG contracts for; movies, television, commercials, print, music videos & new media.
Joshua’s recognition of the importance of integrating
his entertainment legal services with other practice
areas; business, corporate law and intellectual property law has resulted in the ability to offer clients
like CheckmateHQ Productions, a unique & professional service which accommodates each individual clients needs and to encompass all talent and production
sides of the music and motion picture film industry.
His appreciation for the hard work and dedication of the creative artists as well as his ambitions in helping up and coming entrepreneurs and businesses, has resulted in the broadening of his practice from representing Grammy nominated music producers to new and exciting ground-breaking film production companies like CheckmateHQ.
Would like to make an appointment to meet with our producers, feel free to drop us a line during business hours or email us.
7080 Hollywood Boulevard, Los Angeles, California 90028, United States
10:30 am – 05:00 pm