Carolyn Scott, Executive Director/Partnership Development

Ms. Scott is a founding partner at Cool Planet Labs whose mission is mass mobilization around climate solutions. CPL team and advisory board is comprised of Emmy Award winning IT pioneers who are well recognized as thought leaders in interactive media. Their creative solutions and technology achievements are backed by proven track records in implementation.

Ms. Scott’s organizational and design instincts led her to spearhead a web based compatibility assessment engine for multiple uses with a team of leaders in the Internet.

Ms. Scott won the prestigious Roy W. Dean Writer’s Grant; and wrote, directed and produced the Emmy nominated documentary film TEXAS GOLD, screened at 30+ film festivals worldwide. Acquired by Sundance Channel, PBS Emmy winning Series Natural Heroes, FSTV and Link TV. The film has won BEST DOCUMENTARY and BEST OF FEST awards at several renowned film festivals.

Emmy Nominated San Francisco Bay Area 2009
Winner BEST DOCUMENTARY New York City Short Film Festival
BEST OF FEST Palm Springs International Film Festival of Shorts
Winner Activism Through Adventure Award Boulder Adventure Film Festival
On tour BEST FILMS Screen Door Films Austin, Texas
On tour BEST OF FEST Wild & Scenic Environmental Film Festival
BEST OF FILMSTOCK DocDays London, England
Official Selection at more than 30 film festivals around the world
Premiered on PBS Natural Heroes and Sundance Channel

Official audience awards competition Women in Film San Francisco 2023
Audience Award at the Florida Animation Film Festival 2020
McMinnville Short Film Festival 2024
Official Selection at Lyons Film Festival 2020
Official Selection Depth of Field International Film Festival 2020
Official Selection Capital City Film Festival 2020
Official Selection Hot Springs International Film Festival 2020
Official Selection Cordora Movie Film Festival 2020
Hudson New York Shorts 2020


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Nominated for a San Francisco Bay Area Emmy 2009
Winner BEST DOCUMENTARY New York City Short Film Festival 2005
Official Selection BEST OF FEST Palm Springs International Film Festival of Shorts 2005
Winner Activism Through Adventure Award Boulder Adventure Film Festival 2006
On tour BEST FILMS 2006 Screen Door Films Austin, Texas
On tour BEST OF FEST 2006 Wild & Scenic Environmental Film Festival
BEST OF FILMSTOCK 2006 DocDays London, England 

Bill Sumerlin, Director of Operations

Bill is responsible for the day-to-day operations of Reel Community Action. He is also responsible for the development, planning and execution of all internal and external projects.

Bill has 30+ years of experience working in the IT world, and has written over a million lines of code for GE (distributed processing and high-speed networks), NASA (Pioneer Venus instrument data processing with world-wide distribution), Sun Microsystems (programming tools), Apple (programming tools), Adobe (font rendering), Microsoft (programming tools), Amblit Technologies (web navigation, semi-intelligent agent technology, avatars) and a number of other national and international companies. Bill has also developed a number of methodologies for Call Centers and Customer Relationship Management (CRM) systems while working with Aspect, Cisco, IBM, I3, Siemens, Shortel and others, and founded or co-founded 6 companies. Bill received his BS and MS degree in engineering from Stanford University.

Last year, Bill authored 3 patents on next generation distributed, multi-user game networking, rapid-development prototyping and multi-user information management while CTO and co-founder of Go Play Network. He was also the first to demonstrate that it was possible to play high-resolution videos on cell phones. He has held senior executive positions (COO, CTO, EVP) in a number of high technology, consulting and software development firms. In recent years, he has been working primarily with start-ups, helping them develop their business plans, create their initial, leading edge product prototypes, and to secure seed and series A financing.

Colleen Schell, Eco-Marketing

Colleen Schell is an entrepreneur with over a decade of marketing and advertising experience. In her most recent role of VP of Marketing for ecoAmerica, Ms. Schell utilized her consumer marketing experience to create campaigns aimed at changing the behaviors of the environmentally agnostic Americans. While at ecoAmerica, Ms. Schell partnered with large NGO’s and for-profit companies, including Stanford Research Institute, Sierra Club, Environmental Defense, Trust for Public Land,, Aramark, and the Clinton Climate Initiative, in order to support success for the company and the programs. Prior to her role at ecoAmerica, she was the Director of Business Development for Carat Interactive and Carat Brand Experience, where she created and drove marketing and business strategies for Fortune 500 companies such as Microsoft, Gateway, Kodak, and Intel. She started her career with Ziff Davis and TechTV, where she was the International Business Manager for the 24-hour cable channel and managed all international marketing, events, and productions. Currently, she is starting a business that will revolutionize the way independent film reaches the masses.

Nicola Lockey PR Strategist/Marketing Director

Nicola Lockey is a master brand ambassador, guiding non-profit and commercial brands on the global stage. Currently, as founder of A Pomegranate, she leads market research and brand strategy projects for a wide range of clients in the US and Europe. Born to a radical British Civil Rights activist, Nicola grew up watching her mother fight for equal rights and developed a strong sense of social consciousness. Her Native American heritage gave her a deep connection with nature and sensitivity to the need for stewardship of the planet’s resources. Nicola’s diverse career has incorporated cooking for The Rolling Stones, journalism and film production. She founded Foresight Communications in London, with a visionary focus on developing brands with a strategy for corporate social responsibility. Nicola has always been committed to giving back, and has volunteered and advised non-profits all over the world. She divides her time between A Pomegranate, sustainability projects, community service and parenting her two adopted children.


Gary David Liess is a long time resident of Sonoma County with a passion for renewable energy and environmental innovations. Gary is a creative Director of Photography and Producer of activist media. He is ready for last minute adventure and is a brilliant addition to our team. He works alongside Carolyn M. Scott producing films for important environmental and social issues. Most recently they produced a film on urban developments in Sonoma’s Valley of the Moon.