Who is Superbad?

Superbad Media is a full service production company based out of Orange County, CA. We are focused on providing clients with fresh content in a timely manner and under budget.

We only use the most state of the art equipment and production techniques to make sure every project is of the highest quality possible.

Without the team
There is no project

At Superbad Media, we believe that the team you work with is everything. We are proud to collaborate with some of the best young creatives Southern California has to offer.

Our team of young and hungry producers, directors, cinematographers, photographers, writers, editors, and designers have every step of the production process down to ensure every client is covered from start to finish.

Dakoda Smith

Co-Founder / Producer

Dakoda is one of the co-founders of Superbad. The fast paced set environment is his second home, being Superbad’s head of production his focus is making sure that every clients’ vision is translated on screen. In his free time he likes hiking and finding sweet spots for photography

Arash Maghbouleh

Co-Founder / Producer

Arash is one of the Co-founders of Superbad Media. He is the head of account management and has been working in the film industry for the past 4 years, acting as cinematographer, producer, or first assistant camera on several productions.

Marley Rankin

Creative Director

Marley is an Emmy award winning director from Seattle, Washington. She focuses her love for filmmaking on music videos and short narratives, and strives to work with equally passionate artists of all mediums. Her work has screened at over 20 festivals worldwide, and she is excited to continue her work with the Superbad team.

Vito Lyles

Production Coordinator

Christopher Li


Christopher has a deeply rooted passion for visual storytelling. His sophisticated and diligent understanding of the craft is only matched by his playful heart and team-oriented mindset. In his free time, Christopher enjoys photography, cooking, and studying art.

Zayd Ezzeldine


Zayd is an award-winning cinematographer with a lifelong fascination for visual mediums. A master of both technical craft and contemplative artistry, Zayd loves telling stories visually-- in an unembellished, yet elegant style.

Arne Christiansen


Arne has been working in post production for over half a decade. He has edited everything from narratives to commercials and music videos. As well as being an editor, he has a fascination with motion design and animation.

Kyle reed


Kyle has been editing for 7+ starting young in middle school when joining a film class. He has since continued working professionally working on various commercials, music videos and short films. Aside from editing he loves playing guitar, camping, and being in front of the camera.

Nick Sherman


Nick is Superbad Media’s primary photographer. Outside of work, Nick performs in musical theatre and shoots many of his own films.

Ethan Lee

Audio Technician

Ethan is a location sound mixer and audio engineer with expertise in all manners of equipment and countless hours of experience under his belt.

Javier Covarrubias

Audio Technician

Javier is a freelance location sound mixer who has worked in the industry for 3+ years on many large projects such as commercials and features. On the side he enjoys writing and directing.