About 455 Films

455 Films

455 Films is an award winning production company based in Hollywood, California.  The 455 Films’ slate can currently be seen on outlets such as Netflix, Amazon, and Hulu, to name just a few.  In 2011, 455 produced, with William Shatner, “The Captains,” and followed it up with 8 other projects with him over the next several years.  In 2021, 455 Films set the record for the highest crowdfunded documentary film on Kickstarter with “For The Love of Spock,” about the late Leonard Nimoy.  The film premiered in 2016 at the Tribeca Film Festival.  In 2017, 455 again set a crowdfunding record, this time on Indiegogo, with “What We Left Behind: Looking Back at Star Trek: Deep Space Nine.”  In 2021, the documentary team once again beat their previous records with “To The Journey: Looking Back at Star Trek: Voyager” becoming the most crowdfunded documentary ever! The film is currently in production.

Meet the Team


David Zappone Producer

David Zappone is the owner and president of 455 Films, an award winning film and television production company based in Los Angeles. Since its formation in 2009, 455 Films has worked with William Shatner’s Melis Productions to produce documentary and reality-based content.


Kevin Layne Producer/Cinematographer

Kevin Layne, a veteran of the television and film industry, has produced, directed edited or been the director of photography on hundreds of productions in an award winning 26-year career.

Joe Kornbrodt Producer/Editor

Joseph Kornbrodt is a Producer/Editor based out of Los Angeles with over twenty years experience in Hollywood. He has been blessed to work on many aspects of the creative/post production side of the film business, with many talented individuals and countless projects, primarily in theatrical and television marketing.

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