Founder and Creative Director
Mark Dalio is the Founder and Creative Director of Alucia Productions, a production company with the mission to create world-class media that educates and inspires people to connect to the oceans.
His vision for this company is to use vivid cinematography and digital media to tell the compelling stories of scientific discoveries and exploration on the vessel, Alucia, as it moves around the world. His inspiration for this vision began in 2012, when Alucia documented the first ever footage of the Giant Squid. The images of this significant ocean discovery captured the attention of audiences around the world, which Mark felt fully demonstrated the ship’s unique power to capture ground breaking ocean media. Since founding Alucia Productions, Mark has featured the work of Alucia in the PBS’ Nova Special Creatures of Light, David Attenborough's show Great Barrier Reef and BBC’s landmark series Oceans.
Chief Operating Officer
Caroline Brecker most recently was a Managing Director and Market Manager in the J.P. Morgan Private Bank. She co-led a team of seasoned professionals in Greenwich, Connecticut (80 employees/ $36 Billion in assets under supervision). She has extensive experience in developing private client relationships and advising families of substantial wealth in Connecticut and New York. She was recognized in 2008, by Connecticut Magazine as one of the top ten financial advisors in Connecticut and by Barron’s in 2009 for the same distinction. Caroline has spent over 25 years in the financial industry.
Ms. Brecker holds a B.A. and M.B.A. from Duke University. At Duke University, Caroline was an active fundraiser as well as a member of the “Women in Leadership” Steering Committee. In Connecticut, Caroline was on the Greenwich YWCA Leadership Council, the board of The Breast Cancer Alliance and the board of the Jacob Burns Film Center. In 2013 she received a YWCA BRAVA Award recognizing outstanding women achievers.
Jennifer Hile is the EP for Alucia Productions. An emmy-nominated, 20-year veteran of the industry, her work has taken her to more than 25 countries, on all 7 continents. She’s produced shows for National Geographic, National Geographic Wild, A&E, and TLC; museum content featured in the Oceans Hall at the Smithsonian; and commercial/digital work for clients like Google, Microsoft, Macys, and HSBC. She’s been with Alucia Productions since it was started in 2014.
It feels like the perfect home. At the start of her career, Jennifer sailed a 25-foot sloop across the Indian Ocean and up the Red Sea with one other co-captain in an effort to document the beauty and animals of the ocean along the way. Working with a ship like the Alucia is the realization of a lifetime dream.
Samantha Loshiavo earned a Bachelor's Degree in Film and Video from Drexel University’s Wesphal College of Media Arts and Design in Philadelphia. After earning her degree, she moved to Los Angeles and quickly gained experience as an assistant to an Executive Producer on multiple television series. After 3 years in Los Angeles, she moved to New York City and transitioned to roles with a focus in conservation media, working as a Production Coordinator for “Years of Living Dangerously”. From there, Samantha transitioned to a Studio Manager position at Alucia Productions, and was recently promoted to Production Manager.
Samantha is an avid distance runner, recently completing the Philadelphia Marathon. She spends her free time reading and taking care of her dachshund, Squidward.
Post Production Supervisor/Editor
Brian joined Alucia Productions in December of 2016. As Post Production Supervisor, he oversees all aspects of Alucia's post processes, from budgeting to technical workflows to the quality of storytelling on display.
Legend has it that the first movie Brian ever saw in a movie theater at the ripe age of one year old was “Return of the Jedi,” resulting in a lifelong love affair with captivating stories on screens both big and small and a desire to understand their inner workings. Over the course of his career, he carved out a unique niche for himself as a combination post supervisor and editor of fiction and non-fiction for a vast array of companies and networks including A&E, Sundance Channel, Spike TV, Food Network, OWN, Nickelodeon, MTV, Discovery, and Viceland. Now with more than a dozen years of experience in the entertainment industry, Brian is thrilled to bring his wide range of skills to the Alucia team and their breathtaking stories.
Marjorie M. Crowley
Marjorie M. Crowley is the Associate Producer at Alucia Productions. She works to coordinate missions both on and off the vessel, from inception to final cut. Marjorie is an avid explorer with a particular interest in the sea and all its inhabitants. Before arriving at AP Marjorie conducted and collaborated on a wide range of projects including researching jumbo squid migration patterns at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute and working as a reef surveyor at the Jean-Michel Cousteau Resort in Savusavu, Fiji.
Though she enjoys a range of specialties, her true passion has always been in conservation, particularly marine conservation. Marjorie has spent the past three years focusing her energies on helping the mission of Alucia Productions.
James DuBourdieu is a graduate of Drexel University’s film production program. He has worked on a range of productions, from feature length documentary film that have been played in theatres worldwide to music videos that have been viewed millions of times online. James has a range of technical skills; he is a FAA licensed UAV pilot, an Abel Cine certified Phantom Flex operator, and is well versed in a multitude of editing programs that help in production and post.
While at Alucia Productions he has worked on BBC’s Blue Planet 2 and RatPac Entertainment’s Before the Flood, and gone on expeditions across the world, most notably to the Antarctic continent. He is responsible for ensuring that Alucia’s media equipment is top of the line, assists with productions onboard the ship, and helps the company’s post production team put together eye-catching videos for online audiences everywhere.
Ryan is a graduate of the School of Visual Arts, and began his career in Post Production working in NYC at boutique and commercial post houses, before joining Alucia in 2014.
As Editor, Ryan works on Alucia's digital short form content. He is passionate about telling compelling stories that the ocean and those that are most connected to it have to offer.