Service Production…Directors…Creatives…Editorial

Stephan Bataillard has service produced numerous international productions for clients such as BMW, Expedia Mexico, Arte, Saatchi and Saatchi UK, and Glass Films. As an Agency Producer and EP he has worked for The Cimmaron Group, iDENTITY, Toybox, and iFIT. He has line produced over 25 hours of Discovery Channel documentary/reenactment shows.

Velvet Glove Productions is a collective of producers, directors, creative directors, editors, hyphenates…filmmakers passionate about sharing their talents with international entertainment clients.

Based in Hollywood, we work with experienced crews in all budget levels.

Our Clients

Our clients’ success is how we measure our success.


Our world-class team brings your vision to life with creative and technological expertise and works in close collaboration with you throughout the entire creative process.

  • Stephan Bataillard

  • Roland Mesa

  • Thomas Trail

  • Ian Stoker-Long

Stephan Bataillard

Executive Producer

Stephan is a French-American executive producer, agency producer, post producer and line producer with over 25 years of experience in short films, independent features, documentaries, international broadcast and theatrical commercials, themed entertainment media content, branded content, social media content, educational corporate films, television documentary/reenactment shows, CGI and VFX projects.  He has worked as trailer writer/producer and Special Shoot producer for major movie companies and theme parks including Universal, New Line Cinema, Buena Vista, Miramax, Artisan Entertainment. As an agency and executive producer for top entertainment agencies,  his clients have included The Cimmaron Group, Toy Box Entertainment , and iDENTITY.   He’s also produced high-end branding films and commercial campaigns for top-tier international clients that include Sony, Universal Studios, Disney, Vudu, Expedia, Skoda, BMW, Swissair and more.  Other clients have included the US Airforce, Northwest Mutual and iFIT. His mission is  to assemble the best collaborators, not only for their professional talent, but also for their passion for storytelling.  Completely bilingual, Stephan speaks and writes fluently in both English and French.  He is a graduate of the USC Film program and now teaches a Graduate class in filmmaking at the Loyola-Marymount Film School.


Roland Mesa

From trailer editor, to studio exec, to filmmaker, Roland has worked on some of the world’s biggest films throughout his outstanding career. At 20th Century Fox, Roland was instrumental in creating audio/visual and print campaigns for “The Star Wars Trilogy: Special Edition”, Baz Luhrmann’s “Romeo + Juliet”, “Waiting to Exhale” and “Independence Day” (for which he and his team were named “Entertainment Marketers of the Year”). At The Cimarron Group, Roland produced advertising pieces for numerous films including, “X-Men”, “Elf”, and “Lara Croft: Tomb Raider”. His directorial work includes an HBO “mockumentary” on Tim Burton, an episode of “Tales From the Crypt”, and the TV movie, “Revenge of the Nerds III”. Then at Toy Box Entertainment, Roland worked on documentary and promo pieces for “The Smurfs”, “The Social Network”, “Kingsman” and so many more. Roland has also produced advertising content for Walt Disney Parks & Resorts and was honored with the Mobius Award for “Best Recreation, Leisure & Travel Campaign” and the Silver Addy for “Best National TV Campaign”. His brand work extends to corporate image videos and PSA’s for The ALS Association, AARP, The National MS Society among others, as well as the historical documentary shown on the Sony Pictures Studio Lot Tour. He recently directed multi-award winning TUBI Digital Campaign starring Chris Noth, Terrance Howard, Nicole Scherzinger, Robin Thicke and Carmen Electra.  Roland is bilingual and speaks both English and Spanish fluently.

Thomas Trail

Tom Trail is an experienced director, born in Argentina and growing up in Indonesia. Tom later attended USC School of Cinematic Arts, earning a double major in Still Photography and Film Direction. Tom has gone on to direct over 70 music videos, commercials, branded media, and the feature film “Klepto”, which he wrote, produced, directed and edited. “Klepto” received critical acclaim on the festival circuit and was picked up for distribution by Magnolia Pictures. Also experienced in cinematography and post-production, Tom specializes in broadcast animation, VFX, and color correction. As a current member of the DGA, Tom collaborated with Dr Dre on his acclaimed show “The Pharmacy”, serving as DP/Editor. Tom is bilingual and speaks fluent English and Spanish.

Ian Stoker-Long

Ian Stoker-Long is a multi disciplinary filmmaker and photographer who loves to tell human stories with his images. Originally from Boston, Ian grew up on film sets, working his way up from PA, to talent wrangler, to Assistant Director, learning from the best, and honing his own unique set of creative skills along the way.  He creates dynamic, emotionally engaging brand films, commercials, and photographs with a special affinity for all things sports.  For Ian, the goal is always to uncover the small emotional truths within the awe-inspiring feats of athleticism. To find the feelings in the thrills, and the thrills in the feelings. Whether the pictures are still or moving, they are always compelling. When Ian isn’t ON SET, he loves shooting live fights (Boxing, Muay Thai, MMA) and spending time with his family, back home on the farm.