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Cross Light Productions uses state of the art technology and exceptionally talented industry professionals, to create superior and affordable promotional/corporate videos, interviews, short and independent feature films, theatrical productions and much more.

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TATUM SHANK -  Owner/Director/Writer

In 1994, after graduating from Graceland University with a Bachelor of Arts in Communication and Theatre, Tatum moved from Iowa to Los Angeles and has been actively pursuing a career in the entertainment industry. Led by his passion to be in front of the screen, in 2001 he decided to create Cross Light Productions to provide opportunities to write, direct and produce independent projects of his own. Throughout his career, Tatum has penned shorts, feature length screenplays and an assortment of full-length stage plays. Projects currently in development include the feature length comedy/caper Cincinnati Red and the Bulldog, the feature length supernatural thriller Willing and Corkscrewed a zany tale of mishaps and misfortune. To find out more regarding his acting career you can check out


JENNIFER SHANK -  Co-Owner/Producer

Jennifer has been a part of the talent industry since the age of eight. She has been seen in various commercials and theatrical productions as a child actor.  Having decided to leave the industry and pursue an education, Jennifer moved to Arizona. She received her Bachelor of Arts in Secondary Education from Arizona State University and returned to L.A. to complete her Master of Arts in Educational Instruction at Biola University. Along with her extensive training and ten plus years of experience as an educator in the Burbank Unified School District, Jennifer has been blessed to work side by side with her husband in producing short films, corporate videos and her first feature film “Love Always,”. 


"The Lord is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear?" Psalm 27:1

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