COUNTERFEIT COW PRODUCTIONS
is a limited liability company founded in Amherst, MA in 2011, by Matt Heron Duranti and Sari Gagnon. They set out to create a company that produces honest affordable motion pictures and television programming with a social conscience to be experienced by a wide range of audiences all over the world.
Our world is undergoing an awakening, and CCP is taking part in the movement. Film is our art of choice, and here, we are very focused
on using media as a powerful platform for social change.
Collectively, the production team at CCP have participated in a
variety of television programming, mainstream Hollywood movies,
and worked in dozens upon dozens of independent projects as
producers, production support staff, writers, directors, actors, etc.
CCP employees have worked with such companies as
SHOWTIME, BONA VISTA, COLUMBIA PICTURES,
TOUCHSTONE PICTURES, HAPPY MADISON, and more.
Currently, CCP has several projects in various stages of
Matt Heron Duranti,
an American film and television actor, writer, producer, director, and co-founder of Counterfeit Cow Productions. Matt is dedicated to creating emotionally provocative films, with an embedded moral standard. Matt is working on his Degree in Executive Film Production from the Universty of Massachusetts, and has worked with SONY PICTURES, 20th CENTURY FOX, and WALT DISNEY STUDIOS while developing several feature screenplays. More...
What is a Counterfeit Cow?
is an award winning filmmaker, whose experience spans over dozens of projects as an actress, director, producer, writer, and art consultant. Sari is a Keene State College Alum, with a Bachelor's Degree in Performing Arts, and is persuing a Master's Degree in Interactive Media Production at Quinnipiac University. She is a co-founder of Counterfeit Cow Productions, founder of the Women Only Project, host of SaGa Talk Radio, and an acting teacher in children's theatre. More...
We are frequently asked about the origins of our logo, designed by Sari Gagnon. Back in the recession of 2010, the film industry had taken a big hit and jobs were hard to come by. While standing in line at a "cattle call", which is an industry term for a large open call audition where a casting agency is looking to fill a huge number of possitions, Matt and Sari decided that their time might be better spent creating film jobs instead of looking for them. So, Matt jokingly said "We'll fake it till we make it, like counterfeit cows." and Sari scribbled out a design on a napkin, and that's how the cow was born!