Checkmate Pictures

  Digital Production Specialists - Video - Film - Photography - Internet    

Our work is produced by Emmy Award Winning producer Paul M. J. Suchecki who has decades of experience as a writer, producer, cameraman, editor and webmaster.

His first published novel is Unborn Again, a chillingly prescient political thriller that raises the question, "Can a combat vet heal his tortured soul by killing again?"

His feature length documentary, "Reverse Aging Now," television’s most comprehensive look at anti-aging medicine (now on DVD) won a 2007

photo by Carolisa Pomerantz

Telly Award for "outstanding achievement in a health and fitness feature length television documentary."

He is the On the Water columnist for the Argonaut and the webmaster of Single Mariners

He is the editor / webmaster of Reverse Aging News, was a senior staff writer for Inside Philanthropy and was the founding editor of, He wrote, produced, shot, hosted and edited for LA CityView Channel 35 and wrote and produced for L.A.'s Fox 11 News, For AOL's Marina del Rey, Venice, Santa Monica and Culver City Patches he wrote 545 articles. His hundreds of articles on have attracted millions of readers. He's also written for the websites of the Houston Chronicle and the San Francisco Chronicle.

He wrote and shot for the speed boat television series, "Liquid Extremes," and has written and produced for and for the nationally syndicated series, “House Smarts TV. In addition to field producing for “Cops” he has written and produced for Fox TV’s emergency shows "Trauma Center" and "Code 3" as well as E! Entertainment Television. He has also produced and directed streaming videos for You Magazine and Current.TV, as well as dramas, promotional tape, music videos and commercials. He has written, edited and shot thousands of stories for newspapers, magazines, newsletters, television, and web sites.

A graduate of Boston Latin School and Harvard University, Mr. Suchecki earned a Master of Professional Writing at the University of Southern California. He also studied at Charles University’s Prague Summer Writing Program, the University of California Santa Barbara Summer Drama Workshop, Harvard's Loeb Drama Center and Carpenter Center of the Visual Arts as well as UCLA Extension in Film and TV Production.

He teaches television production at the Associated Press Television and Radio Association Academy and has also taught courses and seminars at Pasadena City College, Columbia College Hollywood, the Independent Feature Project West, Lightning Media, Digital Broadcast, the Broadcast Store, Golden State Schools, Film Group Studios, the Video Technical Institute and for the US Navy.

An avid outdoorsman he’s an Eagle Scout and former Commodore of the Marina Single Sailing Club. A tennis player, sailor and triathlete, when he can escape to the mountains he backpacks and skis.

Our Associate Producer, Carolisa Pomerantz, does more than embody the spirit of age reversal in the Telly Award winning doc "Reverse Aging Now." She combines life as an active outdoorswoman with a successful business career. Ms. Pomerantz comes to us from Lonely Planet's "Treks in A Wild World" on the Discovery Channel.  

She has worked in post-production at Sony Pictures, helped coordinate productions at New World Television, worked in publicity at Columbia Pictures, worked in music publishing at Film Trax, assisted the hosts at "Travel Daily" for the Travel Channel and the supervising producers of "Designing Women" at Columbia Pictures Television. She applied her production coordinating skills to the health care field, working for the Senior Manager R.N. handling appeals for the Medical Claims Department of the Motion Picture Industry Pension and Health Plans. Additionally, she is an accomplished portrait photographer specializing in performers' head shots and sensitive depictions of parents with newborns.

Ms. Pomerantz volunteers with the Motion Picture Television Fund's "Elder Connection" program and is a caretaker of her 101 year old mother who is “quite the handful.”

She spends much of her spare time, “rattling those pots and pans in the kitchen drumming up new, healthy and yummy recipes. Some people eat to live, I live to eat.” Carolisa stays healthy by eating right and keeping her life in balance..