About Into The Dark

Meet the people behind Into The Dark, the new Bay Area production company featuring the creative, twisted minds of Peaches Christ, David Flower Productions, and Non Plus Ultra.



Joshua Grannell

Joshua is an American filmmaker, playwright, event producer, and the internationally acclaimed drag performer "Peaches Christ". Joshua resides in San Francisco where his Peaches Christ Productions company is based. His theatrical productions are created in San Francisco and premiere at the historic Castro Theater before touring North America and the UK. He wrote and directed All About Evil, starring Natasha Lyonne, and is working on his second feature film to be released in 2019.


David Mazochi

Proprietor and creative director of David Flower Productions, David has been involved in theatrical productions and events for over 25 years. His work ranges from stage and production management to award-winning parade floats, theatrical set designs, specialty costume creations, and special-effects makeup. He brings his wide range of talents to site-specific, immersive, environmental theater in San Francisco, Boston, Provincetown, Los Angeles, and New York.


Ryan Melchiano

Ryan has a BFA from the California College of Arts and a minor in photography from Penn State University. He was a mentor with Silicon Valley Talent Partnership where he worked with immigrant minority small business owners to develop affordable marketing plans. He currently serves as a Partner and the Marketing Director of Non Plus Ultra.


Brent Smith

Program Manager for Non Plus Ultra, Brent has been providing project management expertise in San Francisco for nearly two decades. He also has extensive design and branding skills and works closely with Ryan Melchiano to execute Non Plus Ultra’s various design needs. In his spare time, Brent is a pro-am concert pianist and has been busy producing and performing in the 2018 Debussy Centennial Festival at Old First Concerts.



With almost a century of combined experience in the San Francisco Events Space, Non Plus Ultra enjoys a reputation as one of the Bay Area’s most celebrated venue management firms. Our portfolio features The San Francisco Mint as well as The Venue at the Palace of Fine Arts, The Midway, Jones, BIIG, and SVN West, our latest venue and former site of the legendary Fillmore West.