Ira Flowers, Producer/Director
Ira Flowers is an award winning filmmaker native to Oregon. His credits include: What is Funny? (Editor); Owe Aku (Producer, Director); Vanport - The Survivor's Tale (Producer, Director); and Addison's Wall (Producer).
Brian Fleskes, Producer
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Eric Chauvin, Digital Matte Artist
Eric Chauvin received his Masters degree in Drawing & Painting from California State University Fullerton in 1991. Immediately upon graduation, he began his career at Industrial Light & Magic (ILM) in Marin County, California as an assistant matte painter on Steven Spielberg's Hook. While there, he also did matte painting work on Memoir's of an Invisible Man and Star Trek VI. After that brief stint, he moved back to the Los Angeles area and worked as a freelance artist in the effects industry for the next year.
In October of 1992, he returned to ILM to be part of an innovative technology in special effects known as Digital Matte Painting. The show that launched this new technique was George Lucas' television series, The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles. In 1993, Chauvin earned an Emmy for his work on the show and was also nominated in 1995 and 1996 for his continued work on Young Indy. In November of 1995, Chauvin moved to Northern Washington State and started his own effects facility, BlackPool Studios. In 1998 and 1999 Chauvin received his forth and fifth Emmy nominations for episodes of STAR TREK: Voyager and in 2001 won his second Emmy for his work on Voyager. Since that time, Chauvin has continued to do digital matte paintings for commercials, features and television projects, such as Lost and Alias.
Jim Standridge, Director of Photography
As a seasoned pro with over 25 years experience in film and video production, and winner of several awards for Cinematography and Editing, Jim Standridge has an extensive range of skills to draw upon. His eye for nuance and creative flair make him an invaluable part of any team and he lends new visual perspectives to every project he works on.
Some of Jim's career highlights spans the globe, including corporate film/videos and commercials for: Sears, Pepsi, Intel, Weyerhaeuser, Consolidated Freightways, Warn Ind., Hollywood Entertainment, Nike, Dell Computers, Mentor Graphics, Fred Meyer, RITE AID, Yamasa of Japan, Ford, Pro-Form, Praegitzer Ind., FSI- Flir Systems, BOWFLEX, U.S.G.S., Multnomah Publishers, Microsoft, Pamplin Entertainment, Pacific Coast Feathers, O.E.A., Davol (BARD), and extensive work for Hewlett Packard. As a father of three, Jim also has a keen interest in interactive multi-media and educational programming. Through the years, some of Jim's critically acclaimed and award winning Children's Entertainment includes: The Dr. Wilderness Show (TV Pilot), Wee Sing (3 episodes), Rainbow and Kites (10 episodes), The Bibleman Adventures (9 episodes), Bibleman Live (5 episodes), Bibleman Jr. (4 episodes), Heaven Sake Kids (4 episodes), and The Missy Files (2 episodes).
His television experience also extends to segments for national shows such as: The CBS Evening News, CNN, A&E, Cops, Hard Copy, Unsolved Mysteries, The Montel Williams Show, Oprah, MTV, VH1, Geraldo "Now it Can Be Told," PBS NOVA, and Entertainment Tonight.
David Waingarten, Editor
David has been making films for ten years and editing film and television for eight. He was Assistant to the Producers on Ken Burns' "Not For Oursleves Alone: The Story of Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony." His own short films have played film festivals in the US and Canada, and his feature film debut "Addison's Wall," shot on black and white 35mm, is being distributed worldwide on DVD.
Dave Soderberg, Timelapse Cinematographer
David Soderberg is a native oregonian who has a life long passion for film, nature and people.
STUDENT FILM PRODUCERS
Elena Chiovaro is a 17 year old junoir at Yamhill-Carlton High School in Yamhill, Oregon. Currently she resides in Carlton with her parents and her younger sister Sarah (14). Elena is a member of YC Thespian Troup, National Honor Society, YC jazz band and orchestra, as well as a member of the track team. After high school Elena plans on attending Portland State University and possibly pursue a career in Clay Animation.
Kylee Wegner was born in Portland, Oregon on February 22, 1993 at Emanuel Hospital. At 3 years old he moved to Vancouver and lived there for 7 years. Kylee attended Ellsworth elementary where he made two best friends by the names of Corey and Tyler. After Elementary school Kylee attended Binnsmead Middle School. Then he moved to Milwaukee and that's where he resides today. Kylee loves to write poetry, sing, dance, play video games, run track, play football, acting, and working on films.
Tenacity, talent, and passion are redefined by one single outstanding community member; Ryan Mick leads by example. By the summer he assists in teaching the OMSI Animation class, and by the school year, he is all of a Boy Scout, a varsity soccer goalie, a youth group leader, a lacrosse player, a choir member, and a student. When not serving his community and country, Ryan enjoys relaxing, filming and living his life to the fullest. He has never been known to turn down opportunity and, amazingly, is still able to pursuit all of his ambitions.
Scott Christianson was born in Vancouver, Washington. He is 17 years old, and a senior at Vancouver Christian High School. After graduating, he plans to attend Northwest Nazarene University, where he will study mass communications. He would like to pursue a career in video production. His interests include music (bass guitar), soccer, and amateur filmmaking.
Josh Pitney is a sixteen year old junior at Sunset High School. He has lived in Portland, Oregon all of his life. He is an aspiring young filmmaker as well as a musician, good student, and co-founder and vice president of his school's Ultimate Frisbee Club. Josh wishes to go on to pursue a career as a Film Director and Screenwriter.
Michelle Jakobschy is a young freshman at Franklin High School. She is also a demanding and opinionated, but a friendly and independent person. She comes from European descent and finds that a good quality. She can also speak and understand English, Polish, Russian, Ukrainian, and a few other European languages. She is learning other languages, like Spanish to expand her language barrier. She loves to play piano, record and edit movies and write. Michelle's future goals are to move either to California or New York, produce and direct movies and write books.
Erika Schmidt was born on August 2, 1992 and currently lives in Portland, Oregon today. She is a freshman at Franklin High School. Her activities include being the president of the outdoor club, basketball, hiking, and living her life to the fullest, but are learning to play the guitar and lacrosse too. Most people would describe her as enthusiastic, creative, and a day dreamer. She is always trying to find a way out of the real world and thought filming was one way she could be down to Earth, but let imagination come to life at the same time. Erika wishes to pursue a career in directing and producing for film.