DIRECTOR | PRODUCER | FOUNDER and CEO of D.V.A. PRODUCTIONS
Windy Borman is a multi-award-winning Director and Producer, and the Founder and CEO of D.V.A. Productions and Chief Manager of Eyes of Thailand, LLC. She is also an experienced Screenwriter, and Social Media Marketing Strategist with field and studio experience on large- and small-scale productions in the United States, England, Ghana, Laos and Thailand.
As an independent filmmaker, Windy has directed and produced promotional videos, films, and documentaries. Most recently she produced The Big Picture: Rethinking Dyslexia, which premiered at Sundance 2012 and appeared on HBO in October 2012.
Ms. Borman brings over a decade of professional experience in film, video, event planning, theatre to The Eyes of Thailand. Since founding D.V.A. Productions in 2006, Windy has produced and directed short films, videos and PSAs, and began production on The Eyes of Thailand documentary. Concurrently, she has fulfilled contracts with Lieberman Productions, Schulberg Media Works, Artemis Films, The Kenwood Group, Spark, Oakland Children’s Hospital, Venture Media, EGM Films, Shadow Creek Films, Yale University and Inside Edition.
Windy first met Soraida in 2007 and has dedicated the past six years of her life to The Eyes of Thailand, filming poignant moments at Soraida’s Elephant Hospital in Thailand—including when Mosha and Motala each received their prostheses in August 2009.
PRODUCER | FOUNDER AND CEO OF INDIEWOOD PICTURES
Tim VandeSteeg is a multi-award-winning Director, Producer and Filmmaker. He is also the founder and CEO of Indiewood Pictures, an independent film and documentary development and production company. Over the past decade and a half, Tim’s development, production and business experiences have included: narrative and documentary films, promotional television shows, interstitials, promos, commercials and behind-the-scenes. Tim has been featured in national newspapers, magazines and books, such as; The New York Times, Moviemaker Magazine, Daily Variety, Hollywood Reporter and the book The Writer‘s Guide to Hollywood.
Tim directed and produced projects for ABC including Capital City (starring Peter Fonda and Tom Berrenger), Diversity and Less Than Perfect (starring Andy Dick), as well as ABC’s $80 million dollar mini-series Dinotopia (staring Wentworth Miller) and field produced the behind-the-scenes of the Music Man (starring Matthew Broderick, Kristin Chenowith, Molly Shannon).
Most recently, Tim directed and produced the 10-time award-winning and critically acclaimed documentary MY RUN, narrated by Academy Award winner Billy Bob Thornton. On March 31, 2011 MY RUN screened in 535 movie theaters nationwide as a one night only Fathom Event in 140 of the top U.S. markets and received over 200 million impressions.
In June of 2011, Tim’s company Indiewood Pictures secured a partnership with Virgil Films to be the North American distributor for MY RUN. Virgil Films distributed such acclaimed and successful films as Super Size Me and the Academy Award Nominated Restrepo. As part of the publicity campaign, Tim also secured Lance Armstrong’s Cancer Foundation LIVESTRONG, Active.com, LifeTime Fitness, Minnesota Twins and LegacyTV as some of the national promotional and marketing partners for its 2011 release. The ―MY RUN DVD will be available on September 20, 2011 nationwide.
Other feature films Tim directed/produced are the indie love story Fall Into Me and the indie golf comedy Mulligan, which was the first film backed by Subway Restaurants and over 50 corporate sponsors.
Jessica DeLine is San Diego-based independent filmmaker and founder of Dirty Feet Productions. Her recent credits include producing a running documentary on The Leona Divide Trail Race and PR/Marketing Consultant for “My Run”. Jessica is also the Producer/Director of the independent film “Staring at Headlights” and has Co-produced, Directed and Co-written over a dozen comedy shorts as part of the “RockTV” series. Jessica went to school for broadcasting and film in Minnesota, but relocated to California for better access to resources (and warmer weather!).
Liam is a Canadian cinematographer who has been based in Southeast Asia since 2002. He works throughout the region on everything from reality TV shows (such as “The Amazing Race”) and independent documentary films (such as “Burma VJ”), to shooting stills for “Asian Geographic” magazine. He holds a diploma in Digital Film Production and everything else he learned along the way. http://www.idyllpictures.com
Tim O’Brien has written numerous published and produced works in film, video and print, including co-writing Indiewood Pictures’ internationally released romantic comedy “Fall Into Me”. Tim’s script for his serial comedy “Off Madison” recently won “Best Sitcom Pilot” at the New York City TVAccess Festival and has been a finalist in a number of other contests. “Off Madison” is currently being shopped by a renowned Hollywood television producer. His feature screenplay, “St. Amber of Orange County”, a finalist in numerous screenwriting competitions, has been optioned and is currently being positioned to be produced in the coming year. Tim is also a five-time published author, having written four children’s books for Golden Books and a nationally touted novelty humor book for CCC publications in California. A 20-year advertising veteran, who has created national and international commercials for the likes of Corona Beer, Ace Hardware, and Cadillac, Tim has also written for a multitude of media, including long-format video and educational and humor “webisodes”.
Gary is an accomplished Editor and DP. His current interests are long walks on the beach and online video. He has shot and edited short films, sports, news, corporate video, live concerts and events, hip hop dance, and a lot of funny cat stuff. He is an accomplished musician and composer, writing for national commercials and online campaigns.
E. LARRY OATFIELD
Sound Editor and Re-recording Mixer for Skywalker Sound for over 20 years, Larry was nominated for a Golden Reel Award for Motion Picture Sound Editing, USA for “Despicable Me”, “The Polar Express”, “Shrek 2”, and “Fight Club”. In 1999 he won a MPSE for “Saving Private Ryan”. Larry also received a PrimeTime Emmy for “The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles” (1991-1996). Numerous other commercial films include Sound Effects Editor for “The Social Network”, “The Sixth Sense” and “Forrest Gump”. Documentaries & Television productions include: “Beautiful Son”, “Hard Problems”, PBS four-part Series “California & the American Dream”, and “Super Chief: the Life and Legacy of Earl Warren”. Larry is married to Supervising Sound Editor Ewa Sztompke.
Steve Horner is a multi-award-winning Composer. Most recently, he composed the original musical score for the 10-time award-winning and critically acclaimed documentary “MY RUN”, narrated by Academy Award Winner Billy Bob Thornton. His other recent work includes an original score for the feature film “The Scientist” as well the opening segment for the 2011 Palm Springs International Film Festival. Steve’s 20 plus years working with clients in the Film, Television, Advertising and New Media industries including, Target, Intel, Activision, FX Network and many others, provides him with a deep well of experience to draw from when taking on any new project.
Tahnee is currently a student at the California Institute of the Arts, studying Character Animation. Creating a handful of internationally-screened animated short films in as many diverse styles as possible, she hopes to one day start her own animation studio. While art and animation have been life-long passions, she also enjoys playing violin and piano, along with tinkering with technology.
MOTION & TITLE GRAPHICS
Tony Hudson is a veteran filmmaker and entertainer with more than two decades of experience in film visual effects and animation. Having spent most of his career working at such companies as Industrial Light and Magic, Walt Disney Feature Animation and Lucasfilm Animation, Tony now finds satisfaction with his home-based visual effects studio, Fxvet Studio, which specializes in production design and providing visual effects and title services for independent film producers looking for collaborative services at a reasonable price. Recent projects include the motion graphics for Jayebird Films’ “The Right to Love”, and title and effects work for Wandering/Cut Films’ “Things I Don’t Understand” and San Simeon Films’ “Into the Wild”.
RICHARD J. LEE
Richard brings over 30 years of experience providing legal services to independent filmmakers. He helped establish the Film Arts Foundation in 1976 and welcomed the transition of its services to the San Francisco Film Society. Richard has been counsel for both FAF and SFFS. As one of the first panel members of Bay Area Lawyers for the Arts (now California Lawyers for the Arts), he represents many nonprofit corporations, including numerous filmmakers and videographers. He is affiliated with the State Bar of California, Film Arts Foundation, National Alliance for Media Arts and Culture, California Lawyers for the Arts, Mira Vista Golf and Country Club and Northern California Golf Association. He graduated from Stanford University in 1969 with a B.A. in Sociology with honors and with distinction. He received his Juris Doctor from UC Berkeley Boalt Hall School of Law in 1974.http://www.leelawless.com
Amy’s seven years of video editing experience constantly inform her producing, writing and directing decisions. In 2003, she opened Purple Macaroni Productions where she produced How To Chill (2004) and Four (2008), which premiered in online festivals prior to screening at the 35th Northwest Film and Video Festival in Portland, OR. Amy is currently a Filmmaker in Residence at the Northwest Film Center, where she teaches the Young Filmmaker program. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Theatre, with an emphasis in Business, from the University of Oregon and is an active member of Portland’s Sisters in Cinema. http://purplemacaroni.com
ARTHUR M. JOLLY
Arthur was recognized by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences with a Nicholl Fellowship in Screenwriting in 2006. Screenplays include Under the Same Sky (Raz Entertainment) and Eight Ball (Pavaline Short Screenplay Competition finalist). He is also the playwright of Past Curfew (2008 AOPW fellowship winner, published by Next Stage Press) and A Gulag Mouse (2009 Joining Sword with Pen winner, premiere Chicago 2010). His collection of short plays Guilty Moments is available from Original Works Publishing. Other produced plays include: How Blue is My Crocodile, The Four Senses of Love, The Fine Print, Tiger in a Cage, Better by Candlelight, The Bricklayer, Howie’s Last Words, and The Christmas Princess. http://www.arthurjolly.com