Tim Wade

Tim Wade, Director

What began as childhood fascination with animation and visual effects quickly evolved into a profession. Beginning with simple 3D programs, he soon mastered Blender and released a popular Jurassic Park model specially created for use with the software. After gaining experience through the creation of numerous short film dramas and becoming skilled in advanced 3D programs, Tim is co-directing his latest project Winter Village, scheduled for release in 2015.

Phillip Wade

Phillip Wade (O’Donnell), Producer/Co-Director

As long as he can remember, film-making has been apart of everyday life for Phillip, including creating a video which aired on Animal Planet in his pre-teen years. One of his early films with Tim Wade became a semi-finalist at a San Antonio film festival and he currently serves as the Production Manager for Channel K23. Phillip is also a published writer with a keen interest in the study of natural mysteries. Over the years he has gathered invaluable experience in many aspects of video production, which play an important role in this unique project.

Rick Lord

Rick M. Lord, Writer/Consultant

Los Angeles born and bred, Rick attended Chatsworth High School in the early 70′s and moved to the Pacific Northwest in 1977. With over a thousand TV commercials and numerous short and independent feature films under his belt, Rick has since authored two books that deal with both, “Motion Picture Lighting for Still Photography” and “Independent Filmmaking from a Gaffer’s Perspective.” As a Producer and Director of Photography, Rick now spends his time working on independent films for the ever demanding independent film market in Oregon. Rick M Lord IMDB


Daren Horley, Concept Artist

In 2000 Daren won a Primetime Emmy for his “Outstanding Special Visual Effects” in the hit TV series Walking with Dinosaurs. His work on other films include: Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, Iron Man 3, The Dark Knight, Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian, Clash of the Titans, Sherlock Holmes, Superman Returns, Underworld, and Primeval. He currently serves as head of texture painting at Framestore, located in London. Daren Horley IMDB

Stephanie Siebert - Winter Village

Stephanie Siebert (Animation Consultant)

After earning her master’s degree at New York University, Stephanie’s passion for digitally created natural phenomena & magical elements has come to life in feature films, shorts, television specials and commercials. Her outstanding credits include: How to Train Your Dragon, Puss in Boots, Megamind, Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa, Journey to the Center of the Earth and One Rat Short. Stephanie Siebert IMDB

Richenda Wheeler

Richenda Wheeler, Animation Supervisor

Richenda’s passion for animation began in the late eighties when she made her first short film on a 16ml bolex camera. Moving quickly into digital animation a few years later, Richenda animated numerous feature films including the Oscar winning ‘Happy Feet’ and nominated ‘I, Robot’. An eight year stint at The Jim Hensons Creature Shop refined her love of creature and character animation using pioneering techniques. Richenda continues to animate and supervise animation globally for film and TV. Richenda Wheeler IMDB

Pete von Sholly

Pete von Sholly, Concept Artist

Von Sholly has worked on over 100 feature films including: The Shawshank Redemption, Zookeeper, Garfield, Tim Burton’s Mars Attacks!, Disney’s James and the Giant Peach, Darkman, The Mask, The Blob, Nightmare on Elm Street III & IV, The Green Mile, Click, The Mist and more. Pete has written and illustrated three quasi-fumetti graphic novels: Morbid, Morbid Volume 2 and Extremely Weird Stories, (Dark Horse Comics) and three satiric magazines for TwoMorrows, Crazy Hip Groovy Go Go Way Out Monsters (2 issues) and Comic Book Nerd. Pete von Sholly IMDB

Cory Knowland

Cory Knowland, Composer

Cory is an independent music producer, engineer, composer and studio musician, having worked on over 400 albums world-wide, as well as composing locally for movies, TV and radio. He has toured and performed extensively internationally, having shared stages with various artists including Justo Almario, Caleb Quaye and Pedro Eustache. Cory is a multi-instrumentalist, but enjoys all aspects of the guitar best.
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Tracy Gaillard

Tracy Gaillard, Actor

Tracy is an accomplished actor with extensive commercial, television, film, industrial, voiceover and theatrical experience. Recent appearances include NBC’s Grimm, TNT’s Leverage, and commercials for Toyota, Honda, Ascend Learning, and Kindercare. Tracy Gaillard IMDB

Joe Aaron

Joe Aaron, Co-Writer

A graduate of the prestigious American Film Institute, Joe is an award winning writer currently serving as a adjunct university professor of writing/story. He is most known for being the co-creator of Disney & Nickelodeon’s Doug TV series character. His work has also been featured on HBO, Comedy Central, and Cinemax. Joe Aaron IMDB

Dan Schaefer

Dan Schaefer, Storyboard Artist

Dan Schaefer has contributed his skills as a storyboard/concept artist to film and television productions for more than 24 years. His list of projects vary from animation, advertising, and feature films including projects for NBC, MGM, TNT, Nike, Intel and Cadillac. Shows include Leverage(TNT), Grimm(NBC), the original Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles series and films like Paranoid Park, Gone, River Why and many more. Since 2007 his film company, Filmbyframe, has produced 4 documentary features including Kings of the Road, Mania, Figaro and House by the Side of the Road. Dan Schaefer IMDB