Our Mission

Our Mission

We are on a mission.  To make film production more positively powerful, effective and meaningful.  To provide other filmmakers with affordable resources so they can change the world through film production and better serving their clients.

Our Mission

The Team

Stephen Wollwerth
Stephen Wollwerth
Founder & Cinematographer

Stephen started the business in 2010 with the development of aerial platforms before anybody knew what drones were.  His innovations were featured in Scientific American magazine and many other publications for being the first person to ever fly a cinema camera from Blackmagic Design on a RC platform for a high profile multi-million dollar Fox Sports Ad.  Stephen is a director of photography and editor, and is supremely passionate about making quality productions that grip the viewer and call to action. The documentary he produced on the flood in Iligan Philippines helped build homes for 50 families. He was also a DP and editor for a national PBS telvision series seen by millions of viewers.

Ryan Black
Ryan Black
Director of Photography

Ryan Black  is a Director of Photography who’s work has been seen in hundreds of film festivals and the film he directed “Birthday“ has won more than 75 awards at film festivals such as Tribeca Film Festival and etc.  He has a passion for film and music videos and his style and expertise is absolutely at the top of the industry.

Ricky Borba
Ricky Borba
Director

Born and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area, Ricky Borba has been involved with film and television in one way or another, for the last 30 years. Having acted in numerous independent films, as well as hosting a nationally syndicated television show on the WB Network, Ricky’s talents don’t just lie in front of the camera. His writing, directing, producing and editing credits include commercials and media for major companies such as Disney, The Game Show Network, Comcast, SMOSH, the city of Sacramento and IGN, just to name a few. Ricky now resides in Roseville, California with his wife and 3 daughters. He has a double major in Pastoral Ministries and Theology, and all of his animals are named after Star Wars characters.

Scott Johnson
Scott Johnson
Cinematographer

25 years experience directing documentary films, corporate videos and interactive media.  Specialties: Directing, cinematography, photography, graphics and sound design.  I am an optimistic entrepreneur. I want to be a dad that my son can look up to and be proud of. I want to honor God with my work and hope that my projects inspire and motivate others in positive ways. Telling stories through music and film is my passion. My daily goal is to create something better than what I did yesterday.

Chris Hamilton

Chris Hamilton

Lead Set Designer

Chris is a passionate musician and a skilled builder. Years in the construction industry prepared Chris to have the skills for building, crafting and creating.  Based in South Carolina, Chris takes our film productions and videos to the next level with realistic sets.

Marie Hamilton

Marie Hamilton

CRAZY IDEA LADY 

When we need to take things outside the proverbial box.  We turn to Marie’s awesome crazy mind.  Her ideas make us say:  Is that even possible? Then we figure out how to make it happen.  Marie makes film production more fun than a pile of baby chipmunks.

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