Sylvia Binsfeld: Writer, Producer, Director
Sylvia Binsfeld started her career as an actress, but frustrated with the scripts she was reading, quickly moved to the other side of the camera. She is the owner of the indie production company, DreamWeaver Films, where she has produced award-winning films and music videos. Her credits include the Telly Award-winning comedic spoof, Fall’n Angels, and the multiple award-winning Dorme, which premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival, and screened in over 36 film festivals around the world. Sylvia also wrote and illustrated the picture book Dorme: A Magical Dreamland Visit, which comes with the Dorme film DVD, and is the filmmaker behind the mixed-genre documentary, “Who Framed Mary Magdalene?”
Recently, Sylvia founded the Conscious Media Movement, encouraging filmmakers of all genres, to step up to the plate and produce films that elevate our consciousness and contribute to society.
Randall Love: Director of Photography
Randall Love has shot over 300 hours of prime time dramatic and documentary television for ABC, NBC, CBS, PBS, Discovery, BBC, Discovery ID, Biography, TLC, as well as for many European productions. His work has been honored with over 125 International Awards, and he has shot the highest rated shows for both National Geographic and Nova.
Randall’s first major documentary credit as D.P. was The Making of Return of the Jedi for Lucasfilm/NBC.
Feature films include: Little City (Miramax) starring Jon Bon Jovi, Annabella Sciorra and Penelope Anne Miller; and August Rush, 2nd unit (Warner Bros.), starring Robin Williams, Keri Russell and Jonathan Rhys Meyers.
He also was the director of photography on the Netflix pilot, Blackthorne.
He has also authored over half a dozen articles on current film and video techniques in the prestigious American Cinematographer and International Photographer magazines.
Steve Wright: Master Compositor & Digital Wizard
Steve Wright is a senior visual effects industry veteran with more than 20 years of production experience on over 70 feature films, including Traffic and Spy Kids 3 (IMDb). Awards Steve has received include the Dentsu Award and the Regional Emmy Award. Steve has authored two books on VFX compositing and regularly teaches Visual Effects at major VFX studios around the world such as Pixar, Disney Feature Animation, Prime Focus, and many more. www.swdfx.com
David High-Jones: 3-D Artist
David Hugh-Jones has worked for more than 25 years in various capcacities relating content creation. He started his career filming, editing, producing and directing music videos in London, England. He was famously the Head of Digital Effects at Elstree Film Studios for the controversial British sci-fi epic film Legionnaires. At AudioMotion Studios in Oxford he was head of 3D for many animated tv series production, series pilots and series promos, specializing in children’s TV shows such as Captain Scarlet, Manic Moonsters and Alpha Beez. In his executive capacity, David regularly negotiated and represented the sales of 3D TV series’ at MIPCOM and MIPTV festivals in Cannes, France. In 2001 David moved to the USA after acquiring a development deal with Calton International Media to develop and write the screenplay for a remake the cult British children’s 60’s TV series Stingray as a theatrical CGI movie distributed by Universal/Disney. David has worked on more than 50 tv/film productions wearing many hats in the last decade. He is the busiest uncredited person he knows in the realm of 3D.
Sharon Franklin: Editor
Sharon has been editing professionally since 1996. She has enjoyed an eclectic career as an editor, with credits ranging from television specials to feature films to documentaries. The films she has edited have done well in festivals internationally, garnering festival awards and complimentary reviews in the New York Times and Daily Variety.
Sharon was also the editor on our award-winning short, Dorme
Kathy Murphy: Editor Consultant
Kathy Murphy worked for a top production house in Zimbabwe for 25 years, editing many award-winning commercials before moving to the States. She’s now a freelance editor, videographer and director in the North Bay, working with clients such as GB Films, Permit Sonoma and Blue Mountain. Kathy indulges her dramatic side by acting with the Petaluma Radio Players.
Mark Adler: Composer
Mark Adler (Music) is an Emmy-winning composer. He has scored numerous feature films, TV movies and Oscar-nominated feature documentaries, among them Food, Inc. A regular at the Sundance Film Festival, he scored the Audience Award-winning Miramax film Picture Bride. Other feature credits include Paramount Classics’ Focus, starring William H. Macy and Laura Dern; Wayne Wang’s Eat a Bowl of Tea; Marilyn Hotchkiss’ Ballroom Dancing and Charm School, with Robert Carlyle and Marisa Tomei; Bottle Shock, featuring Alan Rickman, and Looking Glass, starring Nicolas Cage. Adler won an Emmy for HBO’s The Rat Pack and received a nomination for Hallmark Entertainment’s Forbidden Territory: Stanley’s Search for Livingston.