Colt Cannon – “The Boy”
George and Gaylene Hosier – “The Family”
Silas Firth – Writer, Director, Producer
Silas has been a fan of films for as long as he can remember and has been actively pursuing filmmaking for the past 6 years. In 2015, he launched his own video production company, Standing Tide Productions, and is now working towards full-scale film and video production full-time. Rubber Ducky has been a story several years in the making and he is excited to finally be bringing it to fruition. You can find out more about Silas at www.silasfirth.com.
Andrew Bartlett – Producer, Assistant Director
“Andrew Bartlett is one of the cofounders of Bartlett Productions, a small media company based out of northern North Dakota. He has a passion for serving Christ through the visual arts and has had the opportunity to work on a number of films as well as produce marketing materials for businesses and organizations. Andrew is also the Director for the Midwest Christian Filmmakers Academy, where aspiring filmmakers can learn the craft in a hands-on way.”
Alex & Amelia Lerma – Director of Photography/Camera Assistant
Alex and his wife Amelia own and operate a production company based in Austin, TX. Alex has freelanced on shoots for Dell, The Retro Report, Sony Tracks, The White House Blog, Huffington Post, U.S. Army Corp of Engineers, and many other clients. He has also served as a camera operator and Director of Photography on numerous narrative projects in film and Broadcast TV. Amelia specializes as a family and portrait photographer and camera assistant. Alex and Amelia work side by side as a camera team that endeavor to find beauty in every image they create.
Carol Green Kiemle – Art Director
Carol Green Kiemle has a BFA in Theater and a Minor in Dance from Eastern Mexico University. While she was in college, she worked in the tech theater department building and designing sets and costumes. She has experience on many productions doing stage managing, light design and sound, as well as make-up and props. After working in regional theater from 1983-1986, she graduated and went on to her greatest profession – being a wife, mother and educator. More recently she re-surfaced in Christian filmmaking because of her son who felt God’s calling to become a Christian filmmaker. She has since worked as the Art Director for the Midwest Christian Filmmakers Academy, as well as films such as Blessings Missed and In His Steps.
Hannah Kenney – 2nd AD/Behind The Scenes Director
Hannah Kenney is the Assistant Director of the Midwest Christian Filmmakers Academy, where she enjoys doing a variety of things on both the administrative and creative side. She also photographs live events and directs and creates behind-the-scenes films, shorts and promotionals. Hannah loves Jesus, people, traveling, music, capturing candid moments, and telling stories with eternal impact through photography and videography!
Scott Hansen – Composer
Scott Hansen is a Junior at the University of Alaska Fairbanks working on his BA in music composition and studying piano performance. He has been composing actively for the last six years and has collaborated with Silas Firth on previous productions as composer and is excited to continue to work together as collaborators.
Aaron Hedrick – Post Production Sound
My name is Aaron Hedrick, and I’m an Audio Engineer graduated from ‘The Conservatory of Recording Arts and Sciences’. I’ve been working in the audio Industry for the past 2 years now, and I had my first job working in live sound. I then moved to film and TV, and I’ve worked on many shows across the state of Alaska. I’m also the Lead Broadcast Audio Engineer for the ‘Alaska Aces’ hockey team in Alaska. The first film I worked on was ‘Dolphin Tale 2’ when I was an Intern at Paragon Studios in Nashville TN. The first film I personally did all the Post Audio work for was ‘The Rock’ directed by Silas Firth. I continue to do projects in film and TV, and audio is my passion.
Aurora Firth – Storyboard Artist
Aurora Firth is a Christian, artist, teacher, reader, writer and eldest sister from Anchor Point, Alaska, who finds her days full. Currently, her favorite mediums are pencil and watercolor. She is working on a new website and has art in her family’s gallery, Ben Firth Studio, as well as Indian Hill Gallery in Cincinnati, Ohio.
She and her siblings and students have placed well in the Federal Junior Duck Stamp competition, and she enjoys carving ice with her family, having competed alongside her dad, her brothers Barnabas and Silas, and her mom. She plays violin in her community volunteer orchestra and is currently working with two young private violin students.
She’s been waiting a long time to do storyboards for one of Silas’s movie projects, so she awaits Rubber Ducky with keen anticipation!
Courtney Gilbert – Art Department Assistant
Courtney Gilbert hails from central Kentucky, where she serves actively in her local church in music, missions, and media. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in communications and has spent much of her life involved in various forms of communication, including writing, music and the arts, teaching, working with clients, fundraising, and shooting photo or video most every place she goes. In her personal filmmaking, she focuses on missions. Courtney loves to assist others in their projects and ultimately desires to point others to Christ through everything she does.
Calder Tozier – Production Assistant
Calder Tozier is a 2016 homeschool graduate from North Pole, Alaska. He is pursuing his interests in film and visual media, drone piloting and he loves playing the Violin. He has served in the sound system and media ministry at his church for four years and was able to write and direct his Church’s 2015 Christmas program. He is working towards becoming a camera operator and eventual DP. However, Calder’s ultimate goal is to inspire people through telling great stories with a camera.
Nathan Paine – Production Assistant
Nathan has been working in the film industry for more than 5 years. He was introduced to the world of post-production by his local TV station where he volunteered. Having been bitten by the bug, filmmaking has been his passion, and his desire is to achieve technical excellence in Christian cinema. Currently Nathan splits his time between Lamar University where he is pursuing a degree in communication, and film sets where he is constantly working to better himself and the art of filmmaking.
Aaron Gordon – Production Assistant
Aaron Gordon is Alaskan-born and raised. He started an interest in filmmaking around age 10 and hasn’t stopped since. After graduating from University of Alaska Fairbanks with a degree in Film, he began working full-time with children in difficult circumstances, yet continuing to do film on the side. He is excited to work on Rubber Ducky and combine his two passions.