Alex Jablonski (Co-director/Co-Producer)
produced and edited Low & Clear, which premiered at SXSW where it won the Audience Award. Previously, he created the documentary project Sparrow Songs, in which he made one short documentary every month for one year. The project developed a worldwide following, and he was named to Filmmaker Magazine’s list of 25 New Faces of Independent Film. The series was spotlighted at Sundance and screened at SXSW and IDFA. In 2018, Jablonski was named a Sundance Institute/Discovery Impact Fellow.
Kahlil Hudson (Co-director/Co-Producer)
is a Native Tlingit Alaskan and currently a professor of film at Santa Fe’s Institute of American Indian Arts. His first feature documentary, Low & Clear, premiered at SXSW and went on to screen at numerous festivals including True/False, HotDocs, and IDFA. Together, Jablonski and Hudson run Finback, a branded content company with a client list that includes Patagonia, Filson, RAM Trucks, Chevy, Trucks, Yeti Coolers, and the US Army.
Ryan Heffernan (Associate Producer / Cinematographer)
Ryan has spent a decade in the commercial and editorial worlds as both a photographer and director. He founded the production company Talweg Creative and has worked with clients ranging from YETI, RAM, New Mexico Tourism, UBS, GQ, and Outside Magazine amongst others. Ryan is based in Santa Fe, NM.
David Nordstrom (Editor)
David Nordstrom's editing credits include Littlerock (2010), Sawdust City (2011), Bad Milo (2013), and Giuseppe Makes a Movie (2014). For the past three years he has been a supervising editor on the Peabody-nominated Netflix series Last Chance U (2016-).
Katrina Taylor (Editor)
Katrina Taylor is a Los Angeles based film editor who is drawn to cinematic storytelling and the exploration of sonic landscapes within the documentary genre. Previous editorial work includes Awavena, (2018 Sundance Film Festival, Venice Biennale) and Boone (2016 SXSW, Berlinale) which was awarded several jury prizes for creative vision. She was a contributing editor at the 2016 Sundance Institute Edit and Story Labs and her work has been supported by Impact Partners, The Sundance Institute, Catapult Film Fund, IFP, Film Independent and The Ford Foundation.
Grayson Schaffer (Associate Producer / Cinematographer)
Grayson is an award-winning writer and multi-media broadcast journalist who's spent the last decade at Santa Fe–based Outside magazine. As a staff writer at Outside, Schaffer has traveled to six continents, reporting on subjects ranging from deadly tornado outbreaks on the Great Plains to an avalanche on Mount Everest. Schaffer's videography and photography have appeared on Dateline NBC, the Discovery Channel, and CBS Evening News. As a personality and expert in the world of adventure, Schaffer has appeared on CNN, CBS, ABC, Fox News, MSNBC, the BBC, and NPR. The Dateline NBC documentary to which Schaffer contributed footage, "Everest Into the Death Zone," won a 2014 Edward R. Murrow Award for Use of Sound/Video. Schaffer lives in Santa Fe, where he skis, bikes, hunts, and fishes when he's not working.
Tyler Strickland (Original Score)
Tyler is a film composer based in Los Angeles. Since his departure from life as a touring musician in 2013, his compositions for film have accompanied over twenty acclaimed documentaries such as the Emmy-nominated Netflix Original Documentaries; Hot Girls Wanted (Sundance) and The Mars Generation (Sundance), as well as Peabody-AwardWinning, Audrie & Daisy (Sundance), and Emmy-nominated, The Return (Tribeca). Tyler has scored half a dozen Netflix Original Documentaries, as well as films for HBO, Showtime and National Geographic.