Director/Producer Ryan Moore
Ryan Moore is known for directing and producing the feature film documentary "MANNY" narrated by Academy Award nominee Liam Neeson. The film chronicles the boxer Manny Pacquiao's meteoric rise from abject poverty to 11-time world champion. "Manny" was directed and produced by Ryan and had its world premiere at the SXSW film festival. The film premiered at the TCL (Grauman's) Chinese Theater in Hollywood, was nominated for MovieGuide's Most Inspiring Movie of 2015, went on to win the Audience Award at Toronto Reel Asian Film Film Festival, and was acquired by Universal Pictures International which has released the film in over 75 countries.
Ryan has been a long-time attendee of Burning Man since 2007.
MUSIC/SCORE PRODUCER LORNE BALFE
COMPOSER Lorne Balfe is a Grammy Award-winning, EMMY and BAFTA nominated film composer. His filmography boasts an incredible breadth and depth of titles, ranging from major studio (MISSION IMPOSSIBLE: FALLOUT, THE DARK KNIGHT, INCEPTION, IRON MAN, GHOST IN THE SHELL,) to independent films, tentpole video game franchises (ASSASSIN’S CREED III, CALL OF DUTY: MODERN WARFARE 2, BEYOND: TWO SOULS), beloved animated feature films (LEGO BATMAN MOVIE, HOME, MEGAMIND, PENGUINS OF MADAGASCAR), critically acclaimed television series (A.D. THE BIBLE CONTINUES, GENIUS about Albert Einstein), and documentary features.
COMPOSERS: MAX ARUJ & STEFFEN THUM
Max Aruj recently composed the score for N'cee Van Heerden's O.I., and Michael Reilly's HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO ME, starring Whoopi Goldberg. He also served as score producer for Lorne Balfe's THE LEGO BATMAN MOVIE and PACIFIC RIM: UPRISING. Currently, he is the composer for Well Played Studios' Virtual Reality gaming platform RIPPLE EFFECT, which is now available on Steam.
Steffen Thum is a German born film composer. Most recently, he wrote the music for Matt Routledge's MANIPULATION and upcoming TV show MACHIAVELLI. Thum served as score producer for Lorne Balfe’s MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE - FALLOUT and GEOSTORM, and contributed additional music to TV shows like NatGeo's GENIUS: PICASSO and iTV's MARCELLA.
As frequent collaborators, Aruj and Thum also scored Netflix’s IBOY (starring Maisie Williams) and the upcoming thriller WARNING SHOT (with David Spade, Bruce Dern), as well as TAKE THE SHOT and Warner Bros. short RESURRECT.
DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY JEREMY "JEZ" THIERRY
CINEMATOGRAPHER Jeremy Thierry has over 20 years experience working throughout the world in almost every genre of film and television. Originally from the UK now living in Los Angeles, he started out as a TV Cameraman and Director/Cameraman creating hundreds of hours of programming for all the major UK networks and production companies including; BBC, ITV, CNN, MTV, VH-1, Discovery, National Geographic and Channel 4. Jeremy was nominated for a Silver D&AD Award, the most prestigious award in world advertising with his very first campaign. He went on to be nominated for major international awards in 6 out of the next 7 years including a further D&AD Annual Nomination and was a national entry into the Saatchi & Saatchi World’s Best New Directors Showcase in Cannes. Over his commercial career he has shot over 70 commercials either as a Director or DP.He now works as the Director Of Photography for Insomniac Events, the world’s leading dance music event production company.
DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY NEIL FERNANDEZ
CINEMATOGRAPHER Neil Fernandez is a filmmaker who first started editing tv shows such as Paranormal State (A&E) to Emmy nominated shows like Animal Planet and Whale Wars. As a cinematographer Neil has worked on films which have premiered at the LA Film Festival while others have been featured on Netflix. Neil also films music videos using his stylish techniques with artists as Chris Brown, Wiz Khalifa, and Busta Rhymes. He also enjoys traveling around the world filming beautiful models and pro-athetes such as Manny Pacquiao. Recently, he is most proud of an anti-bullying music video he directed/filmed in Chicago. He loved working with the kids but more importantly is proud of being able to reach people positively and emotionally through the art of filmmaking.
Editors: Christian May / Gretchen Shroeder / Ryan Moore
Assistant Editor: Daniel Freedman
ILLUSTRATOR ANTHONY FRANCISCO
Anthony Francisco is the Senior Visual Development Artist at Marvel Studios wherein he has been responsible for creating characters like the Dora Milaje (Black Panther), Baby Groot (Guardians of the Galaxy Volume 2), Loki and Hulk (Thor: Ragnarok), and other notable superheroes in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Anthony has been a Concept Artist/Art Director who has worked on many projects- for both the film and gaming industry. He has created concepts for numerous movies, such as: Men in Black 2, Alien Vs. Predator, Species3, Spiderman, and Chronicles of Riddick (just to name a few). He has also taught character design at Gnomon, Concept Design Academy and the Los Angeles Academy of Figurative Arts and has illustrated for Wizards of the Coast's Magic:the Gathering. In 2004 he started his first full time job at NCsoft working on Guild Wars and Tabula Rasa after which he joined Khang Le at Project Offset in 2006. The game got cancelled after 4 years and Anthony finds himself back in the film industry at Rhythm and Hues to work on Seventh Son where he helped visualize the dragons for the film. Other project were RIPD and Percy Jackson - Sea of Monsters
SOUND DESIGNER/MIXER EDDIE KIM
Eddie Kim is an EMMY award winning sound designer/mixer ("Sonic Highways" on HBO). He has designed sound for more than 30 feature films and hundreds of national television commercials. He studied film at The Academy of Art University of San Francisco and worked nights as a DJ in local clubs. Kim was the Supervising Sound Editor for Stacy Peralta's documentary Dogtown and Z Boys, and served in a similar capacity for the director's other films, Riding Giants and Lords of Dogtown. Kim's film credits also include Good Girl, Kiss Kiss Bang Bang, 8 Mile, The Animatrix, Treasure Planet, and House of Wax. His commercial credits include spots for Nike, Lexus, Ford, Honda, Pioneer, and Travelers Insurance. He has won multiple awards including a 2006 Silver Clio for Adidas "Impossible Field" and a 2007 Silver Clio for his work on Toyota Yaris "Chase." Kim also a member of the band "Mangchi"