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Having practiced and taught the skills used in this documentary, Molly brings knowledgeable insight and direct understanding of how important this journey is and its life changing outcomes especially for young women.
A graduate of Mount Holyoke College, Molly brings her creative spirit, intelligence and drive to turn ideas into realities. From programming the musical stages at the Columbus Arts Festival, helping to re-open and program the historic Tower Theatre in Central Oregon, participating in the launch of BendFilm, to creating a public nature center in Southern Oregon, Molly gets results.
Molly is deeply invested in the future of young women which is evidenced by her volunteer work on the boards of the Oregon and Southwest Washington Girl Scouts, The Women’s Foundation of Oregon, and ZanaAfrica among others. Molly, being a first-time director, has surrounded herself with highly experienced professionals.
Mr. Lundgren works as a writer, director and editor. He wrote and directed the futuristic noir Black Road starring Sam Daly, and wrote, directed and edited the feature Redwood Highway starring Shirley Knight and Tom Skerritt. Mr. Lundgren’s directing debut was the 2010 award-winning baseball comedy Calvin Marshall, starring Alex Frost and Steve Zahn. An alum from Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, Mr. Lundgren has written, directed and edited many types of filmed entertainment, including music videos, short films, television and commercials. In 2011, Mr. Lundgren was the editor of the feature films Walk-In and Ben Shelton’s Waking which stars Skyler Caleb and Tim Daly. In 2013 he edited the international version of Susan Saladoff’s award winning documentary Hot Coffee for HBO. And most recently Mr. Lundgren edited the ivory trade documentary When Giants Fall for Director Leslie Griffith. Mr. Lundgren’s production company Joma Films is based in Ashland, Oregon where he works with his wife and producer, Anne Lundgren.
It’s rare that someone finds their passion at such a young age and follows it so resolutely, but just like her images, Michelle stayed focused. As a graduate of the USC Cinema School, the first job she landed was with National Geographic. Michelle followed up with work at the Monterey Bay Aquarium, BBC, and after moving to Bend, Oregon becoming the high school media teacher at Bend High School. With the advent of online video in 2005, she launched Wahoo Films. She and her stellar team have produced over 200 inspiring short documentary and marketing videos for the likes of Alaska Geographic, NBC, BBC America, and BendFilm. Michelle’s genuine passion for bringing the experiences and beauty of the natural world to people through film is evident in the videos she shoots and directs. For more on Michelle, please go to www.wahoofilms.com
John Morgan Askew
John Morgan Askew is a Portland, Oregon-based composer, musician and producer who has contributed to more than fifty albums and has scored the feature filmsCalvin Marshall, Redwood Highway, Black Road, How The Fire Fell, Nightscape, and Light of Mine, as well as the award winning-feature documentaries Terms and Conditions May Apply and When Giants Fall, and the animated television series for Disney Junior Jake and The Neverland Pirates and Lion’s Gate’s series The Ultimate Ride. Askew’s music has been featured in the HBO series Silicon Valley and the film August: Osage County, as well as in two groundbreaking commercials for Honey Graham’s national “This is Wholesome” campaign. Askew is currently working on the the feature documentary What Lies Upstream.
Patrick Neary is an established filmmaker with experience working in both live action and animation. His cinematography credits include the feature films Black Road, with Sam Daly and Simon Templeman, Redwood Highway, with Shirley Knight and Tom Skerritt and Calvin Marshall, with Steve Zahn and Diedrich Bader. As an animator, Patrick’s work includes stop motion as well as traditional, hand-drawn projects for clients such as Microsoft, Adobe, Amazon and Apple. www.madbirdesign.com
Ms. Lundgren is an independent film producer living in Ashland, Oregon. In addition to working on music videos and national commercials (including recent ones for Hewlett-Packard and Leica Geosystems), she produces narrative features and consults on film production, distribution and marketing. Ms. Lundgren started her career developing project management systems in the emerging telecommunications industry. Ms. Lundgren is currently on the Board of Southern Oregon Film and Media and has produced the features, Calvin Marshall (2010), Redwood Highway (2014), and Black Road (2016).
Sound Design & Editing
David Raines is a film Sound Designer and Re-recording Mixer based in Los Angles. Mr Raines has recently contributed to the sound of Patriots Day (Peter Berg), The November Man (Roger Donaldson), Stonehearst Asylum (Brad Anderson) as well as ByThe Sea and Unbroken (Angelina Jolie).
David has two Primetime Emmy Award Nominations for Burn Notice and a third for Fargo, in addition Mr Raines has been honored with CAS Sound Mixing Award nominations for Calvin Marshall and Fargo and two MPSE nominations for Stonehearst Asylum and Unbroken.
Transcription, Initial Editing & Video Support
Kelly is a senior at Southern Oregon University and will graduate with a degree in Emerging Media and Digital Arts, with an emphasis in Video Production. She is very interested in all the encompassing arts as well, including drawing, photography and even dance. Over the past few years, she has been writing, directing and producing her own short films for various classes and having a great fun focusing on satirical shorts. She is in charge of “transcribing” in which she gets to sort through all the important audio for the film. She will also help with initial editing as well as being a camera assistant to our two cinematographers. She’s ecstatic to be working with some amazingly talented people on the 5 Women: 4 Season’s crew.
Oneal Latimore has a passion for understanding and documenting complex and esoteric subject matter, to bring experiences to a wider audience. So naturally, when he heard about this project he had an immediate interest both academically and personally. This film allows him to utilize the diverse array of studies that have been a part of his academic journey; and also fulfills his need for wild environments for his ongoing spiritual journey. Oneal completed his undergraduate degrees from Southern Oregon University; graduating with Honors (cum laude,) in Anthropology and Emerging Media and Digital Arts, as well as a minor in Education. His academic background has provided him with a unique foundation and perspective that continually contributes to his growth as a visual anthropologist, cinematographer, and educator.
Emily comes to this project from Southern Oregon University where she is finishing her degree in Communications, with a minor in Emerging Media and Digital Arts, and a certificate in Conflict Resolution. She maintains the social media outreach for 5 Women: 4 Seasons and couldn’t be more excited to be a part of this amazing and inspiring documentary. Previously, she ran the social media for The Jeffersonian, a student created television segment that airs through Southern Oregon Public Television and Rogue Valley Television. She finds the themes and work within this project to be a helpful experience in learning about the influence and reach of social media, and hopes to have a career in a related field.
Originally a studio artist from Redding, California, Audrey completed her Bachelor’s at Southern Oregon University studying Emerging Media and Digital Arts in 2015. Audrey’s concentration focuses on print media and art direction. Her recent media works are based on inspiring situations: visions that reflect a sensation of life and serene contemplation, combined with subtle details of odd or eccentric, humoristic elements of herself or an environment around her. She strives to collaborate with other artists, creating teams by using her passion in design and typography, along with communication and leadership skills. As a goal-oriented individual, Audrey has a relentless spark prompting her to continue forward, to excel as an artist, and explore higher levels of her incandescent creativity.
Since 2011, Hayden has been actively pursuing a career in the visual arts. Creating timeless photographs is his passion and where he merges his love for the outdoors, human interaction, and documentation of life. An avid runner and outdoorsman, he uses his endurance to reach places others can’t. His work showcases organic and authentic experiences, incorporating a unique personal touch that was homegrown in Duvall, Washington and cultivated in Ashland, Oregon. He has worked alongside numerous photographers on marketing campaigns for companies including REI, Yala, and Sunday Afternoons. His portfolio also includes volunteer work for the nonprofit Hope in Haiti. His perceptive nature and attention to fine detail creates a unique style that is clearly represented in his images.
Natalie creates dynamic lifestyle and portrait imagery that is intimate, authentic, and emotive — an immersive moment that a viewer wants to be a part of. Based in Los Angeles, Natalie’s team specializes in both still & motion projects for clients in advertising, fashion, editorial and corporate. Her commercial roster includes clients such as Disney, Johnson & Johnson, Lexus, Zales Jewelers, Auto Trader, ADP, Corsair Gaming, and Saatchi & Saatchi. She has collaborated with fashion lines such as Betsey Johnson, Rising Sun Jeans, Bread & Boxers, and industry-voice Women’s Wear Daily (WWD). See her work at www.nataliefaye.net.