Daniel DeLoach (Director/Producer) has spent his life dedicated to the moving image and has been awarded four national awards for his unique vision. Daniel’s directorial debut “TRYPTYCH” earned a Student Academy Award nomination, took home two film festival Grand Prizes and aired on PBS. It was that rare animal: a profitable short film. Daniel also produced and directed the documentary “Tour Guide,” which screened at The Director’s Guild of America in Hollywood and aired on PBS. His follow-up, the comedy “New Clear Farm,” took the Grand Prize at the Fort Worth Film Festival and screened in festivals across the country. “Untimely,” a project he wrote, produced and directed, was chosen by The Independent Film Channel as the National Pure Film Grand Prize winner and premiered nation-wide on IFC. It also returned a profit.
On the commercial side of video production, Daniel garnered The National PBS Communication Award for an ad campaign he wrote, produced and edited. He has produced campaigns for such clients as AT&T/NBA, Arby’s, Pepsi and Hewlett-Packard. Due to his impressive body of work Daniel was included in the college textbook “The World Of Film And Video Production” (published by Harcourt Brace). He is currently producing his first feature-length documentary, “Wind of Change,” which tells the story of the unlikely rise of wind power in Texas, America’s oil and gas state. You can find out more about Daniel’s work at DeLoachfilms.
Axel Gerdau(Writer/Producer) has written extensively about Texas and energy matters since receiving a fellowship to study energy policy at the LBJ School Public Affairs in Austin. A journalist by trade, he began his career by covering politics and sustainability issues for daily newspapers in his native Germany. Recently, his articles have been featured in some of Europe’s most widely circulated publications including the Frankfurter Allgemeine Sonntagszeitung, the Süddeutsche Zeitung and Stern.de. Axel’s interest in energy related issues stems from his time in Beijing, China, where he taught at two universities and experienced the developing world’s insatiable appetite for natural resources first hand.
Raina James (Editor) began her career in broadcast journalism at CBS and FOX affiliates. There she edited news stories and produced corporate videos and ad campaigns that earned as much as $1 million in new business revenue. Following her experience as an editor on the PBS documentary “Hansel Meith: Vagabond Photographer,” she discovered a true passion for educational media. Raina went on to produce the award-winning “American Trustees” documentary series, which was syndicated to high schools across the nation and aired on PBS. Since then she has created documentary series on a variety of subjects including civil servants, farm-to-table marketing and culinary arts.
Toby Schwartz (Associate Producer) is an experienced producer of film, video and interactive media. He is the founder and owner of Real Normal Productions Inc., a successful Austin production studio, and Brainseed Interactive Inc., a company with a focus on web-based interactive learning. Over the last 10 years, Toby has produced over 100 documentary projects for an array of clients including the US Air Force, the NBA, MTV, Ernst & Young, Caring Family Network, The Reggie Bush Project (Restoring New Orleans) and many more.