David Scott - DIRECTOR
David Scott has travelled the world to capture authentic and unique stories, always with the belief that in order to tell a story truthfully in front of the camera, one must draw from a wellspring of experience while standing behind it. Whether producing a documentary about a farmer in rural Peru or about a murderer in maximum-security prison in Texas, he has an expertise to see not only the personal stories, but also the political and social landscapes from which they arise. Currently he freelances as a writer / producer for television and has helped to create content for top non-fiction brands: National Geographic, Discovery, Smithsonian, Travel Channel, A&E, PBS, and more. David Scott is a Returned Peace Corps Volunteer. He holds an Honors B.A in Political & Social Thought from the University of Virginia and a professional certificate in filmmaking from Maine Media College. Into the Forest is his fifth narrative short.
Bobby Johnsen - PRODUCER
Bobby has been making movies since 2008. He holds a BA in Film Studies and Hispanic Studies from Boston College. Following a year of volunteer service with the Jesuit Volunteer Corps in San Francisco, Bobby directed immersion trips for undergraduate students at the University of San Francisco and has gained extensive experience as a bilingual paralegal in the field of immigration law. Bobby's filmcredits include various shorts with the Scary Cow Independent Film Co-op in San Francisco. He has served as co-producer, 1st/2nd assistant director and unit production manager on several festival-winning films. B+ is his motto and his blood type.
Jayson Johnson - PRODUCER
Jayson earned a MA in film production from Eastern Illinois and then took a marketing position working for legendary film director, Francis Ford Coppola. Soon after accepting the job Jayson began working with Mr. Coppola's 'Crazy ideas' brain trust which took him on a cinema journey working on films: Marie Antoinette, Youth without Youth and Tetro. After four intense years, Jayson took Mr. Coppola’s advice to ‘go out and become famous’ by branching out and working as a producer. Jayson has helped organized and launch two film festivals, produced two feature length films and twelve award winning shorts. He currently is the production coordinator for Indigo Films and a freelance producer for Strike Five Films.
Chris Herbert - DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY
Chris has worked as a director of photography on 18 short films while crewing as a camera assistant or lighting technician on 10 feature length films since 2003 based out of San Francisco and Boston. Freelancing for a variety of Director of Photographers has allowed him to observe how light is used and shaped by different people and stories. He respects the past generations of cinematographers and technicians and attempts to put into practice what he has acquired from them, remembering how films were shot before 4k/HD, video villages, and playback. Most importantly he thoroughly enjoys the people he works with and admires their specific crafts. He has no desire to work as a one-man-band shooter as he prefers larger collaborations and production support. Chris hopes to have a future shooting period pieces and practical effects for the motion pictures.
Katy Tiemann - PRODUCTION DESIGNER
Katy is an Actress/Writer/Filmmaker and Production Designer. She began acting at the age of ten and by age 14 was performing in leading roles in a professional theatre company. Ms. Tiemann attended the Neighborhood Playhouse School of the Theatre and New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts. In addition, she has a background in television news production having worked as a producer with CNN/Newslink. Katy’s film production experience includes works as a Producer, Director, 1 st and 2nd Assistant Director, Production Designer, Art Director, and Casting Director on numerous independent features, short films, commercials, corporate videos, and television shows. Her company “Big Red Chair Productions” specialized in Production Design, Art Direction and Set Direction for Film and Television. Ms. Tiemann is in post production on her own film “Johnny on the Spot” which she wrote, produced, directed and played the lead role. You can also see her in the final scene of Woody Allen’s film “Blue Jasmine”.
The short film Evergreen spans themes of memory, regret, belief, family, trust, and most importantly, the need to understand ourselves by revisiting the past. The story came to me as I was driving across country from my hometown on the East Coast to San Francisco for the first time. Every day as I drove, the film was forming in my head. Like the character, Beau, in the story, I had too much time to think and try to figure out how my past added up to one long lonely road in Wyoming. By the time I got to SF, all I had to do was open a computer; the screenplay mostly wrote itself.