Geoffrey Orthwein | Writer, Director
As photographer, independent filmmaker and director Geoffrey’s work has been shown in film festivals across the US and Europe, museums, and broadcast television.
He got his start in post-production, working as editor and colorist on independent films and documentaries with renowned underwater cinematographer Feodor Pitcairn including Ocean Voyagers, narrated by Meryl Streep. This work culminated in the custom, multi-screen film Ocean Odyssey, a permanent installation wrapping 270º around the Smithsonian Institution’s Sant Ocean Hall, at the National Museum of Natural History in Washington DC.
From there he went on to live production, where he toured the world as technical director for live shows for companies including Google, Salesforce, The Walt Disney Company, T-Mobile and Virgin. He directed the web series Sword & Laser, hosted by Veronica Belmont and Tom Merritt, for the award winning Geek & Sundry network.
Geoffrey and Andrew have worked together for over twenty years, collaborating on scripts, short films and interactive projects. In the summer of 2013, over a three day weekend in a rented cottage in Los Feliz, California the idea for Bokeh was born. From there the pair took the concept to feature script, casting the following spring and completing principal photography in Iceland in the summer of 2014. While finishing the film they were invited to participate in the Independent Film Project’s Narrative feature Lab in 2015.
Bokeh is set to premiere in February 2017 and will be released theatrically March 2017.
Andrew Sullivan | Writer, Director
As an independent filmmaker and photographer, Andrew seeks to tell relevant and compelling stories.
Sullivan founded Refinery, an independent interactive agency focused on Fortune 500 brands. During the height of his 13 years as CEO, Refinery was comprised of 175 employees and earned $25 million in revenue. The company was one of the ten largest independent agencies in the country. During his tenure, Andrew oversaw the interactive marketing strategies for over 100 independent feature films. His accolades included INC. 500 Fastest Growing Companies (3 years in a row), CEO of the Year under 40, Young Entrepreneur of the Year, and Entrepreneur of the Year.
Sullivan’s first feature, Bokeh, an Iceland-set cerebral sci-fi film which he co-wrote and co- directed with his writing and directing partner, Geoffrey Orthwein was selected for IFP's 2015 Independent Filmmaker Labs. It premiered at the 2017 Santa Barbara International Film Festival. The film was acquired by Screen Media FIlms and will be released theatrically March 2017.
Sullivan and Orthwein are working on various film and television projects. Sullivan is currently developing his next feature film, WET CLAY.
Doug Daulton | Producer
Doug is a producer, writer and photographer based in Spokane with twenty years of experience working in a variety of multimedia formats, including live and scripted IPTV. His work includes projects for Procter & Gamble, MGM Mirage, Salesforce, Google, and Youtube. His work as a visual storyteller has taken him around the world and has covered subjects at the highest levels of industry, entertainment and government.
Ten years ago, Daulton left technical writing and design behind to learn the language and craft of filmmaking. Along the way, he has touched every almost every aspect of the process. With each stop, he better understood the contributions of every role on every project.
Bokeh, Daulton’s first feature film, was selected for IFP’s Independent Film Lab, acquired by Screen Media Films and will premiere in theaters in early 2017. Currently, Daulton is developing two projects; a transmedia documentary about fighter pilots and a narrative feature from his original script.
Kent Genzlinger | Producer
Kent is a Director, Producer and Unit Production Manager based in Los Angeles who has worked on feature films, TV series, documentaries and commercials for the past 22 years. He was a story editor and studio drone for a year before moving into production, and spent two years prior to that as a field camera operator in cable and video production. He has filmed in various countries including Cambodia, Mexico, Hong Kong, Belize, Canada and Vietnam. Another one of Kent’s passions is his involvement with the American Red Cross Blood Platelet Donation Program in LA that he has been a part of since 1999.
He is currently a Co-Producer/UPM on the TV series "Bones" at 20th Century Fox, and is a member of the Directors Guild of America in Los Angeles. Kent holds a degree in Film and TV Production from Temple University, and a Masters in Motion Picture Producing and Business from the Peter Stark Producers Program at The University of Southern California.
Briene Lermitte | Producer
Briene is a San Francisco based Producer working in both the independent film and commercial video industries. As an Owner and Producer at Maku, she brings creatives and clients together to create emotional and informative work. With a background in business and photography, her current aim is to bring compelling stories to light.
Joe Lindsay | Director of Photography
Joe approaches cinematography with deliberate attention-to-detail and exploration of environments. As a Cinematographer and SOA Certified Steadicam Operator, he is an adept visual storyteller. He brings together cinematography theory and composition with lighting techniques and design through his advanced understanding of camera movement and operation. His work allows stories to be felt as much as seen. Through his technological expertise, Joe suspends the reality of his audience by seamlessly portraying cinematic journeys.
After completing his education in music production and recording, he started his professional career as a production sound recordist and made his way through postproduction as an editor and motion graphic artist before he landed behind the camera. His valuable experience as an editor influences his shooting approach and style, allowing him to see and understand the elements needed to tell a story successfully and artistically. He also draws from his knowledge of sound and visual effects to achieve his cinematic goals with care and precision.
Although Joe has traveled the world filming commercials, short-form documentaries and music videos, his heart is in narrative storytelling. “Bokeh” is his first feature film as Director of Photography.
Keegan DeWitt | Composer
Over the past 4 years, Keegan DeWitt has brought 8 films to the Sundance Film Festival. His recent collaborations have gone on to garner an Academy Award, 3 Sundance Audience Awards, multiple NY Times Critic’s Picks and an Independent Spirit Award. They help comprise a resume steeped in signature collaborations with daring and acclaimed young directors, creating works that are unquestionably unique.
Whether the 90’s Hip Hop and Euro EDM of “Morris From America”, the disintegrated orchestral operas of “This Is Martin Bonner”, the NYC-drenched live jazz arrangements of “Listen Up Philip” to the urgent and touching “Life According To Sam (HBO)”, DeWitt has built a name as a chameleon-like voice for the definitive characters and directors of the films he’s involved in.
Raised in Portland, Oregon, DeWitt attended SUNY Purchase for film direction, before transferring to the Atlantic Theater Company Acting Conservatory where he completed the 2 year professional program. He has premiered at SXSW, LA Film Fest many other international film festivals collaborating with close friends Aaron Katz (“Cold Weather”), Chad Hartigan (“This Is Martin Bonner”) and Alex Ross Perry (“Listen Up Philip”). In parallel to his work as a composer, DeWitt is the lead singer and songwriter of the band Wild Cub, who’s hit “Thunder Clatter” recently sat in the top 15 at Alternative Radio.
Executive Producers - Andrew Sullivan, Dirk Jungé
Co-Producers - Hlín Jóhannesdóttir, Birgitta Bjornsdottir, Joe Shott, Liana Lehua, Christina Jennings, Harry Halloran, Jr.
Associate Producers - Peter Adkison, Michael R. Baldwin, Julie Carr, George Orthwein
Production Designer - Roger C. Ambrose
Editor - Geoffrey Orthwein
Casting Director - Emily Schweber C.S.A.
First Assistant Director - Dave Halls
Key Makeup Artist - Margaret Caragan
Costume Designer - Rachel Dagdagan
Supervising Sound Editor - David Sandwisch