Holly du Rivage – Producer/Director
Holly du Rivage was born in New York City. She grew up on Long Island in a home designed by Alfred Browning Parker. An active filmmaker since 1990, Holly has presented work at The Metropolitan Museum, the Museum of Modern Art, The Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, as well as numerous national and international film festivals. Holly studied with filmmaker and author Carolee Schnemann at the State University of New York, College at New Paltz (BA Art History ’79) and with experimental animation department founder Jules Engel at the California Institute of the Arts (MFA Film/Video, ’95). She juggles her independent productions with work in the Hollywood Film & Television Industry as a director for prime-time animation.
Ed Begley Jr. – Narrator
Ed Begley, Jr. has worked in show business for five decades. Born & bred in Los Angeles, he’s a Hollywood A-lister with an equally outstanding commitment to the environment. As narrator of Perfect House, Magic City: The World of Alfred Browning Parker, Ed lends his voice to spread the word about architect Alfred Browning Parker & Parker’s dual passions of environment & design.
Warren Heaton – Associate Producer
Warren Heaton (MFA, Cal Arts ’96) is a native of Southern California and lives in the heart of Hollywood. Warren is a recognized leader in the fields of motion graphics and film/video/media editing. He is an entrepreneur and founding partner of Ractive Media, an interactive media services company. He is a part-time instructor at UCLA and Santa Monica College and co-leader of DMA/LA (Digital Media Artists/Los Angeles), a professional association for motion graphic artists.
Gunnar Proppé – Composer
Gunnar Proppé (MFA, Cal Arts ’95) has scored numerous award winning short films, including Out of This World by Holly du Rivage, Rapunzel by Jaclyn Ross and Curtain Call by Drew King. His music ranges from abstract computer generated to traditional orchestral and chamber ensemble. Gunnar studied music composition with Morton Subotnick, Salvatore Martirano and Steven L. Mosko. He lives in Northern, CA. where he leads a double life as a computer programmer and a composer and often combines these two interests.
Kim Bauldree – Cinematographer
Kim Bauldree is a free-lance cinematographer and instructor at the University of Florida. Her background is in photojournalism and fine art photography. Kim’s desire to tell stories in greater depth led her to documentary filmmaking. Her first film, Phenix City Confidential, tells the story of a group of ordinary men who stood up against a powerful organized crime syndicate in their small southern town, breaking the 120 year tradition of violence and corruption. Kim lives in the woods in North Florida with her husband, children and their dog where she enjoys snorkeling, hiking and gardening.
Harold Houze Jr. – Editor
Harold Houze Jr. is a filmmaker, producer and editor. He is a veteran of over 20 years in the Television, Film and Radio industries, and works in Hollywood as well as nationally and internationally as a professional non-linear offline and online editor and colorist. He is a 1983 graduate of Xavier University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Mass Communications. Harold has completed two documentaries in the role of producer and editor, “Living Positive”, (1998), a film chronicling the lives of five women living with either HIV or AIDS, and “Tattooed”, (2008), a film which showcases the prominent artists and unique dynamics of European tattoo culture. “Perfect House, Magic City” is his third documentary collaboration.
Shaun Hillman – Assistant Editor & Post Supervisor
Shaun Hillman is a Los Angeles based Film Editor and Sound Designer. Shaun was first runner-up for the State of California in the Veterans of Foreign Wars Speech Contest in 2001. Also, a recipient of a scholarship to attend the California State Summer School for the Arts Film School, Summer of 2001. Shaun graduated with honors from the Mike Curb College of Entertainment Technology and Arts at Cal State Northridge, Class of ’07. He earned a BA Degree in Film Production, with an emphasis in Editing. Since graduating from the prestigious Buckley School in 2002, his company Continuum Digital, has been a one-stop-shop for Independent Filmmakers, as well as Industry heavyweights including Disney Studios, SiTV, CBS, ABC, and A&E.
Ben Bardens – Motion Graphic Artist
Ben Bardens is a graphic artist, animator and compositor who has been working in the animation and post-production industries since 1998. Ben received his Bachelors degree in Multimedia from Humboldt State University, and is an Adobe Certified Expert with Photoshop and After Effects. In addition to his production experience, he is a part-time Assistant Professor of Art and Animation at Glendale Community College, and a motion graphics instructor at Studio Arts Los Angeles.
Film crew photos used by permission of artists. Ed Begley, Jr. photo © Tricia Lee Pascoe Photography.
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