WRITER/DIRECTOR/DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY
Jon Garcia is an accomplished musician and Emmy-nominated filmmaker currently living in Portland, Oregon. He has released feature feature films in varying genres in his short career as a filmmaker, including the cult trilogy of The Falls, The Falls:Testament of Love, and The Falls:Covenant of Grace being the most well known. The films have screened in film festivals all over the world and have been available on Netflix, Hulu, Amazon, iTunes and many other platforms. As a producer and documentarian, he has worked with Oregon Public Broadcast, Oregon’s PBS station and produced original content for the show Artbeat. He has also done over 40 videos for Wacom Technology, an internationally known company that makes creative hardware. As a musician he has released 2 studio albums, performed soundtracks on award winning feature films and had a popular song on BBC radio in the UK called, “Heart shaped Skeleton Keys” in 2007. As a novelist, he released his first co-written novel this year, which is a book based on The Falls, distributed by Dreamspinner Press. Currently he runs his company, Lake Productions, a full service production company that creates feature films, commercials, and music videos. In February, Jon’s music video, “Feel like Running,” won Paste Magazine’s music video of the year for 2016.
PRODUCER-Marty Beaudet is a novelist, screenwriter, actor, and film producer. He has published four novels–including “The Falls,” co-authored with writer-director Jon Garcia–and is the author of an award-winning screenplay, “Senseless Confidential.” He may be found on film and on stage in the Portland, Oregon area, where he now lives with his husband, Chuck. Originally from the San Francisco Bay Area, Marty studied linguistics at Weber State College in Ogden, Utah, and political science at Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah. He is fluent in three languages and is the founder FauxMeme Productions, a film production company. Storytelling, in all its forms, is Marty’s passion.
PRODUCER/CAMERA OPERATOR-Ian Stout is an Actor/Writer/Director and Cinematographer. He has a Bachelors in Fine Arts, majoring in Digital Film and Video, and currently owns and operates Vertica Productions LLC and Professional Acting Reels.com. His work includes, narrative films, documentaries, music videos as well as promotional spots for web and television. He has framed up the likes of Moby, Ed Begley Jr, Ronald Lee Ermey (aka Gunny from Full Metal Jacket) to name a few. He was one of the cinematographers on “Not So Square”, which became the winner of the American Documentary | POV Award as part of the 2011 Doc Challenge. Curiosity and a genuine interest in the human condition are at the heart of every project he takes on. Listening and asking questions are what informs his technique. http://www.ianstout.com/
ASST DIRECTOR/ASST PRODUCER-Myles Lawrence is a Director/Producer/Actor/Musician from Portland, Oregon. He started in the theater working with both youth and adults as a Stage Manager and Director in Portland. Also acting on stage and touring, and playing music regularly in the Portland area, he decided pursuing acting on film might bump him to “minor celebrity” status. Fast forward to growing up: More recently, he has moved behind the camera to achieve the goal of storytelling through electronic media. Myles’ philosophy is that aside from any skill, dedication and work ethic are the most valuable assets he has brought to any team, as well as a desire to collaborate to create beautifully imaginative content and to believe in the unique talents of every member of that team. Genuine stories and themes are what motivate him. With this in mind, every project he pursues, whether behind or in front of the camera, he comes with a passion for seizing that opportunity to its fullest potential and with its utmost integrity. He is the founder and owner of Grand Mal Entertainment, and he is honored to have Sex Weather be his company’s first partnership production.
Adam has appeared in many critically-acclaimed stage and screen productions including feature and short independent films, network television, stage musicals and dramatic plays, and more. He is a writer, and a singer-songwriter. Along with his work in front of camera and audiences, he is also an award-winning producer, and has several film and stage productions in varying stages of development and production. He is the Creative Director at FauxMeme Productions, a full-service film production company in Portland, OR. His mission is to reach the world through storytelling, and to explore humanity at its most intimate, truthful essence—examining the dark places of the human condition, and the light.
Stephanie Salvey has recently teamed up with Director/Screenwriter/Producer Jon Garcia at Lake Productions where she is the Operations & Project Manager. Her film credits include Line Producer and Public Relations for motion pictures including The Falls: Covenant of Grace and Sex Weather. She is an experienced business and legal writer of documents such as financial forecasts, copyrights & music licensing, entertainment contracts, and business & marketing plans. This fourth generation Portlander has a life mission to assist others to create and experience art. She has enjoyed bringing her creative and business expertise to the entertainment industry for two decades as a legal facilitator, publicist, music promoter, night club owner, band manager, record label staffer, booking agent, business writer, public relations and marketing strategist, and accountant. Salvey’s extensive higher education includes legal studies and a Bachelor Degree with emphasis in entrepreneurial & international business. On staff at Two Louie’s Magazine and Oregon Music News she was a reporter, journalist, photographer, editor, and columnist over many years. Stephanie considers herself a social scientist and her passions and professional experiences are diverse including: lover of languages, original art collector, culinary coordinator for The Bite of Oregon where she launched Iron Chef Oregon, board member for the Jeremy Wilson Foundation, and US Senate candidate. She conceived, owned, and operated several business including Vinnie’s, her beloved large old Portland waterfront concert venue and fine Italian dining establishment.