Andrew grew up in a missionary “home”. He spent the first fourteen years of his life in over 40 countries before returning to the U.S. to attend high school. He joined the Navy and was a Navy diver for 6 years traveling the world. While he was serving as a U.S. Navy diver he was asked to be apart of a small elite group of combat photographers specializing in underwater photography. After serving his country he went to University of Illinois, Chicago and studied writing. Andrew was the director of development for Studio 407 and is now the co-founder and director of development for Culture Shock Productions.
INTO CANAAN - Western USA
LONDON INK - United Kingdom
UNDER A BLACK FLAG - Caribbean
THE JUDAS GAME - Thailand
WHORE OF BABYLON - Bulgaria/USA
CONFESSIONS OF A DIGITAL HITMAN - Global
GODS OF THE GRIDIRON - USA
Gene has worked with non-government organizations, humanitarian and Christian missions for over 30 years. After 30 years of being absent to travel the world he returned to school and graduated from Southern Illinois University with a B.A. in Film. He continued his education and received an M.F.A. from Southern Illinois in Teaching English as a Second Language. He now resides in Erbil, Iraq teaching, researching and writing stories about global issues. Gene is a co-founder of Culture Shock Productions and is in research and development.
WHERE WORLDS COLLIDE OUR STORIES RESIDE
THE LAST RIVER - Colombia/Peru
THE LAST OF THE GREAT DESTROYERS - USA
THE BITTER END - TBD
RESIST - Netherlands
DEATH BOY - USA
UNTITLED KURDISTAN PROJECT - Iraq
HONDO’S WILD WEST TOWN - USA
A Poor Man’s War is an independent feature film about the men and women living on or near the border of the United States and Mexico. The story follows, Kio, an Army Ranger veteran, on a mission into the borderlands to rescue an old military buddy, Novack. Kio finds Novac deep in the unforgiving, ruthless desert terrain that is the borderlands. Since Novac's discharge from the military he has gone off the grid and formed a hard drinking, rag tag, armed to the teeth, border militia. Kio is exposed to the; racism, poverty, alcoholism, bigotry, hopelessness, lawlessness, and isolation that is driving the borderlands into madness. The desperation of the illegal immigrants is juxtaposed with the resolve of the border militia to keep them out. The situation is exacerbated by the growing threat of a Mexican drug cartel and Novac’s own private war.
TO FIND, DEVELOP AND PRODUCE CULTURALLY DIVERSE, INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY
We are committed to finding, developing and producing Intellectual Properties with culturally diverse appeal both domestically and internationally. We believe whole heartedly that within the changing distribution models and digital landscape of our times one thing is abundantly clear; cultural boundaries are fading, global markets are opening up and culturally diverse content is becoming more and more desirable. You don't have to travel half way around the world to experience culture shock. Sometimes all you have to do is knock on your neighbors door.
David was born in Kabul, Afghanistan to American missionary parents. He was raised in over 40 countries and learned at an impressionable age that home is where the heart is. He had a knack for competitive sports and was a National Champion and All-American wrestler by the time he was 17. After graduating from DePaul University in Chicago with a degree in Communication, Media and Film studies he moved to Los Angeles and had a successful run as a stuntman and stunt coordinator working internationally. David then took the plunge into another arena of production when he wrote and produced a live national broadcast talk show for Relativity Media and Fathom events entitled, “A Night with Nicholas Sparks”. He has directed premiers for Star Trek and Interstellar and production coordinated numerous events for SHOAH Foundation, Dreamworks, Paramount, Sony Studios, Warner Bros., and more. He is the co-founder and producer at Culture Shock Productions.
••Star Trek Premier — Directing ••
••Interstellar Premier — Directing••
••Star Trek Into Darkness Premier — Directing••
••Assassin Nine — Line Producing••
••Kappa il Bandito- Venice, Italy — Stunt Coordinating••