Zac Adams was born in Baton Rouge, LA. After graduating from Watkins Film School in Nashville, TN, Adams wrote, produced, and directed 5 short films. Each of these films played at several film festivals, and two screened on PBS stations across the country. Adams is also an award-winning screenwriter, and three of his screenplays have placed in the finals of nine national screenplay competitions. Adams’ PBS Mini-Series, “Southern Haunts” is a program that delves into the myths and mysteries behind some of the most fascinating ghost stories of the south. It has won 6 International Awards, been viewed by millions on PBS, and is narrated by national TV and radio personality, Charlie Chase, from “Crook and Chase” fame. He has also produced and directed music videos, feature films, TV Pilots, and marketing videos. His work has been seen on PBS, VH1, and CMT. He’s worked with such artists as Billy Bob Thornton, James Denton, Charlie Daniels, Ronnie Milsap, Eddie Montgomery, and Mark Slaughter. He’s also worked with national TV and radio personalities Charlie Chase, Ralph Emery, GAC’s Nan Kelley, and A&E’s Lynn Hoffman. Adams is developing several new TV shows, documentaries, and feature films.
T.C. Johnstone began making films in Steamboat Springs 10 years ago. After producing his first feature he moved to Santa Monica California and began working as a DP and documentary director on a wide variety of projects ranging from television to independent films. As a story hunter, T.C. has traveled to over 40 countries and has a deep desire to see people live out there dreams and contribute to the common good.
“TC has literally traveled the globe with me recording the amazing stories of the church because I consider him to be one of the finest young film producers of his generation. TC has an amazing ability to capture and interpret stories in a powerful and compelling way.” Rick Warren Author of the Purpose Driven Life Pastor, Saddleback Church. With a passion for redemptive story and world issues, T.C. began writing and directing films with redemptive themes 7 years ago. The vision was simple, allow audiences to dream. He believes a well told story can create a catalysis change. T.C.’s is focused on 5 strategic areas. Reconciliation, leadership, poverty, health care and education. These issues effect us all and we are all part of the solution. In a world of massive innovation, the opportunities are endless. As a consultant, T.C. works with a wide range of clients including independent producers, universities, television networks and faith based organizations. His desire is to use media that inspires application with positive outcomes. In 2007 T.C. also began Gratis 7 Media Group a non-profit 501c3 to support filmmakers and pastors mobilize the Church for mission. www.gratis7mediagroup.com
From narrative films, music videos, and documentaries to nationally televised commercials, Greg has created stories that are designed to capture honest human emotion. His work has been viewed in over 180 countries, screened in festivals both domestic and abroad, garnering awards and starting conversations. Greg is currently developing mul- tiple feature film projects. Greg is convinced that we must first live the most fantastic story with our own lives. He is an avid traveler, collector of knick-knacks, compulsive list maker, seeker of adventure, intrigue, and mystery. He calls Austin home with his beautiful wife Greta and beast of a chocolate lab Tucker. Greg also finds symbolism in way too much… just ask him about feathers.
Keith McDaniel is an award-winning documentary filmmaker and owner of Secret City Films in Oak Ridge, Tennessee. His most prominent films include: SECRET CITY: THE OAK RIDGE STORY, VALLEY OF INDEPENDENCE and THE CLINTON 12 (“The Clinton 12”, narrated by James Earl Jones, was the recipient of the “Audience Award for Best Documentary” and inaugural “Nashville Public Television Human Spirit Award” at the 2007 Nashville Film Festival. Since, 2008, it also has regularly aired nationally on PBS). In addition, Keith is also the producer/host of the monthly tv program TENNESSEE FILMMAKER with KEITH MCDANIEL that premiered in January 2012 on East Tennessee PBS and the PBS Tennessee Channel= and is founder/director of the Secret City Film Festival held annually since 2004 in East Tennessee.
Michael Sydenstricker, cinematographer of Nashville Rising