Mac Smith (Director, Producer, Founder)
Mac was born into a family of tuba players in Omaha, Nebraska. His parents and older siblings exposed him to films that were a bit mature for his age, and a wide variety of musical styles. Films that stand out from his early childhood are “Murder By Death”, “Monty Python and the Holy Grail”, and “The Blues Brothers”. It was on that fateful day when his parents took him to see “Star Wars” in the theater in 1977 that changed it all. After that viewing, Mac knew that he wanted to make movies when he grew up. Mac experimented with video cameras, and picture editing throughout his childhood. He went off to Los Angeles at age 17 to take the Summer Production Workshop at USC Film School, and then made his home in Iowa City at the University of Iowa. Mac studied film at Iowa, but the lightbulb really went off when he got his hands on early digital audio editing software while he was the Music Director at the college radio station, KRUI. This is where sound and picture came together in his mind. The decision was made to start his career in sound editing for movies. Within a year of moving to Northern California, he found his way into the movie industry. Mac has worked on post production sound for feature films for over a decade (“Toy Story 3″, “Tron Legacy”, “Rango”, “Beowulf”, “Clerks 2″, “Hoodwinked”). He enjoys living in the Bay Area with his wife Ashley and son Admiral.
Tom Tollefsen (Director, Producer)