Peter Paul Jacques - Producer / Director
Peter moved to San Francisco in 1989 and this very personal film features life-long friends and formative experiences. He began envisioning and researching this project in late 2013. He has been creating films and video content since the 1980s, including feature-length Super-8 production Wake Up & Die! His films have been screened at Red Vic Movie House and Artist Television Access. He is an artist, actor and improviser and currently manages production at French Press Films in Oakland, CA.
Leslie Valentino - Executive Producer
Leslie, a native-born San Franciscan, has worked in film production for thirty years, first editing and then producing at SF companies The Orphanage and Heist, then as a freelance producer. As a teen in the early 80’s Leslie jumped in with both feet to the wacky SF music and nightlife scenes. Her long-term experience as a creative San Franciscan and her extensive contacts immeasurably enrich this project. She collaborates on this project about her native city as a labor of love.
Chris Walters - Producer
Chris is a filmmaker starting out as an editor, then co-founding French Press Films, a production company in Oakland, CA in 2009 where he is now CEO and oversees a growing and successful business that produces videos for corporate clients such as Gap Inc., Ubisoft, and Samsung as well as music videos (Sister Crayon, Foxtails Brigade) documentary shorts (Montaño) and narrative features (Stepsister, Falling Uphill).
Andrew Juncker - Producer
Andrew is a Bay Area filmmaker, co-founder and Executive Creative Director at French Press Films in Oakland, CA. He studied experimental cinema, animation, and new media at The Evergreen State College in Olympia, WA, and is a graduate of The Meisner Technique Studio in San Francisco where he studied acting. For 9 years Andrew was a juror for the Poppy Jasper Film Festival in Morgan Hill, CA, and has shown his films at many festivals, including Mill Valley and Cannes. He always strives to find new ways to tell stories, and to push film as a medium and art form.
Jenny Klowden - Associate Producer
A life-long cinephile and student of film history, Jenny has lived in San Francisco since 1989. a former co-owner of SF Mission boutique Candystore and has been an event and special projects producer for Citizen Cake and Blue Bottle Coffee. Her experiences in the SF music scene plus her analytical and storytelling skills are essential for telling this story.
Austin Cook - Camera
Austin is a Bay Area cinematographer and recent graduate of SFSU with a BA in Broadcast and Electronic Communication Arts, his past work includes shooting and editing online news videos for Brentwood Press and Publishing Corp. and content creation for United Educators for Affordable Housing, Speech Skills, Musician Tim Carr, and Mashery.
Shirley Wen - Editor
Shirley Wen is the lead editor at French Press Films. Shirley graduated from UC Santa Cruz with a major in Film and a concentration in Production. Credits include feature documentary Life After Life (assistant editor), comedy special Criminally Posehn (assistant editor) and a multitude of commercials and creative content as lead editor.
Max Maddox, Additional Camera
Leda Olinger-Bigelow, Hair & Makeup
Eunice Simbar, Production Assistant
Elisabeth Wedding, Production Assistant