Harrod Blank

Links harrodblank.com artcarworld.org artcaragency.com When Harrod Blank realized that his ’65 VW Beetle could be treated as a canvas, the result was his first Art Car, Oh My God! Painted in like a beach ball, (with a bumper of plastic fruit & rubber chickens, a chalkboard on back and a TV on the roof) the car […]

Maureen Gosling

Biography Maureen Gosling has been a documentary filmmaker since 1972 and is best known for her twenty-year collaboration with acclaimed independent director, Les Blank (Burden of Dreams, Always for Pleasure). Gosling has also been sought after as an editor, working with such directors as Jed Riffe (Waiting to Inhale, California’s “Lost” Tribes), Tom Weidlinger (Heart of the […]

Chris Strachwitz

Chris Strachwitz came to the United States as a refugee from Germany after World War II. Writes folklorist Dr. James Griffith: “Growing up in California, he was fascinated by the rich mix of traditional musics that he was able to hear on the radio: old-time country music from the valley and from the border stations, […]

Christine Simon

Links sagelandmedia.com CHRIS SIMON has been a award-winning documentary filmmaker for more than 25 years. After 15 years of producing (as well as doing sound and editing) for renowned documentary filmmaker Les Blank, Simon started her own company, Sageland Media. Her independent documentaries include: Down an Old Road: The Poetic Life of Wilma Elizabeth McDaniel, which explores […]

Gina Leibrecht

Biography Gina Leibrecht has been working in film since she received her B.A. in Telecommunications and Film from the University of Oregon in 1990. She currently works and resides in the San Francisco Bay Area, working on documentary, commercial, and corporate projects for domestic and international audiences. In 1998 she began collaborating with Les Blank […]

Kidlat Tahimik

With Kidlat Tahimik, whose name in Tagalog means “quiet lightning,” the films and the filmmaker are one. He has continually invented himself through his cinema, and so his cinema is as singular as the man. Born as Eric de Guia in 1942 in the American-fashioned Baguio City, north of Luzon, he received his MBA from […]

Alan Govenar

Biography Alan Govenar is a writer, folklorist, photographer, and filmmaker. He is president of Documentary Arts, a non-profit organization he founded in 1985 to present new perspectives on historical issues and diverse cultures. Govenar has a B.A. with distinction in American Folklore from Ohio State University, an M.A. in Folklore and Anthropology from the University […]

Bruce “Pacho” Lane

Bruce “Pacho” Lane is a visual anthropologist. Pacho was a volunteer in the first Peace Corps group, Colombia One, from 1961-63. He has traveled widely in Latin America, Europe, and Asia, and is fluent in six languages. He has taught at five universities, including RIT, and is an emeritus professor at the Universidad Autónoma del […]

Nicholas Spitzer

Nick Spitzer, the producer and host of American Routes, is a folklorist and a professor of anthropology and American studies at Tulane University. Nick specializes in American music and the cultures of the Gulf South, and received a Ph.D. in anthropology from the University of Texas in 1986 with his dissertation on zydeco music and Afro-French […]

Shu Shuen (Cecile) Tang

Cecile Tang Shu-shuen was born in 1941 and grew up in Hong Kong. After graduating from the film department at the University of Southern California, she returned to Hong Kong and directed her first feature, The Arch, in 1969. The film won numerous awards, including the Special Award for Creativity at the 9th Golden Horse […]

Pieter Van Deusen And Leah Miller

Since they met in 1969, PIETER VAN DEUSEN and LEAH MILLER have worked together, and largely co-produced the films they did for Churchill Films (see Filmography), which fit into an educational niche and reflected their personal interests. Initially living and working in Northern California, Leah and Pieter moved to England in 1983, where they went […]

David Silberberg

David Silberberg began his film career working for Les Blank’s Flower Films in 1992 as an assistant film editor. He continued working for Les Blank in many roles through the 2000’s. During this time, David produced and directed the feature documentary Oh My God ! It’s Harrod Blank! , about the loves and adventures of Harrod Blank. In […]

Tomas McCabe & Andrei Rozen

A longtime member of the San Francisco creative community, Tomas has worked as a freelance film editor and is an accomplished documentary filmmaker. His award-winning documentary Bums’ Paradise tells the stories of the extraordinary creativity of a group of homeless men and women, before and after their eviction from the community they built on the […]

Robert Abel

Biography Robert Abel was a pioneer in visual effects, computer animation and interactive media, best known for the work of his company, Robert Abel and Associates. He received degrees in Design and Film from UCLA. He began his work in computer graphics in the 1950s, as an apprentice to John Whitney. In the 1960s and […]

Skip Gerson

Filmography Seven Second Love Affair (Photographed by Les Blank) Biography Coming soon.

Terry Nowak

Biography Coming Soon! Films Filmography Pleasure Faire (With Les Blank)

David Lawrence

Biography Coming soon! Films Filmography Here Comes Everybody (Starring Les Blank)

Terrell Seltzer

Filmography Seven Second Love Affair (Photographed by Les Blank) Biography Robert Abel was a pioneer in visual effects, computer animation and interactive media, best known for the work of his company, Robert Abel and Associates. He received degrees in Design and Film from UCLA. He began his work in computer graphics in the 1950s, as an […]

Madeline Tourtelot

Filmography Seven Second Love Affair (Photographed by Les Blank) Biography Robert Abel was a pioneer in visual effects, computer animation and interactive media, best known for the work of his company, Robert Abel and Associates. He received degrees in Design and Film from UCLA. He began his work in computer graphics in the 1950s, as an […]

Pascal Aubier

Filmography Short Films of Pascal Aubier Biography Pascal Aubier on Wikipedia

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