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The following people are the founders and backbone of Duck Up. They make up the creative, management and marketing team that understands the old paradigm, yet are in tune with the new one. Their goal is to make quality commercials, films and documentaries that are creative, entertaining and commercially appealing to a global audience. They are positioned to take advantage of the growing web, independent film and cable markets. The door stands wide open for a whole new way of filmmaking and marketing, and Duck Up plans to walk right through it.
Writer, Director, Executive Producer, Editor
Jay grew up in the Northwest, but has lived and worked around the globe much of his life. His need to be in the industry started when working with BBC as a Peace Corps volunteer establishing and producing daily educational programming in the Indian Ocean area, for which he received recognition from UNICEF and the US Senate. Several of his screenplays have placed or have been finalists in competitions including the Nichol Fellowship, Slamdance, Scriptapalooza, American Accolades Screenwriting Awards, to mention a few. He honed his writing craft while making a living writing articles for national magazines, commercials, marketing materials, and web site content. He is a seasoned marketing and creative professional in graphic design and illustration, web design, management and sales training, and photography for which he's won national, state and city awards and contests. He has founded, operated and sold several successful companies in the U.S. and abroad, including a web design company that received Portland Chamber's Top Ten Growth Award. His clients have included Fortune 500 corporations such as Monsanto, British Airways, Verizon and AT&T; federal and state government agencies; and national associations and non-profit organizations.
JOE HILLExecutive Producer, Cinematographer, Editor Joe has had a strong passion for film and video from an early age on. This passion helped lead him to Saint Cloud State University where he graduated with a degree in Television Production and Film Studies. He eventually landed in the Pacific Northwest, where he grew up. He took a job as a production assistant and later ended up directing for local TV station CVTV in Vancouver, WA where he crafted his Producing, Directing, Editing and Camera Operation skills. He later went on to found Duck Up Productions. Over the past decade he has worked on a variety of projects including short films, music videos, documentaries, commercials and television programming. Some of his most notable achievements have come from his work on several adidas commercial campaigns with Katy Perry, Robert Griffin III, Dwight Howard, Josh Smith and Derrick Rose. His latest collaboration with adidas is a documentary focusing on the return of Derrick Rose to the NBA.
Janet Martinez: Executive Producer
Born and raised in Los Angeles, Janet produced movies for Lifetime Television (IDENTITY THEFT: THE MICHELLE BROWN STORY and VIDEO VOYEUR: THE SUSAN WILSON STORY) and worked on series television and reality programming. VOYEUR went to Washington along with U.S. Senator Mary Landrieu (D-La) and was instrumental in changing federal legislation and garnered one of the highest ratings in Lifetime' history. She developed and worked on projects for ABC, NBC, CBS and Bravo and worked closely with actors such as Angie Harmon (LAW AND ORDER), Annabella Sciorra (THE SOPRANOS), Jamey Sheridan (ICE STORM and SYRIANA), and Kimberly Williams-Paisley (ACCORDING TO JIM and FATHER OF THE BRIDE). She has also worked exclusively with writers in the Writer' Guild of America (WGA). Janet began her career in Public and Media Relations handling news and multi-million dollar events. Janet also studied at the American Conservatory Theater (ACT) in San Francisco and Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute in LA.
Christopher Toyne: Producer, Actor, Casting Director
Emmy Award winner, Christopher is an actor, producer and multi-cam director, with wide experience in many disciplines of media production. He is the fourth generation of an established British theatrical family including Sir Gerald du Maurier, Daphne du Maurier and Diana Beaumont. Having become a J. Arthur Rank contract child actor, he trained and worked as an actor in London during his youth. Returning to performing and narrating in 2008, he is represented by Damon Jones’ Actors In Action agency, Marcia Bell’s Mod Media Talent in LA and NY and by In Both Ears for voice work. He has achieved a number of credits in the Oregon market, including over a 100 hours of completed voice acting for PBS, NPT, OPB, Microsoft, Adobe, Nike, Intel and numerous others. His second love is music programming. He received an 2010 EMMY® nomination for Outstanding Entertainment Special/Live, producing Gershwin at One Symphony Place. He received a 2008 EMMY® for Outstanding Event/Live, producing Gala Opening: One Symphony Place, both in Nashville for PBS and as live Hi-Def broadcasts worldwide.
Mark Hughes: Associate Producer, Location Manager
Mark began his film career working on STAND BY ME and CRY FOR THE STRANGERS casting extras. He then was locations manager on a laundry list of feature movies such as HOMER AND EDDIE, BREAKING IN AND THE INCREDIBLE JOURNEY, as well as for several TV movies. He also was casting director for national commercials and television. Energetic, personable, and trusted in the industry, his vast business, entrepreneurial, and production experience resulted in a successful track record in sales, training development and facilitating, and coordination of multiple tasks. He designed and presented location scouting clinics for the Oregon Film Commission; created a computerized database of film production services that inspired similar industry databases; facilitated public meetings to educate the public about film production & obtain consensus; and developed and presented workshops throughout Oregon on how to promote film production.
Lavenda Memory (center)
Jared Miller (center right)
Kacy Owens (center left)
Christopher Toyne (left
Lindsae Klein (right)
Director of Photography
Arri Alexa Camera Operator
Cole Quentin Fiala
Joseph Hill and Jay Tormohlen
John Davidson Color
New North Sound
Noah Woodburn & Brandon Jiaconia
Props and Set Décor
John Utz & Mark Hughes
Special Effects Makeup
Ravenous Studios, Christina Kortum
Catering by Caprice
Special Thanks to
Doug Meeker, Rocket Motors (below)
Jennifer Lembach & John Soulakis
Mark Gustafson, Multnomah County Property Manager
Justin Habel, Q6 Model & Artist Management
Kaili Carlton, Arthouse Talent & Literary
Dennis Troutman, Option Model & Media
James & Mitzi Dudley
The Fan Monkey
Chris & Jason Christofferson
"Lucky Hog speaks to me about the pressures of being told to give something up and realizing that if you do you won't be true to yourself. Full of first rate performances and a light comedic touch, by the time it ended, I wanted to watch it again."
Kelley Baker, the Angry Filmmaker
"Beautiful work. It really shows when you have a crew like you assembled to make this piece. Stunning!."
Eric Stacey, Landfall Productions
The Contact Info:
A short film about a man, the Harley that has been in his family for years and the tough choices we are dealt.
Please check the film festival web sites for time and location.
We look forward to seeing you there!