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Kristi Denton Cohen : Owner / Producer / Director / Writer

Kristi Denton Cohen is an award-winning filmmaker with more than 25 years experience in documentary and narrative filmmaking. She most recently produced the narrative feature film, The River Why, based on the acclaimed novel of the same name. Starring Zach Gilford, Amber Heard, Kathleen Quinlan, Dallas Roberts, William Devane and William Hurt, it won "Jury Award for Best Feature Film", TriMedia Film Festival, 2011; "Best Narrative Feature Film" and "Best Actor - Zach Gilford", Alaska International Film Awards, 2010; "Best Cinematography", Ashland Independent Film Festival, 2010; and the "Audience Award", Naples International Film Festival, 2010. Following film festival screenings and benefit screenings for river and fish conservation groups around the country, it can be seen on cable, television and internet venues around the world, including Netflix, Showtime and Starz premium cable as well as on demand on Netflix, Amazon, Hulu and Blockbuster.

Kristi produced, directed and co-wrote the documentary, Vertical Frontier. It tells the history of rock climbing in Yosemite and how generations of climbers came together to save their beloved campground from development by the National Park Service. Narrated by Tom Brokaw, it won "Best Film on Climbing" at the prestigious Banff Mountain Film Festival in 2002 and at the Kendall Mountain Film Festival in 2003. It won "First Prize" in the Mountaineering Category at the International Mountaineering Film Festival at Teplice and Metuji, Czech Republic in 2004. It also won the "Viewer's Choice" prize at the International Festival of Outdoor Films 2004 (Czech Republic) and "Best Cameramen" at the Tbilisi International Mountain Films Festival 2006 (Georgia). It continues a long run on the NBC Universal Sports Channel. It screened to sold-out audiences at numerous international film festivals including Mill Valley, Denver, Seattle, St. Louis, Annapolis, Trento (where it was the only American film accepted), and Telluride Mountainfilm among others.

She also produced and directed Funding Peace (about the Ploughshares Fund) which screened at the Slamdunk Film Festival and featured Michael Douglas and Nancy Pelosi; and Climb for Life (about ovarian cancer), narrated by Vicki Mabrey.

The winner of numerous awards for her corporate and non-profit films, her clients include McKinsey & Company, Citibank, Wells Fargo, and Levi Strauss.

Kristi has served on the boards of directors of Rebuilding Together and Bread & Roses. She has also served on the Steering Committee of Mill Valley Village, a branch of Marin Villages, which helps seniors remain in their homes for as long as they chose, and on the Advisory Committee for Nextcourse, which helps improve the health of San Francisco communities through programs that inspire people to purchase, cook and eat healthier foods.

She has a B.A. from Denver University and an M.A. in Broadcast Arts from San Francisco State University. She lives with her husband in Mill Valley, CA.

Richard Childs - Producer / Creative Director

Video production for San Francisco Bay Area businesses, brands and entrepreneurs. Richard worked as co-director and editor with Kristi on the Nextcourse projects.

Christine Odegard : Producer / Production Manager / Post Supervisor

With enthusiasm, a keen eye for detail along with creative ideas and solutions for your video projects Christine Odegard has years of experience producing, post producing and project managing. Christine started her career in television news and documentaries and still enjoys finding the nugget of the story. She has location managed two feature films and production managed the first all-digital short feature film Mail Bonding. No project is too big or too small. Christine shares an Emmy and DuPont award for a documentary on socialized medicine.

Blake Padilla : Producer / Director / Line Producer / Camera / Sound

Blake founded Inner Circle Creative in 2003, a creative media hub drawing on the resources of the San Francisco production and post community. Inner Circle Creative services corporate clients, advertising, PR agencies and bay area businesses. Blake is extremely dedicated to the quality and artistic integrity of every project that he is involved with and always insures the client’s ultimate satisfaction.

Kelley Busby - Producer

Kelley Busby is a long-time film and television producer, with more than 20 years writing, reporting and producing experience. She has produced for all the major networks, plus PBS, HBO and ESPN. Most recently, she helped produce the award winning documentary "Leave Them Laughing," directed by Academy Award winner John Zaritsky. Kelley also helped produce "The Power of Intuition," hosted by Roy Scheider, and "The 25th Anniversary of the Battle of the Sexes," hosted by Billie Jean King., airing on PBS and ESPN respectively.

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Mill Valley, CA 94941