PEACE OFFICER CREW

SCOTT CHRISTOPHERSON

Director, Producer, Cinematographer

As an undergraduate Scott worked for Ross McElwee of Harvard University on his film In Paraguay. Ross helped guide Scott’s first film titled Only the Pizza Man Knows, which was broadcast internationally for over a year on the satellite cable network BYUtv. After his undergraduate work Scott worked as the Documentary Arts Director/Instructor for Spy Hop Productions and the Sundance Institute’s youth documentary workshops. His students’ films went on to win multiple awards locally and internationally and were nominated as the top short film in Utah two consecutive years. While living in San Francisco for graduate school, Scott shot, directed, and edited over 20 short films for Project Runway’s season six website. Scott received his MFA in documentary cinema from San Francisco State University and he also earned an MA degree in Anthropology from UW-Madison. He is currently an Assistant Professor of documentary film at St. Edward’s University in Austin, Texas.

Brad Barber

Director, Producer, Cinematographer

Through a stroke of luck Brad got his start in documentary by shooting one across five continents in 2001. After returning to the states he attended USC where he received an MFA in Cinema-Television Production. He then worked in Los Angeles as an editor, cinematographer, and director/producer of documentary film and television, with credits on PBS, Showtime, Discovery Channel, ESPN, and Google, among others. Brad was nominated for an Emmy for his work as an editor on the HBO documentary Resolved, on which he also served as an associate producer and cinematographer, and has won multiple regional Emmys for his public television documentary series Beehive Stories. Brad is currently an Associate Professor of non-fiction film at Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah.

DAVE LAWRENCE

Producer

Leaving a film degree behind to obtain a B.S. in Finance at the University of Utah, Dave’s business savvy has led him down various paths and industries including working with major league soccer team Real Salt Lake and Global brand Real Madrid. As part of a Sports products buying team he contributed to doubling YOY profits of a large publicly traded online e-tailer store. Transitioning over to the consumer technology world he helped build and manage one of the fastest growing and largest Apple Specialist retailers in the US. Most recently as Scheduling Director for one of the top five locum tenens companies in the industry he enjoys placing doctors who provide premium care to patients in hospitals from Hawaii to Maine. Peace Officer is the first feature length film Dave has produced.

STERLING VAN WAGENEN

Executive Producer

Sterling Van Wagenen was the co-founder of the Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah, and, in association with Robert Redford, he was the founding executive director of the Sundance Institute. He has directed four feature films, and produced over fourteen documentaries, feature films and/or television series, including the Academy Award winning Trip to Bountiful with Horton Foote. From 1999 to 2004, he served as Director of the School of Film and Digital Media at the University of Central Florida. He has served on the media arts panels at both the National Endowment for the Humanities and the National Endowment for the Arts, twice chairing the Arts and Television Panel at the NEA. Currently, he is the Producer-in-Residence at the University of Utah, and a partner in Pearl Farm Entertainment, based in Los Angeles.

RENNY MCCAULEY

Editor

Renny started working in documentary film production in 2006 when he was hired as the post-production supervisor for Open Eye Pictures in Sausalito, California. He oversaw the post-production of three feature documentaries, all of which were broadcast nationally on PBS. Renny worked as the assistant editor and associate producer for Under Our Skin (2009) which was shortlisted for the 2010 Academy Awards and won Best Documentary at six film festivals. He has edited two previous feature documentaries and dozens of music videos and commercials. His editing work has been shown on PBS, IFC, MTV Hive, LogoTV, Pitchfork, Rookie Mag and at over fifty film festivals around the world. He holds a BS from Syracuse University and an MFA from San Francisco State University. He is currently a freelance editor in Austin, Texas.

MICAH DAHL ANDERSON

Original Score

Micah Dahl Anderson has written music for innovative and award winning films such as Man From Reno (Best Narrative Film, LA Film Festival, Independent Spirit Nomination). His television work includes the Emmy award winning series The Generations Project and he has written commercial music for a myriad of exceptional companies including Johnson and Johnson, Saks Fifth Avenue, Big O Tires, Estée Lauder, Adobe, Dreyer’s Ice Cream, to name a few. He received the Silver Pencil Award for his work on Typophile 4, at The One Show. In 2013 he was honored with an Emmy for his work on the documentary series Beehive Stories.