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DIRECTOR

Trained in San Francisco, Albert worked in advertising for Gooby, Silverstein & Partners, various Bay Area independent feature films and TV shows such as “Parenthood” before transitioning to feature films and post-production for Disney and 1492 Productions. Albert directed the award winning comedy-short, “Love Hurts.”

 

Albert’s visual strengths are fortified by his editorial visualization work on several projects currently in post-production, “Mission Impossible - Dead Reckoning” Parts 1&2, “Aquaman and The Lost Kingdom,” and the previously released films “John Wick: Ch. 4,” “Ad Astra” and “Saving Bansky.”

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SPENCE MURRAY

PRODUCER

Spencer Murray was rewiring his parents' home stereo to make mix tapes as a kid while taking piano and guitar lessons, and later settling on bass in his high school jazz band in the Seattle area. Drawn to the fusion of jazz, rock, folk, funk, and punk, he joined, started, or toured with various bands, and even created a nightclub in San Francisco, booking local & touring talent – while writing software for the likes of Netscape and Yahoo by day. Inevitably, his journey led to the doors of Hyde Street Studios where he found a home as a studio musician and general creative collaborator. He cannot say enough about the vibe of the studio and the incredibly passionate people he gets to work with on exciting and creative projects.

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CHRIS MCGREW

CREATIVE CONSULTANT

Thirty years of playing in bands in San Francisco has led Chris to his current role as co-owner and producer at Wally’s Hydeout, aka Hyde Street Studio C.

 

Before coming to Hyde Street, Chris worked at first generation in audio post production on several tv shows and commercials.  he also did the sound design  and score for ‘Love Hurts’ an award winning short film directed by Albert Lopez.   

 

Chris is also the head engineer at the black cat lounge, mixing shows for Grammy winning artists like Keyon Harrold, Mobetta Brown, Talib Kweli, and Renee Neuville.    Whether he’s behind the drums or the mixing board, he is serving the music.

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EXECUTIVE PRODUCER

With roots in documentary and independent production, John’s considerable filmography merges artful story-craft with informative purpose, availing film’s unique ability to capture imagination through picture and sound.

John produces documentary and narrative based projects with his company Telling Visions Unlimited. His previous projects have been released in arthouse theatres, broadcast on Cinemax, STARZ, Bravo, KQED, KCET, NHK and streamed on Netflix and Amazon Prime.

Two of John’s documentary productions are in collection with the Academy Film Archive and a third is in the permanent collection at the NYC Museum of Modern Art.

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DAVID CALABRESE

WRITER

With advanced degrees in fine art, philosophy, child/human development, family studies and early childhood education, David has worked in & out, on, under and around still and moving picture productions for 30 years, bringing his unique experience, philosophies and artistic esthetic to each project. 

 

While establishing one of the preeminent all outdoor forest schools in San Francisco, David has simultaneously nurtured and developed his creative roots through a lifelong calling of  music, recording, production, the study of the human condition and cosmology. 

 

He produces people, supporting and coaxing careers for creators, caregivers and professionals of every ilk.

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ROGER GARDNER

CINEMATOGRAPHY

Roger Gardner’s career as a cinematographer has included

documentaries, narrative features, live music performances, shorts,

music videos, and commercials. he has been in the industry for over

25 years as a freelance director of photography in the San Francisco Bay Area.

 

Roger has always had a passion for music and photography. in the

early 2000s, he helped create Xenodrome, a collective space for live

music and performance art in the Mission.

 

One of Roger’s career highlights was working with Pandora as a

director/producer, traveling and interviewing dozens of musicians

and telling their stories visually. He currently lives in Oakland with

his 2 daughters and wife, and works for the local production

company, Fridays Films.

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