Below is some information about the key crew who have collaborated to take the vision of this film and make it a reality.
James is a veteran of two Fortune 500® financial groups before entering the entertainment industry to assist with the successful independent distribution of the acclaimed documentary One Six Right: The Romance of Flying. In 2007, James founded Walking West Entertainment and the Walking West Film Financing Syndicate. James most recently produced Brake, which was released by IFC Films in March 2012.
With blockbuster movies such as Titanic, Collateral, Miami Vice, and Public Enemies in his background, Bryan has built a successful career in filmmaking while working with the likes of James Cameron, Michael Mann, Jerry Bruckheimer, and Joel Silver. His experience at bringing projects from the script to the screen, have made him one of the most sought-after and highly-regarded filmmakers in Hollywood.
Chris played a major part in writing a string of series hits such as Prom Queen, Sorority Forever, and Foreign Body, while working closely with the likes of Michael Eisner, McG, Warner Brothers, MTV, and best-selling author Robin Cook. Chris co-founded Big Fantastic, a production and development company with a focus on bringing stories to an immediate online audience. Prior to Big Fantastic, Chris spent many years working as Michael Mann’s directing assistant on the films Collateral and Miami Vice.
Walter assists with finance and investor relations for Walking West Entertainment and the Walking West Film Financing Syndicate. Walter is the former Chief Operating Officer of FX Solutions, one of the world’s leading currency brokers. He has 30 years of professional experience in the financial markets as a Foreign Exchange Manager or Chief Trader, working for First National Bank of Chicago, Continental Grain Company, Metallgesellschaft AG, and Marine Midland Bank. Walter also recently executive produced Brake, which hit in theaters in 2012.
Andrew is an award-winning cinematographer who has been shooting feature films, commercials, and documentaries for the past 11 years. His work has taken him to more than 25 countries on 6 continents, and has been shown in theaters worldwide, as well as on Discovery, National Geographic, PBS, and ESPN.
Douglas co-created Emmy-nominated web series Sam Has 7 Friends and Prom Queen. He has since written and/or directed original programming for Warner Brothers, Fox 2000, Alloy Entertainment, Wonderland Sound & Vision, ColorForce and Vuguru while continuing to shoot docu-series and branded entertainment for National Geographic, A&E, Capital One, Ford, Sprint and Snickers.
Ryan has edited many TV shows and feature films, including the award-winning documentaries Green Rush, Blood, Sweat & Gears (also about motorcycling). He also co-founded Big Fantastic, and edited on both of its Emmy-nominated series, Prom Queen and Sam Has 7 Friends, while working next to Michael Eisner, Russ Parr, and McG.
David is a multi-award nominated and winning editor who’s career has spanned dozens of high profile music videos (including, Britney Spears, Aerosmith, Kelly Clarkson, to name a few) along with studio distributed films (Warner Bros.’ Torque) and indie favorites (Detention) to national TV commercial spots (including, BMW, Coors, Acura, NASCAR).
George is a screenwriter and novelist. It was George’s original screenplay about the life story of the legendary motorcycle racer Ed “Iron Man” Kretz that inspired the production of this documentary.
Andrew is recognized as one of Hollywood’s leading development producers. Having worked for such notables as Steven Spielberg and Joel Silver, Andrew also spent over 10 years as the Senior Story Analyst at New Regency Pictures/20th Century Fox. Most recently, Andrew worked alongside James Walker as a Co-Producer on Brake.
There was no better authority on the life and stories of Ed “Iron Man” Kretz than that of his son, Ed Kretz Jr. He grew up going to races with his famous father and began his own racing career at 16. He would go on to continue the Kretz winning legacy through the 50s and 60s and was also inducted in to the AMA Hall of Fame.