Amy tiehel - Writer/Director
Amy Tiehel has worked in the Film/TV industry for 25 years as a production manager, post producer, actress, and writer. She started as a script writer and associate producer in educational documentaries in Philadelphia, then worked for HBO in New York. At HBO she was a production manager for the comedy division, HBO Downtown Productions, on shows such as Short Attention Span Theater, The Chris Rock Show, and Exit 57. She then worked as a post producer on programs for TLC and the Discovery Channel. After years of working behind the camera Amy stepped out in front. She first attended Circle in the Square Theater School in New York, then continued her acting education in Los Angeles while auditioning for commercials, TV and film. She was cast in multiple short and indie films, and was the lead in the horror film, "Amhurst." She has written a feature film script, "Within," three children's books, and now the short film, "Redcoats."
Tammy Tiehel-Stedman - Producer
Academy Award-winning film producer Tammy Tiehel-Stedman is a Philadelphia native with an MFA from the American Film Institute. In the early years of her career, Tammy learned the ins-and-outs of the film business while working as a production assistant on music videos, commercials and independent films; as a casting assistant to notable casting directors Allison Jones and Aisha Coley and as a script writer on educational documentaries. While attending AFI, Tammy produced a short called My Mother Dreams the Satan’s Disciples in New York. The film earned top honors at many prestigious film festivals around the world and in March of 2000, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences awarded it the Oscar for “Best Short Film – Live Action”. In addition to film work, Tammy has production managed and/or produced over 100 hours of television programming for the Discovery Channel and TLC and has produced several fund-raising videos for non-profits. Most recently, Tammy co-produced the indie feature film Slow Learners, a romantic comedy which is currently on Netflix.
Keith L. Smith - Cinematographer
Born in NewOrleans, Keith Smith graduated from Xavier University of Louisiana with a Bachelor of Arts degree. While there, he was a four-year letterman on the university’s powerhouse basketball team.
Smith first honed his skills as a videographer at a local New Orleans news station and was then accepted into the prestigious American Film Institute in Los Angeles where he earned a Master of Fine Arts degree as a Cinematography Fellow. He received the conservatory’s distinguished Rémy Martin Student Scholarship Award. This marked the first time since its inception that the award was given to a cinematography fellow, and the first time it was ever awarded to a first-year student.
Upon graduating from AFI, Keith immersed himself in cinematography as a camera assistant for Oliver Stone and Bob Richardson, ASC. He worked with the pair on JFK, Heaven and Earth, Natural Born Killers and Nixon. He also worked with Rob Reiner on A Few Good Men and Robert Townsend on his comedy, Meteor Man. Keith worked his way up to eventually become the A-camera operator on Fallen, starring Denzel Washington and then Additional Director of Photography on Stone and Richardson’s Any Given Sunday.
As a Director of Photography himself, Keith has shot 50+ feature films and over 20 shorts, including Psalms from the Underground, directed by actor Eriq LaSalle, which was short-listed by the Academy for Oscar consideration in the Best Short Film - Live Action category.
Keith’s goal is to shoot films which inspire and entertain.