Director + Producer, Paul Krizan
Paul Krizan has always been interested in the world of Film and Video. From his passion of seeing the next film playing at the cinema to him playing around with his parents video cameras.
Looking up to his uncles who were photographers, Paul attended Brooks Institute of Photography in Santa Barbara California where his primary focus was photography, but also had the pleasure of learning much about the filmmaking process. Paul has built his directing skills while working for various photo magazines, editing television, and working on various film sets. Later, Paul created a boutique production company called REDapple Production where the primary focus was using the Red Camera to produce and direct commercials, music videos, and film.
In 2011, Paul directed a short film titled “The Story of Us,” that won the best short film category at the 2011 Charleston International Film Festival. From a child Paul has always been passionate about film, directing has only made that passion grow.
Writer + Producer, Mark Rashid
Mark Rashid is an internationally renowned horseman, rancher, clinician, and author of ten best selling books on horses, horse training and ranch life. A masterful storyteller, Mark's written work has been enjoyed by millions around the world and has continually received glowing reviews from prestigious equine enthusiasts, companies, and magazines. Currently, six of his books have been translated into nine different languages with a seventh, Out of the Wild (the book on which the script is based), scheduled to be published in three languages this coming year.
Mark's vast experience with ranching, livestock, and the 'cowboy' way of life lends an honesty and credibility to the script, its characters, and situations that viewers will easily be able to identify with— and with which they will want to revisit over and over.
Actor/Producer, Ben Ashbrook
Actor/Producer Ben Ashbrook, began his film industry endeavors in 2006 while attending Cornell University. He would take his summers to Los Angeles where he worked for Warner Bros. Studios and actor/director George Clooney's production company, Smoke House. Upon graduation, he began developing his own productions, most notably a travel show entitled World’s Greenest Cities, which he both produced and hosted. His industry endeavors have brought him both in front of and behind the camera on a wide range of projects in the commercial and cinematic spheres. He stars in Out of the Wild, as well as another Sony Pictures film recently released, Wildflower.
Ben is also the founder of Find Your Battlefield, a creative production house based in LA with a focus on elevating the gaming industry.