Open Eye Pictures is a multi award-winning, nonprofit organization specializing in the production and distribution of creative, educational media. We open the eyes of viewers to see the extraordinary in the ordinary and the greatness in the smallest of things. We turn the lens on places where worlds and assumptions collide, illuminating the new life that springs forth. Encouraging compassion and action, Open Eye Pictures moves its audience in unexpected ways.
Founder and president of Open Eye Pictures, Andy is a multi-award winning, Oscar-shortlisted and Emmy-nominated maker of creative non-fiction films. He is also a skilled cinematographer and photographer. After enrolling in the Medill School of Journalism, Andy received a BA in cultural anthropology from Northwestern University and an MA in visual anthropology from the University of Southern California where he also studied at the School of Cinema. Andy's approach emphasizes visual imagery as a way to bridge disparate parts, peoples and ideas... » view full bio & filmography
Raised in Los Angeles, Daniel is first generation Mexican-American. He earned a B.A. in Cinema and a B.A. in Studio Art from San Francisco State University. His video art and photography center around themes of oneness, assumptions about reality, death, and inquiry into existential meaning. He sees his work as a documentary photographer and filmmaker as consisting of a dance with the surrounding environment. A past fellow atf the Jersusalem Film Workshop, Daniel strives to work cross-culturally and alongside people to help tell their stories.
Rachel is a filmmaker from South Korea. In 2013, she came to America to study film and fulfill her dream of becoming a filmmaker. During her time in the U.S., she has directed several short films, including a documentary called DREAM BAGS, which was selected for a NATAS scholarship. In 2017, she directed THE REASON TO LIVE which screened at the Beverly Hills Film Festival and DocLands Film Festival. Rachel's expertise in Korean language and culture has been instrumental at Open Eye Pictures, where she works as an assistant editor for DOG WAR.
Born in Big Sur, California, Ryan is a Canadian-American filmmaker whose award-winning documentaries have screened around the world. He spent four years in Vietnam working as Film Advisor for the World Wildlife Fund’s Greater Mekong Program, then relocated to Thailand, where he produced and directed two documentary features, CAMP UNITY and MONDO BANANA. Other credits include producing THE ORGANIC LIFE and associate producing OUT RUN and PRAY AWAY. He recently completed his third feature, DIRT MCCOMBER: THE LAST OF THE MOHICANS.
Lisa has been an editor, producer and executive producer in the commercial video industry for over 30 years. She is a founder and current President of Bonfire Labs, a high-end post-production house in San Francisco. Clients include Apple, Microsoft, Sony, McDonalds, Palm, HP, iPod, AT&T, Adidas and Yahoo. Prior to coming to California, Lisa was a television director at production houses and television stations in Philadelphia and Cleveland, where she also worked independently as a film and video editor. She is the President of the Association of Independent Creative Editors, an international trade association which represents the interests of independent creative editorial companies and their editors.
Bruce is an Australian national living in San Francisco California. He has worked in three industries – digital media, financial markets and financial software. In digital media Mr Grant co-founded Skuff TV, Australia's premier independent actions sports media brand watched by millions each month around the world. Bruce holds a Bachelor's degree in Commerce from University of New South Wales and a Masters in Business from London Business School.