Luke Cresswell is a self-taught percussionist from Brighton, UK. His session work is a drummer and rhythm programmer includes Beats International, Bette Midler, Elvis Costello and Bryan Ferry. After working for several years as a street musician and performer, he first created STOMP in 1991. His work as a performer in Stomp includes the Oscars, the Emmys and Quincy Jones' album, Q's Jook Joint. He has directed, with Steve McNicholas, several award-winning commercials and short films. He received an Oscar nomination for the film BROOMS, an Emmy nomination for STOMP OUTLOUD and co-directed the award winning giant-screen film, Pulse: a STOMP Odyssey. He has also received a special achievement award from the Chicago Human Rhythm Project. More recently he and Steve McNicholas have created the Lost and Found Orchestra, which explores found sound on an orchestral level
Steve McNicholas from Yorkshire in the UK, has worked as an actor, singer, musician, and writer with various theatrical and musical groups, starting out with the Bradford Theatre Group in 1973. Through the eighties he worked with Cliff Hanger, Covent Garden Community Theatre and Pookiesnackenburger. He shares directorial credits with Luke Cresswell on STOMP- based films and commercials and their new show, the Lost and Found Orchestra.
DON KEMPF/ STEVE KEMPF
Don and Steve Kempf are both President and Co-Founders of Giant Screen Films, which specializes in the production and distribution of giant-screen/IMAX® films and feature documentaries. The Kempf's first film release was as producer and, for Don, co-director of the inspirational and successful giant-screen film Michael Jordan to the Max. They also produced the critically acclaimed and successful large-format film Pulse: a STOMP Odyssey, a documentary directed by the creators of the off-Broadway sensation STOMP; the same team directing the 2008 giant-screen release, Wild Ocean 3D. The Kempf brothers co-produced and released both Mummies: Secrets of the Pharaohs and Dinosaurs Alive 3D in March 2007. Don also served as executive producer on the acclaimed political documentary So Goes the Nation. Don has a BA in history from Dartmouth College and an MBA in marketing and entrepreneurship from the University of Chicago, Graduate School of Business. Steve Kempf is a graduate of Harvard College and received a JD from the Harvard Law School and an MBA from the Harvard Business School.
David Marks has been working in the film and television industry for the past 29 years. Marks has produced several long format projects including the highly successful HBO special, STOMP OUT LOUD, featuring STOMP, the internationally renowned rhythm and percussive performance group; the giant-screen film, PULSE: A Stomp Odyssey, directed by the creators of STOMP; the 40-minute documentary, Sweet Science, exploring World Heavy Weight Champion boxer Roy Jones Jr., as he trained to move up from Light Heavy Weight to Heavy Weight.
REED SMOOT, A.S.C.
Reed Smoot is one of the most sought-after large format cinematographers in the world. Reed has served as Director of Photography on numerous feature films and television productions for over twenty five years. He has specialized in the production and photography of large-format films. Reed has worked on over twenty five LF films including Mummies: Secrets of the Pharaohs, Grand Canyon: The Hidden Secrets, Mysteries of Egypt, Shackleton's Antarctic Adventure, Mysteries of the Nile, Cirque Du Soleil: the Journey of Man and Mystic India, the latter two in collaboration with Director, Keith Melton. He has won the Giant Screen Theater Association "Best Large Format Cinematography Award" three times and was awarded the KODAK Vision Award for contributions to Large Format Cinematography. He enjoys the special challenges and potential of large-format filmmaking and found working on Wild Ocean especially rewarding. He is an active member of the Giant Screen Cinema Association, The American Society of Cinematographers, and the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.
D.J. Roller has lead filming expeditions on all seven continents, capturing powerful images from the high in the Atlas Mountains to under the Antarctic ice. He has contributed to several recent Large Format/IMAX and feature film projects that include James Cameron's Ghosts of the Abyss 3D, U2 3D, Wild Ocean 3D, as well as Walden Media's 3D feature film Journey to the Center of the Earth. His work has received numerous awards, including two Prime-Time Emmy nominations, three Cine Golden Eagle Awards, a Cine Masters Award, and he is also a recipient of the Kodak Vision Award. D.J. is an active member of the Giant Screen Cinema Association.
Before working with Yes/No Productions Mike worked as a professional musician in various bands and as a sound engineer from the age of 16. Many years ago he met Luke Cresswell when approaching him to join his Reggae band. Luke said no! Mike first worked with Yes/No Productions and Stomp' as recording engineer on the Brooms' short film in 1995. Since then he has been the sound supervisor on all Stomp productions and related film and TV work all over the world. He received an Emmy nomination for STOMP OUT LOUD, and won the GSCA award for best sound with giant-screen film, Pulse: a STOMP Odyssey. He recently designed the sound for Steve and Luke's new show, "Pandemonium".
Since 1997, Giant Screen Films (GSF) has established itself as a world leader in the large-format/ IMAX® industry. Our mission is to create and distribute films that, through the magic of immersive sight and sound technologies, challenge the imaginations of children and adults—offering audiences an inspiring perspective on the world and an unforgettable theater experience. Movies include Wild Ocean, Mummies and Tornado Alley to name but a few...
YES/NO Productions is the producing company built around the work of Luke Cresswell and Steve McNIcholas, creators of STOMP and PANDEMONIUM: the Lost and Found Orchestra. Their films include PULSE: a STOMP Odyssey, Wild Ocean 3D, Stomp Out Loud and Stomp Live. Currently also in production with Great White Shark 3D.