Patrick Long In Memoriam – Executive Director/ Producer
Patrick Long – Patrick had battled with ALS for three years and sadly passed away in July 2016, while we were still in the edit of the film. Patrick had been in the TV production business since 1987, with films in Telluride Mountain Festival, Jackson Hole Wildlife Film Festival Southern Circuit, and more. Patrick had produced hundreds of hours of non-fiction television on subjects as diverse as Western Pioneer History, American Folk Art and the making of an Oscar winning animated short film. Patrick was working at Moonbot Studios as their in-house Documentarian. Moonbot studios has won several Emmy’s, and and an Oscar. Patrick knew Father Ubald for several years and was excited to add “Forgiveness: The Secret of Peace” Film to his long list of inspirational work. We miss Patrick dearly.
Katsey Long – Executive Producer/ Director
Katsey Long is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in private practice in Jackson, WY, where she works with children, adults and families. Katsey did her undergraduate work at Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge, LA and her Master’s Degree work at the University of Denver. Since 1990 she has actively worked to integrate the theological and spiritual framework of her Catholic faith into her profession. For the past fifteen years she has worked with a team of professionals teaching and working with families in the areas of inner healing, generational and family healing, across the United States and in Canada. For the past five years she has worked and traveled as part of a team in Rwanda with Fr. Ubald, working in the areas of trauma, forgiveness and healing wounded history with genocide survivors. She is the US contact for Fr. Ubald and has seen the power of his testimony and prayer wherever he preaches in the US as well. This is her first foray into the world of full length documentary filmmaking. She is learning all she can at the feet of her younger, more experienced, award winning filmmaker, and brother, Patrick Long, in this endeavor.
Brady Blade – Music Producer/Drummer
Brady initially sought out a career in business, focusing on the music industry which led to A&R roles at several major record labels, before ultimately becoming manager to the Brand New Heavies. He has played as part of Emmylou Harris‘s band, Spyboy, Steve Earle and the Dukes, Dave Matthews & Friends, and with Buddy & Julie Miller.
In early 2013, Brady gathered several musicians, including Jakob Dylan, Dave Matthews, Charlie Sexton, and Sexton’s brother Will, to his studio in Shreveport to record. This jam session eventually led to the formation of a band called The Nauts with Blade, Dylan, Matthews, and the Sexton brothers as members. They are currently working on their debut album.
Chris Bell – Chief Engineer/Producer/Mixer for Blade Studios
Dusty Stepp – Cinematographer
Dusty Stepp is an international filmmaker and entrepreneur based in North Carolina. His spirit for adventure and passion for visual storytelling helped launch a production company named View From Zero in 2006. Since then, he has seen many places through many lenses with the simple goal of creating compelling stories through video.
Rob Senska – Cinematographer
Mindy Bledsoe – Writer
Raymond Long – Writer
William Hellmuth – Editor
William is an award winning freelance editor and filmmaker from Orange County, California. His career has taken him all over the United States shooting and editing documentaries about our National Parks. These films can be found in virtually every Park throughout America. His work also includes narrative feature films and an internationally distributed independent tv show. For William, the top priority when approaching any film is finding the story, diving into its meaning, and letting that inform all of his decisions. The more he learned about Fr. Ubald, the more challenged and inspired he felt by his message. It didn’t take long for William to realize he needed to be a part of bringing this message of grace and forgiveness to as many people as possible.
Katie Jackson – Marketing Director
Katie Jackson has over 15 years of professional experience in Marketing and Web Communications. Previous experiences include Marketing Manager for Cloudveil Mountain Works, Marketing Director for Powderhorn Ski Clothing, Web and Communications for local businesses in Jackson Hole including Skinny Skis and Dancers’ Workshop as well as additional contract and management of websites with various clients. With a Degree in Marketing and Higher Education Certificate in Corporate Social Responsibility, Katie is excited to blend her passion of business with her catholic upbringing to assist Father Ubald’s amazing project and quest for peace. Katie Jackson set up Father Ubald’s personal website 2 years ago, and has been excited to assist him with any additional project needs to promote his passion to build the Center for the Secret of Peace.
Kayla Arend –Assistant Cinematographer
Stemming from diverse interests, Kayla’s skill set is both mastered in the creative and technical aspects of film production. Kayla Arend received her undergraduate degree at Montana State University school of Film and Photography with a minor in Entomology. Her resume includes such documentary films as The Walk to Fisterra, JHMR: Born to Be Wild, Parkinsons Disease: The Ripple Effect among many others. Kayla was awarded a scientific grant for her undergraduate research on Buprestidae Beetles of Montana, her research is currently up for publication in the Coleopterists Bulletin. Her photography has been featured in BBC Music Magazine, www.Kindsnacks.com, www.videoandfilmmaker.com. Kayla is an ambitious worker focused on documenting both culture and the natural world.
The Fresh Made Team – Sound Production
We’re passionate about our work. We are the kind of people that get quite a lot of satisfaction from doing things right. Over the last fifteen+ years, I think what we’ve learned is that great ideas, executed well is what it’s all about. We are a group of artists, striving to create media that communicates and delivers on an emotional level.
Curtis Schweitzer – Sound Engineer and Composer
Curtis is a freelance composer from Colorado. Curtis has composed music for the games Starbound, Airships, the upcoming MMO Ashes of Mankind, and Staxel. He’s also contributed music to New Renaissance Pictures miniseries The Black Dawn, The Seventh Spectrum, as well as numerous television advertisements and series.