The Team

 Patrick Long In Memoriam – Executive Director/ Producer

Patrick LongPatrick 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 LongExecutive Producer/ Director

Katsey LongKatsey 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 BladeMusic Producer/Drummer

Brady L Blade Jr. (born 1965 in Shreveport, Louisiana) is an American rock, pop and country drummer, record producer and composer, who currently resides in Shreveport.

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.

In summer 2014, Brady appeared on Late Show with David Letterman as a drummer, performing alongside artist John Doe.

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Chris Bell – Chief Engineer/Producer/Mixer for Blade Studios

Chris Bell

Chris Bell has been in the recording studio for the last 23 years working on records like Erykah Badu’s “Mammas Gun”and The Eagles #1 record “Long Road Out of
Eden”. His resume includes studio time with Destiny’s Child, Fuel, The Polyphonic Spree, Earth Wind, and Fire, Don Henley, and Kirk Franklin, remixes for Peter Gabriel and Death in Vegas.  Chris was nominated for a Grammy award in 1998 for “Best Engineered Album, Non-Classical. Elected to the Texas Chapter Board of Governors for The Recording Academy, serving in roles from Governor, President, and Trustee. He is currently the Chief Engineer/Mixer at Blade Studios in Shreveport, La. and also servers as Governor and P&E Co-Chair of The Recording Academy Memphis Chapter.

 

 

Dusty SteppCinematographer

Photo - Dusty SteppDusty 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.

In 2012, Dusty produced a short film to promote Father Ubald’s message of peace and forgiveness. Since that first trip to Rwanda, he has formed a lasting relationship with Father Ubald that has continued to strengthen over time. Their personal bond helped fuel his desire to be a part of this project, and he hopes to engage an audience with a message that needs to be heard.

 

 

 

Rob Senska – Cinematographer

Rob Senska

Rob is a diverse cinematographer whose résumé includes the internationally acclaimed documentaries Rational Middle Energy Series, Haynesville, feature films like Broken Blood and Scrape, as well as reality shows for MTV and Travel Channel. He has also shot and edited music videos and featurettes for The Kenny Wayne Shepherd Band.  This is a uniquely profound story that needs to be told, and it will encourage forgiveness at an epic level.

 

 

 

Mindy Bledsoe – Writer

MIndy Bledsoe

Mindy Bledsoe is a writer and director of narrative
films and music videos, as well as a photographer and camera operator for film and television. Her short films #TheFutureIsCrowdFunded, and I’m Sorry For… were official selections of the 2012 and 2014 Louisiana Film Prize, garnering positive reviews from national film critics.  Mindy served as part of the art direction team on Secret Identity Productions’ 6 Month Rule
and 20th Century Fox/ABC’s The Gates.
She has also worked on shows for MTV, ESPN, and the Travel Channel.
Mindy is first and foremost a storyteller, and this glorious story has the potential to reach hearts and minds around the world.

 

 

Raymond Long – Writer

Raymond Long, a native of Shreveport, LA, has spent most of his professional life as a writer. Experienced in media old and new—magazines, television, newspapers. websites, blogs and endless social media— Raymond’s skill for telling stories is a family tradition and shared talent amongst his large extended family. After years of procrastination, Raymond is once again writing with purpose, thanks to the encouragement of his
sister, Katsey Long, who enthusiastically recruited him for the Fr. Ubald project. He is honored to help tell the difficult story of a nation’s inhuman violence and one man’s humane message of faith and forgiveness.

 

 

William HellmuthEditor

William Headshot BWWilliam 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 JacksonMarketing 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

Kayla ArendStemming 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

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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.

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