Native Detroiter Vidal Marsh naturally has a strong constitution for community and loyalty. These values manifest through work and commitment to client relationships, resulting in positive production experiences and high quality end results. Deeply connected to the City of Austin as the nephew of one of the city's HIDDEN FIGURES, Almetris Marsh Duren. Marsh's documentary Still Overcoming hopes to unite and educate beyond the Forty Acres.
Marsh’s work has appeared on FOX, NBC, HBO, A&E, VH1, TV One and all over YouTube channel outlets throughout the world. Produced reality and short film. Still Overcoming was written by Marsh as a legacy work to his beloved Aunt Almetris
Long before the dream of writing and producing impact visual content Marsh held corporate positions at the largest telecom providers in the world generating over a $100,000,000 in sales and services.
At the age of 35 Marsh walked away from a near six figure career to transition into a dream of film making and IP ownership. After relocating to California Marsh quickly found work at American Idol as a production assistant. Now a member of the Producer’s Guild of America, The International Documentary Association Marsh focus remains on a robust slate of projects beginning with Still Overcoming. Marsh aspires to merge over twenty years of business acumen with ten years of television and film experience to create a production company that add values to the entertainment and educational space.
Gopal Bidari is a multimedia virtuoso with a transcendental command of artistry who has been working professionally in entertainment in Austin and Los Angeles since 2001. His time in the RTF department at UT Austin paved the path for his dexterity and competence which extends from concept to fruition. As a Director he has worked with the likes of Church & Dwight, Universal Music, and charity The Refuge for DMST. His experience as a location sound recordist and post audio engineer give him another level of insight to his work. His projects have screened all over the world, on television, on demand, on Amazon, Netflix and in competition at prestigious film festivals such as Cannes and Sundance. His film "Pigeon: Impossible" made Roger Ebert's list of best short films of all time and is under development at 20th Century Fox. From political campaigns to world famous music festivals, he has recorded and interviewed dozens of famous personas and music icons. His experience relating to and working with celebrities and A list talent make him an easy choice especially when creative and thoughtful collaboration is paramount. In 2010, he was hand-picked by the Coen Brothers to appear in their film True Grit. His uncanny impressions of Sir Richard Attenborough and Arnold Schwarzenegger have been featured on Good Morning America and by TIME. He is an active member of the award-winning Hyperloop group rLoop, as a sound designer and voiceover talent. As a lecturer, Gopal has taught a film course alongside legendary cinematographer Dean Cundey, and guest lectured at UT-Austin as well as Columbia College, Chicago.
Andrew Greule is a Native to the oldest town in Texas, Nacogdoches. The small town with a population of 33,000 is located about 4 hours from the city of Austin. He is currently enrolled as a student at Stephen F. Austin State University, where he is pursuing a bachelor of science degree in Mass Communications and Film. Andrew has been a freelance filmmaker and photographer since 2016. He is very involved in his community where he has worked alongside the Nacogdoches Chamber of Commerce, Love Inc. and The Boy Scouts of America. His professional work extends to big brand names including, Fox Sports, Harley Davidson, and RV station. He is an active member of the National Broadcasting Society Alpha Epsilon Rho (NBS-AERho) and a member of the Nacogdoches Film Festival (Nacogdoches Art Alliance). Andrew is completing his FAA drone license with plans to pursue commercial and film cinematography.
A graduate of both the Duke Ellington School of the Arts and the Rochester Institute of Technology, Anthony Glover, has made a name for himself as an influential artist in the DC Metro area. By drawing inspiration from the works of Henri Cartier-Bresson, Trent Parke and Ray K. Metzker, Glover mixes the classical approach of these established artists with the experimental and underground music and art of his community. Through the incorporation of history, culture and the five senses in his minimalist artworks, Glover has created a body of work that documents beauty, strength and the power of the creative mind.
Sharon Chin Lee has been dabbling in music, entertainment and the arts since a small child. She was born and raised in Orange County (Huntington Beach to be exact!), where her parents still reside. Her childhood was full of dance, competitive baton twirling, piano, school leadership, and Chinese school. As she entered high school, Sharon grew a strong affinity for music and became a self-proclaimed “band nerd” while simultaneously starting to frequent many local music venues. She went to UCLA for college (go Bruins!) and has stayed in Los Angeles ever since. Right after graduation, Sharon got a job at a production company as the Assistant to the CEO and was later promoted to Music Supervisor. This first “real job” was also where she met her future husband, Harrison Lee! Sharon has worked for a variety of clients and productions on both the production side as well as music supervision, including but not limited to Disney, WB, Sony, E!, Fox Sports, American Idol, The Singing Bee, and Miss USA.
Sharon and Harrison have 2 adorable and spirited children, Ruby (4) and Jameson (2). While she loves being a mom, doing music supervision allows her to take a much-needed break from “mommying” 24/7. Sharon is also very active in her local community and is the current President of the MOMS Club of West Adams.
By all accounts, Ben Idom is known as a loyal friend, talented producer, and true Texan. His credits range from the biggest shows on television (American Idol, The Bachelor, The Voice) to passion projects for non-profits like his childhood summer camp in east Texas and the feature length documentary Still Overcoming. At his core is the ability to connect people to one another and the story he is telling.
His creative talents have landed him roles both in film and television on networks such as NBC, FOX, and SyFy. Whether on camera or behind-the-scenes, Ben's goal on every project is to produce the best product possible with the team and resources available. A graduate of the Moody College of Communications at the University of Texas at Austin, Ben carries the sense of pride and tradition for the school's past, especially that of the late Almetris Duren.
Although he lived in Los Angeles for just shy of a decade, Ben currently calls Nacogdoches, Texas home where he earned his Masters degree from Stephen F. Austin State University and is developing a live music program featuring up and coming artists.
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