Tyler is an award winning writer, director and producer with over two decades in the film industry. Previously Director of Video Production for Corporate Spending Innovations, he created video content for not only CSI, but their major global and international partners in the financial industry as well. Prior to this, he was a promo editor for Tennis Channel, and created and produced content for one of the largest DM firms in Los Angeles. He is thrilled to be leading the team at Front Runner Films, continuing the award-winning storytelling.
Gavin is executive vice president of production and operations for Front Runner Films. He has worked in film and television production for almost 20 years. Highlights include Executive Producer at Fox Reality, as well as key positions at E! Entertainment, A&E, WB Television and The Game Show Network. A proud member of PGA, he is also an award winning independent film producer. Gavin’s independent projects have been official selections in over 50 film festivals around the world.
Sarah-Jane has 15+ years of International experience in the entertainment industry including Network Ten (Australia), Paramount Pictures and iTV/Granda (London), and top creative agencies in Los Angeles, working with all the major studios as well as online networks (Netflix and Amazon). Her roles have included film & TV production, creating immersive multi-platform campaigns, graphic design for online and print, video production and editing, writing articles for various blogs, social media management, and even running a national news room.
Originally from the Oregon Coast, Jordan moved to Seattle to attend The Art Institute of Seattle and began his career there as an animator and illustrator working in the gaming industry. He later pivoted to the entertainment industry, taking his love of storytelling to Los Angeles where he became an actor, writer and award-winning filmmaker. Jordan has directed documentaries, short films, music videos, commercials and pilot presentations, and has worked with some of the biggest names in the business.
With almost 20 years of experience as a corporate and independent filmmaker, Front Runner's Head of Post-Production brings a meticulous focus to detail on all things post-production, from sound mix, to color grade, to final export. On set, he brings an extensive familiarity with camera technology - seriously, don't get him started on frame rates and exposure settings! Brandon's ultimate goal is to ensure top notch quality of presentation that maximizes the humor and heart of your story.
Liz Bolton began her writing career in publishing before embarking on a nearly two decade career in the entertainment industry, working in New York, Los Angeles and Amsterdam. Her comedy background informs everything Liz touches at Front Runner, from scripts to social media content, and she enjoys doing a deep dive into each new industry she’s tasked with writing about. A summa cum laude graduate of Rutgers University, Liz has also written for and been anthologized in the parenting space, contributed her writing pro bono to the nonprofit sector and academia, and taught for many years at the esteemed Groundlings Theatre in Los Angeles.
Jason has almost two decades experience in the film and television industry, starting in daytime television and commercials, then film and unscripted/reality TV. Jason is CO-creator and producer of the hit television series "Bar Rescue", which celebrated it's 100th episode in 2016 and continues to air every Sunday nights on Spike TV.
Jasper moved to Boise, Idaho from northwest Washington in 2019 to join the Front Runner team full time. Since then he has been primarily creating all of the animated pieces for our clients which range from simple explainer videos to narrative pieces that feature expressive characters and take place in detailed worlds. He enjoys the process of taking nothing but a concept and turning it into an artistic and informative video without ever having to pick up a camera.
Bailey has over five plus years experience in the ITM and project management space. He has an aspiration to develop new and creative methods of entertainment and communication. Currently attending Boise State University, Bailey is pursuing a degree in Information Technology Management and Supply Chain Management. Bailey is excited to develop new and innovative methods of content creation for partners and clients.
From New York to Chicago and Los Angeles, where he now calls home, Shane has over 20 years’ experience in all areas of the entertainment industry. His vast array of skills includes Producing, Directing, Casting, Editing, Teaching and Acting, and most recently the cutting edge world of Motion Capture; bringing cinematic storytelling to the video game industry. Shane is excited to bring his wide ranging talents to Front Runner Films.
Emily is originally from Boise, Idaho where she studied Psychology at Boise State University and worked for Nike as a lead. To further her education, she is aspiring to attend BSU's Masters in Business Management program. At Front Runner, she works alongside every aspect of the production chain - from clients to co-workers, ensuring that everything runs as quickly and efficiently as possible.
Grant has spent the last 12+ years working as a video editor and content creator for a wide range of projects for companies such as Crayola, Royal Caribbean, and Warner Bros. He recognizes that cinematography and editing have a special, fluid relationship to how the film is cut, and that is the part of the process he is most enamored with. Grant also enjoys producing personal projects, including working on films for the annual i48 film competition.
Brock's passion for filmmaking, animation, and photography bloomed early on in his hometown, Sacramento. What started as a hobby quickly grew into a career path, as he transitioned into working for both a photography and animation studio. He began his journey as a background artist and eventually directed and co-produced an animated film. His experience there sparked the beginning of a freelance journey that led to 7+ years of work for various clients.
Michael, an Idaho native, has over 10 years of experience in video production. With a background in live broadcast, audio production, and file management, Michael has experience bringing organization to the potential chaos of filmmaking. He ensures a simple workflow for Front Runner, and strives to maintain peace of mind for our entire team and clients.
Tiana Bryant is originally from Mobile, Alabama and is currently based in Brooklyn, New York. Prior to her work at Front Runner Films, she served as the US team's marketing coordinator for one of the top cosmetic brands in Japan. She also served as Content & Social Media Manager for a prominent NYC live events agency that produces over 150 events per year. With a passion for the film industry and all things creative, she works for Front Runner Films as our content marketing specialist.
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"Front Runner Films has been incredible to work with. Against tight timelines, Tyler and the team were able to help us craft a powerful video capturing the essence of our vision. They are highly professional, experienced, and their final product was instrumental in helping us to win a Global Award at an MIT Competition."
"Front Runner's creativity and enthusiasm charges everything around them. We'll be stressed realizing that we need to pull together a show promo quickly, and then they sweep in with imaginative ideas that not only support what we at first envisioned, but takes it to the next level. I always know that whatever they create for us will be of the highest quality."
“Front Runner Films has changed the way we think about advertising, marketing and our overall online presence. We're a stronger company because of Front Runner Films."