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Tim Kahn (Executive Producer & Curriculum Designer)
Thirty years of experience in the high school French classroom have allowed
Tim to become a local and state leader in Foreign Language Education.
Outside Vermont, he has spoken nationally on such topics as developing
curriculum and standards for the Foreign Language classroom and cultural
exchange. During the Carter Administration, Tim was chosen to present
a position paper to the President's Commission on The Status of Foreign
Languages in the United States. Educated in the United States, Russia,
England, and France, he spent a year at the University of Pau and Bordeaux.
Tim travels to France regularly to continue various projects on French
language and culture. He holds a Master's Degree in French from Middlebury
College, in Vermont.
Ben Kahn (Co-producer, Director & Editor)
Following his graduation from Middlebury College, where he wrote and directed
both narratives and documentaries, Ben was hired by numerous Vermont filmmakers
as a chief editor. He then joined Edgewood Studios of Rutland, Vermont,
cutting 35mm features intended for international distribution (The Newcomers
and Radical Jack), while working as Assistant Camera on short films and
national commercial shoots between editing jobs.
Scott Carroll (Co-producer)
Scott made his production debut on the set of the Warner Brothers television
series Spenser for Hire. A veteran of television and film, Scott has worked
on productions ranging from feature projects such as Drive Me Crazy for
20th Century Fox, to adapting books for television for Orly Adelson Productions.
Equally at home in the independent film community, Scott (email@example.com) has served on
numerous smaller budgeted productions along with shooting the Teasers
for the 1999 Sundance Film Festival.
Willie Nelson (Narrator)
Born in 1933 in the tiny Central Texas farming community of Abbott, Willie Nelson has a long and eclectic career, recording country music, standards, gospel, and much more. Since releasing his first single in 1957, he has given birth to concept albums, gospel albums, jazz albums, movie soundtracks, myriad duet projects, live albums, and an album of standards (1978's Stardust), which has become a standard in itself. Outside the recording studio, Nelson established himself as a champion for the family farmer with his annual Farm Aid concerts. His Fourth of July Picnics have for the past quarter-century served as a rite of musical passage in Texas. His films include The Electric Horseman (with Robert Redford and Jane Fonda), Songwriter (with Kris Kristofferson), Wag the Dog (with Robert DeNiro and Dustin Hoffman), and many others.
The widely acclaimed French photojournalist has spent over twenty years
photographing and reporting on life in the Pyrénées as a
regular contributor to such publications as Geo, Pyrénées, Pays Basque, Air-France, Le Figaro, L'Express, Le Point, and National Geographic. A resident of Saint Faust,
Etienne had also published many books on the region including: De la
Paume au Gant Pays de Nive et de Nivelle Villages Pyrénées also published in Spanish and Catalan. Destins d'Espaces Routes Gourmandes
en Béarn et Pays Basque Pau Pyrénées Aragonaises,
to be released during the spring and summer of 2001 in France and Spain.
Jeanine Rohn (Budget formatting & preproduction planning)
Jeff Roberts (Cinematographer, U.S. shoots)
Emmanuel Roy (Cinematographer, France and U.S. shoots)
Robert Sylvain (Sound Engineer, U.S. shoots)
William Sternberg (Sound Engineer, France shoot)
Dan Mazur (Sound Engineer, U.S. shoot)
Steven Parker (Gaffer, U.S. shoots)
Paul Gamba (Assitant Editor & Photo Restoration)
Ian Albinson (Website Designer)
Bret Olsen (Website Designer)