Production Services

Michael and Sheila have drawn on years of experience in every aspect of motion picture and video production to create high-quality programs. In addition to our own independent work, Michael has produced and directed many shows for PBS Frontline, praised as “TV’s toughest and most perceptive documentary series.”

We’ve built our current shooting around the stunning images provided by the Sony High-Definition 1080p XDCAM EX3 tapeless camera. In addition to relationships with some of the best film crews from around the country, we tap local talent out of Moab and Salt Lake City.

We nurture projects from conception to execution, paying close attention to the careful development of budgets and shooting scripts. Our goal--whether we’re making features, documentaries, or anything in-between-- is to reach our audience with shows that are dramatic and unique.



On Blackout:

is another investigative victory for the FRONTLINE crew, helping to make sense out of a complicated public issue.
--Ronnie D. Lankford, Jr., All Movie Guide

On Secrets of the SAT:

Behind the criticisms of the test, as the documentary makes clear, is a larger debate over the goal of diversity in American society.
--Walter Goodman, New York Times

On The Future of War:

Your hard work and unstinting research were clearly evident throughout this balanced and informative program.
--Gen. Eric shinseki, former Army Chief of Staff



Editorial Services

In addition to editing our own films, we invite filmmakers to bring their projects to Moab for consulting and editing. Michael’s extensive award-winning editorial background allows us to offer short- term consulting services for those projects which are nearing completion, but need that extra something to get over the hump, or long-term editing for those films that require more extensive work or are just starting out.

M oab offers a variety of accommodations, either in town or closer to the editing room at Pack Creek. For more on Moab and its surroundings, please visit the MOAB page.

The filmmakers who’ve come here have found that the experience at Pack Creek gives them a chance to focus intensely on their work, while leaving time to enjoy the surrounding area.

For a more detailed description of the consulting process, please see the CONSULTING page...



Michael was Director of Photography on a shoot for Associated Television International out of Los Angeles for their series Heroes Among Us. Based on a true local story, an endurance runner found herself paralyzed after a severe fall--until her dog saved the day. Below are some clips from the re-enactment portion of the program. This is a large file, so play once with starts & stops to fully load, then show will play continuously.

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Co-Producer/Directors Judy Ehrlich and Rick Goldsmith brought a rough cut of The Most Dangerous Man in America: Daniel Ellsberg and the Pentagon Papers to Moab for two weeks. We continued working for another month, after RIck and Judy returned to Berkeley. The film premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival with a follow-up run at the prestigious Film Forum in New York.

Producer/Directors Marilyn Mulford and Quique Cruz brought their feature-length documentary Archeology of Memory: Villa Grimaldi to Pack Creek for a long-term edit. An account of Quique’s journey from the tragedy of Pinochet’s Chile to Quique’s re-awakening as an artist, the film had reached an assembly/rough cut stage. The filmmakers spent 3 months in Moab and left with a finished film which won the audience award at the Mill Valley Film Festival and a special Jury Prize for Artistic Merit at the Mendocino Film Festival..

Producer Peter Esmonde brought his film on the gifted artist Gerhard Trimpin, Trimpin: The Sound of Invention, to Moab for a short-term consult. The film was at a rough cut stage. We worked intensively for 7 days with Peter and editor Rick Tejada-Flores. Trimpin went on to premiere at the SXSW Film Festival, followed by screenings at Silverdocs, London, and Vancouver.

Producer Gene Corr (Desert Bloom) brought an assembly version of a promo for his semi-autobiographical documentary work-in-progress From Ghost Town To Havana, which we re-worked into a ten-minute piece. He’s now using the piece for fundraising.

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