DIRECTOR / CINEMATOGRAPHER / EDITOR
Kevin Otterness is a director, cinematographer and editor based in Chicago, Ill. A 24-year veteran in the film and television industry, Kevin directs, shoots and edits music videos, behind-the-scenes documentaries, commercials, independent and feature films. He also works with corporate clients to help them tell their stories in effective, entertaining ways. Some of the brands he has worked for include Second City, MTV, Prudential, CBRE and Macrovision.
Kevin is Principal and Founder of Posthouse Pictures , an independent motion picture company that specializes in services for independent films, documentaries, commercials and music videos. Throughout his career he has honed his craft to give all of his productions a truly cinematic look with richness of color and quality composition. Coupled with his collaborative work style, visionary skill, and overall professionalism, Kevin provides his clients with a quality product that is uniquely theirs.
ACTRESS / MAKEUP ARTIST
Robin Andrews first started acting in high school, auditioning for every play performed her four years there. She then continued to do live Theatre once she began college.
Deciding to broaden her horizons she auditioned for the film department class' short film, "The Bell Tolls". This introduced her to not only a new world but to new friends, one in which was Kevin Otterness. Kevin has helped bring forth new opportunities and the learning experience needed to succeed in film.
Robin soon realized that improving her knowledge in other areas such as makeup would bring her more work, she quickly enrolled in her schools makeup class along with studying under J. Anthony Kosar. Since then she has been working on improving and growing her interests in acting and makeup for the film world.
DOP / LIGHTING DESIGNER
Erik Anschicks is a multi-award winning, Chicago-based Director of Photography, Lighting Designer, and Field Director.
A native of Chicago, Erik completed his formal film and photography studies at Watkins College of Art and Design in Nashville, where his accolades included numerous student Cinematography recognitions which culminated in an article for Kodak's "In Camera On Campus," detailing his work. After graduation, he built a diverse portfolio in the camera and G&E dept, ultimately rising to a Gaffer. His clients included "Monday Night Football, HGTV, CMT, GAC, and Smithsonian HD.
Since relocating back to Chicago in 2009, he recently won the Midwest Emmy® award for best Cinematography for 2011's World War II documentary project "Day of Honor", the 2013 CableFAX® award for Best Documentary Series, and Telly® awards for Best Series and Cinematography for "All In", a miniseries about the changing Prep Football landscape co-produced with Comcast. In addition to his work with Posthouse Pictures, he is currently shooting for the Big Ten Network's flagship original documentary series "The Journey", the NFL Network's "The Season", & HLN's "Newsmakers." He most recently completed a retrospective short documentary of Oscar® and Grammy® award-winning composer Richard Sherman, a series of raceday ad campaigns for ABC Sports, and a nationwide commercial series for the ASDS.
Erik is a member of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, and lives near Chicago with his wife Rachel and their dog Aurie.
KIM ST. AUBIN
Kim St. Aubin became interested in film at a young age. In high school she took three years of film and television courses, and was apart of the school news program, Wildcat Weekly. In 2007, she attended College of DuPage where she pursued her passion and took a variety of film courses. In 2010, Kim graduated with honors and her Associates Degree in film/video.
During her college years she became acquaintances with director Kevin Otterness, of Posthouse Pictures. In 2010, Kim worked with Kevin on the production design for Dave Sills “Life Without Love,” and Carla Kosaks “I Don’t Want Your Man” music videos.
Kim has worked on a variety of projects, doing many jobs including, being a behind the scenes videographer for all of Kevin Otterness’ projects. She has been a production assistant on corporate videos, volunteered as a cinematographer for the SEA Conference in Lisle, The Naperville Film Festival, and recently worked as a video editor for Rant Sports.
Kim has many short and feature film ideas and currently she is writing a short film. Her goal is to finish the script this year and start funding in 2016.
Jeremy Widen is a cinematographer and it’s his job to make sure that the images captured for a project are as beautiful and stimulating as possible to really evoke the emotion of the piece. He love's using and manipulating light and subtle camera movement to create that emotion. For the last 7 years he's made filmmaking his profession, hobby, and passion.
Jeremy works as a freelance cinematographer, camera operator, camera assistant, and editor; and also does some light producing work on the side. His portfolio includes everything from feature and short narratives, to documentaries, to commercials and PSAs, and even a few TV pilots.
Jeremy completed his MFA in Creative Producing from Columbia College Chicago in May of 2014 and moved back home to San Francisco with his graphic designer girlfriend and dog, Zero. Jeremy lives and works in the San Francisco area; but loves traveling and working in other cities, and can work local in both LA and the Chicagoland area.
SOUND DESIGNER / AUDIO MIXER RECORDIST
Anthony Mariotto is a Sound Designer and Audio Mixer/Recordist based in Chicago. After graduating from Tribeca Flashpoint in 2011, he quickly started investing in equipment and working any project he could get his hands on.
Since then he's worked on numerous short and long form independent narratives/docs, local and nation wide commercials, and network television shows. Shooting all over the nation and doing sound design in his space in Chicago. He believes the best sound starts on location and is only improved upon in post.