Filmmakers

STEVE EDMISTON, WRITER/PRODUCER
Steve Edmiston works as an independent feature film screenwriter and producer. He is also an attorney with 25 years of experience practicing business, litigation intellectual property, and entertainment law. Edmiston is a frequent teacher, advisor, and speaker on film and film industry issues. He has shown his films at a variety of festivals including: Palm Springs, Fort Lauderdale, Seattle International Film Festival, Big Island Film Festival, Ashland and Port Townsend.

Edmiston Wrote and Directed the award-winning short The Day My Parents Became Cool, which was shot entirely in the south Puget Sound area.

Find more information on Edmiston’s screen credits and films, including cast information, trailer videos and release dates on IMDb.

SCOTT SCHAEFER, DIRECTOR/PRODUCER
Scott Schaefer is a three-time National Emmy Award winning Writer (Bill Nye the Science Guy, PBS/Disney) with over 27 years’ experience in media, including over 20 as a Director and Producer, six of which were spent in the trenches of Hollywood.

His directing credits includes for the TV shows Penn & Teller:Bullsh*t! (Showtime) where he was nominated for a Directors Guild Award for Outstanding Directing in a Reality Show (2005), Sightings (a UFO show for Paramount Pictures), The Arsenio Hall Show (Paramount), Totally Hidden Video (Fox), The Late Show (Fox), Fox On-Air Promotions, Almost Live! (KING-TV, where he won 6 Local Emmy Awards) and many others in-between.

Schaefer currently runs a network of six local blogs for an area south of Seattle called South King Media, which includes the award-winning B-Town Blog.

For a full list of credits and a Demo Reel, visit http://scottso.southkingmedia.com/

JohnWhite300JOHN WHITE, EXECUTIVE PRODUCER
John White, Founder of American Piledriving Equipment (APE) and a local resident, will serve as Executive Producer of the film.

In January, 1990, White invented his own pile driving machine in his garage in White Center, then founded APE, featuring his revolutionary “heavy metal enhanced” high frequency vibrating pile driving machine that operates on using vegetable oil. APE has grown into the largest pile driving equipment company in the world, and is the largest user of hydraulic vegetable oil, as John’s machines operate exclusively on vegetable oil to prevent damage to water and soil.

White’s other ventures include Crazy Horse Motorcycles LLC, which manufactures the 45 degree V-Twin engine featured on the TV show “American Choppers.” His unique engine is the powerplant featured in Microsoft’s “Gears of War Trike” built by Paul Jr. and featured in the video game. In fact, every engine featured in Paul Jr. Design’s custom bikes was donated to the TV show by White.

White and his wife Teresa (who runs Statements Home Decor in Olde Burien) also recently purchased the historic “Forest Ledge” mansion in Seahurst, which includes the largest pipe organ west of the Mississippi. The couple is currently restoring the unique estate, which was built in 1911, and they’re hoping to move into it soon.

LAURA BETH & SCOTT PETERSON, PRODUCERS
Scott Peterson is the Founder/CEO of SAFE Boats, an American-owned aluminum boat manufacturer and leading supplier to military, federal, state and local law enforcement, fire and rescue agencies throughout North America and around the world. Founded in 1997, SAFE Boats International (SAFE) designs and builds highly reliable and extremely durable vessels that help keep military, law enforcement and fire professionals safe as they carry out their duties, protect citizens and work to save lives.

Laura Beth Peterson volunteers for the Salvation Army in White Center, and has also served as Co-Chair for the Three Tree Point Fireworks Fund with Scott Schaefer.

DANNY HOUSE, PRODUCER
Owner of the popular Tin Room Bar and Tin Theater in Olde Burien, Danny loves movies, and is very excited to be working on this, his first film.

Danny is very involved with the Burien community, with the annual Burien Brat Trot fundraiser for the Highline Schools Foundation and Safe Kids South King County.

Danny will be showing the film in The Tin Theater when it’s released, and will also be working on the production.

NANCY PAPPAS BARNHART, PRODUCER
An accomplished Advertising Manager, Nancy spent 15 years as Director of Corporate Communications & Media Relations for the McDonald’s Corporation, eleven years with Horizon Air and four years with The Bon Marche.

Nancy was invited to join the management team at Highline Public Schools as interim Public Information Officer. Then in October 2001, she accepted the permanent role of the district’s Director of Human Resources.

In September 2008, Nancy joined the Aviation High School staff as Program Director to dedicate time to design, develop and manage Career Readiness/Mentoring and Internships programs.  In 2009, she received her Career & Technical Education teaching certificate and now, along with her role in the Career Readiness effort, she teaches Aviation Careers.