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Painting Bolinas » Filmmakers

Wendy Elkin - Director and ProducerWendy Elkin – Director and Producer

The Painting Bolinas movie marks the Directorial Debut of Wendy Elkin. A former Special Education teacher and photographer in San Francisco, Wendy has spent the last three years transitioning into documentary film. A natural transition from still photography where she produced a substantial body of work concerned with social, political and cultural issues. She represents strong innovational portraits in Black and White silver gelatin, sepia, color and halide prints. Each portrait is a narrative illustration. Her portraits have been appearing in exhibits in the Bay Area and across the country for several years. Starting with her work photographing politicians, civil rights leaders, protesters, and continuing with American National heroes, she is an astute observer of American culture. Collectors include Senator Hillary Clinton, Rosa Parks, Reverend Jesse Jackson, Danny Glover, and Tipper Gore to name a few. She has had her work accepted into permanent exhibitions at the National Civil Rights Museum in Memphis, Tennessee, the Rosa Parks History Museum in Montgomery, Alabama and the Smithsonian American History Museum in Washington, D.C.



Linas Phillips – Cinematographer & SoundLinas Phillips – Cinematographer & Sound

Linas Phillips graduated from NYU’s experimental theatre wing with a BA in acting. For many years he worked with special needs children during the day while performing in theatre and comedy venues at night before moving onto film. His first feature film WALKING TO WERNER played at many festivals and theatres both in the U.S. and internationally. The film is a personal documentary and homage to Werner Herzog about Linas’ 1200-mile walk from Seattle to Los Angeles. The film won the Special Jury Prize at the Seattle Int’l Film Festival and landed Linas a spot in Filmmaker Magazine’s 2006 list of 25 New Faces to Watch in independent film. His second film GREAT SPEECHES FROM A DYING WORLD is a documentary about 12 homeless people living on the streets of Seattle and features each character performing a famous speech from history. His third film, a narrative, entitled BASS ACKWARDS, premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in 2010. His next film, entitled RAINBOW TIME, is about the strained relationship between a mentally challenged man and his caregiver as they struggle to create a TV show called “Rainbow Time”.



Andrew Kaluzynski – EditorAndrew Kaluzynski – Editor

Andrew Kaluzynski was born in Lansing, Michigan, but his family packed up a U-Haul and drove down to North Carolina with Andrew, before he was yet able to walk or speak. He spent most of his early years running through the woods, hiking and truly enjoying the Appalachian mountain range although, if you were to ask him about it, he might tell you that he would rather have been somewhere else. Throughout his early life, Andrew fostered a love for photography and performing that led him to Bennington College in Vermont. At Bennington, he studied photography, theater, music, and upon graduating moved to the San Francisco Bay Area where he worked as an Associate Producer on Jim Thorpe: The World’s Greatest Athlete.




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