Film Team

THE MIGHTYCANOE TEAM

Bonnie Hawthorne is the director, cinematographer, editor, writer and narrator of Dreaming of a Vetter World. As a film student at NYU in the 1980s, her documentary teacher said there would come a day when one woman could go AWOL from her day job cutting television shows, take off in a tiny camper and make a film with cameras small enough to fit in a purse. That day finally arrived. This film–her first–is the result.

Executive Producers

Jo Andres is a filmmaker and artist. Jo was well-known on the kinetic downtown New York performance scene of the 1980s for her film/dance/light performances. She has since directed and produced music and art videos. As a filmmaker, Jo drew acclaim for her award-winning film, Black Kites, which aired on PBS.  Her film When the Curtain Comes Down opened Diana Krall’s Glad Rag Doll Tour.

Steve Buscemi  is a director, actor and filmmaker.

Bobby Houston is a filmmaker with an Oscar and an Emmy to his credit. His series of documentary shorts, Mighty Times, was produced by HBO and Southern Poverty Law Center. The second in the series, Mighty Times: The Legacy of Rosa Parks was nominated for the Academy Award and won an Emmy. The third film, Mighty Times: The Children’s March, took the Oscar in 2005. He also holds the distinction of having given Bonnie Hawthorne her first job on a feature Film, Trust Me in 1987.

Associate Producer

Eden Campbell is filmmaker and marketing professional. As a filmmaker, Eden is most known for her work on Check It, a documentary that follows an LBGT gang through their journey to start a fashion company. The film premiered at Tribeca Film Festival in 2016. In 2017, she joined an experiential marketing agency, working with clients like Francis Ford Coppola Winery, MTV and Amazon. 

Graphics/Animation
Big Foot Media is a boutique production company deep in the woods of Chicago. They like to make cool stuff with cool people. Tim Whalen (Creative Director) and Nicolas Rojas (Animator) combine creativity with a can-do attitude to help filmmakers and clients tell their stories.
Music

Robot Repair is a bi-coastal original music, sound design and licensing company run by two ex-agency creatives. Their simple goal is to create great music & sound design for commercials, film, TV and video games.

Kyp Malone is best known as a member of TV on the Radio, though he is part of many art, music and film projects.

Story Consultants

Scott Farrington studied film at NYU, where he met Bonnie Hawthorne. After graduation, he skipped the film scene and instead joined the Peace Corps. He worked as a farmer in Antigua, West Indies, spent several years in Mexico, then returned to New York City where he was Head Gardener in parks in Harlem and The Bronx. He currently lives with his husband in Philadelphia where he plays saxophone in a community band and writes short stories.

Kate McCabe has taught film at CalArts and UCSD and is the founder of the Mojave Desert art collective Kidnap Yourself. Her feature film Sabbia, inspired by musician Brant Bjork, has traveled the globe. She recently completed a film tour of her short films. Her next film is about the neighborhood in East Berlin where the Stasi were headquartered.

Web Design and Amazing Advice

Rachel Moody is a web designer with over 12 years of experience working on a wide-range of sites. In recent years, she has also taken on the role of producer on film projects with Blue Goggles Films. Her first feature film, Last Girl Standing, was released in 2016.