At Mr. Magic Carpet Ride Productions we strive to put a great deal of personal attention to every project that is taken on. We are local artists based out of Denton, Texas that enjoy helping people with issues that are solved by creative, multi-media solutions.
David W. Leitner has over fifty Director, DP, and Producer credits in feature-length documentary and dramatic films produced in the U.S. and abroad, including six competition films at the Sundance Film Festival: Spark Amongst the Ashes (1987), For All Mankind (1989, Jury & Audience Awards, Best Documentary; 1990 Oscar nomination), Vienna is Different: 50 Years After the Anschluss (1990), Trembling Before G-d (2001), The Technical Writer (2003), and Swimmers (2005). His work has been seen on Showtime, Bravo, The Sundance Channel, HBO, MTV, PBS, and released theatrically in the U.S. and Europe.
She is head editor and directs her own shoots for Marc Smiler Video Artist in Olde City Philadelphia and further north out of their satellite New York City office. She is currently the Vice-President of the Greater Philadelphia Videographers Association and has won numerous GPVA Battle of the Editors Awards, GPVA Film Festival Awards and Achievement Awards.
Geoffrey McNeil, Founder of GSM Entertainment, is a product of NYU's Tisch School of the Arts Film School. While at NYU, Geoffrey produced and directed his short film entitled "The Groovemaker", one of only seven intermediate level films selected to be screened at the NYU First Run Film Festival. Interning both with Robert De Niro's Tribeca Films and the Tape House, at the time the largest Post-Production facility in New York, Geoffrey developed a well-rounded perspective on the filmmaking process.
This DP has captured all walks of life, from news to sports, corporate to documentary, music videos to behind the scenes. With a passion for telling compelling stories, Curt's work has taken him all over the US and the entire world. From the Oklahoma City bombing to Portugal, looking for Madeline McCann, Curt's news skills are second to none. In the world of sports he's covered just about everything from Tiger Woods to the Super Bowl. His work has appeared on every major television outlet for the last 17 years.
Videographer and editor Anne Palmer owns Palmtree Productions, Inc. in Tupelo Mississippi. Her studio produces projects for Coca-Cola, Atmos Energy, Lane Furniture, The Corinth Visitors Bureau, The Tupleo Public School District, Paul Thorn, Navaid Airport Lighting and others. She loves the versatility and reliability that the Sony EX1 & EX3 provide her crew both in the studio and on the go. Whether filming Coach Dan Mullen in 100 degree temps at the MSU campus, the middle of a runway at Memphis International Airport, in a bucket truck above the Corinth Coca-Cola 5k, or a music video in a sound studio-the Sony PMW EX is the camera of choice!
Atlanta based Bluehole Pictures produces "Rise 242" music video featuring "The Scientist" Stefan Moss and guest artist "TaDa" in The Islands of Bahamas. The positive message that "The Scientist" portrays through the lyrics for Rise 242 single gives us hope that every one can "Rise" especially in the "242" and attain their true goals and potential in life. It is no coincidence that the video was shot a few days before The Bahamas 37th Independence Anniversary Celebration as the streets were filled with proud Bahamians displaying the Bahamian flag and wearing its colors.
Malcolm A. Purnell
Malcolm A. Purnell graduated from Temple University with a Bachelor of Arts in Communications. Upon completing his degree he began work at NFL Films Laboratory developing answer prints. He also worked evenings as an ENG/studio operator with WYBE TV35 in Philadelphia. He then moved on to working at ARRI/CSC camera rental in New York City, where he was introduced to the television and feature world. He left CSC and became a camera trainee on Law and Order, and then moved up the ranks of the camera department. He worked on such television shows and movies as: 100 Centre Street, The Royal Pains, 30 Rock, Gossip Girl, The Education of Max Bickford, Wedding Crashers, 25th Hour, and Rescue Me, as well as the Oscar nominated film, The Wrestler. In between his career responsibilities he has found time to continue his passion for cinematography by organizing and shooting his own projects, which has allowed him to practice what he has learned from working with some of the most talented and experienced professional cameramen in the industry.
As a DP/cameraman with more than 25 years in the video and film industries, Dave Sperling has worked on a widely varied range of projects. He has served as Director of Photography for more than a dozen independent feature films including cult favorites 'Mass of Angels', 'Street Trash' and 'Cool Blue,' thrillers 'Boogeyman' and 'The Drifter,' and most recently the feature 'Wherever You Are' shot with XDCAM HD F350 series cameras. His documentary work includes the series 'Building America's Home' and HD specials on science museums and amazing designers around the world for Discovery, as well as a series of feature-length music documentaries with filmmaker Robert Mugge.
Brad has directed and edited various award winning television series and short films which have screened in film festivals, on television, and featured in special 'Best Of' shorts programs throughout the country. In the broadcast world, Brad was the editor of SWAT Magazine TV, a gun training and tactics program that won several Telly awards and ran for two seasons. His award winning films include, Unfurnished, winner of the 48 Hour Film Project Denver 2011, 46 Miles, Best Film winner at the 2010 Denver 48-Hour Film Project and runner up at the 48 Hour Film Project's international competition in 2011. 46 Miles was also screened as an out-of-competition film at the 2011 Cannes Film Festival. Ba Nache dol Fonn Baeo, official selection of the Denver Starz Film Festival 2010. Hempmento, which screened at multiple film festivals throughout the country including the 2004 STARZ Denver Film Festival. Additional award winners include Aria Next Door and Glass Reunion, Best Film winners at the 2007 and 2008 Boulder Shoot- Out 24-Hour Film Festival.
A film school graduate and musician, Jake now operates out of Dallas TX and has established himself as a respected DP in the commercial/film industry. After rising through the production ranks using a technical mind and creative eye, he now shoots for several national television shows and commercial clients while maintaining his artistic roots through short film and music videos. His ambition and creativity has allowed him to work with respected musicians such as Sarah Jaffe and Erykah Badu, TV networks including Discovery and History Channel, as well as shoot for the legendary director Werner Herzog on his latest feature film. Jake continues to build his reputation within the industry by successfully balancing artistic and commercial endeavors as a Filmmaker/Director of Photography
John Golden Britt is an award-winning Director of Photography whose portfolio includes national television spots, music videos and documentaries captured on both film and digital media. A member of the International Cinematographers Guild, Britt has seen two of his films debut at the Sundance Film Festival and has been awarded two Rocky Mountain Emmys for photography out of a total of four nominations. Since 2007, he has been an Independent Camera Expert for Sony's XDCAM HD line of camcorders. Recently Britt completed two films in New Mexico for the National Park Service: A Land in Motion for White Sands National monument and Sky Island, a film about Bandelier National Monument. Britt's other clients include NatGeo, Discovery, Animal Planet as well as corporate clients like ExxonMobil.
W. Ross Wells
I'm Ross Wells, film director, musician and social media strategist. My 'mojo' manifests through my unique (read: 'twisted') sense of humor, which I have pledged to use for the good of mankind, and most especially, my projects.