The people behind Spirits in the Stone are a dynamic, creative collecitve who have united from across the world with a common goal - to make a beautiful, cinematic film that tells an important story about people, history, art and science.
Producer / Director / Writer: Emma Masters (Australia)
Producer / Director / Writer: Adrian Buitenhuis (Canada)
Director of Photography: Chayse Irvin (Canada)
Editor: Franco Pistillo (Australia)
First Camera Assistant: Peter Carty (Australia-Canada)
Sound Recordist: Terry Meehan (Australia)
Gaffer/Grip: Subdin Assan (Australia/Bachelor Institute of Indigenous Tertiary Education)
Trailer editor: Jeff Castelluccio (US)
Trailer sound designer/composer: Jeffery Alan Jones (US)
Emma Masters is a director, producer and writer. She runs a boutique production company Weave Films based in Darwin in the Northern Territory. Emma has more than 15 years experience in film, journalism and communications in Australia and overseas. In addition to her work in the film industry, Emma is a freelance journalist and has worked as a television and radio journalist for the Australian Broadcast Company (ABC), Seven Sunrise and Vietnam Television (VTV). She has also worked for the United Nations, NGOs and major research organisations and universities in Australia, Vietnam, Indonesia and East Timor. Visit: www.weavefilms.com
Adrian Buitenhuis is a director and producer from Vancouver, Canada. He is currently producer at Sony Pictures Television in Los Angeles, where he writes, shoots and produces segments for a weekly TV show. Buitenhuis has directed and produced commercials for clients across the world and made films for multiple art biennale's. Visit: www.adrianbuitenhuis.com
Behind the lens is one of the most sought-after young cinematographers in the US and Canada, Chayse Irvin. Chayse's distinctive approach to cinematography and his technical prowess create a high demand for his work. Now living in Los Angeles, Chayse has shot numerous award-winning feature-length films and has been recognised for his craft by respected peers. He’s the youngest member ever to be granted cinematographer status in Canadian Society of Cinematographers (CSC). Visit: www.chayseirvin.com
Franco Pistillo is an award-winning documenary editor with several Emmys under his belt. He has edited documentaries for major production houses, including National Geographic, Discovery and Beyond (Australia). Franco spent the first two decades of his career with CBS on news assignments in some of the most war torn areas of Europe and the Middle East and as senior editor with CBC 60 Minutes in London, Paris, New York and Tel Aviv. He works as senior editor and creative producer for the Australian Broadcasting Corporation's flagship current affairs program in the Northern Territory.