Don Hardy/Director/Producer/Cinematographer – Don Hardy is the co-founder of KTF Films, a documentary production company based in the San Francisco Bay Area. Don’s films have played to sold-out audiences at prestigious film festivals and have been seen by millions of people around the world.
His most recent film, The Human Experiment, premiered at the Mill Valley Film Festival and IDFA in 2013.
In 2011, Don’s film, Love Hate Love, premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival. The film won several film festival awards and had its US broadcast premiere on the Oprah Winfrey Network in 2012.
His first film,Witch Hunt, premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival in 2008 and was broadcast on MSNBC.
Don is currently hard at work on a new film about the avant-garde music and art collective known as The Residents.
Over the years, Don has won numerous awards for his films, photography, and editing including 6 Emmys, 3 Edward R. Murrow Awards, 7 Associated Press Awards, the prestigious San Francisco Bay Area Photographer of the Year Award and more than 15 National Press Photographer Association Awards.
Barton Bishoff —Producer/Cinematographer/Editor
Barton Bishoff is a San Francisco-based filmmaker and musician.
Barton began his career in broadcast journalism in Rockford, Illinois as a photojournalist and worked at stations around the US. At KNTV in San Francisco Barton produced special feature stories and directed Tech Now!, a syndicated news magazine show about Silicon Valley.
Barton’s broadcast journalism has been recognized within the television news industry with 9 Emmy Awards, 18 Emmy nominations, over 20 Associated Press Awards, including The Dick Terry Photojournalist Award 4 years in a row.
As a guitarist and pianist, Barton has performed and recorded with such artists as Miles Nielsen, Harlan Jefferson, The Snaggs, Kelly Steward, Erik Applegate, The Famous, The Moonlight Jazz Orchestra, Jeremy Buck and the Bang, The Gomows, and Bun E. Carlos and Rick Nielsen of Cheap Trick.
Josh Keppel is an award-winning filmmaker and journalist currently living and working in San Francisco. In 2011, Keppel was a Director of Photography on “Blood Sweat & Vinyl,” a feature-length documentary about independent recording labels in a hard-to-define sliver of heavy metal music. The documentary, which includes live concert footage from over 20 bands and tells the story of three different interconnected indie-labels, has traveled the world playing film festivals in North America, Europe and South America.
Also in 2011, Keppel participated in a 3D concert shoot of The Residents performing “Talking Light” at Bimbo’s 365 Club in San Francisco, as well as the group’s “Sam’s Enchanted Evening”performance in Berkeley.
In 2004, Keppel was Co-Producer and Director of Photography of “Up for Grabs,” an award-winning documentary about the legal battle over Barry Bonds’ record-setting 73rd home run baseball. After winning film festival awards in L.A., New York and Phoenix, Laemmle/Zeller Films theatrically distributed the feature film across the county with footage of “The Keppel Tape” being prominently featured in the film.