MEET THE FILMMAKERS


Stephen Parry, Producer/Director

Stephen Parry's passion for early country and bluegrass music led him to create The Hayloft Gang: The Story of the National Barn Dance. Stephen has a background with over 25 years of experience in broadcast and corporate media production. Parry is employed at Image Base, a Chicago based media production company. Image Base produced Discover Bluegrass: Exploring American Roots Music, for the International Bluegrass Music Association, to give elementary school students a greater understanding and appreciation for bluegrass music and its contribution to American culture.  Parry has been a presenter at the International Country Music Conference in Nashville and at Brown University.



Image Base – Production Facilities and Personnel

www.image-base.com


Established in Chicago and incorporated in Illinois, Image Base has been a Midwest leader in video production since 1983. While specializing in corporate communications, they have produced an exceptionally broad range of programs in virtually every media, and for every audience – business and otherwise. This is why Image Base was such a great fit as the production partner for The Hayloft Gang.  Image Base provided production equipment, editing facilities, and the talented and creative personnel to help make The Hayloft Gang such a wonderful show.



Bob Hercules, Supervisory Producer

Bob Hercules is an award-winning producer/director of broadcast films and documentaries. His programs have appeared on PBS, The Discovery Channel, The Learning Channel, and IFC. His two most recent films both deal with the subject of dance: a film about famed choreographer Bill T. Jones entitled A Good Man (for the PBS series American Masters) and one entitled The Joffrey Ballet: Mavericks of American Dance. A Good Man premiered this April at the Full Frame Film Festival and will be broadcast on PBS in November 2011. Other films by Bob Hercules include his 2009 documentary, Radical Disciple: The Story of Father Pfleger, The 2006 films Senator Obama Goes to Africa and Forgiving Dr. Mengele, and the 1999 documentary The Democratic Promise: Saul Alinsky & His Legacy.

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