Crew Bios

Linda Holmes – Director/Producer/Screenwriter

Linda Holmes is the author of Quest Beneath the city, fourteen children’s books, and the musical drama YESHUA. She and her husband Brian are members of International Christian Visual Media (ICVM), pursing relationships and refining their film-making skills. Linda wrote Lights Out with her daughter, Alissa, as a response to a cry for a movie that could be birthed out of the Minnesota. Hence, White Horse Productions was established with a mission to develop, produce, and distribute films that engage the modern culture with honest and compelling stories that share timeless truth and real hope.

Bart Gavigan - Creative Editor

A much sought after script doctor, Bart has been aiding behind the scenes in the stories of A-list and independent clients for many years. Bart and his wife, Patricia, speak at conferences around the world and share a wealth of film insight. Bart worked as a creative editor on Lights Out, bringing a beautiful level of art and poetry to film. Bart and Patricia reside in Wokingham, England.

Peter Wagner – Director of Photography/Editor

Peter is the co-owner and producer of Granite Ridge Productions, LLC. He produced and directed the claymation film "Tales of the Gallant Knight" in 2001, which aired on Twin Cities Public Television as well as at several film festivals. Starting as a production intern on the feature Little Big League in 1994, Peter has served as cinematographer, editor, compositor, animator, and grip on several independent film projects and documentaries. Peter earned his film degree from the Minneapolis College of Art and Design. Peter has enjoyed sharing his experience in filmmaking and animation, teaching and speaking with grade school through college level students.

Chris Audet – First Assistant Director/Art Director

Chris Audet received his B.F.A. in Design at UW-Stout, and has studied film and performance at the Academy for Film and Television, University of Nations, Bethel College, and NHCC. Chris has worked in local film, video and theater as an actor, choreographer, AD, teleprompter, and makeup artist. He has art directed several bilingual films with MN director Josiah Kibira, including Bongoland II, filmed on location in Tanzania, and Tusamehe. Chris also works as a graphic designer for the Anthem agency in Minneapolis.

Alissa Holmes – Screenwriter/ Distribution Producer/2nd A.D./Property Manager/Wardrobe Master

Ally Holmes lent creative energy to the Lights Out project since its first conception. Starting out consulting on the script, she eventually took on the role of a screenwriter. In addition, Ally served on the film set in multiple creative roles, including 2nd A.D., Wardrobe Master, & Prop Manager. Ally has since that time been involved in various roles in other independent film projects and training avenues, including script consulting. Ally continues to work with White Horse Productions, LLC as a Distribution Producer for Lights Out, as well as other upcoming company projects.

William Morgan- Pre-visualization Supervisor

William Morgan has worked for more than 28 years as an art director, graphic designer and illustrator in the commericial art industry. He specializes in illustration, cartooning, set design, caricatures, storyboarding and writing. William also founded the production company Premere Productions, where he serves in varied business and creative compacities. He worked as the pre-visualization artist and supervisor for Lights Out. William is currently a reporter for the Becker Citizen newspaper, and resides with his wife in Big Lake, MN.

Greg Hill– Post Production Sound

Greg Hill (Lambda Productions) is a life-long student of music and film. His feature film credits include production audio, post-production audio, sound design, music recording and writing credits. He has worked on everything from independent trailers to international features. He is also a performing musician, filmmaker and editor. Lambda Productions specializes in audio and video postproduction.

Crash+Sues - Post Production House

Crash + Sues took on the task of creating the animated snow in Lights Out. This was a formidable task to make the blizzard scenes truly realistic. They also did the colorization, online edit, and effects for the movie. Crash + Sues offers to clients an unprecedented range of post-production services using top-notch talent and state-of-the-art equipment. Now meeting the needs of independent filmmakers, Crash + Sues offers color, edit, effects, animation and finishing from their Minneapolis downtown location.

Mr. Anderson

In addition to being a critically acclaimed acting teddy bear, Mr. Anderson's career path has taken him increasingly into the production side of moviemaking. Having studied cinematography under the much sought after tutelage of Peter Wagner and being only 14 inches tall, Anderson brought new perspectives to the shoot. When asked what his favorite aspect of the production was, Mr. Anderson replied, "getting my paws on the Cinealta camera enabled me to see things from an entirely different aspect and widened my horizons considerably."

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