Gregory Kallenberg is the director and a producer of the Rational Middle Energy Series. He deeply believes that people can come together to find balanced and rational solutions to some of the world’s most pressing challenges, including utilizing viable sources of energy for the future. Before the Rational Middle Energy Series, Kallenberg directed and produced “Haynesville: A Nation’s Hunt for an Energy Future” (www.HaynesvilleMovie.com), a documentary chronicling a large natural gas discovery in northwest Louisiana and its effect on three individual’s lives. “Haynesville” played at conferences, universities and prestigious festivals like SXSW and the Aspen Ideas Festival. The film also received its network television premiere on CNBC in November 2010. Kallenberg has also spoken about the future of energy at engagements across the globe including TEDx, Bucknell University’s Environmental Symposium on Shale Gas and Rice University’s “Distinguished Speaker’s Series.” Kallenberg’s background includes writing and story editing for the award-winning production house Bluefield Productions. He has also written for Esquire Magazine, the New York Times, the Austin American Statesman, among other publications. Kallenberg graduated from the University of Texas where he received a degree in Film. He also attended the film program at the University of Southern California.
Mark Bullard is a producer and cinematographer for the Rational Middle Energy Series. Bullard began his film career as an editorial assistant at Fox Studios, working under editor Thomas J. Nordberg (I Love You Phillip Morris), and has since contributed to over a dozen film and television productions in a range of capacities. He has worked with HBO, MSNBC, IFC, Lions Gate, Whole Foods, Microsoft and others. As a producer, his films have garnered awards and screened at film festivals around the world. Bullard attended the University of Texas where he obtained degrees in English Literature, interdisciplinary arts and sciences. After graduation, he spent a year in Latin America guiding horseback and climbing tours in the Andes, returning to work at Julia Roberts' ranch in Taos, NM before pursuing film as a full-time profession. He is currently developing a feature documentary about Old Mexico.
Chris Lyon is an editor and filmmaker who has edited several short films, features, and television shows including the feature-length documentary Haynesville which was nominated for several awards at prestigious film festivals like SXSW in Austin, the New Orleans Film Festival, and Sheffield Doc/Fest. The film has been showcased around the world and received its network television premiere on CNBC in November 2010. Lyon, traditionally a narrative filmmaker, has self-produced several shorts and features including the post-apocalyptic drama Stay With Me starring Randall Newsome (Royal Pains, Boardwalk Empire).
Rob is a talented cinematographer whose résumé includes the internationally acclaimed documentary Haynesville, feature films like Stanley DeBrock and 6 Month Rule, as well as national reality shows for MTV, Travel Channel, and Discovery Health. The Rational Middle Energy Series marks Rob’s return to visually capturing the energy story.
Jay is a composer, producer, conductor, contractor, and arranger for film, television, records, and concerts. He has worked in the Film/TV world for over 25 years. His recent work can be heard in the four Tyler Perry films, HBO’s Little Britain, USA, Jim Carrey’s I Love you Phillip Morris and several documentaries and independent films. From 1998-2001, he worked as an orchestrator, assistant conductor, and head music preparatory for Terence Blanchard, and assisted George S. Clinton and Christopher Lennertz. As an arranger and orchestrator he has worked with REM, Chris Thomas King, Judith Owen, and Hal Wilner. Additionally, original work has been commissioned by the Kennedy Center, Louisiana Philharmonic, St. Louis Cathedral, University of Southern Mississippi Symphony, and the Acadiana Symphony to name a few.
Mindy is a multi-faceted independent producer, writer and photographer. Her work has included feature films, documentaries and reality television. Some of her recent project has included the directing of two short films and a music video.
This is Ian’s first foray into film. On this project, he was an invaluable asset to the Rational Middle Team and performed duties ranging from leading production meetings to vetting and purchasing film footage for the Rational Middle Energy Series.