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Production Staff


 

Rick Shiaffo

Director / Director of Photography

 

Rick Shiaffo35 years experience in TV and Film. Twenty plus years with ABC Television. 2 Time Emmy Award Winner.

 

Credits Include: One Life To Live (ABC)Ryans Hope (ABC)Port Charles (ABC)Passions (ABC)Oprah (Harpo Productions)1984 Summer Olympics (ABC)Kickback (Time Warner)Sesame Street (PBS)General Hospital (ABC)Days of Our Lives (NBC)Sports Week (MSG Network)Good Morning America (ABC)20/20 (ABC)World News Tonight w Peter Jennings (ABC)
Guiding Light (CBS)

 


 

Scott Miller

Production Development

 

Scott MillerScott Miller has been a stuntman and stunt coordinator for over 14 years. Some of his credits include The Alamo, Bratz, HBOs Deadwood and The Cherokee Kid.

 

He just stunt coordinated a short film directed by Ted Raimi titled My Treat, as well as others like Unbowed and the film fest award winning Apple Jack. He also co-produced a short film, in which he also co-starred, The Legend of the McCleary Mine.

 

On McCleary Mine, he was originally hired to be the stunt coordinator when the director/producer liked his look, as well as knowledge of what it takes to keep the production moving from day to day.

 

Scott spends a lot of time in the saddle and spends just as much time swinging the golf club. Scott participates in the Roy Rogers Dale Evans Celebrity Golf Tournament every year, which benefits the Cooper Home for abused children. He currently resides in California.

FILM HIGHLIGHTS: Bratz / When I Find The Ocean / Now You See It / The Alamo / Apple Jack / Tears Of The Sun / The Deluge / Backgammon / Pyscho Beach Party / Unbowed / The Howling Leopard / The Cherokee Kid

 


 

Jim Dinapoli

Production Coordinator

 

Jim started his production career in 1985, working with 5 time Emmy Award Winner Director/Director of Photography Howard Zeidman. Howard gave Jim his start as a production assistant on music videos, infomercials and doing audio work on remote shoots. After many years of freelance audio video production, in all facets of production, Jim along with Scott Shepherd and Howard Zeidman, created Gridlock Productions. One of their first big projects was the hit TV show "Kickback" which aired 22 Episodes on Time Warner. The show profiled notable Martial Arts figures and celebrities, who practiced Martial Arts and incorporated it into their lives and careers.

 

In 1999, Jim was hired by ABC Television and worked frequently on the TV soap opera "One Life to Live", "All My Children" and "The View". In 2000, Jim was part of the production crew for "One Life to Live", when they won a Daytime Emmy for best show. It was the first Soap Opera to do a full week of "Live to Air" shows in over 30 years. A tremendous undertaking which has not been repeated by any Soap Opera since.

 

Jim has also worked on ABC Monday Night Football and Professional Golf Tournaments for many years. Jim is currently involved with several projects in development and is based in New York as part of Frontier Rider Productions New York, Las Vegas and Los Angeles development team.

 


 

MELANIE BIEDEBACH

Producer

 

Melanie BiedebachMelanie Biedebach spent many years in the entertainment industry in front of the camera appearing in national commercials, television, film, theatre and as a model.  Melanie’s devotion and roots of the western spirit compelled her to get behind the camera and begin her own television, media and production company. Whirlwind Media Group was established and formed to further preserve the Western Heritage thru many art forms and tell the many stories related to our heritage.  Melanie is an accomplished team roper, and enjoys competing as a header on her beloved champion Paint horse “Miss Bell”.