WHAT KIND OF NAME IS ROUTE 3 FILMS?

 

JIMMY WILDERMAN

Meet Jimmy Wilderman! Jimmy has been with me since the start. He is my lead cinematographer, shot almost every film in my portfolio and is always by my side. When he is not running around with me and Route 3 Films, he and his lovely wife, Steph head up the top wedding film company in the region: capturedinframes.com. Jimmy loves his family, his work and his big adventures in the western half of the USA. 

JAMES HOOK

James Hook has been with me from the very start and is my lead editor. James' older brother, Tim Hook was actually my college roommate and edited my films way back when. James is a pure editor who understands me better than most. He puts up with my perfectionist tendencies, my terrible questions and my impossible requests but each time he delivers an amazing edit that needs less and less input from the boss. James is married to an equally creative mind and their family is growing so hopefully I will have another Hook editing my films in the years to come. 

SCOTT HELFRICH

Scott is one of our two fantastic editors. Scott is based in my hometown of Alton, Illinois and has been a tremendous addition to our team and a true journeyman editor. He was a staff editor for a hunting show for a decade but now Route 3 Films allows Scott to flex some serious creative muscle each time I bring him a challenging project. The Director/Editor relationship is a fun one as we are two chefs in a crowded kitchen bickering, tasting, guessing, investigating and looking for the best recipe that works. 

ALAN SHAWGO

Alan Shawgo is a recent graduate from Illinois College, a longtime client of ours, and while still a student at IC he tracked me down and insisted on interning for me. I am proud to say he is now my right-hand man.

 True story: Alan's dad actually saw my films on the Illinois College website and told me that they helped him decide where to send Alan. Since graduation Alan has proved himself over and over to be as capable as anyone on our team...as a videographer, an editor and our brilliant photographer. He has now added web designer to his bag of tricks. He can do anything and is truly a big part of the Route 3 Family. 

MICHAEL GEBBEN

The one and only Michael Gebben! Where do I start with this young man? Back in 2010 Gebbs, as he is known, somehow talked me out of a decade long career in the Event Production world to help him run his company. Well, the time was right in more ways than one and I was so ready to pick up a camera again. We joined forces for three epic years...from New York to LA to Fiji to Alton, Illinois we did it all and better than anyone that could catch us. He inspired and motivated me so much that I felt the pull to captain my own ship and Route 3 Films was born. I owe him so much and love when he is at my side with a camera in his hand. 

SETH STEINACHER

Seth has been our go-to editor on a range of projects and has proven his ability to handle anything we throw at him. He is a busy freelance editor and has created a number of amazing films with Michael Gebben and other collaborators in our community. 

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