(DIRECTOR & DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY)
Filmmaker Jason Baffa is always searching for the next adventure in the great outdoors. Connecting evocative imagery with uplifting narratives about the human spirit, his feature films, such as "Singlefin: Yellow" and "One California Day," conjure a particular cinematic style of documentary. His most recent award winning production, "Bella Vita" is a visual stunner. Filmed throughout Italy, this personally motivated film traces the family history of his friend and fellow surfer, Chris Del Moro. "Bella Vita" is now available worldwide on iTunes and is currently in theaters in Japan. When not making films, Baffa is a commercial director creating ADs for the brands, Patagonia, Jeep, BMW, Samsung & Kashi.
David Brookwell is a television and film producer, writer and director. Brookwell is the co-founder of Brookwell McNamara Entertainment (BME) with longtime partner Sean McNamara. Brookwell and McNamara are known for their work in the "tween" television and film market. BME has made television shows for Disney Channel, Disney XD, CBS, Cartoon Network, The N, and Nickelodeon. They are also the team who created the successful feature film, "Soul Surfer." David has 4 Emmy Award Nominations and won a BAFTA Award in 2002. He brings years of producing and production management experience to the team.
(WRITER & EDITOR)
Inspired by Steven Spielberg films as a kid, Carl went on the Universal Studios Tour as a teenager. He never dreamed he’d be working on that very studio backlot not more than a few years later. At first he worked as a production assistant, then as a staff writer for Speilberg’s Amblin Entertainment. Trained by Emmy award winning editor/producer Arthur W. Forney, 14 years after his first editing project he says, "I’m still a student of the craft". Carl brings enormous talent and passion to Loopers: The Caddie's Long Walk as the writer and editor.
The author of a young-adult novel about junior golf, Clark is intimately familiar with the golf space. From navigating endorsements from a variety of media outlets that cover the sport to connecting with representatives of its governing bodies, he knows his way around the course. A genuine appreciation for the history and traditions of the game along with a tenacious marketing mind give Clark a unique perspective that will certainly be an asset to the film’s production.
Ward Clayton is the author of Men on the Bag: The Caddies of Augusta National, the 2004 book that gave a first-ever glimpse at the life and impact of the famed caddies at the world’s most famous golf course, home of the Masters Tournament. Clayton is an accomplished and respected Communications Professional, author and editor with 20-plus years’ experience and a broad understanding of the media, communications and public relations. He serves as the Communications Director for Signature Group, owner of Clayton Communications and the Content Director for Masters.com, overseeing editorial and photography areas, along with key oversight on the site’s look and direction. He is formerly the sports editor of The Augusta Chronicle and Director of Editorial Services for the PGA Tour.
Chris’ last film, “Beyond the Brick, a LEGO Brickumentary” was narrated by Jason Bateman and opened to rave revues at the Tribeca Film Festival. The Weinstein Company picked up the film and it was in theaters Summer 2015. Chris is co-founder of GEM (www.gemny.com).
During his 25-year entertainment industry career with leading content companies Lionsgate, MGM and The Walt Disney Company, Jim Packer has been a key architect in crafting each studio’s strategies for capitalizing on distribution opportunities in a fast-changing world marketplace. Jim’s last independent documentary, "Beyond the Brick, a LEGO Brickumentary" premiered in theaters summer of 2015. Jim is a life-long golfer and considers his caddie as one of his best friends.