OUR PRODUCTION TEAM:

Benford Standley Director/Producer has been in the business of entertainment for 50 plus years,

working with the likes of Clint Eastwood, Kris Kristofferson, Willie Nelson, Merle Haggard, Emmylou

Harris, Hoyt Axton, Waylon Jennings, Taylor Swift, Aaron Neville, Les Paul and many others.  He has

produced Wild West Shows, Rodeos, Symposiums, the World Chile Cook-off, several 3 day music

festivals, a arts and craft festival on the strip in Vegas with a concert in a Vegas casino, and hundreds

of concerts and bar gigs in five states and three foreign countries.  He produced a very important

symposium on runaway kids, a subject he has written two books on, and presently doing a shocking

ebook about.  He is also in p

 

In 1995, he produced one of the very first live video/audio Internet cybercast.  The webcast was from the
famous
Troubadour in Hollywood. In 1997, while living back in Austin, Tx, he produced a live Internet

cybercast of  Willie Nelson, produced in concert with Sony/Columbia Online and he produced the show

on a Bob Dylan website. The show was a Yahoo "Pick of  the Week," and a pick by CitySearch.com,

and was so successful that the Sony server system crashed in San Francisco. In 1998, he returned to

LA to launch his new project the StudioClub.com.   A  Virtual Entertainment InterNetwork, then every

Tuesday night for one year he webcast the Ronnie Mack Barn Dance from a honky tonk at the corner

of Hollywood and Vine.  In 1999 and 2000, he teamed up with Yahoo.com as a broadcast partner and

streamed the First American In the Arts Awards. 

 

He is presently in post on a documentary on Jimmie Rodgers, the father of country music hosted by him

and his past friend Merle Haggard.  Benford is presently writing a memoir on his dozen years with Hag.

 

 

Pete Kennedy is Executive Producer/Swag Master and has worked with the likes of the Grateful Dead,

The Band, Ziggie Marley, Jimmy Cliff, George Clinton and many others.   He coordinated the arts and

crafts for Woodstock 25th and 30 year anniversary.  He has toured in 25 countries including South

America, Japan, and all of the United States.  He is a master chef and can feed a tour on the bus, or

at a roadside park, and as a tour manager can keep the bus and tour moving along on schedule. 

 

 

Pete and Benford teamed up in 2005 after Benford had gotten a project to help with and working with

Eric Clapton and company.  Knowing Pete and his interest in working with road shows he asked him if

he wanted to jump in the bandwagon, and they teamed up to do the show with Clapton which became

the birth of the PioneerTroubadors.com project.

 

 

Christopher Felver is a photographer, author, and filmmaker.  His work has been exhibited inter-

nationally, and his works are collected by numerous libraries and museums, including Stanford Univ.

Special Collections.  He participated in the 53rd Venice International Film Festival, and screened

films in festivals and museums around the globe, including presentations at the Library of Congress,

he received the Best Art Documentary Awards at the Cinema Arts Centre Independent Film Festival, 

and he was a Visiting Artist at the American Academy in Rome.  He has worked with some of the

greats in the biz and has teamed up with Bruce Ricker, partner and associate of Clint Eastwood's

on several of his film projects.

 

 

Dan Jones was recently Chairman of the Ponca Nation, Oklahoma.  He was a Field Producer on

the Emmy nominated documentary 500 Nations, working with Kevin Costner. He worked for Disney

Imagineering on the Disney America Project, and performed with Sammy Davis Jr. and Wayne

Newton at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts.  Jones' television productions

include producing The World of American Indian Dance, which premiered on NBC in 2003.  In

2001 Jones was the co-host and co-producer of the First Americans in the Arts awards ceremony

webcast, with broadcast partner Yahoo.com.  In 1993 he received the Muse Award from the

Association of American Museums for a work produced by the new Smithsonian National Museum

of the American Indian. Jones is a traditional straight dancer.

 

 

Len Dell'Amico  directed and/or produced many concert films and music videos with such artists

as Sarah Vaughan, Herbie Hancock, the Allman Brothers Band, Linda Ronstadt, Blues Traveler,

Carlos Santana, Ray Charles, Reuben Blades, Bonnie Raitt, and of course, Grateful Dead. Len

first worked with Grateful Dead in 1980 on "Dead Ahead," the band's live TV broadcast and

platinum home video. He was the band's "film and video guy" for the next 11 years. Dell'Amico

and Jerry Garcia co-directed "So Far," the top-selling music video of 1988, which won the

American Film Institute's award for best long-form music program.  Len has just recently

released his first feature movie "Everything Must Go."

 

 

Frank Mull  has been in the "biz" for four plus decades.  From Radio, which he began in 1960 at
WFLO in Farmville, VA, he went into the record industry in 1968.  Three years at Capitol was a

beginning of over twenty years as a executive in that field, including national promotions with

Mercury and Avco Records.   Mull has been as Exec. Director of Country Radio Broadcasters, Inc. 

working with state and national government officials, including mayors, governors and U.S.

Senators, and have him dealing with such legendary entertainment names Red Barber, Dick

Clark, Arthur Godfrey and Paul Harvey, among others. He has been director of operations of the

700-member Reunion of Professional Entertainers (ROPE). Frank Mull has worked with Merle

Haggard for 40+ years as tour manager, merchandise manager and many other hats for Hag.

 

 

Post Production Supervisor and Finishing Company

 

Joel Cox - is Academy Award winning editor, and started at Warner Brothers as mail-room boy

where in 1969 he was moved into the cutting room, as an unaccredited assistant on "Woodstock" and

the "Wild Bunch," he was credited assistant on "The Outlaw Josey Wales" working for the first time

with Clint Eastwood. Durable collaboration followed with cox cutting all films made by Eastwood for

40+ years.   IMDB Mini Biography. Cox has been quoted as saying that over their years of partnership

Eastwood has re-cut only a single scene that Cox put together.

 

 

HMPE Studios

 

Is headed up by Todd Fisher, the son of Debbie Reynolds and brother of Carrie Fisher (from Star

Wars). They have state of the Hollywood Studio with state of the art post production facilities and have

 issued a letter to us stating:

 

"Must say we enjoyed working with you on the transferring work we did on all your video footage

from you years of shooting the Jimmie Rodgers documentary. We really look forward to working

with you on the finishing of the project. As discussed, we can assist you with Editorial, Titles and

Graphics, Sound Mix, Finishing, Voice Over, Colorization and Storage. The help you format for

reproduction and distribution."