Film Makers

Adair Simon

Adair Simon


Executive Producer/ Director

Adair Simon, an award winning producer, has a multifaceted background in production. As CEO of Video Progressions, Inc., a script-to-screen production company. Adair is an accomplished, award winning visual communicator, who brings a creative passion to each project. She is a professional with over 30 years of broadcast experience. Her versatility ranges from producing to directing and videography to narration and acting.

Adair shot in China in 2000 and went back to document the progress of the Three Gorges Dam in 2004. She has spent six years researching, writing and editing this documentary.

Adair holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Southern Methodist University. She has served as President of Women in Film and Television Atlanta and as a Board member of Women In Film and Television International, a global network of industry professionals and on the Board of MCA-I.


"As the world's second largest energy consumer, with its energy needs predicted to surpass all other countries in the world by 2015, China is faced with the daunting dilemma of providing power for its 1.4 billion people without destroying the country's ecosystem, fatally damaging the world's atmosphere, and causing the deaths of millions of people. They are walking a tightrope between progress and disaster."
- Adair Simon

R Kay Butler

R Kay Butler


Associate Producer/Writer

In a career spanning over twenty five years in the Atlanta entertainment and advertising industries, Kay Butler has amassed extensive experience that includes diverse aspects of the business such as writing, art direction, financial management and a decade as one of Atlanta's premiere talent agents. Several years ago she returned to her first love, writing. Since then she has finished co-authoring two film scripts, including "Echota,"which is currently in development with director Valerie Red Horn, one of two Native American directors in the DGA. Kay also wrote and produced several short films for the 48 Film Project and the NYC Midnight Madness Short Film Competition, winning honors in both. Her short film "Janitor Too" garnered the Award for Best Writing in the Horror category in the NYC Movie Making Madness Short Film Competition in 2005. Her writing has been featured in publications like The Atlanta Business Chronicle, Atlanta Now Magazine, and cinemATL.com. Kay is a past president of Women in Film and Television Atlanta. She also has the honor and distinction of being elected as a founding member of the International Board of Directors of Women in Film and Television International. She is a founding mother of WIFTI.


"Working on this project has taught me how interconnected all life on earth really is, how much we all care for our homes and our heritage, how much we are all dependent on the delicate balance of life on our planet home."
- R Kay Butler

Erik Grant Bennett

Erik Grant Bennett


Composer

Erik Grant Bennett, a musician, a performer, a composer, and a producer, has written a staggering amount of music, including popular, orchestral, and seven musicals for the stage. His children's song called "Mind Your Manners" earned him a USA Songwriting Contest award for #1 song in the country. Today he writes music for globally renowned companies like Coca-Cola, UPS, and NASCAR, and he received an Emmy nomination for a score written for Fox 5 News. He has performed all over Atlanta, promoting his original music, and has performed the National Anthem at Braves, Falcons, and Yellow Jackets


"When I can write music for a piece that has this type of global relevance, sparking important debate about the price of progress, it is all the more fulfilling for me as a composer."
- Erik Grant Bennett

Aileen Winter

Aileen Winter


Animator/Graphic Designer

Aileen Winter Mostel, graphic designer, calligrapher and painter, has been involved in many aspects of the arts. Calligrapher for The American Academy of Arts and Letters, InterSchool Orchestras of New York, The Institute of Classical Architecture & Classical America and the Municipal Art Society of New York, she has been producing awards and graphics for over thirty years. She worked as graphic designer on the Academy Award winning film of the Peggy Rajski Production of "Trevor" in 1993. She works in ceramic tiles and sculpture. She has produced murals and scenic design for state buildings and theme parks. She designed a 12 volume Anthropology book for The Rock Foundation in New York. A graduate of Florida State University, she now has a studio in North Florida.


"Working on this film created a huge amount of learning about many things. I enjoyed every minute of it and hope it helps people see things about China, energy, pollution, poverty, and some conditions we are living with just now in the world."
- Aileen Winter Mostel

Judy G. Quick

Judy G. Quick


Field Producer

Ms Quick enjoyed a 25-year career with BellSouth Corporation in sales, marketing and operations positions with experience in complex international projects. As a loaned executive to the Atlanta Committee for the Olympic Games (ACOG), she developed and represented the Centennial Olympic Games Technology Plan to the international Olympic community. For GSU, she launched the Businesswomen's Leadership Training Program at the Caucasus School of Business in Tbilisi, Georgia, established the MBA Program at the Azerbaijan State Oil Academy in Baku and has led study abroad groups to France. Ms Quick co-authored "Women's Entrepreneurship: A Force for International Business in Post-Soviet Georgia" with Professor B. Fazlollahi. Ms Quick holds an MBA in International Business from GSU, a BA and MA in French from the University of Florida with international studies at the University of Geneva.

"What a phenomenal experience to be a part of this project and to learn that China is indeed a country of profound contrasts, proud of its ancient history and eager to be a dominant player in the modern world, values which often run at crosscurrents both to the benefit and detriment of its people."
- Judy G. Quick