Behind the Scenes
Rick Van Velsor | Writer, Director & Producer
Rick Van Velsor was influenced at a young age by Saturday matinees at the local movie theater. Film sparked his imagination which led him into the arts, first as an actor, then as director and writer for the stage. His natural talent as a sculptor for the toy industry catapulted his career to yet another area of imagination.
During this time Rick furthered his education with a Masters of Industrial Design at Pratt Institute, where he would later become an Adjunct Professor. Rick expanded his business to include his passion areas of Entertainment and Special Events, managing live events for Central Park NYC and the fashion, music and art industry.
Rick created Eventures Entertainment, a culmination of all of his talents and creative expertise where vision, planning and execution converge. His next chapter is focused on film with his documentary Keeping Christmas.
Elias Danner | Cinematographer & Producer
Elias Danner is a German director and filmmaker with over 9 years of experience as a cinematographer and director of photography.
Graduating film school in Munich, Germany with a diploma in cinematography, he went on to working on television productions of ZDF, ARTE and ARD.
Refining his skills in Vancouver, Toronto and New York, his work and passion for storytelling and visual arts have brought him to over 30 countries across 5 continents. He climbed Mt. Kilimanjaro to shoot the documentary feature “Living Earth”, which was released in selected theaters across Germany.
Based in Berlin, he has been shooting various short films, documentaries and commercials, and continues to work on projects that fuel his passion for bringing captivating stories to life.