Production Personnel

1st Assistant Directors

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Andrew Benson
2021 N. 8th St.
Phoenix, AZ 85006
602-332-1934 Business

Non-union 1st + 2nd with decades of experience supporting creatives to reach shared objectives—as efficiently, safely, and enjoyably as possible. Skilled in running dynamic commercial, broadcast, print, and hybrid projects with casts and crews of all sizes.

Features / Episodic Commercials Print / Stills Corporate / Live

Cedric St. Clair

Cedric St Clair
6525 W. Lariat Ln.
Phoenix, AZ 85083
602-628-4734 Business

Age 37. Over 400 days experience w/SAG talent as 1st AD or UPM. Qualified for DGA 3rd Area but not joined DGA yet. Commercials: Twix, Sony, Mercedes, Olay, Call of Duty, FTWD. Talents: Terry Crews, Thandie Newton, Pam Grier, Ariel Winters, Brian Cox. LiveTV/Event Coordinating for NFL Honors and Billboard TV shows. 35mm, 16mm, IMAX, UNreal, Unity. VFX, SFX, Stunts.

Features / Episodic Commercials Sports Corporate / Live

Taz Entertainment
Justin Kreinbrink
210 W. 5th St., Ste. 1
Tucson, AZ 85705
520-465-3532 Business
520-437-0151 Fax

I have 17 years of experience as a Non-Union 1st AD in features, industrial, and commercial productions. Proficient in MM Budgeting/Scheduling and other software. Have a track record of coming in on schedule and running multiple units at once. Clients include Discovery Channel, Disney, Caterpillar, Cox Media, PBS, Dove, Fox, and many others.

Features / Episodic Commercials

Sean Hobin

Sean Hobin
1243 E. Mission Ln
Phoenix, AZ 85020
310-663-4446 Business
310-663-4446 Cell

DGA 1st AD. Highest quality production work. Works in AZ (local), LA (production center) and distant locations. Commercials/Features/Television/Digital/VR. Current Safety Passport certification.

Features / Episodic Commercials

Chris Kubek

Chris Kubek
1205 E. Moreland St.
Phoenix, AZ 85006
847-436-5086 Business
847-436-5086 Cell

Non-Union Commercial & Structured Documentary TV 1st AD. Organizing productions for 15+ years around the world. Credits in 25+ countries. References and resume upon request.

Features / Episodic Commercials

Ranke Media

Dennis Ranke
2014 N. 7th Ave.
Phoenix, AZ 85007
602-418-2615 Business
602-418-2615 Cell

DGA Commercial 1st AD, 2nd AD. DGA Feature 2nd AD and Feature 1AD low budget sideletter. Based in AZ. 10 years in LA. DGA Safety Training Card current. Efficiency and Safety are my top concerns. Can work within any budget. See IMDb credits. Commercials credits too many to list, recent list on request.

Features / Episodic Commercials Print / Stills

Terry D. Cornwell, AD
Terry Cornwell
4143 E. Bluefield Ave.
Phoenix, AZ 85032
602-421-8013 Business

Non-Union 1st & 2nd Assistant Director for Commercial|Industrial|Print|Short Film|Music Video. OSHA Dual Certs. U.S. Army Veteran, Experienced leader, calm demeanor in high pressure situations, current passport. References and resume upon request. Will travel anywhere.

Features / Episodic Commercials Print / Stills Corporate / Live

Margaret Knight

Margaret Knight
210 Arrowhead Dr.
Sedona, AZ 86351
602-999-4560 Cell

DGA 1ST / 2ND AD. Commercials/Features. 15+ yrs in LA. Also work as PM. Local & Remote location pro. Clients - MJZ, Hungryman, Believe Media, Hub Strategy, Disney, Boeing, Honest Films, Native.

Features / Episodic Commercials Print / Stills

Brianna Frisbey

Brianna Frisbey
P.O Box 31242
Flagstaff, AZ 86003
310-903-2195 Business
310-903-2195 Cell

My passion and admiration for the craft of filmmaking led my career through various departments. Working in production I help to oversee the logistics, and ensure that under my leadership a project finishes on-time and within budget.

Features / Episodic Commercials

Stephen Russell

Stephen Russell
Phoenix, AZ
602-419-6166 Business

1st & 2nd Assistant Director. Available for local & distant hire. Experienced working in film & digital mediums, including narrative features, commercials, television episodic, music videos, & print. Knowledgeable in SAG & union agreements. Professional & realistic while being positive & approachable. Resume & references available upon request

Features / Episodic Commercials Print / Stills Corporate / Live

Farris Reels, LLC

Benson Farris
480 W. Harvard Ave.
Gilbert, AZ 85233
480-688-2526 Business

Non-union 1st/2nd AD since 2014. Experienced in a range of productions including commercials, features, corporate videos, and shorts throughout the state. I am dedicated to making every production a success. Knowledgeable, diligent, organized, professional, and always positive. "There is nowhere that I would rather be than on set."

Features / Episodic Commercials Print / Stills Theater Sports Corporate / Live

Rob Gerstner

Rob Gerstner
1249 W. Cove Dr.
Gilbert, AZ 85233
602-291-9776 Business

DGA with National and Local Commercials and Industrial experience. Wilson, Verizon, New Balance, BMW, PGA Store, MLB. Give me a call, we'll talk!

Features / Episodic Commercials

Jared Scott Mercier
Jared Scott Mercier
208 W. Alice Ave.
Phoenix, AZ 85021
213-422-0235 Business

DGA 1st & 2nd AD - I do commercials in Phoenix & movies and TV in LA. I'm a local to both. I have over 10 years of experience on big budget hollywood productions as well as a few small independent films. I'm friendly, assertive & by the book. Pro union %100. DGA jobs only please! I was in LA 100 days in 2022. Would love to work in Phoenix more!

Features / Episodic Commercials