Jason ReidDirector, Producer, Editor

Owner: 2R Productions

Native of Seattle, Washington

Attended the University of Washington and studied Comparative Literature and Cinema Studies, graduating with a double major and distinction in 2000

Amassed a large body of creative work over the past 8 years consisting of producing, directing and editing: 1 narrative feature film, 2 documentaries, numerous short films and music videos

Directed corporate video projects for companies the likes of Microsoft, Costco and Nordstrom

Avid traveler and cyclist, completing tours in the United States, China and the Czech Republic

Man Zou: Beijing to Shanghai (2010) – Director|Producer|Editor (1:42:00 HD)
Documentary Feature
2011 Emmy® Award - "Director - Post-Production"
2011 Emmy® Nominated - "Editing"
Official Selection – Reel NW series on PBS affiliate KCTS 9
Official Selection – Bicycle Film Festival 2010
City Artist Grant 2008 – Office of Arts and Cultural Affairs, City of Seattle.

Sonicsgate: Requiem for a Team (2009) – Director|Producer|Editor (2:00:00 HD)
Documentary Feature
2011 Seattle Weekly Web Award for "Best Twitter - Arts"
2011 Seattle Weekly Web Award for "Best use of Facebook - Sports"
2011 Seattle Weekly Web Award for "Wild Card"
2010 Seattle Weekly Web Award for "Best Online Presence - Sports"
Winner – 2010 Webby Award for Best Sports Film
Nominee – 2010 Webby Award for Best Editing
Most Persuasive Grassroots Film 2009 – Sports Illustrated
Online distribution with 50,000 viewers in the first three weeks of streaming

Across the Czech Republic (2008) – Producer|Cinematographer|Editor (5:00)
Documentary Feature
Official Selection – New York City Bicycle Film Fest, May 2008

Haymaker & Sally (2007) – Director|Producer|Editor (77:00)
Narrative Feature
Official Selection – STIFF 2008 (Seattle's True Independent Film Festival), June 2008

Trucker’s Lullaby (2007) – Director (4:30)
Music Video — Tim Seely
Official Selection – 1 Reel Film Festival 2008

Grey Linings (2007) – Cinematographer (6:30 HD)
Narrative short
City Symphony Film Challenge at NW Film Forum, November 2007
Official Selection – 1 Reel Film Festival 2008
Official Selection – Da Vinci Film Festival, Corvallis, Oregon
Official Selection – Rainier Independent Film Festival, Ashford, Washington
Official Selection – STIFF 2008 (Seattle's True Independent Film Festival), June 2008

The Color of Black & White (2005) – Director|Producer|Editor (45:00)
Live Music/Super 8 Presention
Premiered at the Christoff Gallery in Georgetown

The Reid/Secrest Olympics 2003 - Director|Producer (40:00)
Official selection – New York Independent Film and Video Festival 2003 (screened in L.A. & New York)

On the Film Scene (2003) – Editor (22:00:00)
Documentary Series
12-DVD box set about filmmaking edited for the production company Digicast


Ian ConnorsCinematographer, Producer

Owner: 8 Rivers Films (established in 2004)

Born and raised in Washington state

Studied filmmaking at Syracuse University and the Seattle Film Institute

As a combat cameraman in the military for 8 years, traveled and filmed all over the world including Bosnia, Croatia, S. Korea, Kuwait, and Iraq

In the past few years, he has directed and shot large budget marketing and training videos, documentaries, and narrative films; has also documented several stories for the Discovery Channel and covered Northwest Medical Teams International in New Orleans during the Hurricane Katrina disaster

Adventure racer and cyclist, completing the Seattle to Portland twice, plus touring in China


Darren LundEditor, Associate Producer

Born in Minnesota, raised in Seattle, Washington

Studied filmmaking and graduated with a degree in English from Dartmouth College in 2002

Has edited 3 feature films since 2007, and contributed to numerous locally-produced short films, most notably kung-fu short Master Vengeancer, which has screened at international film festivals throughout the United States

Feeds his love of music by working on concert films and music videos for local artists

World traveler who has lived in several countries, including two years in Japan


Sean WellnitzAssociate Producer, Route, GIS Specialist

Sean was born and raised in Seattle and brings a wealth of geography training to the table. He graduated from the University of Washington with a B.S. in Geographic Information Systems, focusing his studies on emergency response and disaster preparedness. He has worked for the last five years for the Seattle Fire Department in their GIS department and has also done work for the Washington State Department of Ecology as a GIS Specialist/Project lead. Sean has always embraced adventure in everything he does. He has worked as a commercial fisherman in Alaska, a river rafting guide in Washington and Oregon, and volunteered more than 1700 hours of time to AmeriCorps National Civilian Community Corps. He taught English in Rayong, Thailand for six months in 2002 and he and I took a week-long bicycle tour across the Czech Republic last April. His navigation skills and intensity will be vital contributions to the success of the trip.


Kevin GriffinAssociate Producer

Kevin was born and raised in Seattle. With over eight years of experience as a sushi chef, he has always held an interest in studying Asian/Japanese cuisine and culture. He has gone on multiple extended trips in Japan and has long been interested in learning more about China. He has also traveled extensively, particularly in Mexico (over 15 trips), where he has gone on adventurous trips to many remote areas of the country. After playing a year of college football in Ohio, Kevin moved to Bend, Oregon and continued his education while snowboarding full time at Mt. Bachelor. He then moved to Boulder, Colorado, where he began his sushi apprenticeship and became an avid cyclist. After spending over four years there, Kevin moved to San Diego, and has since become lead Sushi Chef for the Hyatt at one of the city's best sushi restaurants. He now commutes via bicycle 32 miles a day, has completed numerous century rides, and has competed in multiple triathalons (both sprint and olympic distances).