BEN STEINBAUER is a writer/director who made his feature directing debut with the award-winning comedy documentary, Winnebago Man, which was released theatrically in 2010. Michael Moore called it “One of the funniest documentaries ever made!” and Roger Ebert named it one of his favorite documentaries of 2010.
Steinbauer was named by Texas Monthly as one of Texas’ directors to watch, holds a masters degree from the University of Texas and is the recipient of the Princess Grace Foundation Award for Filmmaking.
BERNDT MADER is an Emmy Award winning writer/director whose debut feature, 5 Time Champion, premiered at the 2011 SXSW Film Festival. The film was given the Panavision New Filmmaker Award and was released by Warner Bros. in 2012. Also in 2012, Berndt co-produced David Gordon Green’s feature Prince Avalanche starring Paul Rudd and Emile Hirsch. The film had its world premiere at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival.
Berndt won a 2012 Emmy Award for Directing on The Bear’s collaboration with Riverstreet Productions for The Disney Channel. He is co-owner of The Bear and holds an MFA from the University of Texas at Austin.