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Mary Kerr

Mary Kerr

In the early 90s Mary Kerr began her career in video production by shooting portions of "Barbary Coast Bebop", a documentary about the jazz scene in San Francisco after WWII. This was aired on local PBS. Over the years she has produced several shorts on a variety of subjects. In 1995 she completed The Beach, a documentary about the art scene during the 50s in San Francisco’s North Beach. Over these last few years Kerr has been researching and acquiring material for Swinging in the Shadows, about underground artists and poets in California during the Beat Era. Venice West and the LA Scene, the first hour of this two-part documentary was completed in 2006. Currently, she is working on the second hour, San Francisco’s Wild History Groove.

Elaine TrotterElaine Trotter
Creative Director/Editor/Camera

Partner, InVision Productions

Elaine was the online editor for THE BEACH and VENICE WEST and the LA SCENE.  As creative director for the second documentary, she established the “look” and “flow”—interweaving conversations/interviews with poetry, artwork, photographs and music.  A respected editor in the Bay Area, her experience is varied in all aspects of production and post-production.



MIchael RhodeMichael Rohde
Chroma Production Services
Michael is the editor for San Francisco’s Wild History Groove.  His expertise is an important and valuable asset to this work-in-progress.  Rhode has excellent skills in all aspects of producing video.  He has shot productions all over the world as well as teaching digital editing and video production in the Bay Area.

Michael Rhode is an independent Producer/Director as well.  His latest work, the documentary, Madams of the Barbary Coast, recently premiered on San Francisco’s KQED for Women’s History Month and later was shown on Seattle KCTS.  It won a “Best Historical Documentary” award from the New York International Independent Film and Video Festival, and also “Best Art Direction” from the Golden Gate Fiction and Documentary Festival. 

Andy NeddermeyerAndy Neddermeyer
Camera/Sound Editor
Partner, InVision Productions
Andy has varied experience as a shooter and technician, working at Industrial Light & Magic and other professional production places.  He has worked in that capacity for several well-known movies. Neddermeyer’s technical ability has been an invaluable asset while shooting some of the conversations/interviews in both segments of Swinging in the Shadows.

Photographs taken in Venice, California during shooting of Venice West and the LA Scene
-- Mary Kerr by Charles Brittin
-- Elaine Trotter by Charles Brittin
-- Andy Neddermeyer by Marsha Getzler