GLTV Production Team
GREEN LIFESTYLE NETWORK TV DIRECTOR:
Helen Vonderheide is the founder of Los Angeles based, Just Bee Films whose mission is to share real life stories with the hope of raising social awareness to create a positive change. After receiving a BA at Columbia College Chicago for Film/Video with a concentration in producing in 2004, Ms. Vonderheide began her career working in the mailroom on the CBS Redford Lot. Soon after she began working in the production and post production departments of television shows such as Head Cases, Bones, CSI: NY, and Friday Night Lights.
She gained a baseline knowledge of producing while working at The Producers Guild of America, and then joined the team at The Bedford Falls Company to further that knowledge and cultivate a passion for filmmaking. Since leaving Bedford Falls in 2008, she has been independently developing and producing commercials, music videos, short films, documentaries, television series, and feature films. She is actively engaged in the community as a socially conscious filmmaker and on the board as Director for Green Lifestyles Network.
PRODUCTION ASSISTANT/CAMERA OPERATOR:
Michael graduated from California State University, Long Beach with a B.A. in English, Creative Writing. He is a writer by nature but is pursuing a career in film festivals. When Michael is not working on the next great American screenplay, you can find him at a local film festival either as staff or patron. Michael has helped in many departments of the Los Angeles Film Festival since he was a sophomore. For the past two summers, he has been interning with the volunteer coordination and production departments for LAFF, as well as the Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles. Michael is a huge fan of visual and literary arts. For leisure, he loves to spend hours in used book stores, movie theaters, or local concert venues. He is the Volunteer Coordinator of the Green Lifestyle Film Festival.
Originally from Lockport, Illinois, Frank came out to Los Angeles with the simple goal of being able to wear shorts year round. Once out here, he became actively involved with Television Production, Hosting, Improv and amassing an almost comically large graphic t-shirt collection (he can go almost two years without wearing the same shirt twice). Armed with a degree in Advanced Curiosity, Frank enjoys interviewing everyone he meets whether there is a camera there or not.
When he hasn’t got his nose buried in a comic book or watching Slider reruns on TV, you can find Frank performing improv with his teams Tub Step and Doctor Who Live at iO West as well as UCB and indie theaters across LA. He also loves apple pie. Seriously, if you know where some awesome apple pie is in this town, let him know.
For over three decades, Duncan Burns has edited motion picture features, television shows, and on-air studio commercials. He has been an editor or Post Production Supervisor on projects that have won Emmys, Emmy nominations, CAS honors, and Golden Reel nominations.
Of the sixteen features Burns has edited, five were released by studios. “Pavilion Of Women” starring Willem Dafoe, released by Universal Studios, “Cuban Blood” starring Harvey Keitel and Gael Garcia Bernal, released by ThinkFilm, and “Treacherous,” released by 20th Century Fox, to name a few. His credits include Post Production Supervisor on three of the independent features that he also edited.
Burns was recently lead editor on “The Road From Christ to Constantine,” a six-part television series on the first three hundred years of Christianity. On the fifteen-part PBS Television Series “Closer To Truth,” he was not only editor but finishing online editor and initial color timer. Burns was also editor on “Routes Of Rhythm” for PBS and “More Than Human” for the Discovery Channel. His experience as an independent documentary producer has brought him to shoots in Peru, Honduras, and India.
For Burns, post production work in commercials has been focused to on-air spots for NBC Universal, Warner Bros TV, and the Disney Channel. His professional experience includes the ownership of a book publishing company and development of cutting edge video-directed web design. Early in his career Burns was sound editor on major motion pictures and television programs such as “My Best Friend’s Wedding,” “Heat,” “Tombstone,” “Stand and Deliver,” “52 Pick-Up,” and “N.Y.P.D Blue.”
Jonathan W. Hall is a filmmaker living in Southern California, transplanted from Napa Valley. While in college, he obtained a Master 100-ton license, making him a bonafide Boat Captain. Working the seas paid his bills while attending LBCC directors program. Jon graduated with a double degree in Fine Arts Film and English Literature. He recently completed a two-semester internship at Material Pictures. Jon is currently taking classes at Upright Citizen Brigade school of improv and sketch comedy. He still captains from time to time, but his primary focus is video production.
GLTV HOST: TAMARA HENRY
Tamara Henry has been a news anchor, reporter and segment producer for Santa Monica City TV Channel 16 and Metro Motion since 2005, and in 2012 and 2013 Metro Motion was nominated for a 64th & 65th Los Angeles Area Emmy. Tamara started as a weeknight news anchor in Little Rock, Arkansas while Bill Clinton was President after earning her B.A. in Broadcast Journalism. She also earned an M.A. in Spiritual Psychology in Consciousness, Health & Healing in 2005.
Broadcasting live on FoxNews.com,Tamara has been interviewing celebrities on Oscar night at the Night of 100 Stars every year since 2005. Tamara is also a film producer whose inspirational documentaries were on the 2010 & 2012 Oscar shortlist. Tamara is the award winning new media host of Green Twith Tamara. TV, helped the 2010 Miss America Contestants Go Green, and was up for a 2012 Gracie Award from the Alliance for Women in Media. Tamara has also starred in Bravo, E! Entertainment, Animal Planet, The Tonight Show, Access Hollywood, The Style Network, LOGO, the Miss USA Pageant, Mad Men and Legally Blonde 2. Tamara was born at Ft. Belvoir, Alexandria, VA while her father served our country in intelligence at the Pentagon and received the Bronze Star. Tamara served her state inspiring healthful ways of mind/body/spirit living as Miss Arkansas USA 1997, and now serves her city as the community reporter and news anchor.