Phillip Baribeau - Director
Phillip earned a degree in Media and Theatre Arts from Montana State University. Following his passion for film, storytelling and adventure, he went to work in television and documentary filmmaking. His most credited broadcast series are Destination Extreme on National Geographic (field producer/DP/editor), Ax Men on the History Channel (field producer/camera operator), MeatEater on the Sportsman Channel (DP) and Mountain Men on the History Channel (camera operator). In 2008, Phillip founded Implement Productions, based in Bozeman, MT. Phillip recently finished his first feature length documentary, Unbranded (director). Unbranded won the 2015 Audience Choice Award at both Hot Docs in Toronto, ON, Telluride Mountain Film Festival in CO and the Banff Mountain Film Festival.
Dennis Aig - Producer
Dennis is a filmmaker and educator with more than thirty years of experience. He has produced/directed both documentary and dramatic productions for the Walt Disney Company, National Geographic, PBS, Lifetime and many others. Dennis received a Ph.D. from Ohio State University and is currently a professor of film and photography atMontana State University. His films have won numerous awards, including a CINE Golden Eagle, 16 Tellys, three regional Emmysand a Gold Hugo. He was also the Producer of the documentary film Unbranded.
Peter Hochfelder - Executive Producer
Peter Hochfelder has been a Wall Street investor for 30 years and was a producer for the Tony Award winning musical Memphis. Eduardo was the Chef on Peter’s boat Blind Date for 6 years, during which time the two formed a unique bond. Peter views Eduardo as an adopted son, business partner and an inspirational force of nature. Peter has backed Eduardo in this mission because he knows that the CHARGED story will resonate with and inspire all who see it.
George Potter - Field Producer/Cinematographer
George Potter, originally from Australia, travels the world as a conservation biologist and filmmaker. His most recent documentary An American Ascent raised over $100,000 on Kickstarter to document the first African American team’s attempt to summit Denali - North America's highest peak. He has produced documentary and commercial work for outdoor companies, environmental groups, government organizations and businesses looking to enhance their brand. He has a Bachelors degree in Zoology and a Masters degree in Science and Natural History filmmaking.
Tony Hale - Editor
Filmmaker Tony Hale has focused primarily on documentary editing for over a decade. He first discovered digital media as a kid, editing loops of his drum kit. Later, while pursuing his degree in Mathematics at Boston College and working at a Harvard University media lab, he found a similar passion in filmmaking. His recent feature film, "A Will for the Woods" (for which he was also co-director), screened at dozens of film festivals around the world and received multiple awards, including two at Full Frame Documentary Film Festival, before being publicly broadcast on WORLD Channel and PBS stations across the United States. Tony is currently based in Brooklyn, NY.
Ben Masters - Associate Producer
Ben Masters made his debut in the film world with the film Unbranded, which won the Audience Choice Award at Hot Docs in Toronto, ON and Telluride MountainFilm Festival in CO. Ben is a dedicated conservationist, horse trainer, photographer, filmmaker and author. Ben was inspired to join the Charged team after a humbling experience being out hiked by the superhero, Eduardo Garcia. Ben has a degree from Texas A&M University in wildlife biology.