William A. Kerig is an award-winning writer, producer, director, and former professional skier. He wrote the book, THE EDGE OF NEVER, and was the writer/director/executive producer of the Showtime Networks 2009 documentary feature film THE EDGE OF NEVER. He co-produced and was second-unit director of the 2007 Sony Pictures Classics film STEEP. In addition to producing for CBS, ABC, and Fox Sports, he co-produced, wrote, and was second-unit director of NET WORTH, a 1999 Blockbuster Entertainment feature film starring Daniel Baldwin. He is a member of the Director’s Guild of America.
Producer: Scott A. Zeller, Esq. has a background that includes high-tech startups and owning/ operating an independent record label and recording studio. He was Executive Producer of THE EDGE OF NEVER. A graduate of New York Law School, Scott provides producing as well as legal services.
Director of Photography: Peter Pilafian was the director of photography on DOGTOWN AND Z BOYS, RIDING GIANTS, and THE EDGE OF NEVER. He was second unit director on K2, THE EIGER SANCTION. He was a cinematographer on A RIVER RUNS THROUGH IT, BREAKDOWN, and DANCING AT THE BLUE IGUANA.
Editor: Steve Haugen has cut seven feature films, including THE EDGE OF NEVER, as well as more than 50 primetime shows for CBS (he was one of the lead editors of Touched By An Angel), National Geographic and Discovery Networks. Specializing in longform editing, Steve is a consummate storyteller who brings 20-plus years of on-deadline experience to READY TO FLY.
Producer/Marketing: Whitney Childers spent 15 years as a writer and editor in newspapers and magazines, working for media companies such as Gannett, Knight Ridder and McClatchy. She's a longtime advocate for gender equality and is the Communications Manager for Women's Ski Jumping USA.
2nd Unit Director of Photography: Scott Simper is an Emmy Award nominated cinematographer who has shot for National Geographic, Discovery, The History Channel, the BBC, and CBS. He is also a world-class climber and rigger.
Assistant Editor: Adam Van Wagoner (SLC Team) has worked as an assistant editor on three feature films, four one-hour National Geographic shows, and THE EDGE OF NEVER. He is an expert in organizing massive amounts of material, converting to a universal format, and creating multi-format feature-film output.
Field Producer: Anna Bloom is a multimedia and video producer who produced a video on the women ski jumpers’ fight to compete in the Olympics for MSNBC.com in advance of the 2010 Winter Games in Vancouver. She has worked with The New York Times, YouthRadio and most recently for YouTube, where she worked on two innovative citizen reporting projects. She holds a master’s degree from UC Berkeley’s Graduate School of Journalism.