THE TEAM

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Andrew ACKERMAN
//Director

Andrew has filmed sharks, bears, cage-fighters, and himself in his quest to study the most dangerous, yet misunderstood, creature on the planet. He graduated from Middlebury College with a degree in Film and Media Studies. His senior thesis, titled “Don’t Make Love to it Andrew” was about his own relationship with masculinity and violence as he prepared for his first, and only, cage fight.  He served as the director of photography on Jeff Orlowski's acclaimed documentary "Chasing Coral."

Andrew lives in Boulder, Colorado. He has never been able to dunk a basketball and has no plans on future attempts. 

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Bryan Shpall
//Producer

Bryan hails from Colorado and earned a degree in English Literature from Middlebury College.  Before working at Off The Map, Bryan was at Levantine Films, an independent film production company based out of New York.  During his time at Levantine Films, Bryan served as Story Editor and in that capacity he worked on several acclaimed films including "The Fundamentals of Caring" and the Oscar-nominated "Hidden Figures."

Bryan is a Colorado native.  He fainted at his Bar Mitzvah, but has been doing better since. 

 

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Andrea Rossi
//Producer

At 5, Andrea founded the friendship club, and hasn't stopped organizing logistics, events, and people since. Before film, she worked at mission-driven companies, as the advocacy services coordinator at a sexual assault services organization, as the international retreat coordinator and COO for an oncology clinic, and through running her own clinical nutrition therapy practice where she met with individuals with cancer. She brokers complex needs and expectations between characters, crew members, and production companies, while staying fluid to jumping in as an on-the-fly camera operator or assistant editor on run-and-gun documentaries.

Andrea lives in Boulder, Colorado. She was homeschooled until highschool, of which she attributes her insatiable curiosity, out-of-the-box-approach, and general poor taste in clothes.

 

TITO HEIDERER
//Music Producer

Tito Heiderer has been called Boulder’s response to Jimi Hendrix. When not melting faces on stage, Tito is often found in his home studio composing and recording film scores for a number of projects. His favorite instrument is the lute, for which he composed a 12 movement concerto entitled Lute Fever in D Minor. After graduating Middlebury College in 2015, Tito attended the California Institute of the Arts in Los Angeles studying music theory and spending all his free time surfing.

Tito has since returned to Boulder to climb mountains and serenade the city with gentle lute song from the mountain tops. 

 
 
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