CHRISTIAN VUISSA — WRITER, DIRECTOR, PRODUCER
A native of Austria, Christian Vuissa graduated magna cum laude in 2002 from BYU with a BA in Media Arts Studies. He is considered one of the most promising directors coming out of Utah and is best known for his visual
storytelling and strong sense for cinematic detail. One Good Man is Christian’s fourth feature-length film as a producer and the third as a writer and director. His other films include the theatrical releases of Baptists at Our Barbecue (2004) and The Errand of Angels (2008). Christian also founded the annual LDS Film Festival in 2001, which has grown to become a major event in Utah Valley with over 7,000 visitors in 2009. He acts as the president of the festival and has a keen interest in helping young filmmakers succeed. Christian currently lives in Provo, Utah, with his wife Kirsten and three children Anika, Henry, and August.
BRANDON CHRISTENSEN — DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY
Originally from the Seattle area, Brandon Christensen began his studies in cinematography in 1994 as a student at Brigham Young University and part-time employee at the LDS
Motion Picture Studio. Over the last ten years, Brandon was the cinematographer of several films, many of which won prestigious awards nationwide, including Christian Vuissa’s Roots & Wings and Unfolding. In 2004, Baptists at Our Barbecue, Brandon’s first motion picture as Director of Photography was released in theaters. Most recently, Brandon has completed his work on the feature films Together Again for the First Time, Singles Second Ward, One Good Man, and My Girlfriend’s Boyfriend. He also currently teaches Cinematography at BYU and has won the prestigious Addy Award for his work on commercials.
JOSHUA LIGAIRI — PRODUCTION DESIGNER
Joshua Ligairi loves dealing with the visual aspects of filmmaking and enjoys working in the art department in any and every capacity. Several years ago, he worked at the Sundance Film Lab in the art department, under the
supervision of Robert Redford and Ed Harris, and for directors such as Lou Pepe (Lost in La Mancha), Miranda July (Me, You & Everyone We Know), and Hany Abu-Assad (Paradise Now). Joshua also played a key role in Christian Vuissa’s previous production, The Errand of Angels, working both as Production Designer and Associate Producer. Joshua is also an independent filmmaker in his own right, having directed several commercials, music videos, short films, and documentaries. His feature-length documentary, Cleanflix, will debut in September 2009 at the Toronto International Film Festival.
ROBERT ALLEN ELLIOTT — COMPOSER
As a small child growing up in Detroit, Michigan, Robert Allen Elliott learned to play the piano by imitating what he heard on the radio and on TV. He would turn the volume all the
way down and improvise his music to various TV programs. Later, Robert studied at Cal Poly and earned a more formal musical education. As a professional film composer, Robert has received numerous awards and was involved with a number of different projects. In 2008, his score for the critically acclaimed motion picture The Errand of Angels was released on CD. Robert also scored the music for the feature films One Man’s Treasure and Minor Details. One Good Man is the fourth feature film for Robert to be involved in as the composer. He currently resides in Kaysville, Utah, where he is owner and operator of Room 222 Recording Studios.
LUDWIG EINKLANG — FILM EDITOR
Ludwig Einklang has been one of Christian Vuissa’s closest collaborators from the beginning. When both were still attending film school, he edited most of Christian’s short films, including Daybreak, Roots & Wings, and Unfolding. After graduating from film school, he continued working with Christian and was credited as the film editor of the motion pictures Baptists at Our Barbecue and The Errand of Angels. He also edited the award-winning The Letter Writer and The Reunion, two of Christian’s later short films. And together with Brad Barber he edited the nationally released comedy Pirates of the Great Salt Lake. One Good Man marks Ludwig’s fourth feature-length film as an editor. When not working as an editor, Ludwig loves to travel and is often caught daydreaming about moving back to his homeland in Germany.