Producer/Director (and Miniature Golf Fanatic)
Favoite Color Ball: Blue -- unless I'm playing at the Par King. They have a two-toned option.
Favorite Mini Golf Memory: The day I discovered that most boulders are moveable.
Favorite Course Obstacle: The "Pachinko Hole"
Hometown: Green Bay, Wi. That at least partially explains the cow-themed windmill behind me in the accompanying photo, taken at Novelty Golf in Chicago, Il.
Bio: Amanda Kulkoski joined the Film Faculty at the Savannah College of Art and Design in 2009. She currently serves as a Graduate Coordinator and also teaches classes in Cinematography, Lighting and Producing. Hailing from Green Bay, Wi., Amanda got her start in the industry working for Wisconsin Public Broadcasting , as well as covering College and Professional sporting events for ABC SPORTS, FOX SPORTS and CBS SPORTS. Her work has since expanded to include both Feature Documentary and Narrative Films and a variety of Television Series. Amanda’s passion for filmmaking revolves around camerawork and lighting design. Her credits include such films as MAGIC MIKE XXL, DIRTY GRANDPA and No God, No Master. THROUGH THE WINDMILL is her first feature-length documentary.
Editor (and Batting Cage Master)
Favorite Ball Color: White
Favorite Course Obstacle: Windmilll
Bio: Alexander Newton has worked in independent film distribution for Cinetic, Cinedigm and Drafthouse Films, and is an accomplished editor for a number of clients, including Digitas, Vice and The New York Times. He's currently an Adjunct Professor of Film at The Savannah College Of Art And Design in Georgia, and plans to write and direct his own feature-length debut in that picturesque city.
Motion Media Designer
Favorite Ball Color: Green
Favorite Course Obstacle: the water bucket at Lee's Miniature Golf in Alpena, MI
Born and raised in a sleepy little Northern Michigan town, Elizabeth had anything but small town dreams. After contemplating such fields as Broadcast Journalism, radio disc jockeying and a brief consideration as a United States Postal Worker, Elizabeth chose to wrap up all those ideas and take them along on her journey into filmmaking. Little did she realize the impact her broad range of interests would be on such a diverse medium.
As a student of life and multiple tertiary institutions, Elizabeth chose to finish her B.F.A. at the Savannah College of Art and Design, majoring in Film and Television, with a minor in Motion Media Design. She has worked for clients such as Tytan Creates, Visions Incorporated, Georgia Ports Authority, the Savannah College of Art and Design, FoodyDirect and the Savannah Slow Ride.
Liz specializes in post-production, motion graphic animation, producing and concept development.
Favorite Ball Color: Teal and Purple
Brittany Bierly is currently an alumni from the Savannah College of Art and Design where she majored in Film and Television. Brittany grew up in New Jersey and now resides in Atlanta Georgia.
Production Assistant (and Putter Extraordinaire)
Favorite Ball Color: Red
Favorite Course Obstacle: "Move Your Hole" at Walker on the Green, Minneapolis, Mn. Each player has a choice: try to sink your own ball or block your opponents' shots. This obstacle is the reason why the notion of "maximum putts per hole" exists.
Favorite Moment from Production: At Big Stone Mini Golf in Minnetrista, Mn., we watched a goat pick up and walk off with someone's ball.
Bio: Olivia lives in Milwaukee, Wi, where she currently works as a teacher's assistant. She and Amanda met while employed together at WFRV Channel 5 TV in Green Bay, Wi.
The filming of Through The Windmill has been made possible with the help of crew from all over the United States.
Check out the Crew Photos Page to see behind the scenes images of our putting and filming crew.