MEET OUR TEAM
ALLAN & PATTY THOMPSON
CO-FOUNDERS, ONE:EIGHT PRODUCTIONS
Allan and Patty Thompson established One:Eight Productions in 2011 with the purpose of telling meaningful, true stories that would connect people across town and across the globe; equipping people who care about social impact to bring change to their corner of the world. They bring their unique blend of journalistic reporting and compassionate filmmaking to every film they create in order to build a bridge between the inspiring and the uninspired.
Allan’s work for Water is Basic was featured at the 2013 Clinton Global Initiative. He has directed feature films on subjects varying from the Texas drought to the history of UT Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. He has also done commercial work for HOLT Caterpillar, the HP Byron Nelson Championship, Epic Health Service, and has taken a documentary short to film festivals across the country. His work has also been featured on various websites and television stations, and has been used by nonprofits around the world to raise hundreds-of-thousands of dollars.
Patty's love for photography began at a young age when her summer nanny taught her and her younger sister how to use an SLR camera and develop prints in a dark room. However, she didn't give much thought to making it into a career until several years later. She received her Masters degree in Communication in 2013 and now continues to expand One:Eight's storytelling reach through photography, print, and digital media. Her unique ability to capture deeply human moments on camera extends far beyond the silver screen and leaves a lasting impression on their clients at One:Eight.
Their home-base is in Grapevine, Texas with their fur babies Buster and Lucy; though most of the time they can be found traveling the globe together looking for new adventures.
As a Los Angeles based Producer, Stormie seeks out stories that will impact audiences in lasting and meaningful ways. She’s driven by the possibility of effecting positive social change and giving a voice to the voiceless. A highly strategic and imaginative thinker, Stormie offers a rare combination of both blue sky creative and exacting project oversight. She is skilled at bringing talented teams of people together to create unforgettable media experiences.
Most recently, she produced media content for Star Wars: A Galactic Spectacular which premiered at Disney’s Hollywood Studios in June of 2016. This nighttime spectacular, supported by fireworks, lasers, and surround sound, re-creates some of the most iconic shots from the film franchise in a dramatic mapped projection environment. Simultaneously, The Awakening of the Tree of Life at Disney's Animal Kingdom also premiered. This show features 4 animated short films that awaken the spirit of the animals carved into the Tree of Life nightly for park guests. Stormie oversaw content production, seeing the projects through from early concept to opening day.
In 2015, she produced a 3-part documentary installation for One World Observatory in the new World Trade Center building in New York City, telling the spirited story of the men and women who re-built the tower after the attacks on 9/11. She also worked on the team who created the Space Shuttle Atlantis Main Show Attraction for the Kennedy Space Center, which was awarded the Visual Effects Society Award in 2013 for Outstanding Visual Effects in a Special Venue Project as well as a MUSE award for Outstanding Achievement in Museum Media & Technology.
Stormie spends most of her time engrossed in her latest television obsession and enjoys the simple things in life such as nice soap and fresh-cut flowers.
DIRECTOR OF CINEMATOGRAPHY
Dustin is one of those weirdly gifted individuals that the rest of us tend to envy. He has a natural instinct for capturing the beauty of the world around us and translating that on screen. His passion for creating emotionally connective imagery results in stunning content that visually engages people and sweeps them deeply into a story.
As a graduate of the 2-year apprenticeship program at Panavision Hollywood, one of the most prestigious camera houses in Los Angeles, Dustin has a deep knowledge base of the ins and outs of the industry's top-end camera & lighting equipment. Possessing the perfect combination of creative and technical skills, Dustin brings those sensibilities to the forefront on every project he undertakes and the results are visible from the first to last shot.
He is currently working in the camera department for the FOX hit television series “Brooklyn Nine-Nine.” His cinematography for the short films “To Us” and “Distancia” recently appeared in the Santa Barbara Film Festival and his work on “Shepherd,” a short-film about the deteriorating relationship between a grieving father and mother after the loss of their child, recently premiered at the 2016 Cannes Short Film Festival.
Dustin appreciates things made by hand (in fact, he would just make everything himself if he only had the time), hiking out on the trails of Southern California, and enjoying beers and cigars after a long, hard day.