Brad Johnson - Director
Brad was raised in Kansas, and has always been fascinated with stories involving the heartland. After several encounters with protesters from Westboro Baptist Church, the idea of filming a documentary about the church grew into a deep desire to tell a different story – it wasn’t the church that caught Brad’s heart, it was their victims. As an accomplished Director of Photography and Post Production Manager, he has the perfect combination of talent and discipline to tackle a story of this magnitude. Brad's filmography includes multiple television shows including the Showtime documentary series The Years of Living Dangerously, AMC's Game of Arms, and National Geographic's "One Strange Rock" in addition to national commercials, local advertising campaigns and awarded documentaries.
Jason Badgett - Director
Jason was born and raised in Paola, Kansas, before graduating from the University of Kansas in 2010 with a bachelor's degree in film and media Studies and a minor in religious Studies. While attending KU, he was a founding member of the Documentary Film Society. As a production sound mixer and editor, Jason worked on television programs for CBS, ABC and Hulu, as well as independent films including Jayhawkers, The Profit and Destination Planet Negro. He works as a lighting designer and sound mixer for theatre productions and concerts. Jason recently designed the lighting for Barry Crimmins' comedy special "Whatever Threatens You" produced by Louis CK and has also worked with artists Aziz Ansari, Tig Notaro, Marc Maron, John Waters, Adam Lambert, The Mountain Goats, Mount Eerie and Matt Pryor.
Terrie Johnson - Producer
Terrie’s story is difficult to condense into one paragraph, but as a well-known public speaker, she has the unique gift of establishing an immediate connection with her audience. Within moments of meeting Terrie, people say they feel like they’ve known her their entire lives. Her sense of integrity, coupled with a genuine love and concern for others, causes people both young and old to open up and share their lives and their stories with her. As the Senior Editor at a nationally recognized advertising agency in Kansas City, Terrie has been involved with media production in all forms for more than 20 years. She is the author of two books and writes a blog that has a large and growing readership base. This is Terrie’s first step behind the camera as she directs the interview sessions.