Board of Directors
Chad Ervin has worked in film and television for over twenty years, working as a producer, writer, cameraperson, editor, and story consultant. As lead film editor he has made over thirty documentary films which have appeared on PBS (FRONTLINE, American Experience, American Masters), film festivals (SXSW, TIFF, VIFF, Full Frame), and theatrical distribution. Films he edited have received three Emmy-awards, as well as Peabody, Polk, and duPont Columbia awards, among others. He co-owns Well Told Films in Montpelier and works on film & media project for clients in Vermont and nationwide. He also serves on the board of directors of the community media station ORCA Media and on the Steering Committee for the Vermont Creative Network.
Lukas Huffman is a writer and director based in Montpelier, VT. His narrative films have won dozens of awards worldwide and have been selected for the Toronto International Film Festival Circuit. His production company, Huffman Studio, has been commissioned to create documentaries for The New York Times, Vice Media, The Boston Globe, The World Bank, The National Wildlife Federation, and more. Huffman has recently returned to his hometown of Montpelier where he lives with his family. He is constantly inspired to shine a light on stories that are unique to the Green Mountain State.
JEANINE B. FROST
Jeanine B. Frost is an award winning Vermont based writer, director, producer and actor. Originally from Denmark, Jeanine explores deeply personal and psychological portraits, rooting the experience in the stark, honest simplicity of Nordic storytelling. A 2019 American Film Institute Directing Fellow, her thesis film MORS DAG was the recipient of the Sloan Foundation Production Grant and still runs the festival circuit. She produced the award winning short SLOAN HEARTS NECKFACE (CIFF, Palm Spring Shorts and Tribeca) while her film NO MORE, nominated in the Manhattan Film Festival’s Film Heals Program, is licensed for educational use by Film Media Group/Infobase. Jeanine is currently in post production as Creative Producer on the documentary Before They’re 23 about Endometriosis with collaborator Lindsay Jackson and working towards getting her first narrative feature as a writer/director off the ground. Jeanine is also the mother of a curious tween, lover of licorice, dark chocolate and long walks in the woods. She excitedly joins the VPC Board and look forward to connecting filmmakers from all of Vermont.
Kristin Cantu is a partner at Well Told Films in Montpelier, working as a producer and podcaster, and is a co-founder of Vermont Production Collective. She also has extensive experience managing projects and events for individuals and companies with a focus on collaborating with and creating community among entrepreneurial and professional women. Kristin created and runs a mentorship program for professional women in Central Vermont through ElevateHer. She also facilitates groups of female entrepreneurs in The Huddle HUB, a virtual support network whose members are invested in each others’ success.
Ben is a writer, National Geographic Explorer, and humanitarian with over two decades experience exploring and living in Nepal. In addition to founding two industry-leading non-profits, Ben is an award-winning film producer and director. His work includes The Last Honey Hunter (2017) and Mothered by Mountains (2018). When he is not chasing stories in the Himalaya, there is a good chance he’s riding his mountain bike in the root-strewn forests of Vermont.
SEEKING BOARD MEMBERS
The Vermont Production Collective is expanding its board of directors. We seek to have a board that is reflective of the diverse community that VPC serves. All are welcomed and encouraged to apply, film & media background is not required.