About UsDog Camp is a dogumentary about rescue dogs and their people. This film was inspired by Goldstock, an annual gathering held over Labor Day weekend of hundreds of golden retrievers and the humans for whom they care. Goldstock celebrates this wonderful community and helps support volunteer rescue organizations.
Paul Kim (Director/Producer)
is currently the CEO of ProConvos Inc., an organization dedicated to redefining how students, recent grads, and colleges approach career development. In a prior life, he was a 15-year veteran of the finance industry specializing in the global technology, media, and telecom sectors in prominent hedge funds such as SAC Capital and Omega Advisors, and in equity research departments in the investment banking divisions of Bank of America and PaineWebber (now UBS). During this time, he also started a boutique financial firm, which was eventually transitioned into a European-based global financial institution. Prior to his experience in the finance industry, Paul worked in the publishing industry for a boutique magazine publisher that specializes in the beer, wine, and distilled spirits industry. Paul received a BS double majoring in Marketing and Management and an MBA majoring in Finance and International Business from New York University Stern School of Business where he was the co-captain of the men’s varsity tennis team. Paul is also a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designate.
Ashley Lawwill (Producer)
is a New York City based actress. She was born in Albuquerque, NM and found her way to New York at 19 to pursue a career in professional ballet. After retiring from injuries, she focused her sights on acting. She completed the 2-year conservatory program at the Maggie Flanigan School and studied undergrad at the University of Arizona and Hunter College. Ashley has acted in various films, web series and theatre productions. Most recently, she starred in the indie feature Girls Night which is currently screening at festivals. The best part about being in a movie is that Ashley’s parents have finally stopped telling her to go to law school already.
Phil Newsom (Producer)
is a NYC-based producer and director working in film and theater. He served as the co-producer and co-writer for the feature film The Monument which won first place at the HAuNTcon Film Festival in 2005. His short film Kidnapping Carl was an official selection of the 2014 Manhattan Film Festival. Other film credits include Simple Mind, Kid Sister and the web series Deep Dish. For the stage he has produced Martin Blank’s The Law of Return and Avenue of the Americas, the award-winning musical Ten Reasons I Won’t Go Home With You (nominated, Excellence in Producing Award, MITF), Super Sidekick the Musical (“Best of FringeNYC 2012”) and Aaron Kozak’s critically acclaimed The Birthday Boys with ArtEffects Theatre Company, a company he co-founded in 2009. He is the co-founder and co-producer of Polyphony Creative, the DAMN! Film Series and The Story Around The Story podcast, now on iTunes. Phil has taught workshops on conflict resolution to thousands of elementary and high school students. He worked at the Central Park Zoo for three years in its art department.
Lanie Zipoy (Producer)
is a Memphis-born, New York-based producer, director and writer. She produced George R. Carr’s experimental short film A Body Without A Head (New FilmMakers, Soho House) and served as publicist for Antonia Bogdanovich’s My Left Hand Man and Joel Fendelman’s Band of Sisters. Select theater producing credits include Laura Marks’ Bethany, starring America Ferrera, (Associate Producer, Women’s Project Theater), Mac Rogers’ Universal Robots (2009 ITBA Best Off-Off-Broadway Play), Mari Brown’s 23 Feet in 12 Minutes (New Orleans and AFO Fest), Martin Blank’s The Law of Return and the Brooklyn premiere of Caroline, or Change. She is a Time Warner Foundation Fellow of the 2012-2014 Lab at Women’s Project Theater, NYC. Her novel Me and the Moon was one of six finalists for The Write Stuff through MTV Books/Simon & Schuster. Lanie is a dedicated volunteer. She regularly walks shelter dogs in Brooklyn, reads to the elderly at nursing homes and tutors school-age children. For her volunteer efforts, she has received top honors from East Harlem Tutorial Program and New York Cares, where she was named one of the top 7 volunteers (out of 20,000) in 2006. Previously, she was a massage therapist for guide dogs.
Doug Wamble (Composer)
As a child of Memphis, TN, Doug Wamble (Composer) has always been surrounded by a vast musical and cultural landscape. After completing two music degrees, Doug decided to head to New York to seek a career as a guitarist and composer. Appearing on bandstands and recordings with such artists as Wynton Marsalis, Norah Jones, Steven Bernstein, Courtney Love, Madeleine Peyroux, and Cassandra Wilson, Doug was making a name for himself in the jazz world and beyond when he was signed to Branford Marsalis’ label, Marsalis Music/Rounder Records. Doug released two critically acclaimed records Country Libations and Bluestate. Building on his history with Wynton Marsalis, which led to guitar contributions to several Ken Burns documentaries for PBS such as Prohibition and Unforgivable Blackness, Doug began working as a composer for Burns’ Florentine Films, collaborating with Ken, his daughter Sarah, and David McMahon for the tragic film The Central Park Five. Wamble is currently at work on upcoming Florentine productions on Vietnam and Jackie Robinson.
The Dog Camp Movie Production Team
Brian Bon (camera)
John Dillon (sound)
Milton Guanga (camera/editor)
Stephen Ohocinski (sound)
Zach Panaytopoulos (sound)