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Together, with their partner Brian Gork, the couple produced their first commercially viable short film, “Last Stop.”
Before seeking out a career in public relations, Kathy held several key positions on the sets of music videos for artists such as Aliya, Link N' Park and T Bone. She also helped to create the look of some of television’s most successful infomercials including Cybersonic, Illuminaire, and Nokia.
At CSULB Kathy accepted the honor of Producer for the esteemed Wide Screen Film Festival of Long Beach. Panelists she garnered for the event were industry legends such as Harold Michelson (Fiddler on the Roof, The Birds) Robert Boyle (Cape Fear, The Red Pony, The Thomas Crown Affair), and Norman Jewison (Fiddler on the Roof, Moonstruck, Other People’s Money). Kathy graduated CSULB with honorary graduate Steven Spielberg.
Kathy grew up in Tustin, CA where she graduated Foothill High School in 1996, and received the Technical Award of Excellence in Industrial Arts. For her photography efforts, she received several awards and cash prizes from state and county competitions and was accepted to San Francisco State University’s school of Cinema before transferring to CSULB.
Brian Gork—Producer Brian is credited in the production of several nationally broadcast shows airing on The Learning Channel, Discovery Channel, and Travel Channel. His first project as a partner in Dead Horse Productions was the short film “Last Stop.” It has been less than three years since Brian graduated from California State University of Long Beach, and has made himself indispensable after gaining experience in every aspect of the industry. Starting as a production assistant, Brian graduated to the role of grip, and was soon hired by other departments in set design, gaffing, audio, camera operation, and director of photography.
From his first still camera to his first video camera Brian was intent on capturing every moment of cinematic imagery. Brian’s early discovery of the dramatic effects motion, light and sound could have on a person was simply a precursor to a future in filmmaking. At CSULB Brian made his classmates “sit up and beg” with his first super 8-film project, a narrative composed entirely of canine actors. But CSULB had more to offer Brian than just 8mm films; students there gain experience on 16mm and other formats.
Born in 1978, Brian spent his childhood in the small town of Lancaster where he was crowned Valedictorian of Desert Christian High School and received a Presidential Scholarship to attend California State University of California, Long Beach.