The Christmas Bunny

Filmmakers

Tom Seidman

Producer/Writer/Director: Tom Seidman

Tom Seidman graduated cum laude from Dartmouth College with a degree in theater and subsequently attended the American Film Institute's Center for Advanced Film Studies as a Directing Fellow. He began his career as a DGA Assistant Director for such filmmakers as Robert Redford (on Ordinary People), Clint Eastwood (Honkytonk Man), and Peter Weir (The Dead Poets Society). He cast films, pilots and MOW’s for Warner Bros. Television and was the Unit Production Manager and/or Assistant Director on a variety of television shows and series, including The Golden Girls, A Walton’s Reunion, Evening Shade, and Dave's World.

His documentary Lost Angeles was selected for inclusion in the PBS series P.O.V.: The American Documentary and received an Emmy nomination. In 2004 he formed Honey Creek Pictures and produced the teen horror-comedy The Hazing, starring Brad Dourif and Perry Shen. The Christmas Bunny was Mr. Seidman’s first feature film as a writer/director. Since then, his film credits as a writer/director include the Christmas puppy movie Golden Winter and the desert suspense thriller Survive.

Chad Terpstra

Director of Photography: Chad Terpstra

Chad Terpstra is a cinematographer and colorist based in Grand Rapids, MI. He has shot five feature films including The Christmas Bunny, Beautiful Prison, and Art of Power as well as dozens of shorts, music videos and documentaries. His passion is for storytelling using every aspect of the image at his disposal from framing to lighting contrast to color. Everything communicates an emotion and his search for that connection between the heart of the story and the visual elements on-screen is never over. Awards include a 2011 national Addy for cinematography on the music video, "All We Have" by OK Sweetheart. He attended Compass Arts Film Academy and has a BA in Art and Communications from Calvin College.

Production Designer: Bre Vander Ark

Bre Vander Ark is a native of rural Illinois. After studying theater and film history in Chicago at UIC, she attended the American Film Institute conservatory and graduated with an MFA in production design in 2008. While in Los Angeles, her credits included the AFI thesis AB NEGATIVE, the WBTV drama ELEVENTH HOUR, and a number of student shorts. She has recently returned to the Midwest, designing in film, print, and retail, and lecturing in production design at regional schools.