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Threaded Pictures announces the signing of Tabletop Director Josh Blaylock.

Threaded Pictures  announces the signing of Director Josh Blaylock to its roster and will represent him in the U.S. for commercial and branded content motion work.

With a keen eye for composition and lighting, Blaylock is known for collaborating with his clients to bring fresh and innovative perspectives to food and other tabletop work. His reputation as an intuitive and creative problem solver who provides a relaxed atmosphere on set has landed him work with such high profile clients as Pizza Hut, Frito Lay, Grey Goose, Dr. Pepper and Shiner Beer. He joins Threaded Pictures’ growing roster of directors as its cornerstone for all things food and beverage related.

“I’ve been tracking Josh’s career since I came to Dallas,” says Brian Hwang, Executive Producer of Threaded Pictures. “His photography is top notch, and his transition into directing motion work has been seamless. In the short time we’ve been working together, he’s shown a constant hunger to experiment and be creative. That eagerness to get in the studio to test and develop new techniques, even before a project begins, will be a tremendous draw for our clients.”

Recently Blaylock collaborated with Threaded Pictures and sister companies Republic Editorial and Infinite Fiction  on projects for Estrella Jalisco, Cinemark, Rold Gold and Chuck E. Cheese. A true foodie at heart, he believes food always has a story to tell, and his lens is his tool to share it. With the benefit of a motion control rig housed at his studio, he spends the majority of his freetime tweaking and perfecting his craft.

A native of Texas, Blaylock’s relationship with cameras began as a teenager out on the west coast in Hollywood where he spent over eight years in front of the camera, landing roles ranging from prime time series to the Academy Award winning film No Country For Old Men. Eager to learn the ins and outs of the industry, he used his down time on set to immerse himself in the various crew departments. He credits that background and the exposure he gained from working with a wide variety of directors for allowing him to smoothly transition from a stills shooter into a tabletop director.

“My number one take away from my experience growing up on set,” explains Blaylock, “was that while a director will always face numerous challenges and unexpected obstacles, maintaining a positive attitude and working with your clients and crew to creatively problem solve is key. In the work we’ve done in recent months, Brian and the team at Threaded have provided the collaborative environment for doing just that. I have no doubt we’re gonna do some killer work together.”

“I’m so excited about adding Josh to our team of directors,” says Threaded Pictures partner Carrie Callaway. “His youthful energy and enthusiasm is contagious, plus the specifics of his skillset perfectly complement the joint talent pool across our sister companies. I can’t wait to see what amazing work our clients and our team produce in the coming months.”

Blaylock joins Threaded Pictures roster of directors that includes TG Herrington, April Kirby, Chad Ostrom, Ben Tedesco, Two Headed Boy and Taylor Washington.

“This addition to our team is coming at the perfect time for Josh, the perfect time for our company, and the perfect time for our market,” says Hwang. “I look forward to introducing him to our clients and continuing to further invest in the growth of our creative capabilities.”

To view Blaylock’s work, click here.

About Threaded Pictures:

Launched in Dallas in early 2019, Threaded Pictures  is a diverse collection of filmmakers with vast experience in all aspects of the advertising pipeline. Through creativity and collaboration, they tell stories with character driven performances, stunning visuals and clever comedy. As the production arm of traditional post-house Republic Editorial  and design and animation studio Infinite Fiction, they are able to provide a high-end seamless creative solution for any project.

Media Inquiries:


Brian Hwang

Executive Producer – Threaded Pictures


Heather Williams

Agent/Producer – The Food Photo Agency

Threaded Pictures announces the signing of Director Chad Ostrom to its roster.

Threaded Pictures announces the signing of Director Chad Ostrom to its roster.

Known for his visual storytelling and lifestyle work, Ostrom’s ability to weave beautiful imagery and effectively communicate a brand’s message makes him a valuable new addition to the Threaded team. Ostrom has fostered relationships with agencies big and small to help create high-profile campaigns for Mercedes Benz, Tom Ford, Bristol Myers Squibb, GE and Spotify. Ostrom’s signing coincides with his recent move to Dallas and brings his strong bi-coastal experience to the Texas market. 

“Chad and I hit it off right away,” says Brian Hwang, Executive Producer of Threaded Pictures. “Besides our connection to New York City, we also share an entrepreneurial spirit to meet new people, work with new brands and help tell their stories. His versatility across categories is super impressive, and he brings a sophistication and edge to his films that is aspirational yet relatable.” 

A Manhattan, Kansas native, Ostrom’s passion for film led him from a BA in Film at the University of Kansas to a short stint out west at ICM and ultimately back across country to a much larger version of Manhattan on the east coast. Through bartending by night and PA’ing by day, he quickly worked his way up to assisting the legendary Douglas Keeve. This early industrial and branded content work on GQ, Vogue and other fashion brands taught him the importance of lighting, attention to detail, and other critical cinema etiquette that he carries with him into every project he tackles today. 

Ostrom’s experience extends beyond the directing chair, having launched his own production company while in NYC.  Pairing his well-rounded understanding of the business with his innate sense of creativity, he developed strong working relationships with agencies such as Publicis, VMLY&R, R/GA, Laird + Partners, The Richards Group and Saatchi & Saatchi.

“I like to build companies and be a part of something – joining Threaded Pictures with our move to Dallas gives me a strong foundation to build upon,” says Ostrom.  “Having a fellow NYC transplant in Brian at the helm who’s smart yet easy to talk to goes a long way, and it’s amazing to have strong post-partners like Republic Editorial and Infinite Fiction, so I can focus my energy on the actual production and rely on those guys to take it past the finish line.”

“We’re tremendously excited about partnering with Chad,” says Threaded Pictures partner Keith James. “It’s not often that you find someone who likes to get their hands dirty, who once dug ditches, but also happens to have killer chops for shooting extremely gorgeous and engaging visual narratives. He’s a guy that goes all in on his work, and does so with a legit sense of joy.”

Ostrom joins Threaded Pictures roster of directors that includes TG Herrington, April Kirby, Ben Tedesco, Two Headed Boy and Taylor Washington. “Chad is a tremendous addition to the team,” says Hwang. “His positive energy is infectious and I’m excited to share his talents with our agency partners.”

To view Chad’s work, click here.

About Threaded Pictures:

Launched in Dallas in early 2019, Threaded Pictures is a diverse collection of filmmakers with vast experience in all aspects of the advertising pipeline. Through creativity and collaboration, they tell stories with character driven performances, stunning visuals and clever comedy. As the production arm of traditional post-house Republic Editorial and design and animation studio Infinite Fiction, they are able to provide a high-end seamless creative solution for any project. 

Media Inquiries:

Brian Hwang

Executive Producer – Threaded Pictures


Dear Friends of Republic Editorial – 

We know this may come as a surprise, but we’re super excited to announce that as of March 24th, Republic Editorial’s entire global workforce will all be working from home. Fortunately, the folks working out of the Uptown Dallas office actually began making this fun little transition several weeks ago.  

By implementing the latest technology to allow our artists remote access to our servers and utilizing video conferencing and instant messaging to stay in touch with each other and our clients, we’ve had several artists and producers working from the safety and comfort of their own homes in recent weeks (‘comfort’ to be used loosely if they have children.) 

Our sister company Infinite Fiction actually completed a similar all-office transition a few weeks ago (we thought about toilet papering their office while they were out but decided to ration it instead.) They’ve adapted so well to working from home that they even squeezed in time to create a little something we’d like to share with you to illustrate how well we got this thing down. Check it out by clicking the link here.

Here at Republic Editorial, we’ve pressure tested the workflow of our off-line, color, VFX, graphics, online and mix systems, and although things may take a little longer than when we’re all together (if you ask us for coffee, it will probably be cold by the time we get it to you), we’re happy to say that we’re still able to provide the same Premium Quality service you know and love. 

We are all clearly headed into a new time for our industry, and we at Republic Editorial and Infinite Fiction are eager to tackle the challenges that may come. We welcome the opportunity for innovation and creativity, and know that you as our client share the same sentiments. As we all move forward and navigate this evolving experience, we are so grateful for you and your partnership. And for the fact that you actually read this all the way through. 

Now go wash your hands.

Infinite Fiction Explores the Art of AICP

Design and animation studio Infinite Fiction recently showcased their diverse artistic and technical talent by concepting and producing this year’s AICP Southwest Sponsor Reel. Their piece, which premiered at the AICP show last Thursday, follows a graceful crane through an airy dreamscape of complex modern architecture. Accompanied by a breathtaking original music track composed by BREED, the journey feels like a stroll through an MC Escher painting, often compelling the viewer to adjust their heads to approach the story from different angles.

“I was really excited when AICP approached us about doing this reel,” says Infinite Fiction Executive Producer Amy Aitken, “It gave us an opportunity to step outside of our comfort zone and push ourselves farther than we ever have before.” The company’s recent addition of new team members along with it’s updated systems and render farm allowed them to create the extremely complicated piece in the project’s very limited time frame.
To highlight their artist’s respect for all the talented members of the Southwest AICP community, the team decided to treat AICP itself as a piece of art. “That’s where the idea for the museum came from” says Creative Director Cody Clack, “When I was younger, I used to visit the Modern Art Museum in Fort Worth once a month. Walking through there was always a very personal journey for me – I wanted to incorporate that emotion into our story.”

The team began concepting in the spring, and decided to incorporate as many different influences as they could for the story’s environment. “The architecture is based on museums from all over the globe,” explains Clack. “There’s Italy in there, Japan, a museum in Berlin… it’s a world tour.”  Once the environment was established, a crane was chosen as the hero to help drive the story forward.  “We needed a creature that could be both graceful and abstract,” says Clack. “Plus it’s long and crooked legs played really well with our aggressive shadows.” 

Production began in early fall when the details of the sponsors highlighted in the reel began to get locked down. “Once we were able to start moving on things, it was a complicated and fast moving process, ” says Aitken.  “Luckily we have some very talented artists who specialize in everything from 3-D modeling to character animation to compositing, even hair and feather simulation. It took a full team effort with a lot of back and forth to get this one right.”  

“The crew from Infinite Fiction knocked it out of the park this year,” says AICP Southwest President Brian Hwang. “On a night where we’re celebrating the year’s best work, their sponsor reel was definitely one of the highlights.”

View the reel here.

Threaded Pictures Bolsters Roster with Addition of Director TG Herrington

Threaded Pictures ( announces the signing of director TG Herrington representing him for commercial and branded content work in the State of Texas. Herrington joins Threaded Pictures growing roster of directors that includes Ben Tedesco, Two Headed Boy and Taylor Washington.

A multi-faceted filmmaker with a diverse body of work, Herrington is known for his ability to create extraordinary stories and performances from even the most ordinary of people. His feature documentary, A Tuba to Cuba, premiered at SXSW last year, and captures the deep roots musicians in his hometown of New Orleans share with musicians across the Gulf in Cuba. He recently finished concepting, shooting and directing Paul McCartney’s latest track Come On To Me, and currently has several projects in development, including an animated series, a feature screenplay and a historical episodic.

“I’m stoked to be working with TG again,“ says Threaded Pictures Executive Producer Brian Hwang. “We’ve always had such a great working relationship, and I’m so excited to introduce his talents to our clients in Texas. Not only does he have a strong background in producing and writing both long and short format work, he also is an exceptionally talented editor – something that both boosts his skills as a director and gives him the ability to cut his own footage. Plus, TG is fluent in Spanish, which further opens up his options. I couldn’t be happier about bringing him on board.”

Born in New Orleans, Herrington spent his formative years at boarding school in Argentina, which he credits as giving him a strong worldly perspective. He began his career at Red Car in Hollywood editing commercials and music videos for such noted directors as David Fincher, Michael Bay and Michel Gondry. His post-production experience parlayed a move into the director’s chair filming commercials for Nike, Budweiser, Toyota and other global brands. In 2011, at the urging of director and frequent collaborator Simon West, TG signed on to edit the action film The Mechanic. The experience of having worked in the feature film arena led TG to his first foray into directing narrative via the award winning film Mr. Okra, which became an official selection at both Sundance and Cannes.

“TG’s strong appreciation for history and his rich southern roots is what allows him to be able to tell stories with such heart, humor and wit,” explains Hwang. “A Tuba to Cuba for me captures all these attributes in both its story and structure. I’m really looking forward to taking advantage of all he’s learned on the long format side to tackle our client’s shorter format work.”

“Today, as directors, we’re being asked to do projects of all scopes for various distribution channels,” says Herrington. “Working with Brian and the team from Threaded Pictures is a great opportunity to add more to my mix. I look forward to getting into that nice rhythm where the ad world and my other projects can constantly be feeding each other.”

About Threaded Pictures:

Launched in Dallas in early 2019, Threaded Pictures is a diverse collection of filmmakers with vast experience in all aspects of the advertising pipeline. Through creativity and collaboration, they tell stories with character driven performances, stunning visuals and clever comedy. As the production arm of traditional post-house Republic Editorial (www.republicedit.comand design and animation studio Infinite Fiction (, they are able to provide a high-end seamless creative solution for any creative project. 

Media Inquiries:

Brian Hwang

Executive Producer – Threaded Pictures

Meet Director Ben Tedesco.

Ben Tedesco’s journey to becoming a director was filled with unique, seemingly disconnected stops along the way. From pre-med and tourism classes, to writing and directing his own Kung Fu movie, Tedesco instinctively followed his childhood vision, landing him at Cannes with a directing award in hand.

Tedesco’s passion for emotional storytelling, deep knowledge of all-things production, and not-so-disconnected life experiences fuel his creative approach to directing. Always the student, he studies his characters to ensure each performance comes across as authentic as possible. His love for the process of layering all the different aspects of production elevates his vision of the client’s message. Tedesco brings his personal investment and spirit to every project for top-tier clients such as Chevrolet, Guinness, Heidi Klum Intimates and Purina. He’s currently shopping a historical mini-series that’s been two years in the making.

If you need him, he’s most likely in his kitchen, training to be the next Iron Chef.

Republic Editorial Launches Full-Service Production Company, Threaded Pictures

Production Veteran Brian Hwang Tapped to Head New Endeavor as Executive Producer.

Leading Dallas post-production house, Republic Editorial, announces the launch of Threaded Pictures (, a full-service, client-focused production company, and names Brian Hwang Executive Producer. The strategic decision for Republic Editorial to make the expansion into production comes two years after its launch of design and animation sister company, Infinite Fiction, and answers the growing demand from its clients and the market to provide creative services from start to finish.

Threaded Pictures is housed just steps away from Republic Editorial’s uptown Dallas headquarters, allowing for seamless integration between all partner companies. “My vision for Threaded Pictures is to provide top-shelf production solutions for every client need,” explains Hwang. “With advertisers looking for branded content on every screen, it’s important to have an arsenal of directors who can align with the varied projects I’m bidding. I’m looking forward to working with the very talented teams at Republic and Infinite Fiction and sharing new production offerings in our market.”

Hwang brings nearly two decades of production, post-production and agency experience to the table, spending ten of those years at global advertising powerhouse McCann New York. Most recently at 3008 in Dallas, he served as Executive Producer of both post and production divisions.Currently, Hwang serves as President of AICP Southwest, a role that allows him to monitor the industry issues and trends occurring at both the regional and national levels. His extensive background and leadership translate into an enhanced shooting experience for both Threaded Pictures’ clients and crew.

“Brian is the perfect guy to head our production effort,” says Republic Editorial partner and senior editor Chris Gipson. “His unique and varied professional background is a tremendous asset, as he brings a deep understanding of the entire process from initial spot concept to final finish. He is tuned into what agencies need and is currently assembling a strong roster to be announced soon.” 

About Republic Editorial 

Republic Editorial is a premier post-production house located in Uptown Dallas offering a complete range of next-level post-production services. Known as a highly collaborative environment for creative editorial, motion graphics, CG, VFX, audio mixing, color correction and online, Republic partners with sister companies Threaded Pictures and Infinite Fiction to provide a complete creative solution. Republic Editorial was founded in 2013 by partners Carrie Callaway (managing director), Chris Gipson (creative editor), and Keith James (creative editor). 

Media Inquiries:

Megan Lozito
Director, Marketing & Business Development

Infinite Fiction Strengthens Design and Leadership Team

Infinite Fiction, the rapidly growing creative studio, recently boosted their roster with the addition of seasoned Lead Designer Cody Clack and Executive Producer Amy Aitken. The two join Lead Artist Jason Vigue and a team of high-end designers, artists, modelers and compositors who are quickly making a name for themselves in the Southwest.

Known for his collaborative leadership approach, Clack gained his expertise in the industry working at shops like Post Op Editorial and Man On Fire. In 2017, he teamed up with editor Adam Henderson to win 2017’s Adobe’s prestigious “Make the Cut’ competition, which launched Imagine Dragon’s highly acclaimed ‘Believer’ music video. “Clack is a great designer first,” says Vigue, “but it’s his amazing skillset that allows him to elevate whatever challenge we get handed quickly, with a fresh modern tone. He brings an infectiously novel attitude that perfectly compliments all the different personalities on our team.”

“I couldn’t be more excited to be joining Infinite Fiction right now,” says Clack. “In just two years, they’ve quickly developed a distinguished reputation as an innovative and creative studio. To jump into such a supported, robust infrastructure gives an artist like me an amazing pallet to work with. I’m excited to work with Jason, Amy and the team to take our brand to the nextlevel.”

With over twenty years of post-production know-how under her belt, Executive Producer Amy Aitken brings a strong combination of sales, marketing and managementexperience to Infinite Fiction. A career that began on the West Coast, at shops like The Finish Line and Mad River Post, found Aitken eventually returning to her Texas roots. After a stint at Dallas’ Post Asylum, she was hired on at Infinite Fiction’s sister company, Republic Editorial, as senior producer, before her most recent role as Executive Producer for RisingFall.

“I’m so excited to be back working with the management team of Republic Editorial on the Infinite Fiction brand, “ says Aitken. “They’ve always championed the importance of a strong design and visual effects department in support of their traditional editorialwork, solaunchingastudiolikeInfiniteFictionthatcouldtackleit’sownclientelewasthenext

logical step.” Aitken’s previous experience with Republic Editorial allowed her to jump to a welcoming familiar clientele base that she’s looking to build upon. “I’m eager to continue Infinite Fiction’s growth, and love the energy and excitement Cody and Jason bring to their projects,” adds Aitken. “Both have the perfect mix of skill, creativity and personality, and they complement each other extremely well – they’re the perfect leaders to build a shop around.”

In her new role, Aitken will focus on developing Infinite Fiction’s sales and marketing strategy, growing its already stout client roster and further developing the team and its capabilities. The new team has already tackled projects for Samsung, McDonald’s Universal Studios, Dairy Queen, SMU, and Pizza Hut, and has new projects for AT&T, Audi and Capital One currently in their pipeline.

“We’re very excited about the crew we’ve got at the helm of Infinite Fiction,” says Keith James, Infinite Fiction and Republic Editorial partner. “The creativity and the communication amongst the team flows like clockwork. I know that doesn’t’ make any sense from a metaphor standpoint, but give that to them as a copy point, and our team will make it look like the Mona Lisa. That’s just how good they are.”

Infinite Fiction is a full-service, design driven creative studio specializing in the conception and creation of motion design, 3D animation and high-end visual effects. The company has an international network of creative partners, like it’s sister studio, Republic Editorial. Its diverse team of world-class artists is known for telling thought provoking, passionate stories in imaginative and innovative ways.

Their work can be viewed at and Republic Editorial.

Myles Bolden

  • Assistant Editor

    Dallas born, Dallas high-schooled and Dallas universitied (at The University of Texas Dallas of course), Myles exemplifies all the great characteristics our lovely home city is known for. He’s hard working, he’s incredibly creative, and he’s extremely innovative when using side streets to avoid freeway traffic. With a background in music, editorial, and producing, Myles is the classic triple threat every post-house dreams of. All this talent (combined with the fact that he has the exact same birthday as one of the Kardashians) makes him the perfect person to support our editors and keep our vault running like clockwork.

  • Bryan Bayley

  • Finishing/VFX Artist/DI Colorist

    An uber talented finishing artist, Bayley (as he’s affectionately known around here) has tackled work ranging from hype videos for his West-Texas high-school football team (which he did while playing offensive and defensive tackle) to Katy Perry’s much acclaimed ‘Firework’ video. One of these projects even won the 2011 MTV Video Music Award for video of the year (it should have been one of the football hype videos but wasn’t). A graduate of Texas A&M, Bryan has worked at ReelFx, Radium and Treehouse, which combined with his love of chickens, dogs, cats, birds and gardening synergistically helped him develop some impressive skills as a colorist. We can’t explain it – you’ll have to see what we’re talking about on his reel.

  • Shaddai Berron


    Senior Editor/Partner

    ‘Shady’ is one of those rare breeds who knew what she wanted to be when she was 10 years old doing stop motion animation with her Happy Meal Toys. She pursued her storytelling career when she moved to Dallas in 2003; graduating with a film degree from The Art Institute. Since then, she has earned the title of being a “Renaissance Woman,” editing commercials and web content for various local and national brands. Shaddai’s bag of tricks include a 35mm camera, poetry, watercolors, tarot cards (because you never know when you need advice), and the ability to discuss her mastery of these in fluent English and Spanish. Her unique thrift shopping style and down to earth personality make her a client favorite!

  • Greg Carlson

  • Senior Editor/Partner

    A native of “The Mitten State”, Greg Carlson began his audio career under the tutelage of legendary mixer Jay Scott while at GTN in Detroit. He took those mad sound design skills (and his mittens) across town to The Park where he built and managed two audio rooms (one for each ear). There he met his wife, who he listened to with great intent and heard very clearly that they should migrate down to Dallas to start a family. After 9 years at 3008 Editorial, (which if you do the math averages out to about 334 edits a year), Greg joined us at Republic Editorial. We like the sound of his mitten-free mixes, and we think you will too.

  • Scott Pittman

  • Operations Manager

    Scott is optimistic, upbeat, and by far Republic’s most well rounded employee. To be clear on that last one, we’re talking from a post experience standpoint, not a physical appearance standpoint (he’s friggen’ ripped). Scott’s been an off-line editor, a finishing artist, and a post-producer (as well as a trainer at Gold’s Gym). He now uses all that knowledge (and his intimidating physical appearance) to keep our office running ridiculously smooth. Otherwise, we all have to do burpees.

  • Chris Gipson

  • Senior Editor/Partner

    Chris (or “Gibby” as he’s known) joined the staff of Red Car Hollywood back in 1994 after graduating from UC Santa Barbara with a major in Film Studies. By 1999 he was cutting music videos for such artists as Bryan Adams and Bone Thugs ‘N Harmony. In 2004, he moved to Red Car’s Dallas office (a move he told his wife would be just for a year). A founding partner of Republic Editorial, he has twin daughters and a wife who still wonders when “the year” will end.

  • Nic Wells

  • Vault Assistant

    Nic was born and raised in an Adobe hut in the middle of the New Mexican desert, which explains why he probably loves using Premiere so much. We grabbed him right out of school while he was in the middle of editing the Southern Methodist University senior feature film (which is still in post – not our fault). A hobby drummer who is also very fluent in puns and dad-jokes, it’s probably no surprise that we ask him to spend a lot of his time away from us keeping the vault in perfect working order. He’s good at what he does (the work, not the puns).

  • Camille Ehrhardt

  • Client Services

    Camille was one of those crazy old school kids who took only four years to get out of a four-year school. That’s why when she got her degree in Digital Art and Animation from Louisiana State University we knew she’d be a perfect fit for us. Although she’s not in any way related to Amelia Earhart (something we ourselves once pondered when she did disappear from our office one afternoon), she does fly around our office working ridiculously hard to make our employees and clients happy (it turns out she was just grabbing coffee for everyone).  An aspiring 3D animator, Camille believes firmly that binge watching TV is the only way to watch TV.

  • Megan Lozito

  • Marketing / New Business Development

    With more than 20 years of marketing and communication experience, Megan has helped build quite a few major brands, and talked a couple celebs off the ledge before media interviews (names protected). A magnet for random (but typically nice) people with the urge to share all things personal, her Business and Marketing degrees do not qualify her to give advice, although this hasn’t stopped people from asking for it (more celebrity names protected). What she really loves is hanging out with her two vivacious daughters … and any activity involving food. So it’s no surprise that dinner at home with her girls is always the highlight of her day.

  • Alex Parker

  • Motion Designer

    A Dallas native, Alex has lived anywhere but Dallas for the past five years. Snatching a BS in Visualization from Texas A&M, studying in Germany, and flying to the UK for a Master’s in 3D Computer Animation made for an awesome five years and a serious lack of Tex-Mex. After directing a tiny award winning animated short and drinking a ton of tea, Alex returned to Dallas to start her career in animation. And to get some tacos and a cat.

  • Brian Hwang

  • Executive Producer – Threaded Pictures

    Brian brings nearly two decades of production, post-production and agency experience to the table, spending ten of those years at global advertising powerhouse McCann New York. That work, in conjunction with raising his two kids with his wife, has helped him develop a deep understanding of the process and the intent level of focus one needs to follow something through from initial concept to finish (if you’d ever tried to put 2 young boys to bed at the same time, you know what we mean). Brian is also the current President of AICP Southwest.

  • Susan Munro

  • Senior Editor

    Susan’s got over twenty (20) years of experience in our industry; so much experience that we wanted to clarify it with the preceding parenthetical. When not at Republic Editorial, she’s busy running a studio named Hybrid Collective out of LA and Austin. A winner of AICP, AICE, Super Bowl Ad Meter awards, it’s Susan’s rich knowledge, multiple points of view, and seasoned leadership that make her a tremendous asset to any project (no parenthesis needed here).

  • Keith James

  • Senior Editor / Partner

    A founding partner of Republic Editorial, Keith grew up in Tokyo where, as a high-school student, he produced a weekly television show. Add in four years at UT Austin, seven years at Charlie Uniform Tango, eight years at Red Car, a wife, three boys, and two devastating World Series losses, and it’s amazing that he still gets laughs like he did back in Japan (he didn’t, really…it was a language barrier thing).

  • Jason Vigue

  • Lead Designer

    An industry veteran, ‘Vigs’ as he’s known around our office, started in the industry working on ‘The Jimmy Neutron’ TV series. Since joining us in 2007, his creativity and skillset has helped us grow so much that we chose to go with ‘Infinite’ versus ‘Concisely Restricted’ in the name when launching our sister company, ‘Infinite Fiction’. Vigs is also the guy we reach out to if, for some reason, we ever needed some sort of technical support in our studios. Luckily, all of our stuff is now on fiber-linked servers and workstations spread across two floors, spanning over twelve-thousand square feet, so that never happens. Ever.

  • Camryn Sulak

  • Associate Producer

    A competitive ballet, tap, jazz and hip hop dancer since the age of 3, Camryn traveled all over the US as a child before she ended up in our office. We should point out that this was considerably past the age of three, well after she graduated from Oklahoma University with a degree in Journalism and Mass Communication. In Norman, Camryn got a ton of experience as the Senior Producer for the in-house contract and media production agency at Gaylord College, which explains why she was the first person ever to walk into our office out of school saying she wanted to be a post producer. Well, at least the first person to do this over the age of three.

  • Parker Smitherman

  • Assistant Editor

    Born in Washington (the chill state out west, not the tense district out east), Parker left high-school in Wichita, Kansas to attend Southern Methodist University because it’s film school was in ‘a slightly lower tornadic environment’. His inherent ability to make strong decisions like these led him to Republic Editorial where he quickly rose to assist one of our most senior editors. A true lover of cinema and gaming, he can surprisingly be found frequently backpacking. Most of the time outdoors.

  • Noah Smith

  • Audio Assistant/Vault Manager

    Noah Smith has never let the fact that he was born in Besancon, France get in the way of calling himself a native Texan. We dare you, just tell him he’s not from Texas, and he’ll smack you right over the head with the nearest baguette he can get his hands on. A classically trained guitarist with both a Music Business and a Recording Arts degree, Noah’s got a great ear for sound that he uses to keep our vault running like clockwork.

  • Hayes Smith

  • Audio Engineer/Sound Designer

    A guy born with music flowing through his veins, Hayes made All-State Band on bassoon in high-school, toured the US for ten years with a band, and was featured in the original Tony Hawk video game (not playing the bassoon). He even once played with James Brown in front of over 26,000 people (again, not on a bassoon). Credentials like these, in conjunction with a decade or so of mixing experience, have made Hayes one of the most requested mixers at Republic Editorial. In his spare time, he enjoys fishing for his daughter and playing peek-a-boo with bass.

  • Jacklyn Sandoval-Roman

  • Senior Post Producer

    Jacklyn is from the Valley. The cool one in Texas – not the other one in LA. Even though she was one of those over achievers everyone hated in college (with a triple major in Advertising, Marketing and Management) we went ahead and hired her right out of school back in 2009. We do however keep a very close eye on her to make sure she only utilizes two or fewer of her degrees at any given time. She keeps our teams on budget and on schedule, as well as our office happy in her role as our amazing on-staff office social event planner. Wait, that almost sounds like a combo of all three degrees…

  • Nick Mueth

  • Finishing/VFX Artist/DI Colorist

    From an early age, Nick enjoyed saying phrases like ‘from an early age’ in French, mainly because that was the language they spoke in France where he grew up. Shortly after graduating from college stateside, and a brief stint as an assistant at Red Car Dallas, ‘Nico’ honed his skills at a few other studios around town. He returned to Republic Editorial a strong and experienced department leader. Visual effects come easy to Nick because he’s been perfecting his craft for almost 20 years, plus he’s also pretty sure that reality ‘isn’t a real thing’. He also colors. Rather well as you’ll see in his reel here.

  • Andy McGee

  • Editor

    Publicis Dallas hired Andy directly out of college where he was thrown into their internal post-production division. He joined Red Car Dallas in 2007 and rapidly rose to senior assistant before his focus, work ethic, and wardrobe of slightly amusing t-shirts launched him into the editor’s chair (it was mainly the wardrobe that did it). One of the most likeable guys in our crew, Andy’s worked on an exciting and impressive list of national brands so you should be excited and impressed.

  • Patrick Hammond

  • Editor

    A local graduate from UNT, Patrick was one of the first employees of Red Car Dallas back in early 2000. After several years of assisting the top editors in town, his potential as a lead editor could no longer be ignored. Today in the edit suite, he channels the focus, creativity, and resourcefulness of his soccer idol Lionel Messi in hopes that someday he too will win five Fifa Ballon d’Ors.

  • Edgar Garza

  • Assistant Editor

    A graduate of the University of Texas at Austin, Edgar’s experience, personality and work ethic are best understood by simply reading the bio he sent us: “I was promoted to assistant editor and got the privilege to assist and learn from one of the best in Republic Editorial’s Chris Gipson. Through grueling hours and high pressured moments, I have emphatically enjoyed doing what it takes to put out the best product possible and am excited to continue to grow as an editor and as a person.” Edgar is also able to be similarly sarcastic in Spanish.

  • Gordon Gibson

  • Audio Engineer/Sound Design

    Gordon was a metal rocker back in college for a touring band – something that he feels was essential to his development as a mixer. His screaming on stage, he feels, made him extremely attune to what he calls ‘the intricacies of sound you can experience once you are in the absence of screaming.” As the official VO talent of Republic Editorial and also the official VO of several national brands, you’ve probably heard Gordon on the radio at some point trying to sell you something. Keep this in mind when you meet him and have the sudden urge to take money out of your wallet.

  • William Franklin

  • Senior Assistant Editor

    A native of Michigan, William traveled the world (California and Virginia) before setting his sites on the University of North Texas for his degree. We found him through what we refer to as our ‘old’ recruitment process (having a series of chance random encounters at indiscriminate bars located near our office). Since joining us in 2005, William has been a pillar of our facility, making sure everything from the vault, the assistants, our editors, and most importantly, our Apple Music playlist are running smoothly. William is a music junky, and we’re a better office because of it.

  • Cody Clack

  • Creative Director

    Cody Clack was born in a small Texas town where the only form of after dinner entertainment was climbing the local water tower. This practical real world experience, along with his tenure as a top ranked high-school Mathlete, led him down the predictable career path of 3D graphics and design. The winner of Adobe’s ‘Make the Cut’ in 2017, Cody has simple interests like BBQ, brewing beer and baseball and a true understanding of the intersection of business and design. This combined with the water tower thing have alchemized him into the perfect Creative Director for our Infinite Fiction team.

  • Carrie Callaway

  • Managing Director / Partner

    Carrie hails from the great state of Louisiana from which she brings her Cajun attitude of “Laissez les bons temps rouler” (loosely translated as “Add spice to soup”). A seasoned industry veteran, she founded Yellow Rose Editorial back in the days of film, established Red Car Dallas in 1999, and was a founding partner of Republic Editorial in 2013. As Republic Editorial’s fearless leader and the mother of a soon to be college freshman, she calmly manages her teams, their projects and their clients. The key to all of it has to be her great Cajun accent (we have no idea what she’s saying half the time).

  • Greg Beninger

  • Finishing/VFX Artist

    Greg graduated from Loyola Marymount University with a BA in Film Production and an emphasis in cinematography. Trust us, all of that fancy education really shows (literally, he has it hanging on the wall in his room). Greg ran the table with us, starting out as vault manager, working his way up to assistant editor, and graphics artist. He now runs one of our two premier finishing rooms (the one with his degree hanging in it). When not staring at nodes on a computer monitor, Greg is most likely on the set of a music video (behind the camera, not in front of it).

  • Alexandra Beninger

  • Assistant Editor

    Often mistaken for being from either Columbia or Nicaragua (for reasons unbeknownst to us), Alex is actually from nearby Duncanville, Texas. While getting her degree in Cinema-Television at Southern Methodist University, she interned at advertising agency Dieste where she had the opportunity to visit a nearby premium quality post house. Months later, Alex found herself working at the same nearby premium quality post house (which you can probably guess was us). Years later, Duncanville’s finest has grown into one of our most reliable assistant editors, and she still has yet to visit Columbia or Nicaragua.

  • Amy Aitken

  • Executive Producer

    Amy cut her post-production teeth working at award winning houses on both coasts (Los Angeles AND San Francisco). We look past all that and champion her true native Texan qualities of strength and leadership, and her uncanny ability to decipher zone defenses. As Executive Producer of Infinite Fiction, Amy utilizes all those amazing ninja-like skills to take her team to the next level (the level one click above infinite). When not producing, she’s at home teaching her two amazing kids about Texan strength and leadership, and how to distinguish between a Cover 2 and a Tampa 2.