Founding Principal of CONTENT, a public relations and branded content firm that helps position clients in the media, David produced and hosted the Emmy-nominated series “Dropframe” for PBS, produced the Denver Nuggets TV program, and served as Executive Producer of the film THE LANDFILL. In strategic partnership with GE and Morgan Spurlock (SUPERSIZE ME), the documentary premiered at Sundance Film Festival. By focusing on the people and ideas behind an innovative trash-to-energy initiative, the film explores the beauty and potential of the stuff we throw away.
A native of the United Kingdom, Mark Elliott started making documentaries in the early 1970s then he came to Dharamshala, India with a primitive video camera and made a film at the invitation of the Dalai Lama. His Buddhist films include THE LION’S ROAR, on the XVI Gyalwang Karmapa; YANGSI, on the incarnation of the great Tibetan Lama Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche; and BODHISATTVA, with the 17th Gyalwang Karmapa.
FORMER MANAGING PARTNER
David has overseen operations, design and communications for Crestone Films. He produced and hosted the Emmy-nominated DROPFRAME for PBS, and Executive Produced THE LANDFILL, directed by Gary Hustwit, which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival. He serves on the Board of Directors of Crestone Creative District and Architecture for Humanity.
CO-EDITOR | TECHNICAL DIRECTOR
A graduate in Photography and Media Design from the University of Colorado, Douglas Beechwood has worked in numerous arenas of the film and video production industry. He has presented important seminars on video technology and has designed and managed the post-production workflow for many of Colorado’s most prestigious production companies.
Among other contributions, David Elliott manages our online presence, copy writing, social media, fulfillment, and travel bookings. A graduate of the University of Denver with a Bachelor of Arts in Creative Writing, his other interests include volunteer work and international travel. Mr. Elliott speaks proficient Spanish, having spent extended time in both Mexico and Spain.
Pianist and composer Chuck Lamb has for the past decade been a fixture in the Brubeck Brothers Quartet. Mr. Lamb's music has received accolades in publications from Downbeat and Billboard Magazines to The New York Times and The L.A. Times. Music from YANGSI, as well as other CD's and downloads, are available here.