Welcome! Bienvienue! to our first blog post. This is a place where you can get to know us personally and grab a tip or too.
Who are we?
Dustin and Erin, husband and wife creative team. We were initially drawn to each other because of our shared interest in story telling. In the beginning we planned on making a documentary on the quirky town we live in, and some of the characters that live here. Thus Down the Beanstalk was born.
Where did you come up with Down the Beanstalk?
Someone once told Dusty he was like Jack (as is Jack and the Beanstalk) bringing the gifts down from the clouds to share with the world. We continued to use the term "Down the Beanstalk" so when we started our production company this is the phrase that came to mind.
What are your backgrounds?
Dustin has been making movies and writing scripts since he was a kid. He is also very musically talented. You can catch him playing in bands from time to time.
Erin likes to create and majored in Fine Arts in college (with an emphasis on Photography and Painting). Her film interests began as a child when she would make stop motion movies from sculptures she created (most notable was Mr. Wiggle).
Do you like working together and who does what?
We really enjoy working together! Of course we get in scuffles (artistic differences) from time to time like any married couple. Dusty serves as director, cinemaphotographer and the main contact of the company. Erin serves as cinemaphotographer, editor and maintains the books. We split the work pretty equally.
What do you do for fun?
Well, making videos is pretty fun. We like to hang out with our 4 kids and take them on bike rides and to enjoy the natural beauty of the Pacific Northwest. Recently, they have started to take an interest in video and we have been having fun sharing our passions with them.
Thank You for taking the time to read this post. Leave us a comment, send us an email, or give us a call. We like to collaborate and help in any way we can on your ideas!
- Dustin & Erin