Our Team

Frame of Mind Films draws on a vast global pool of experienced and talented film and media professionals.  Their varied skills and expertise, time and energy ensure we succeed in creating innovative media that fosters individual and social awareness and transformation.  Like all independent production companies, our teams are made up of independent contractors who come together in a variety of ways depending on the needs of any given project.

Meet our core team:

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Rosemary Rawcliffe, Exec. Director/Senior Producer/Director

Founder of Frame of Mind Films, Rosemary Rawcliffe is an EMMY® award winning consultant and executive producer, producer, and director with more than 30 years of international experience in television, advertising, film, video, and theatrical production. A social entrepreneur, Rosemary is equally capable of managing both the creative and business aspects of a media production company.  Her strengths lie in her ability to successfully manage people, coordinate multiple projects, synthesize ideas into integrated concepts, and deliver the final production on time and on budget. As a humanitarian, she has a lifelong commitment to creating films that emphasize human rights and tell stories from the female perspective. When Rosemary moved to the United States from her native England, she founded Frame of Mind Films to continue her work in America and her passion for producing stories that bear witness to spirit, hope, and courage.


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Holly Hine, Associate Producer/Media Management

Holly Hine began working with Frame of Mind Films in January 2009 as Rosemary's Executive Assistant and Post Production Assistant. She began studies in Fine Arts and in 2006 graduated from SF Academy of Art University with a BA degree in film editing.  Holly has worked in promotions for Filter Magazine, has interned with San Francisco Cinematheque, and after graduating from AAU, Holly moved to Los Angeles where she worked at Aspect Ratio, a Hollywood trailer house in their post production department. Holly returned to the Bay Area to work with EMMY® winning Frame of Mind Films on the Women of Tibet film series and The Great 14th feature documentary. She continues to work with the team remotely from various locations.


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Keely Badger

Keely Badger, Senior Advisor/Fundraiser/Development Consultant

Keely Badger is a philanthropy director and media executive dedicated to advancing Universal Human Rights through social and environmental justice. With 15+ years of experience working across the nonprofit and for-profit sectors, her unique expertise champions durable solutions for underrepresented voices, communities & causes, by working with leading organizations to shift power across geographies and issues, from institutions to the communities and movements that they serve.


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John Schimmel

John Schimmel, Writer/Story Consult and Development Advisor

John Schimmel is in the middle of an extraordinarily diverse career as a writer/producer. He's been the President of Michael Douglas’ Furthur Films and of Ascendant Pictures, an executive at Douglas-Reuther Productions, Belair Entertainment, and Warner Bros, co-penned the Tony-nominated musical "Pump Boys And Dinettes," published fiction and nonfiction, including his first book, Screenwriting Behind Enemy Lines: Lessons from Inside the Studio Gates. He currently works as head of linear content and as performance capture producer for Cloud Imperium Games which is in the Guinness Book of World Records as the largest crowd funding effort in history. John is also part of the core screenwriting faculty at the University of California at Riverside's Low Residency MFA Program in Creative Writing and Writing for the Performing Arts. He has had the joy of working as a writer and production consultant for Frame of Mind Films since October of 2013.


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Peter McCandless, Director of Photography

Peter McCandless is a Bay Area cinematographer with a long and varied list of film and video credits for broadcast television and theatrical release.  The recipient of two National Endowment of the Arts Awards, his films have been presented at major international film festivals including Sundance where his work Pool of Thanatos drew much favorable attention.  Peter has been the cinematographer on the EMMY® award winning Women of Tibet series.  Peter was also the cinematographer on the EMMY® award-winning documentary film Of Civil Rights and Wrongs: The Fred Korematsu Story and the controversial  The Bridge, a 2006 documentary film that tells the stories of individuals who committed suicide at the Golden Gate Bridge in 2004.  Peter’s current work includes Call of Life, the first feature-length documentary film to fully investigate the growing threat to Earth’s life-support systems from the loss of biodiversity.


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Meet some of the creative talents we call on from time to time:

Ibon Olaskoaga

Ibon Olaskoaga, Editor/Colorist

Ibon has devoted himself to media and film work for over twenty years. After graduating in film production in 1989 at ESCIVI in Spain, he discovered the magic of film editing and began working as an editor in Barcelona for some of the most prestigious post-production studios in the city. In 1993 he jumped into the arena of documentary film, which has been his passion ever since. This vocation has taken him all around Europe, to Los Angeles, New York, and presently the Bay Area. His contributions have included working as editor, writer/director and supervising editor on more than a dozen award-winning long format documentaries. He is our finishing editor and colorist on The Great 14th.


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Ethan Jones

Ethan Jones, Web Consultant

Ethan Jones is a Frame of Mind Films web consultant. After graduating from U.C. Berkeley with a degree in Engineering, Ethan founded Mortimer Smythe Designs, an Oakland based web design and development group.


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Andrei Staruiala

Andrei Staruiala, Graphic Design

Andrei studied Multimedia Design. He started his career working in a web design agency, followed by an editor position at a Romanian news television network. After his graduation short film won several awards and screenings into festivals, Andrei began a career as a freelance music promo director. In 2010 he moved to Edinburgh for a MA course in film directing and at the moment works at a Scottish production and post production studio as designer and director while still getting involved in illustration and graphic design projects as a freelancer.


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Meet some of the creative talents we've called on in the past. Our gratitude and good wishes go to colleagues who have moved on to new opportunities:

Kath Delaney
Elizabeth Ray
Kath Delaney, Investor Relations
Elizabeth Ray, Junior Editor
Catherine Butler
Laurel Ladevich
Catherine Butler, Writer/Producer
Laurel Ladevich, Editor
Sienna Hernandez
Elizabeth Strong
Sienna Hernandez, Production Office Administrator
Elizabeth Strong, Assistant Editor
Sophia Chytry
Michael Jones
Sophia Chytry, Production Office Administrator/
Photo Editor
Michael Jones, Producer
Linda Milks
Elizabeth Hartjens, Sr Film Researcher/
Archive Footage Consultant
Linda Milks, Researcher
Cynthia Zeiden
Deborah Ross
Cynthia Zeiden, Distribution Director/Producer
Deborah Ross, Title Design
Miriam Telles
Cat Nightingale
Miriam Telles, Editor
Cat Nightingale, Assistant Editor
Lencsi Angel
June Zandona
Lencsi Angel, Post Production Assistant
June Zandona, Second Camera
Dave Cerf
Dave Cerf, Consultant - User Interface Designer