I (Ron) have had the good fortune to work with extremely talented people throughout the years. I have used the extensive network I’ve built over two decades to assemble a top-notch team. These artists and marketers each bring a unique set of experiences and talents to help Blade Ronner Media clients achieve amazing results (and have fun while doing it).
For each client’s project, I determine who’s best suited to take the lead on any given job or task; and if it’s not me, it will be one of these fine people. Regardless, you can rest assured that you will get the quality of content that drew you to hire us in the first place.
Ron Dawson | President & Lead Content Strategist
Ron combines an eclectic mix of experience from a 25+ year career working for large companies and small. From Vice President of the Movie Magic line of software, to business marketing manager for Intuit’s Quicken, to running a successful video production agency for nearly 20 years, there are few industries and disciplines in which he is not comfortable. Just prior to starting Blade Ronner Media, as managing editor and senior content manager of Frame.io’s blog, he helped it grow to become one of the most respected in the industry. As the lead content strategist, he works with Blade Ronner clients to create results-oriented content, from blog posts to podcasts.
He’s a prolific writer on Medium, has written for numerous industry websites and magazines, is co-author of ReFocus: Cutting Edge Strategies to Evolve Your Video Business, and most recently the author of a satirical memoir (soon to be published). Once upon a time, he even used to dance on a semi-professional Lindy Hop swing dance troupe. (If you’re feeling lucky and have more time to kill, read this).
Kim Wacker | Project Management & Senior Writer
Kim is a seasoned content marketing professional with twelve years of corporate communications experience. Her sweet spot is with creative writing both short and long-form, and she has a proven track record working with IBM, Jackson Healthcare, and Walt Disney World, among many others. Kim is also a singer and actress and has been performing on stage and screen her entire life and has a great passion for TV and film production.
Cullen Kelly | Senior Tech Writer
Cullen Kelly is a Los Angeles-based senior colorist with credits spanning film, television, and commercials, for clients and outlets including Netflix, HBO, Hulu, Microsoft, American Airlines, and Apple. With a background in image science as well as the arts, he’s passionate about the intersection of the creative and technical, and its role in great visual storytelling. In addition to his grading work, Cullen teaches and writes about color for Blackmagic Design, Mixing Light, and several universities in the LA area. He’s also the creator of Colloid.cc, a custom suite of Resolve plug-ins for working colorists.
Reuben Evans | Senior Industry Writer
Reuben Evans (Member, Producers Guild of America) is Executive Producer for Faithlife TV / Faithlife Films. For well over a decade he’s worked in documentary, narrative, and commercial filmmaking. In 2020 Reuben’s work received the prestigious ICFF “Best Screenplay” and FIIF “Best Faith-based Feature” (Reel Redemption) awards. Reuben enjoys training filmmakers in the latest digital tools, specializing in Apple’s Final Cut Pro and RED workflows. He resides in Washington state with his wife, four adorable children, and their betta fish, Blue Moon.
Tara Purswani | Copywriter/Researcher
Tara is a writer from New York City who got her start at Gotham Writer’s Workshop and continued to hone her craft at NYUSPS where she has completed a certificate in Copyediting, Proofreading, and Fact-Checking. Her undergraduate years were spent studying audio engineering and music production.
Josh Edwards | Industry Writer
Josh is an accomplished filmmaker, industry writing veteran, and storyteller based in Indonesia (by way of the UK). He’s really passionate about travel and documents adventures and stories through his films.
Arthur Ditner | Tech Writer
Over the past fifteen years, Arthur Ditner has worked in post-production in a variety of roles including colorist, editor, and dailies producer. He has had the pleasure of working with some of the top directorial talent in Canada, and has traveled the United States building remote dailies labs supporting network television series. He plays bass guitar on occasion and lives outside of Toronto in nearby Cambridge, Ontario.
Sapna Gandhi | Writer/Researcher
Sapna is an actor, writer, singer-songwriter, and content creator. TV credits include BOSCH, SHAMELESS, and SCANDAL, and she has appeared in numerous shorts, features, and series. She is Chief Strategy Officer of film collective We Make Movies.
Brian Levin | Senior Industry Writer
Brian is a director, producer, and editor based in Los Angeles. He runs a boutique production company called Forge and Discover, which works with brands of all sizes in helping to tell their stories. He’s also one of the trainers at filmeditingpro.com, where he teaches various editing techniques and conducts demonstrations. Brian has been a contributing writer to the Frame.io Insider.
Sarah Paris | Film Industry Writer
As a kid, film and writing stoked Sarah’s passion. After many film production gigs and script reader stints, she felt restless. She sold a screenplay and have been focused on writing ever since. But, she still loves phenomenal character-driven film and television shows.
Simon Dillon | Film Industry Writer
With over twenty years of experience writing film reviews, Simon is passionate about film to the point that if you cut him he’ll bleed celluloid. His other passion is for literature, and he has three novels traditionally published, and a few others self-published. He also writes articles on fiction writing tips, and has over twenty years of experience working in television scheduling, promotions, as well as program acquisitions and commissioning. He co-hosts a film podcast entitled The Tangent Tree.
Fab Giovanetti | Writer/Marketer
Fab is an award-winning entrepreneur, supporting people in making a positive impact through their marketing. She is known as the founder of Creative Impact, a collective of hundreds of creatives making a positive impact on others and the planet. She’s also the CEO of Alt Marketing School, on a mission to raise a new wave of marketers.
Michael Kammes | Senior Industry Writer
Michael Kammes is a frequent keynote speaker on trends, products, and workflows in production and post technology. His “5 THINGS” podcast draws an audience of industry insiders from around the world. He has designed and built thousands of production and post-production systems, workflows, and facility integrations during his nearly 20 years as a technology advisor in the media and entertainment industry.
“Rachael” | Booking Assistant
If you need to schedule some time with Ron, or Ron and a group of people, Rachael will handle the particulars and find a time that fits everyone’s schedule. She may be artificial intelligence, but she’s no less a valuable member of our team. ☺️ You can learn more about Rachael here.
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