Writer, director, and editor Jonathan M. Gunn has done it all in film and television. After working on the production staff for the hit TV series <strong>The Nanny </strong>and the film <strong>Space Jam </strong>in the 1990s, Jonathan wrote and directed his first feature film, <strong>Mercy Streets</strong> in 2000. In 2004, he co-directed the hilarious and inspiring award-winning documentary <strong>My Date With Drew</strong>, about one young man’s pursuit of his dream—a date with Drew Barrymore. Since then, he has directed <strong>Like Dandelion Dust </strong>(2009), <strong>Do You Believe? </strong>and <strong>The Week</strong> (both 2015).
JONATHAN M. GUNN
Brian Bird has written and produced in Hollywood for more than three decades. In 2005, he partnered with Michael Landon Jr. to form Believe Pictures, producing titles such as <strong>The Last Sin Eater</strong>, <strong>Saving Sarah Cain</strong>, and <strong>Jake’s Run</strong>. He is also known for his work as the executive producer of the Hallmark Channel’s series <strong>When Calls The Heart</strong>. Brian wrote the screenplay for <strong>Not Easily Broken </strong>and television pilots for NBC and Showtime. He previously served as co-executive producer and writer on the final four seasons of the long-running TV series <strong>Touched by An Angel</strong>. His script for Sony’s <strong>Call Me Claus</strong><em>, </em>starring Whoopi Goldberg, was the highest-rated cable TV film of 2002. His many credits in film, TV series production, and writing include more than 250 episodes of <strong>Touched by an Angel</strong>, <strong>Evening Shade</strong><em>, </em><strong>Step by Step</strong><em>,</em> and <strong>The Family</strong> <strong>Man</strong>.
David A.R. White, the most visible actor and producer in the Christian entertainment industry, was raised in a small Kansas Mennonite farming town. At age 19, he moved to Los Angeles to begin what would quickly become a successful career as an actor, writer, director, and producer. After three years co-starring with Burt Reynolds in the hit TV show <strong>Evening Shade</strong>, and in many other roles in television and film, David became a founding partner in Pure Flix, the No. 1 faith-based studio, which produces and distributes more faith-centered films than any other. David has had starring roles in 20 feature-length films, including <strong>Revelation Road</strong>, <strong>In The Blink Of</strong> <strong>An Eye</strong>, and <strong>Dancer And The Dame</strong>. David produced and starred in the UP-TV original film, <strong>Brother White</strong><em>,</em> co-starring his wife, Andrea Logan White, and earning a Cable FAX Program Award nomination for best actor. David also produced and starred in <strong>God’s Not Dead</strong>, the No. 1 independent faith film of 2014, and Pure Flix’s biggest film to date. Currently, David stars in the sitcom, <strong>Hitting the Breaks</strong>, along with his wife. David also is a director on <strong>The Encounter</strong>, a new series airing exclusively on Pureflix.com.
DAVID A.R. WHITE
Michael Scott, CEO and co-founder of faith-film giant Pure Flix, has produced more than 25 films and hundreds of television commercials. Among his many films are the breakout hit <strong>God’s Not Dead</strong>, the No. 1 faith film of 2014 (earning more than $62 million at the box office), <strong>God’s Not Dead 2</strong>, and <strong>Do You Believe?</strong> Michael produced the long-running hit TV series <strong>Travel the Road</strong><em>, a </em>groundbreaking Christian reality series following the lives of missionaries Timothy Scott and William Decker as they journey to the ends of the earth. Now airing on TBN, Daystar, INSP, Netflix, and many other outlets, <strong>Travel the Road</strong> has gained a worldwide audience.