Host & Producer USCG-licensed Master Mariner. NAUI-certified scuba diver. Massachusetts-licensed Commercial Fisherman. Historical novelist. Travel book author. Opinion journalist. World Class story-teller. Father. Intrepid. Ambitious. Innovative. Incorrigible. Buckley is the foremost historian on the Columbia Expedition, having followed it for 15 years around the world. He founded Hit and Run History in 2008 to bring this story and others digitally to a global audience.
Assistant Director Matt was born, raised and lives on Cape Cod. He received his B.A. from the University of Maine – Orono and spent the past ten years traveling extensively throughout the U.S. and Europe. In between, he’s worked as a mechanic, limo driver, and shellfisherman. Matt has taught English at his local high school and to Czechs in Prague. After a half-year holiday in Scotland researching his maternal lineage and writing, he’s moved his sights to documentary filmmaker. Both on-camera and off, Matt always adds color to our assessment of history.
Production Manager With over 15 years of professional sound recording behind him, Jay looks to capture, edit, and mix most anything that he can get his hands on. Everything from live music to a great songwriter to sound effects for film. From high school musicals to his degree in production and engineering from Berklee College of Music, he’s learned how to nurture and shape sound the way artists hear it. From the HRH pilot through our WGBH series, Jay recovers and improves valuable audio from key interviews. Combined with his work in video, he manages the workflow throughout the process, from pre-production through post.
Director of Photography & Editor From age 14, Alex focused on breaking into the film industry. Graduating from Full Sail University’s film program, he began working as an independent producer while freelancing as a videographer and an editor. Brought on as editor for the HRH pilot, Alex introduced the conversational element for Buckley and the crew. What started off as a way to plug gaps in the narrative became our trademark approach – “the cast IS the crew.” During the 2nd episode, Alex shot, edited and uploaded the visit to a dengue fever-stricken hospital while still on location in Cape Verde.
Video, Stills and Narration A film student at Massachusetts College of Art, Kane has been on camera and the stage from an early age. He’s a triple threat of acting, filming and singing — the latter of which will serve him well when faced with sea chanties aboard the tall ship Lady Washington later in our travels.Kane has served as Second Camera from Cape Cod to Cape Verde, as well as on the laborious task of logging video. In reading the log of Robert Haswell on camera, he has lent a genuine voice to the Columbia‘s insubordinate junior officer.A film student at Massachusetts College of Art, Kane has been on camera and the stage from an early age. He’s a triple threat of acting, filming and singing — the latter of which will serve him well when faced with sea chanties aboard the tall ship Lady Washington later in our travels.Kane has served as Second Camera from Cape Cod to Cape Verde, as well as on the laborious task of logging video. In reading the log of Robert Haswell on camera, he has lent a genuine voice to the Columbia‘s insubordinate junior officer.
Photo & Video Kyanna’s an award-winning writer, editor, and multimedia producer with over a decade in public broadcasting. Her expertise, her conscientious eye to detail and her wit never fails — even when travel arrangements fall prey to bad weather. She provided hundreds of excellent photos from the Falklands, capturing not just the stark landscapes and wildlife, but the human element of the crew’s interactions.
Video & Editing In May 2009, Jul3ia won an Emmy for her video Reality TV, a look at reality television and its “many unfortunate side effects”. She directed, produced, wrote, edited and starred in the five-minute video. In 2010, she followed up with a second Emmy for OMG LOL. Jul3ia has been involved in television and audio/visual production since childhood. Her creative focus lies mainly on graphic arts, audio engineering, animation, and special effects, inspired by such artists as Mike Jittlov, Walt Disney, M.C. Escher, Albert Einstein, and Salvador Dali.
Still Photos & Video Hailing from Brewster, Mass., Jamie received his degree in documentary film from Columbia College. His interests range from social issues to nature and travel. Always wanting to find something new and different, HRH gives Jamie the opportunity to use his film skills together with his experience in sailing and scuba. He’ll also be putting his GOPRO Camera to the test, using this rugged, portable tool to shoot action shots from near impossible angles.