Andrew James (co-director) was born in St. Louis, Missouri, and raised in Atlanta, Georgia. While completing his B.A. in English literature at Brigham Young University, James wrote and directed his first feature film, the 78-minute award-winning drama, Una Vida Mejor (2008). The film was the recipient of the Special Jury Award for artistic vision at the 2008 Cinequest Film Festival. Shortly after Cinequest, Una Vida Mejor was selected for "A Look Apart" at the Flanders International Film Festival - a selection of films designed to feature "new directors, who dare to try experimental techniques, to shun the conservative doctrines and dogmas that blockbuster hits are made of." James has also directed several short films and commercials. Pre-production has begun on his next feature-length documentary, Street Fighting Man, which tells the incredible true story of a retired cop in a struggling Detroit neighborhood who is forced to take the law into his own hands after local police abandon his community. Cleanflix is Andrew's first feature length documentary.
Joshua Ligairi, (co-director) of Fijian descent, was raised throughout the western United States. Active in Utah's film community since high school, he has participated in the Sundance Filmmakers Lab and the LDS Film Festival and, in his art-department day job, has served as a department head on over a dozen feature films. While in college, Ligairi became involved in filming the controversial speaking engagements of Sean Hannity and Michael Moore at Utah Valley University. His efforts became part of the 88-minute documentary, This Divided State, which, among other honors, was selected by the Center for American Progress for a 22-college-campus tour across the United States. In 2006, Ligairi directed If Tomorrow Doesn't Change, a documentary for Maverick Records Broke City about the recording of their major-label debut with drummer-turned-producer Branden Steineckert (Rancid, The Used). The film premiered on pay-per-view in 2007. Ligairi has also directed several commercials, EPK documentaries, short films, and music videos. He is currently in production on his next documentary project, Skeleton Picnic, which deals with controversial issues within the Native American community. Cleanflix marks Ligairi's first feature-length documentary for theatrical release.
Amber Bollinger (producer) was born and raised in Glendale, California. After graduating from Brigham Young University in Utah, she returned to California to work full-time in film production on both Hollywood and independent films. Bollinger has worked in many capacities on set, including Assistant Director, Unit Production Manager, and Camera Operator preparing her well for her current role as Producer. As a camera operator, she has filmed and worked with many top directors and actors such as Tom Cruise, Michael Mann, and Clint Eastwood. Bollinger has spent much of her time traveling and living abroad. She is fluent in German and has also Production Managed films with predominately German crew. Most recently, Bollinger has produced a children's series and currently has several projects in development.
Chris Ohran (composer) has been a staple of the local underground music scene in Utah for over a decade. His self-taught mastery of guitar, bass, percussion, and keyboards as well as his talent for song writing, music editing, recording, and midi software has given him the reputation of wunderkind in the Utah music scene and has led to his touring and collaboration with such national acts as The Used and My Chemical Romance. Ohran has performed a variety of musical styles in a number of bands, but his current new-wave/electro project Mr. Fusion and the Flux Capacitor is most similar to the musical score and soundtrack that he created for Cleanflix. Along with writing, engineering, and producing the music for the film, Ohran also performed much of it himself. A musician for 15 years and a music producer for 10 years, Cleanflix marks his first work for a feature film project.
Jason Connell (executive producer) is the president and founder of Connell Creations, a Los Angeles based production company. He has produced numerous award winning films including Strictly Background, The Rock-afire Explosion, Gabi on the Roof in July, I Do, I Don't, Holy Rollers: The True Story of Card Counting Christians, and GLOW: The Story of the Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling. Connell is also the founder and director of the United Film Festival, which began in his hometown of Tulsa ten years ago and has grown to Los Angeles, New York, London, San Francisco, and Chicago, screening cutting edge independent films and highly acclaimed classic movies across the globe. Connell's distribution division, the appropriately named United Films, has grown rapidly and now represents an impressive and constantly expanding library of independent films.