William Holloway Director of Photography
Bill Holloway has been producing independent films for the past 35 years. He was the first and only filmmaker to receive the prestigious National Endowment for the Arts grant (brokered by Rod Sterling) in 1970 for A Voyage to Arcturus, a feature-length film shot on 35mm. Arcturus became a cult classic and was recently re-mastered and released on DVD with funding from fan groups worldwide.
In the time since Arcturus, Holloway has produced six documentaries while running businesses and raising a family. In 1989, his 16mm documentary, Steam Trains Still Running, a History in Miniature, began a highly successful run on PBS stations across the country. It was replayed on WBGH in Boston many times and was named "Viewer's Favorite" for that year and still runs on stations nationwide.
In 2001, Go the Distance documented the realization of a lifelong dream for Paul Scherdell, a quadriplegic who overcomes a devastating spinal cord injury to journey cross-country with a childhood buddy, a Gulf War veteran. Scherdell established a non-profit organization to finance the documentary of his trip from Massachusetts to California and back. Go the Distance was awarded "Best Documentary" at the New Hampshire Film Festival, one of many at which it showcased in 2001.
Ken Holloway Production Engineer
My brother Ken was a college Sophomore when we shot the film. He flew out from Rhode Island to work with us and learn the essentials of sound recording, lighting, and production design. Along with Aaron Martin and Jeremy Sawyer, Ken was the man in charge of creating realistic prop weapons and giving the film its documentary feel.
Ken enjoyed the experience of working with Aaron, "a master chef and fixit man," his brother, and his "mad scientist" father, whose "crazy methodologies" worked better than he could have imagined. Ken and I are currently working on a script about delusional security guards titled Packin' Heat.
Aaron Martin Production Technician
Aaron shot most of the behind-the-scenes footage (a DVD extra) and production stills, and he hopes to work as a cinematographer in the future.