Teamwork makes the dreamwork
About the Crew
Shannon Vandivier- Producer & Director of Films
I was introduced to photography via my father, and professional freelance photojournalist.
From an early age, I was trained to offer brand specific messages using visual imagery. The ability to tell stories with a camera is something that has always fascinated me. I love people and the power of being inspired by good stories. My camera has become a vector to engage those who pass in front of the lens. From an early age, everything outdoors took control of my imagination. Here we are in 2018 where brands have all realized the value of association with authentic people and their stories. I founded Cold Collaborative in 2015 with the desire to be a film maker who focuses only on stories that engage us on an intrinsic human level.
Cold Collaborative is blessed to work with some of the best in the industry. In 2016 myself and Jon "JK" Klaczkiewicz joined forces and he directed our first major Cold Collaborative film, Place of Peace. In 2017, JK also directed our film Beyond The Horizon. He is truly one of the best in the business and I could not have asked for a better mentor to learn from as an eager, and not nearly as experienced, producer and DP.
Snap shot of CC > Our internal team is a collection of salty, wind chapped, and excessively hilarious guys that I call my best friends. They are the kind of guys who you can spend 150 days a year with dodging bears, snakes, bugs, and indigenous meals. I couldn't do it without Oliver Rovers, John "Bowen" Parrish, Benjamin Kraushaar and Jared Williams.
Today as a team we work with brands and agencies around the world including Sitka Gear, Yeti Coolers, Simms, Orvis, Smith Optics, Mathews Archery, GSDM and more. As of 2017, Cold Collaborative produces the Hunt Masters TV series on the Outdoor Channel.
Oliver Rogers- He took a 24 hour boat ride for me in 14+ foot seas, through known pirate waters, in a heavily dominated cartel waterway. I might add that was with a RED in one hand he shot through the storm and yakked the rest of the time. They don't make em tougher.
Bowen Parrish- "The 3rd world kid" He was raised in Bali, Indonesia with some serious stents to Africa under his belt. He as an incredibly gifted eye for a film maker. Thats saying something, considering he was spit in the eyes by a Cobra.
Benjamin Kraushaar- If you are around Ben for more than 5 minutes, you will instantly realize he is one of the more likable and humble human beings in existence. He is an incredibly talented photographer and film maker.
Brian Freeman- Texas born and raised, Brian has a knack for the outdoors and causing chaos. When he’s not hunting, he’s probably creating epic content and making you laugh.
Our desire is to insert Cold Collaborative into environments and situations not suitable for large productions teams. Our minimally invasive approaches are geared to provide our clients with cinematic footage without being intrusive to the elements surrounding us.
As a standard of providing our clients with state of the art films, our base standard for filming is on the RED platform.