The new EnergyRush is a 21st Century story that deserves the attention and talents of respected storytellers. More than a simple story, the series is a tapestry woven of the vision and reflections of the key innovators in alternative energy systems. So well-honed interviewing skills needed to be part of the design. The producers of EnergyRush: Innovators and Entrepreneurs are veteran storytellers. As testament to their skills as filmmakers and videographers, the team has won honors and awards including the Grand Prize at the San Francisco International Film Festival, the National Educational Film Festival's Henry J. Kaiser, Jr. Award, and a host of awards for creative excellence from the educational film industry. Recent efforts have been recognized with The Cine Golden Eagle Award, and 1st & 2nd place honors in the American Film Festival.
Principal producer, Paul Steinbroner is a graduate of San Francisco State University. He received his B.A. in Cinema in 1974; then completed graduate school at the American Film Institute, Producer's Program in 1982.
Paul is joined on the team by long-time collaborator, David Kirschner. David brings over 35 years of technical and production experience to the team. He has produced feature documentaries and segments for Forbes Magazine, The Disney Channel, and Real People and others. As an Emmy nominated production sound mixer, he has provided audio services to every major studio and network on feature films (Into the Blue. Scary Movie II, Lies and Alibis, Zoolander, Dr Dolittle), television series (In Case of Emergency, In Justice, Once & Again, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Chicago Hope), documentaries and reality series worldwide.
Rounding out the production team is David Okimoto. As a film and video editor for the largest owned and operated ABC station in the country, KGO in San Francisco, David was responsible for the overall quality of the station's on-air product. He also coordinated live feeds for broadcast via microwave and satellite, and supervised master control. He has distinguished career as a cinematographer and has worked on many independent film and video projects. David also served as senior staff photographer for San Francisco State University prior to serving in the US Army as a Combat Photographer.