About

We tell damn fine stories

Slaying content and storytelling with artists (some computers) and a few fearless producers.

Moonshine is a full-service post-production house with world-class facilities in the Old Fourth Ward neighborhood of Atlanta, Georgia. Comprised of a solid team of artists, supervisors, and technicians, the company has many years of experience and a consistent track record for delivering creative work on time, on budget, and with exceptional service.

When we’re not servicing Commercial Stories, Broadcast Episodics or Big Screen Deliverables, Moonshine is making movies. We have strong roots in the Atlanta film and indie scene and not only do we recognize the importance of cultivating talent but also in collaborating with new talent – we do this for the sole reason we started our business: better storytelling.

Meet the Team

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Drew Sawyer

Moonshine’s fearless founder Drew Sawyer began his professional life as a clam farmer – really, he farmed bivalves for a couple of seasons – before getting a German education, then returning to his Georgia roots and becoming a Post Producer. Whether he’s on the set of an indie Sundance horror film dressed only in a pair of bloody boxers, or working with a talented post-production team on an episodic television series, Drew loves telling stories. It’s why he started Moonshine in the first place. When he’s not making movies with his friends or for “the Man,” Drew can be found four days deep backpacking in Bear Country.

Drew Sawyer

Partner & Post Producer

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John Petersen

With over 25 years of experience in production and post, Moonshine’s colorist John Petersen has seen it all. After a decade in Chicago post, he joined us here in Atlanta where he’s worked on numerous feature films and television series. His seasoned wisdom combined with youthful vigor make JP Moonshine’s finest aged spirit. Outside the office, he’s a family man who enjoys summer trips home to IN with his wife, their two kids, and their dog, Ruth.

John Petersen

Partner & Colorist

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Hannah Rockette

Hannah “our rock” Rockette, the most powerful producer at Moonshine, spends her days kicking the sh*t out of deadlines, charming humans with her actual good nature and waging a constant real-time strategy war of resources with reverent authority. Her secret weapon is Charles, her puppy, the center of attention at Moonshine HQ, our prince, and with whom she spends most of her free time laughing or yelling at.

Hannah Rockette

Producer

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Patrick Perry

One of Moonshine’s most seasoned editors, Georgia’s own Patrick Perry has an impressive portfolio of TV shows, features and advertising campaigns–to be honest, the length of Patrick’s resume is matched only by the length of his hair. When he’s not burning the midnight oil on the next Moonshine production, Patrick enjoys a nice, sippable bourbon, (or, you know, the classic PBR) and would be happy to school you on all things Twin Peaks.

Patrick Perry

Editor

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Grant Reynolds

A well known and talented musician who has performed or toured with members of Collective Soul, Zac Brown Band, and The Allman Brothers Band, but you’ve probably never heard of those any of those bands trying to break out of small club gigs. He’s also a technologist, a colorist, and our dailies supervisor. Honestly, I think we’re his backup, and we’re lucky to have him and his creative spirit in both audio and visual capacities. Catch him live any weekend with one of his many bands or reunion tours. We’re roadies for this guy.

Grant Reynolds

Dailies Supervisor

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Kristina Kromer

Affectionately referred to as “Kromer”, this talented editor brings more to the table than her unmatched wit and sarcasm. She played an integral role in bringing our beloved Creepshow to life and has a shining resume of series and commercial work. When’s she’s not pulling all the stops to make deadlines, she can be found flipping through her favorite modern comics (like the must-see “Oh no!” by Alex Norris).

Kristina Kromer

Editor

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Neil Mikels

Following his passion for creative editorial, Neil Mikels became a crucial part of the Moonshine team as one of our star assistant editors. You can usually expect to see him sporting Atlanta United fan attire with expertly groomed hair. When he isn’t pulling late nights at Moonshine, Neil enjoys cuddling his cat or singing karaoke, but especially enjoys cuddling his cat while singing karaoke and watching Star Wars.

Neil Mikels

ONLINE EDITOR

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Ben Hendrickson

Ben doesn’t talk much so we don’t know much about him. What we do know is that he’s a kick-ass Assistant Editor with superpowers in motion graphics. We also happen to know (because we asked him) that he studied computer science at KSU, loves hiking/camping, painting, pickleball, and “uh… napping”.

Ben Hendrickson

Assistant Editor / Motion Graphics

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Cassie Lee

Cassie is a problem-solver, an up-for-anything get-it-done-er and basically sunshine personified. When she’s not being a star Assistant Editor, Cassie’s likely to be found reading, watching old sitcoms and documentaries, or getting to know ATL through a weekend trial walk.

Cassie Lee

Assistant Editor

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Brandon Clark

This guy – he just does everything with an amazing attitude, and he’s a Post Coordinator?!? It’s a thankless job and there should be more people like this in the world. Brandon got his education from Jacksonville State University in Technical Theatre, though film has been a passion of his from a young age. When he’s not at Moonshine, you can find him escaping the big city for tent life deep in the woods somewhere.

Brandon Clark

Post Coordinator

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Chris Basta (C1)

After graduating from Millikin University with a major in Commercial Music, Chris Basta – aka “C1” – moved to Atlanta to begin his audio career. A quick study with a strong work ethic, Chris was promoted early-on to a full-time sound designer, composing music and mixing for clients including Home Depot, Coca-Cola and Ford, which is still a client today. C1 joined the Bare Knuckles team in 2016 where he and Buddy, Founder of BK, concentrate on audio for advertising, video games, episodic TV, film, and original composition. Basta is known for making noise. Lots of it. And often, it’s quite pleasing.

Chris Basta (C1)

Re-recording Mixer / Composer

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Chris Nicholson

A musician since childhood, Chris Nicholson – aka “C2” – received his degree in Audio Production from the Art Institute of Seattle before pursuing a career as a recording engineer/club DJ. It was when he was asked to create a music bed for a commercial—and he saw the result of his work against pictures—he knew he’d found what he was meant to do. He relocated to Atlanta to design soundscapes, write music and mix at a variety of facilities (like Turner Studios, Cartoon Networks’s Game Studios and Deluxe). Now a sound designer and composer at Bare Knuckles Creative, C2 is over 6′ of double-sleeved goodness—both talent and heart.

Chris Nicholson (C2)

Re-recording Mixer / Sound Designer

Meet the Team

Drew Sawyer

Moonshine’s fearless founder Drew Sawyer began his professional life as a clam farmer – really, he farmed bivalves for a couple of seasons – before getting a German education, then returning to his Georgia roots and becoming a Post Producer. Whether he’s on the set of an indie Sundance horror film dressed only in a pair of bloody boxers, or working with a talented post-production team on an episodic television series, Drew loves telling stories. It’s why he started Moonshine in the first place. When he’s not making movies with his friends or for “the Man,” Drew can be found four days deep backpacking in Bear Country.

Drew Sawyer

Partner & Post Producer

John Petersen

With over 25 years of experience in production and post, Moonshine’s colorist John Petersen has seen it all. After a decade in Chicago post, he joined us here in Atlanta where he’s worked on numerous feature films and television series. His seasoned wisdom combined with youthful vigor make JP Moonshine’s finest aged spirit. Outside the office, he’s a family man who enjoys summer trips home to IN with his wife, their two kids, and their dog, Ruth.

John Petersen

Partner & Colorist

Hannah Rockette

Hannah “our rock” Rockette, the most powerful producer at Moonshine, spends her days kicking the sh*t out of deadlines, charming humans with her actual good nature and waging a constant real-time strategy war of resources with reverent authority. Her secret weapon is Charles, her puppy, the center of attention at Moonshine HQ, our prince, and with whom she spends most of her free time laughing or yelling at.

Hannah Rockette

Producer

Patrick Perry

One of Moonshine’s most seasoned editors, Georgia’s own Patrick Perry has an impressive portfolio of TV shows, features and advertising campaigns–to be honest, the length of Patrick’s resume is matched only by the length of his hair. When he’s not burning the midnight oil on the next Moonshine production, Patrick enjoys a nice, sippable bourbon, (or, you know, the classic PBR) and would be happy to school you on all things Twin Peaks.

Patrick Perry

Editor

Kristina Kromer

Affectionately referred to as “Kromer”, this talented editor brings more to the table than her unmatched wit and sarcasm. She played an integral role in bringing our beloved Creepshow to life and has a shining resume of series and commercial work. When’s she’s not pulling all the stops to make deadlines, she can be found flipping through her favorite modern comics (like the must-see “Oh no!” by Alex Norris).

Kristina Kromer

Editor

Garrett Braun

Online Editor

Neil Mikels

Following his passion for creative editorial, Neil Mikels became a crucial part of the Moonshine team as one of our star assistant editors. You can usually expect to see him sporting Atlanta United fan attire with expertly groomed hair. When he isn’t pulling late nights at Moonshine, Neil enjoys cuddling his cat or singing karaoke, but especially enjoys cuddling his cat while singing karaoke and watching Star Wars.

Neil Mikels

Assistant Editor

Grant Reynolds

A well known and talented musician who has performed or toured with members of Collective Soul, Zac Brown Band, and The Allman Brothers Band, but you’ve probably never heard of those any of those bands trying to break out of small club gigs. He’s also a technologist, a colorist, and our dailies supervisor. Honestly, I think we’re his backup, and we’re lucky to have him and his creative spirit in both audio and visual capacities. Catch him live any weekend with one of his many bands or reunion tours. We’re roadies for this guy.

Grant Reynolds

Dailies Supervisor

Ben Hendrickson

Ben doesn’t talk much so we don’t know much about him. What we do know is that he’s a kick-ass Assistant Editor with superpowers in motion graphics. We also happen to know (because we asked him) that he studied computer science at KSU, loves hiking/camping, painting, pickleball, and “uh… napping”.

Ben Hendrickson

Assistant Editor / Motion Graphics

Cassie Lee

Cassie is a problem-solver, an up-for-anything get-it-done-er and basically sunshine personified. When she’s not being a star Assistant Editor, Cassie’s likely to be found reading, watching old sitcoms and documentaries, or getting to know ATL through a weekend trial walk.

Cassie Lee

Assistant Editor

Brandon Clark

This guy – he just does everything with an amazing attitude, and he’s a Post Coordinator?!? It’s a thankless job and there should be more people like this in the world. Brandon got his education from Jacksonville State University in Technical Theatre, though film has been a passion of his from a young age. When he’s not at Moonshine, you can find him escaping the big city for tent life deep in the woods somewhere.

Brandon Clark

Post Coordinator

Haley James

Brand manager and social media producer Haley James is more than half the reason you’re reading this right now. On any given day, you can find her shepherding the team to photo ops, crushing copywriting in-between great memes and making sure our brand is on-point, in-tone, and ATL-proud. It’s an absolute high honor to be Rick Roll’d or trolled by Haley. When she’s not writing for us, you can find her writing (and singing) music around town.

Haley James

Brand Media and Marketing Producer

Chris Basta (C1)

After graduating from Millikin University with a major in Commercial Music, Chris Basta – aka “C1” – moved to Atlanta to begin his audio career. A quick study with a strong work ethic, Chris was promoted early-on to a full-time sound designer, composing music and mixing for clients including Home Depot, Coca-Cola and Ford, which is still a client today. C1 joined the Bare Knuckles team in 2016 where he and Buddy, Founder of BK, concentrate on audio for advertising, video games, episodic TV, film, and original composition. Basta is known for making noise. Lots of it. And often, it’s quite pleasing.

Chris Basta (C1)

Re-recording Mixer / Composer

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Buddy Hall

Buddy fell in love with audio/video production in college at GSU as head of operations/DJ for campus radio–producing PSAs for the station and TV & radio commercials for local business. He moved to Atlanta to work as a mixer and head of studio operations. In 1996, he stepped away from the mixing board for LA-based Todd-AO’s new studios in ATL to be audio producer–handling budgets, casting & creative direction–eventually as VP of Operations. Bare Knuckles was born in 2013. If he’s not working as Executive Producer, you can find Buddy immersed in his favorite extracurricular activity–saltwater fishing.

Buddy Hall

Executive Producer

Chris Nicholson

A musician since childhood, Chris Nicholson – aka “C2” – received his degree in Audio Production from the Art Institute of Seattle before pursuing a career as a recording engineer/club DJ. It was when he was asked to create a music bed for a commercial—and he saw the result of his work against pictures—he knew he’d found what he was meant to do. He relocated to Atlanta to design soundscapes, write music and mix at a variety of facilities (like Turner Studios, Cartoon Networks’s Game Studios and Deluxe). Now a sound designer and composer at Bare Knuckles Creative, C2 is over 6′ of double-sleeved goodness—both talent and heart.

Chris Nicholson (C2)

Re-recording Mixer / Sound Designer

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Our Facility

Our work is both digitally and physically secure with a well protected data infrastructure as well as on and off-site backups. Not only is our data backed up, but it is safe within a heavily secured physical facility.

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We love producing fun stuff with the team! @brookenreich and @bmclarke96 get into it on Overrated/Underrated. Full video is going live tomorrow on our YouTube Channel! @moonshinepost (link in bio) 

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On this installment of ‘What’s in My Bay?’ @jgrantreynolds colorist @moonshinepost shares a few of the tools he uses to make sure picture looks just right before hitting the big and small screen 📺 ✨
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You asked, so we delivered! Moonshine has curated a post-panel for @atlantafilmfestival’s Creative Conference. Get ready to dive deep into discussions that span emerging trends in AI, and remote/hybrid collaboration. Come curious and unafraid to ask questions!

Atlanta Film Festival starts NEXT WEEK! Hit the 🔗 in bio for more panel and ATLFF24 x Moonshine event details.

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🎉The countdown to Atlanta Film Festival 2024 begins! Moonshine Post’s lineup of this year’s events is coming soon. 👀 In the meantime, checkout how much fun we had last year, and click the link in our bio so you can be the first to RSVP! We can’t wait to recreate these moments (and more!) in just a couple weeks. See you there! #moonshinepost #filmfestival #atlantafilmfestival #postproduction #independentfilmfestival
We caught @travispressedon rocking the NEW blue corduroy Moonshine hat (COMING SOON). 🧢 You, too, can look this fly when the Moonshine ATL store re-launches on MARCH 6! Link in bio to sign up for our Moon Merch newsletter and receive an early bird 15% OFF discount code!
Have you seen ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream?’ 🎬Caleb @moonshinepost gives some insight into this 1935 Academy winner in our series “And The Oscar Goes To…” where we take a look back at Best Picture and Best Editing winners throughout history. 
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We’re excited to highlight our work on the groundbreaking feature film, @kembamovie, now available for streaming on @betplus. 

The Moon crew partnered closely with the esteemed @motionpictureinstitute, and visionary director @iamkelleykali.

We dedicated our expertise to the comprehensive post-production process, with editor @captainkromer at the helm, ensuring every scene captured the essence of such a powerful story.

“KEMBA” unfolds the compelling narrative of @kemba_smith, a woman ensnared by her college boyfriend’s illicit drug activities and subsequently handed a staggering 24.5-year sentence in federal prison without the possibility of parole. Her journey through the criminal justice system and her fight for reform are at the heart of this film.

Hear from Kristina and Travis on what it was like to bring this thrilling feature to life!

@jpcolor | Colorist
@neilhanmikels | Online/Conform
@travispressedon | Post Producer
Ben Hendrickson | VFX
Ever wonder how a physical movie rental place stays open in the age of streaming? 📀 Step back in time as @travispressedon from Moonshine Post uncovers the story of @videodrome_atl, Atlanta’s last video rental store. A realm where nostalgia meets modernity, we ventured into Videodrome’s iconic walls, where film aficionados find solace and cinephiles rejoice in the tangible beauty of DVDs, Blu-rays, and 4K gems.

From cult classics to contemporary masterpieces, this cherished relic has been curating cinematic experiences since the 90s.

Hear from Videodrome’s dedicated founders and patrons, and get a glimpse into their journey.

Click the link in bio to watch the full video on YouTube!

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Let's talk about “The Prestige.” Hannah @moonshinepost shares one of her film inspirations. What are some films or shows that have influenced you? 
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Behind the scenes at Moonshine Post! Senior Colorist (@jpcolor) shares a little a insight as to what’s in his bay.
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