“Moonshine is a story distillery, where regardless of the production’s size or complexity, our talent and infrastructure can execute efficiently.”
Moonshine is a full service post-production house with world class facilities in the Old Fourth Ward neighborhood of Atlanta, Georgia. Surrounded by 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 in cultivating talent, but also in collaborating with new talent – we do this for the sole reason we started our business: better story telling.
MEET THE TEAM:
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 Post in the first place. And when Drew’s not making movies and TV shows with his friends or for “the Man,” he’s four days deep backpacking in Bear Country, hiking and camping through wind, rain, and snow.
With over 25 years of technical experience in production and post, Moonshine’s colorist John Petersen has seen it all. An Indiana boy at heart, JP spent a decade in the Chicago post production community before making his way to Atlanta, where he’s collaborated on numerous feature films and television shows. Combine that experience and skill with John’s youthful vigor, seasoned wisdom, and trademark sarcasm, and you begin to understand why some see him as Moonshine’s finest aged spirit. Outside the Moonshine offices, JP is a consummate family man, taking summer trips home to Indiana with his wife Dania, their two kids, and their dog, Ruth.
One of the young up-and-comers at Moonshine, Georgia’s own Patrick Perry attended GSU Film School, where he originally cut his teeth in film editing. Now an editor of multiple TV shows and online advertising campaigns, 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, the ongoing romantic tension between Fox Mulder and Dana Scully, and the love of a voluptuous woman.
Gerhardt is an Atlanta based editor, visual effects artist and post production supervisor. Since joining Moonshine in 2016, he has had the privilege of collaborating on a variety of long and short form projects, including the Redbull original series Screenland. Out of the suite and onto the street you might catch Gerhardt playing tennis, listening to the latest science podcast, or enjoying the extreme refreshment of an ice-cold coconut water. Because he goes hard… Real hard…
Following her hard-knock upbringing in the suburbs, Caroline Oelkers took up a life as an urban explorer and film photographer (IG: carolineoelkers) on the mean streets of the ATL. Upon deciding to get into moving pictures, Caroline worked in the camera department on the upcoming feature film The Vault before becoming a color apprentice to John Petersen here at Moonshine Post. A lover of long, relaxing bike rides and, somewhat ironically, the mosh pits of Warped Tour, Caroline sidesteps the pressures of the future by claiming, almost defiantly, that she has no hopes or dreams.
Georgia-native Zack Beshears graduated GSU Film School before becoming a junior editor and operations specialist at Moonshine, where his work behind-the-scenes has made him an integral part of the post-production team. When Zack isn’t Mix Mastering or scrubbing Production’s latest, he enjoys Pixar movies, getting hyped for the new seasons of Game of Thrones and Fargo, and anything involving Alexandra Daddario. Seriously, Alexandra, if you’re reading this, hit him up on social media.
The second Hoosier and most Korean of the Moonshiners, Neil Mikels, earned his bachelor’s degree from SCAD Atlanta in Television Production with a minor in writing— yes, just writing. Following his passion of creative editorial, he pursued an internship at Moonshine during college where he became a rockstar, metaphorically, and was able to rank up to become the youngest assistant editor in the building. When he isn’t pulling late nights at Moonshine, Neil enjoys spinning his favorite records and binge watching Sci-Fi films. Lots of them. He is an alien after all.
New Moonshiner and self-proclaimed bad dancer Anna Holley earned a degree in film from the University of New Orleans before getting her start in post production as an editor for feature films. A native of the Big Easy, Anna migrated to the ATL to work as an assistant editor on Screenland where she instantly ingratiated herself to the post team. When she’s not telling dad jokes at the Moonshine offices, Anna spends her time by doting upon her pet cat Sophie, keeping up with the latest movies and TV shows, and doing way too much of the aforementioned bad dancing.
Surviving his Georgia upbringing against all odds, Seth Ingram got one of them fancy college degrees before working as a gentleman farmer and an IT professional. Eventually, Seth’s path led him to Moonshine where he became the Head of Development, story consultant for both network and independent productions, and also Executive Director of the Rome International Film Festival. On the rare occasion that he finds some spare time, Seth spends it with his wife, April, and their three kids, while also striving to live the Hemingway lifestyle.
Globetrotter Kara Stellner was a mover and shaker even before finding her way to Moonshine Post as our newest Post Coordinator. Prior to a mid-twenties move to Luxembourg, where she explored the world with her husband Shaun, Kara earned a degree in film studies from UNC Wilmington and got her start in film as an editor and business manager. Now in the ATL as she continues her career in post production, Kara spends her free time doing yoga (but never in public), making websites for fun, and harshly judging Pirates, the porn.