Hunter Perschbacher, Writer/Director/Co-Owner
Hunter has always had an appetite for movies; good, bad, and ugly. But there was one film that influenced him more than any other, and prompted him to begin a journey into filmmaking: Star Wars. He starting making short films as a teenager, and has directed over 40 shorts since. He founded Omega Pictures with the goal of establishing it as a major presence on the Nashville film scene, keeping projects locally sourced and produced. Hunter has experimented with many genres, gaining the experience and nuance needed to tell stories with vastly different styles, settings, and tones. Hunter holds a BFA in Digital Filmmaking from the Art Institute of Tennessee in Nashville.
Deja Brandeis, Producer/Co-Owner
Deja got her start by producing shorts on a shoestring for herself and her pals. She worked as Coordinating Producer for Do It Again, a feature-length documentary about The Kinks that gained national and international film-festival recognition, and aired on PBS. She directed and produced Hell or High Water, a feature documentary about the Nashville Rollergirls that premiered at the Nashville Film Festival in 2012. In addition to co-owning the most fun production company ever, Deja is a faculty member in the Digital Filmmaking department at the Art Institute of Tennessee in Nashville, and in the Entertainment Media department at Volunteer State Community College. Deja holds a B.A. in TV, Film, and Media Studies from California State University, Los Angeles, and an M.A. in Media Arts from Emerson College in Boston.
Derek Oxford, Director of Photography
Derek is what you might call a gear guru. As an integral part of the pro rental house TVC, he’s able to keep up with the latest filmmaking equipment. Derek’s savvy and talent for camerawork has given him the opportunity to work on a variety of productions including short films, feature films, TV shows, live concerts, and a plethora of music videos, including three for Old Dominion. Derek has been a movie lover all his life, and even dreamed of being an actor when he was a kid. Lucky for OP he started tinkering behind the camera, shooting skits and short films, and decided to go to film school where he met the rest of the team.
Garrett DeLozier, Senior Editor/Motion Graphics Animator
Garrett’s credits are pretty fancy, but he’s about the most humble guy you’ll ever meet. He’s edited projects for ESPN and Pearl Drums that have been seen nation wide, and he's worked with two of the best post-production houses in Nashville, Forward and Ground Zero. He's worked on projects for Kenny Chesney, Old Dominion, and HGTV, as well as feature documentaries, promo spots, and a slew of short films, and he's won awards and recognition for editing and motion graphics. Garrett’s intuitive nature enables him to bring each project to life organically, and give every moment purpose. Garrett met the rest of the team while getting his BFA in Digital Filmmaking and Video Production, and has been our Senior Editor ever since.
Andrew Diffee, Photographer
Andrew digs the classics. His love of old films with excellent black and white cinematography triggered his interest in photography, and his appreciation for simplicity led him to develop his clean and classic style. A Memphis native, Andrew met the rest of the gang while attending film school in Nashville. When he's not crafting classy photos, Andrew works as a Media Producer and Director for the Tennessee Department of Commerce and Insurance. His favorite movie is Harold and Maude.