Archie Borders, CEO - Cooperative Pictures, LLC
Mr. Borders is a filmmaker and freelance writer based in Louisville, KY. A recipient of a 2001 Kentucky Education Television Independent Producer's Grant, Mr. Borders produced the recently-released feature film from Image Entertainment, "Paper Cut," and the movies "Assisted Living," "The Grey," and "100 Proof." His first feature, "Reception To Follow," a bittersweet romance, played theatrically and was then sold to the Showtime Networks for exclusive airing on the Sundance Channel. Mr. Borders earned his B.A. in Cinema & Photography from Southern Illinois University in Carbondale, IL.
Michael Fitzer, VP of Production - Cooperative Pictures
Michael is an Emmy™ award-winning director, writer, director of photography and editor based in Louisville, KY with nearly twenty years experience in filmmaking and production. An Army veteran (Panama, '89-'92) and University of Louisville graduate, Mike has spent years honing his skills on commercial, corporate, documentary, and feature film productions for well-known names including Touchstone Pictures, the History Channel, Kyocera International, YUM! Brands and Norton Healthcare. Mike is both the writer and director of "Dead Inside".
Grace Johnston, Producer
Grace Johnston was literally raised in the entertainment industry. Emmy™ nominated for Best Actress by the age of 13. She has cultivated relationships with tremendous talents both in front of and behind the camera. Her contacts are extensive and impressive. Grace has been a spokesperson in Washington DC for kids rights as well as an all around philanthropist. A room in the Texas Children's Hospital was built in her honor. Her contacts, years of experience in the film industry and ability to connect people have led her to producing. It was naturally the next step in what has been and continues to be an exceptional career. She is currently involved in producing several projects in various stages of development. They have such talent as Jesse Eisenberg and Francis Fisher attached.