The Filmmakers

Ned ThanhouserProducer, Cinematographer, Script Writer & Editor
After 40 years in the high-tech industry as an engineer, manager, and marketing director, he turned his talents towards filmmaking. He is president of Thanhouser Company Film Preservation, Inc. ( and his feature documentary The Thanhouser Studio and the Birth of American Cinema won a Special Jury REMI Award at WorldFest-Houston that was broadcast on Turner Classic Movies in 2015. He is an active member of the Portland motorcycle community and has produced several motorcycle themed documentaries including the 2016 award winning documentary about two women motorcycle sidecar racers in The Monkey and Her Driver.

Michael ThanhouserProducer, Cinematographer, Script Writer & Editor
An award-winning multimedia broadcast journalist and Oregon native, Michael studied photojournalism and documentary filmmaking at Brooks Institute of Photography, graduating in 2010. While in college, Michael was a board member for the Ventura Film Festival and Ventura Film Society which screened more than 100 films to the public during his tenure. Michael has worked as a multimedia journalist in Wyoming, Idaho, and most recently in Eugene, Oregon, where he was nominated for an Emmy in 2019.

RICHARD MOOREVoice of Ray Tauscher at Tag Team Audio
At 22, with his Bachelor’s degree in English he set off with a rock band to play music in Europe and Asia.  With dreams of becoming a famous singer/songwriter he moved to LA where he played the bars and lounges on Redondo Beach.  Numb, but not defeated he returned to Portland and morphed his music chops into the technical specs of a commercial audio engineer.  It was from behind the big console that he first discovered the magical realm of “voice over” and never looked back.  Almost 30 years later, he still loves his job.

RANDY JOHNSONAudio Engineer at Tag Team Audio
It all started when he was 7 and got a reel-to-reel tape recorder on his birthday.   Then, at the age of 11, a hippy band moved into his cold Alaskan basement and while they were making granola, Randy was busy turning the knobs on their gear.  At 16 he landed a job spinning discs at the local radio station in Guam.  Before he could vote he was shooting video for TV news.  Randy has done live concert sound, field audio and live TV mixing but his preference and passion is audio post and commercial voice-over. 

RENÉ BORDELON Vocal artist
René has been a performer since birth. While having a history in dance, theater, and vocal performance, René has since branched out into commercials, voiceovers and independent films. In addition to recording two songs for this documentary, she recently completed a yearlong emerging artist program with the Portland Musical Theater Company, and currently voices the character of Dr. Kim Mera in the animated web series Alter Nation. René began her behind the camera work in 2010 with her husband, Curtis Andersen, developing documentary and narrative films. She is also passionate about traveling, animals (she’d love to have a small farm someday), writing, and photography – she photographs everything much to the dismay of her phone’s storage plan.  René resides in Portland, Oregon with Curtis and their dog Arlo.