Independent Gorilla Filmmaker Calvin Vanderbeek

Air Date:
Friday June 21, 2013

Show # 123

Writer/producer Calvin Vanderbeek hails from Detroit Michigan. LA transplant Calvin 601824_511713758865951_619576744_nVanderbeek is a writer at heart with an amazing producer nose. At the age of 10, he won a National Scholastic writing competition with his story ‘Incident at Fox Pond’ From there he went on to write 8 feature screenplays and has been optioned twice.

One of his clients recently said of Calvin “If you need a flower that only blossoms at midnight once a year in some legendary uncharted valley – Calvin will get you that flower and he will do it without razing the entire valley. His dedication and passion for indie film is insatiable.” Calvin got his start producing student films around the nation at Orange Coast College, Chapman, Loyola, and Marymont Universities. He has been both Producer and Executive Producer for over 11 films.

His current projects, short film “All Things Hidden”, Documentary “Citizen Heroes” and feature Suspense Drama “Dutch Kills”, are in final stages of post production.

ATH producer Calvin Vanderbeek – Calvin found ATH during our IndieGoGo fundraising campaign last year and we are so glad he did! He flew up for the final day of shooting and was so impressed by the cast and crew that he took us under his wing and it’s been a great flight since!

Calvin has an extensive background in the film industry – when he’s not writing and producing (and when we say producing, he usually has five-six projects on the go) he’s an engineer by day.


You can find him on twitter @gorillaproducer