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Dog Named Spot Media

Production Company

Dog Named Spot Media is a Muncie based production company started by BSU alumni which offers creative services, in addition to producing feature films and television shows. Last year Dog Named Spot Media produced its first feature film, Finding Xanadu which is now up for consideration in numerous film festivals.

Risk Productions

Production Company

Risk Productions was founded by Daniel Risk in 2005. Specializing in all aspects of production, Risk Productions produces all ranges of products including short and feature films, music videos, commercials, and various other forms of cinematic entertainment. Recognized for achievements in venues nationwide, Risk Productions strives to stay on the cutting edge of the visual arts without losing the importance of story and character that such forms of entertainment depend on. Some of their highlighted works include the short films Crossroads, In the Line of Duty, Rewind, and Grace. Currently Risk Productions is working alongside many organizations including Dog Named Spot Media, Chicago-based SpringCM, the Indiana Library Federation, Ball State University, and the band Reaul.

Benjamin Lancaster

Producer, Writer, Director

Benjamin Lancaster is the creative director of Dog Named Spot Productions. Coming from a theatrical background, Benjamin has leveraged his storytelling skills into the world of new media, working on traditional broadcast programs, digital filmmaking, and content for web distribution. Last year, Benjamin wrote, produced, and directed his first feature film, Finding Xanadu. Prior to this, Benjamin produced several television programs for WIPB-TV and wrote and directed for the stage, including a full length musical comedy, Charming, which he cowrote with Tyler Whetstone. He is currently developing several other scripts for upcoming projects. Visit his website, www.BenjaminLancaster.net for future updates.

Daniel Risk

Producer, Director of Photography

Daniel Risk is a senior at Ball State University. Since high school, Daniel has been a part of numerous film projects in roles such as editing, directing, and cinematography. After graduation, Daniel attended Dodge College of Film & Media Arts at Chapman University in Southern California. He is now finishing his undergraduate study at Ball State with Telecommunications and an emphasis on production. Upon graduation Daniel plans on continuing his own production company Risk Productions along with joining other production houses in either Indianapolis, Chicago, or Los Angeles.
Website: www.riskproductions.net
IMDB page: http://www.imdb.com/name/nm2574333/

Naomi Addison


Naomi Addison has produced several short films as well as two programs for a local PBS affiliate. The first, This is My Kitchen (on which she served as Associate Producer) is a cooking program about sustainable foods. The second, Vagabond Indiana is a thirty minute travel program which examines historic theaters and vaudeville houses in Indiana. She also produced the feature length mockumentary Finding Xanadu. She lives with her Chihuahua, guinea pigs, and husband in Muncie, IN.

Other Crew

Andrea Perry – Assistant Director

Emily Amick – Production Designer

Abby White – Production Designer

Kenny Stevenson – Visual Effects Supervisor

Patrick Ball – EPK Producer

Justin Collins – EPK Producer

Nick Duncan – Camera Assistant

Ethan Gibbs – Camera Assistant

Brian Hollars – Camera Assistant

Dalton Rinehart – Boom Operator

Alex McIntire – Production Assistant

Nick Berman – Makeup/Hair Assistant

Harley Kucinsky – Makeup/Hair Assistant

Jaquelyn Gardner – Hair Assistant

Bri Chalfant – Costume/ Props Assistant