Owner + President + Executive Producer
ON SET = Executive Producer + Director + Director of Photography
Jason founded Retrospec Films in 2001. At age 30 he is one of the youngest directors & cinematographers to have extensive experience with a long list of top-of-the-line motion cameras and equipment used for filming today. He has shot over 800 TV commercials both regional and national, dozens of music videos, short films, feature films, documentaries, and product videos. His projects have taken him to all 50 states in the US and 6 different continents. From South Africa, Japan, and Hungary, to Guatemala, the Philippines, and Canada. His passion has been and always will be telling stories that move people through the beauty of cinema.
Producer + Project Manager
ON SET = Producer + Assistant Director + Production Manager
Nathan has a B.A. in Advertising & Marketing and over a decade experience working in video production and in the advertising industry. He has a natural instinct for design and a passion for visual communications. Nathan produces most client projects, manages both pre & post-production workflows, and oversees the day-to-day at Retrospec.
Office Manager + TV Show Producer/Writer
Barbara joined Retrospec in it's early stages helping Jason grow the company to what it is today by spearheading the production of our weekly TV shows. Not only does she write and produce the TV shows, she takes care of the accounting, legal, insurance, and general office management. The most important role she carries is keeping everyone in line by doing her number one job of being "Mom" - which is easy for her to do since she actually is Jason's mom.
Motion Designer + VFX
ON SET = VFX Supervisor + Script Supervisor
Josh first attended Pepperdine University, then finished his degree in advertising at Oklahoma State University. Josh works to create convincing visual effects and stunning motion graphics that add that final touch to each Retrospec project.
ON SET = Camera Operator + Sound
Josh is a hybrid - a jack of all trades some might say. He loves being on set but also enjoys pre & post-production. This includes writing scripts, editing, sound design, and acting. His passion for bringing ideas to life shows up in all aspects of production.
Editor + Motion Designer
ON SET = Script Supervisor
Designer, Editor, Gamer, Puppeteer, and full time student, Cole Puryear has a deep rooted love for filmmaking. His years of creating and editing his own short films is what lead him to Retrospec’s door. His versatility, honesty, and humor can be seen in every project he gets his hands on and makes him an invaluable member of the Retro team.
ON SET = Grip/Electric + Camera Operator
Our resident carpenter, Jacob Hightower is a true man’s man. His artistic efforts orbit around the objects in our lives, the things we experience, and the collectivity that can arise from this never ending cycle. Via woodworking and film, Hightower’s creative eye is constantly seeking to create a dialogue and tell a story which makes him an asset to the Retrospec team.
ON SET = 2nd AC + Camera Operator + DIT
Camera Lover, Gamer, Drone Pilot, Apple Expert, Cinematographer, Photographer, Editor, Social Media Instigator, Cat Lover... These are just some of the things that make Brandon one of the most versatile Retro staffers yet. Having been submerged in the film industry from boyhood, his passion is real and contagious. Want something done? He's your man.
ON SET = 1st AC + Camera Operator
Jordan's love for filmmaking extends his years. Countless hours writing, drawing, shooting, and pursuing the art led him to Retrospec's door. A true servant at heart, Jordan's passion consumes each and every shoot he is a part of...which is every shoot Retrospec works on.
Account Manager + Talent
ON SET = Talent
Gentry has been working on set with Retrospec Films since 2007. In 2015, she joined the team full-time, utilizing her B.A. in Organizational Communication to fulfill the role of Client Relations. Gentry wears many hats behind the scenes at Retrospec, but she finds herself most "at home" in front of the camera; serving as the spokesperson for numerous companies across the Midwest.
Editor + Graphic Designer
ON SET = Production Assistant
Rachel has been with Retrospec since the small beginnings. She is of many talents from Video Editor, Graphic Designer, Photographer, Web Designer, Artist, Painter, Songwriter, Singer. Rachel also assists on set with production. Her motto is "I'll make it happen". Her main focus at Retrospec Films are the TV Shows, but she has her hands on many other things and enjoys being involved with all of it.
Motion Designer + Graphic Design
ON SET = Production Assistant
The newest member of the Retrospec team, Madi Dettor is a recent graduate of Oklahoma State University where she received both a BFA in Graphic Design and a BA in Studio Art . “I strive to make things accessible and exuberant. That’s what makes me smile, and hopefully makes others smile as well.” Honest, playful designs are a mainstay of her work and contribute greatly to the Retro team.