Holly L. De Ruyter
Director / Editor / Producer
Holly is originally from Oneida, Wisconsin, just outside of Green Bay. She grew up eating cheese curds, watching documentaries on PBS, earning Girl Scout Badges, drinking kiddie cocktails at supper clubs, and catching large-mouth bass to mount on her bedroom wall.
Holly's love for documentaries brought her to Chicago where she earned a degree from Columbia College in film and video concentrating in documentary production. While living there she realized how much she missed Wisconsin culture and lifestyle. In 2009 she decided to make a documentary exploring the one of her favorite aspects of that unique culture - Wisconsin supper clubs. It has been a long and challenging six years to make this documentary, but Holly is happy to be bringing the story of the Wisconsin supper club to the screen.
Holly currently lives in Chicago with her husband Brian and her mounted large mouth bass from her youth.
Brian grew up in Jenison, MI and studied film and theatre at Calvin College in Grand Rapids, MI. After graduating, he moved to Chicago where he met and married Holly De Ruyter. He has been with her since she began working on Old Fashioned, assisting with shoots and editing, recording sound, interviewing subjects, and helping out wherever else needed. Brian is a cinephile and hosts two cinema related podcasts, Syndromes and a Cinema and Illusion Travels by Streetcar.
Lindsay has Post Production experience including The Oprah Winfrey Show and The Rosie O'Donnell Show. She is currently living in Chicago, working on the Steve Harvey show.
Camera and Sound
Matt is a Media Producer currently living in Boston, MA and specializing in writing music for performance/film and cinematography.
Mike is a Chicago based graphic designer. He runs his own design business, SDRS Creative where he provides design solutions for clients both big and small. www.SDRScreative.com