PRINCIPALS

Mighty coconut

Atherton Pictures’ sister company, Mighty Coconut, is an animation studio specializing in original and branded content. In addition to creating stunning animation for our productions, they also provide us with amazing motion graphics.

Jerry M. Jacob

Co-founder

Director

Director of Photography

The roadmap of Jerry Jacob’s career reads like a travelogue. After graduation from Loyola University, his early days were spent in New Orleans as a camera operator, then as a television station production manager. After a three-year stint in the San Francisco Bay Area as a director of high-end corporate television productions, Jerry returned to his hometown of New Orleans. Since then, he has established himself as one of the premier cinematographers and camera operators in the South.

 

His rare skill set regularly places him on the set of major feature films as a 2nd Unit DP and camera operator. He is just as comfortable in the video world directing and shooting broadcast and cable television shows, and high-end productions for major museums and corporations. His work has taken him to all parts of the U.S. and around the world to locales such as Paris, Normandy, Toronto, London, Helsinki, Aruba, Curacao, and Mexico City. He is a member of the exclusive Society of Camera Operators, and runs the Atherton Pictures office in New Orleans. 

 

Jerry spends some of his free time dreaming of rock stardom and playing one of his eleven guitars.

Carolyn Krawczyk

CO-FOUNDER

Executive Producer

Writer

Carolyn Krawczyk’s background in television news taught her the value of crafting a well-written story, and her extensive experience as a producer taught her to tell those stories with efficiency. After majoring in journalism/broadcast news at the University of Colorado at Boulder, she began her career working in Denver television news and freelance producing. She later moved to the San Francisco Bay Area where she began producing high-end corporate television shows for internal and external clients at one of the largest private satellite networks in the country. She went on to produce a technology show on CNBC, and after a two-year stint in Paris, she returned to freelancing in the Bay Area for major Silicon Valley technology firms and broadcast clients. In 2000, she relocated to Austin and heads up the Atherton Pictures office there.

 

With deep experience producing and writing live shows and video productions, Carolyn’s work has taken her all around the country and across the globe to London, Paris, Normandy, Helsinki, Tel Aviv, Toronto, Ottawa, Montreal, and Edmonton, Alberta.  

 

When she's not thinking up ways to boss everyone around, Carolyn is passionate about cooking, travel, and volunteering. 

Tad is an award winning digital artist and art director who previously worked for Nickelodeon Studios, BLUR Studios, and Troublemaker Digital. His resume includes a long list of regional commercial and film clients, but by far the most important part of his work is the magnificent animation he creates. As art director, he was responsible for giving the award-winning world of The OceanMaker its beautiful, hyper-real aesthetic. Tad has worked on Atherton Pictures' animation projects since 2008.

Tim spent nearly 17 years producing high-end visual effects and animation on more than 30 feature films. Most recently, he worked for Rhythm & Hues Studios on titles such as Land of the Lost, X-Men: First Class, and Snow White and the Huntsman which was nominated for an Academy Award for visual effects. Tim is also an award-winning independent filmmaker, having written and directed long and short 

subjects including the feature films 

Xtracurricular and Sick Boy.

Lucas is an animation director whose first short film, Pigeon: Impossible, has been seen more than 11 million times online and screened at nearly 250 festivals in 42 different countries. His second film, The OceanMaker, has already won several festival awards, and received much attention for its unique “destination production” model. Armed with nothing but a few laptops, Lucas lured some of the industry's top talent to a small island in the Caribbean where the majority of the film was created.

Lucas Martell

Director

Tad Catalano

Art Director

Tim Cunningham

Producer

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