Who We Are
Anthony Edwards – Executive Producer
An accomplished actor, Anthony Edwards is known as Dr. Mark Greene on the hit series ER and for his memorable turn as “Goose” in the blockbuster feature Top Gun. Edwards has received four Emmy nominations for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series, won three Screen Actor’s Guild Awards (Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama Series in 1996 and Best Ensemble Cast in 1998 and 1999.) He won the Golden Globe Award in 1998. He has received two Emmy Awards as Executive Producer one for the Outstanding Children’s Special ,“My Louisiana Sky.” And another as executive producer on HBO films critically acclaimed Temple Grandin. Edwards will next be in the new ABC series, “Zero Hour.” In addition, theatrically, he was in Rob Reiner’s new film Flipped and can be seen in Motherhood with Uma Thurman and Zodiac, directed by David Fincher. Other recent credits include Thunderbirds for Universal, the Polish brothers’ Northfork for Paramount Classics and Don’t Go Breaking My Heart, which he executive produced in association with his production company. The company also produced the NBC telefilm, Borderline, starring Sherry Stringfeld. Edwards also served as producer for the feature, Die Mommy Die. Born and raised in Santa Barbara, CA, Edwards is the youngest of 5 children. Edwards is currently philanthropically involved with Shoe4Africa (shoe4africa.org), a charity that is building a children’s hospital in Kenya.
Bruce Spears – Producer
Over the last 20 years Bruce Spears has produced and assistant directed music videos, commercials, feature and documentary films; managing multi-million dollar production and post-production budgets in over 25 countries. In 2002 Bruce worked with Mr. Christiansen to produce and assistant direct portions of Homecoming: A Vietnam Vet’s Journey. In addition he and Eric produced a string of highly successful national television spots for Rembrandt toothpaste through Christiansen’s EC Productions. Bruce is currently Producing “Searching For Home, Coming Back From War”. He has been on the team from day one and is a committed team member and advocate for this very important and needed project.
Eric Christiansen – Director/Editor
Emmy Award-winning director, Eric Christiansen, is a recognized chronicler of loss, grief recovery and the complexities facing returning veterans. Eric produced and directed the Emmy-honored film Faces in the Fire, an up-close depiction of survivors’ recoveries following disaster. His critically acclaimed film, Homecoming: A Vietnam Vets Journey, tells a story of healing 35 years in the making. The New York Times called it, “a surpassingly worthy and touching film.” Eric’s work for public television work includes shows underwritten by AT&T, Staples, and the critically acclaimed Photographing America underwritten by Fuji Film. He has also edited/post-supervised programs for TLC (The Learning Channel) and The Discovery Channel. Eric also served as editor and post-production supervisor for the 70mm Imax feature film “The Greatest Places” Cinemania Online wrote “…intelligent and at times visionary, editing decisions.” As a commercial director, Eric produced all national television spots for Rembrandt Toothpaste through its successful sale in 2008. Commercial clients include: Atlantic Records, Ogilvy & Mather, and Grey Advertising. Eric is a Seven-time Southwestern Region Emmy Award recipient, Eric also received an International Monitor Award for Best Director and Silver and a Gold Award from the Houston International Film Festival. For more info www.ecproductions.com.
Jeremy Crosby Psy. D.- Clinical Consultant
Dr. Jeremy P. Crosby specializes in the treatment of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and earned his degree in Clinical Psychology from Indiana State University. He received specialized training in the treatment of PTSD and trauma-related disorders at the VA Medical Center in Lexington, Kentucky. Dr. Crosby actively teaches and provides clinical training to students, serving as an adjunct instructor at Friends University in Wichita, Kansas. In 2008, Dr. Crosby’s first book was published, titled A Mind Frozen in Time: A PTSD Recovery Guide. It is a guide to recovery from PTSD that’s utilized by clinicians and patients alike in treatment clinics throughout the United States and the world. “A Mind Frozen in Time” details symptoms, coping skills, and healing actions for individuals who are struggling with psychological trauma. Former US Senator and veterans advocate, Max Cleland said of the book, “The principles in this book…should be read and absorbed by everyone who has been to war.” Although originally intended for military veterans and their families, the PTSD themes and principles utilized apply to most types of traumatic experiences and their effects and is widely used as a resource. Today, Dr. Crosby is a popular speaker, teacher and seminar leader on PTSD and trauma-related conditions for both professional and lay audiences.