Founders

OUR TEAM

Movie making is a team effort. Our dynamic team, made up of various experts within their field, is a perfect mix of technical film-making expertise, professional event management and marketing, which are imperative skills for meeting and exceeding the challenges of producing and distributing an international feature film.

At  7 Flying Fish Productions, we consistently approach the work with passion, positive energy and to the highest standards possible. Just like our lead character in SHOESHINE BOY, we strive to achieve world-class results, while welcoming the challenge of producing the best kiteboarding story ever told about a poor boy wanting to be world champion.

We are a small and extremely efficient crew, utilizing the benefits of globalization, social networking and co-operative integration of world class talents with cutting edge technology in each discipline of film making, and thus being able to produce unparalleled quality and precision at a low relative cost. By incorporating the use of the most advanced technology possible, good casting and a powerful, well written and authentic story, we effectively maximize the return for our investors.

 

Günther Thallinger – Writer and Director

Günther Thallinger is an experienced director, producer, writer and cinematographer, who has been able to effectively mix together all the ingredients of the film making process through creation of over thirty films.

A student of the New York Film Academy and NY’s Columbia University, Günther began his career in 1997 by writing and directing the 35 mm short story “Angels Don’t Cry” and 16 mm short story “9½ Minutes Left”. He was also the first assistant director for Madeline Scharzman’s feature movie “Aphrodisiac”. Read more

 

Eva Kristina Knof – Producer

Eva has over twelve years’ experience as a successful CEO of an international recruitment corporation and her exceptional organizational skills and extensive knowledge in event management, accounting, recruiting and managing cash flow will guarantee a professionally run production. Eva has been actively involved with the local Dominican charities over the past five years, has designed the first comprehensive North Coast Business Directory and launched a portal website for Expats (www.expatsDR.com) visiting the Dominican Republic. For the past 3 years, Eva has helped to organize the highly successful ‘Kiteboarding for Kids’ event in order to raise money for the local kids.

 

Jens Erik Knof – Executive Producer

Having traveled to Cabarete in the Dominican Republic since 1986 and now living in Cabarete, Jens has a unique insight into the history and culture of this tropical beachtown location. Jens recognized the uniqueness of this world class kiteboarding location and has given many young  Dominican kids the opportunity to try a sport that would otherwise be completely inaccessible to them.

An avid kiteboarder and a world windsurfing freestyle champion, Jens has inspired young athletes for years as a coach for the Ontario and Canadian windsurfing team and as a member of the Olympic development committee leading them to the 2006 Olympics. He is a retired Doctor of Chiropractic, successful business owner (Remax in Paradise), and an event organizer. He settled in Cabarete five years ago to pursue his passion for kiteboarding while promoting Cabarete as the “Adventure Sports Capital of the Caribbean” in a co-operative community effort initiated by Promotions Cabarete.