Filmmaking

We have experience in movies, television, theater, museum exhibits, events, music videos and beyond. Some of the production companies we have worked with are: Lions Gate Films, Paramount, 20th Century Fox, FX Productions, FOX, DreamWorks, Summit Entertainment, The Weinstein Company, Sony, Dimension Films, Marvel, Focus Features, Warner Brothers, CBS, HBO, NBC, Disney and Nickelodeon. In addition, we cater to productions for specific licensing of our work.

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James Dames •Dolly Grip & Key
John Green & James DamesSpanning from Pittsburgh to Los Angeles, James began his filmmaking career 25 years ago. He has been employed by all the major motion picture studios with over 60 film credits to date.  

Banshee (TV series, rigging grip)
Concussion (key grip 2nd unit)
Last Witch Hunter (A dolly 2nd Unit)
Foxcatcher (key grip)
Supah Ninjas (TV Series, B dolly)
Dance Moms (Commercial, A dolly)
A Resurrection (dolly grip)
Riddle (best boy grip)
Mafia (best boy grip)
Jack Reacher (A dolly 2nd unit)
The Dark Knight Rises (rigging grip)
Warrior (rigging grip)
Abduction (key rigger)
I Am Number Four (rigging grip)
Locke & Key (TV) (key grip 2nd unit)
The Next Three Days (key rigging grip)
Unstoppable (rigging grip)
Justified (TV Series, key grip)
Sorority Row (dolly grip)
Shannon’s Rainbow (dolly grip)
Adventureland (“b” camera dolly grip)
Kiss Kiss Bang Bang (key grip: 2nd unit)
In Enemy Hands (company grip)
Crossing Jordan (TV Series, key grip)
War Stories (TV Movie, best boy grip)
Love & Basketball (rigging grip)
Idle Hands (rigging grip)
ISoldier (best boy grip: second unit)
Letters from a Killer (grip best boy)
Any Day Now (TV Series, key grip)
Twilight (rigging grip)
Childhood Sweetheart(TV Movie, grip)
The Assassination File (TV Movie, grip)
Sudden Death (grip)
Roommates (best boy rigging grip)
The Piano Lesson (TV Movie) (grip)
Boys on the Side (grip – uncredited)
A Promise Kept: The Oksana Baiul Story (TV Movie) (best boy grip)
Milk Money (grip – uncredited)
Breathing Lessons (TV Movie, bb grip)
Hoffa (grip)

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Jolene Dames •Art Department
Jolene began her career nearly two decades ago. She has been employed as set designer, scenic charge/artist, props and buyer. Find out more about her Artists on Call services and view her online portfolio.

The Outsiders (TV Series, props)
Let it Snow (buyer)
Concussion (buyer)
South Paw (painter)
Those Who Kill (TV Series, set painter)
Supah Ninjas (TV Series, set dresser)
Promised Land (props)
Jack Reacher (set painter)
The Dark Knight Rises (set painter)
The Avengers (set painter)
Warrior (scenic artist)
Super 8 (props assistant)
I Am Number Four (set painter)
Love & Other Drugs (scenic gang boss)
Unstoppable (set painter)
Justified (TV Series, set dresser)
She’s Out of My League (scenic artist)
Three Rivers (TV Series, gang boss)
Sorority Row (set painter)
The Road (set painter)
Homecoming (on-set painter)
Prince of Motor City (TV, scenic)
Zack and Miri (scenic artist)
Mothman Prophecies (scenic asst)
Theater: Othello, Clybourne Park, True West, Company, Our Town, Other Desert Cities, , How to Succeed in Business , Big River, High Button Shoes, Singin’ in the Rain, Pirates of Penzance, Pippin’, Lil’ Abner, Freud’s Last Session , Good People, The Chief, Private Lives, Red, 1776, Art, Around the World in 80 Days, Circle Mirror Transformation, Superior Donuts, Camelot, As You Like It, Candida, Mid Summers Nights Dream, Moon for Misbegotten, World Goes ‘Round, Radio Golf, Amadeus, Broadway: The Play, The Weir, Fences, The Glass Menagerie, Atilla, Romantic Poetry, Bhutan, A Steady Rain, Man of LaMancha, A Streetcar Named Desire, Monky Business, Bye, Bye Birdie, A Living Christmas Tree, Peter Pan, MacBeth, West Side Story, Little Shop of Horrors, Miser, The Diary of Anne Frank, Grand Hotel 
Commercials & Related Venues
UPMC, Commercial
Bulova Watches, Commercial
Highmark, Commercial
Gatorade (Sidney Crosby), Commercial
Lights in the Dark, Vinegar Hill Prod.
Johnny and the Sprites, Disney
ESPN News & Albany News 
Dora the Explorer,Pgh Children’s Museum
Mister Rogers,Pgh Children’s Museum
Rainbow Room, Pgh Children’s Museum
Ice Age, 20th Century Fox Celebration
Woman in White, by Andrew Lloyd Weber, Broadway
Chris Angel Productions, Live
Blue Man Group, Live Performance
Punchline, Music Video