OWNER/PRESIDENT & C.E.O BLAKE@ROCKHILL.STUDIO
Blake Elder started his career in New York city in 2008, working for HBO and A & E as well as an Associate Producer, Director of Photography and Editor for Oktane Media Ventures. Blake has directed, produced, written, edited, and shot numerous award winning films, promotional videos, and commercials. Recognizing the need for a quality production studio, Blake established Rockhill Studios in 2016 to serve as a “Production Hub” allowing the development of its own content as well as acting as a resource center for other productions.
OWNER/EXECUTIVE PRODUCER KERRI@ROCKHILL.STUDIO
Kerri Elder, a native of Arkansas, is an accomplished business-woman with over 30 years of experience in real estate development, finance and investment advising. Kerri expanded into the film industry through a partnership with her son Blake, a film maker, by profession. They created Rockhill Studios and Rockhill Media for the purpose of developing and producing high quality, diverse, and significant content for the entertainment and corporate industries. Kerri Elder has Executive Produced a number of feature films, including narratives, shorts and documentaries.
HEAD OF PRODUCTION BRIAN@ROCKHILL.STUDIO
Brian Vilim, Cinematographer/Producer raised and trained in Dallas Tx working with the premier production company in the city for 8 years. After relocated to Los Angeles in 2007 Brian went on to shoot hundreds of music videos for record labels and independent artist. Upon noticing the growth of the film industry in NWA Brian joined the Rockhill Studios team in 2017 to help grow the business and manage the day to day operations of the studio.
JOEY LAUREN ADAMS
CREATIVE DIRECTOR INFO@ROCKHILL.STUDIO
Joey Lauren Adams, an Arkansas native, has worked across film, television, music video and corporate content in various aspects including writing, directing, producing and acting for over 25 years. She received a Golden Globe nomination for her performance in CHASING AMY, garnered the Women In Film Dorothy Arzner Directors Award for COME EARLY MORNING, a film Adams wrote and directed that was selected by Sundance and nominated for the Grand Jury Prize, and has been accepted into the prestigious Directors Guild of America.
VICE PRESIDENT, BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT DEMARA@ROCKHILL.STUDIO
Over 30 years of business development experience in Los Angeles, New York and Northwest Arkansas. An advocate for Arkansas arts and film for 15 years with an emphasis on building a creative community and philanthropy. Demara started working with Rockhill Studios in 2017, during the FREDI film production in Bentonville, AR,coordinating city planning resources and location consulting. Her role was expanded to business development with a focus on expanding Rockhill Studio projects within the Northwest Arkansas business and nonprofit communities.
MARK LANDON SMITH
CASTING CONSULTANT MARK@ROCKHILL.STUDIO
Mark Landon Smith has been involved in the film industry as actor, producer, writer and casting for over 30 years. Founder and Director of Actors Casting Agency, a boutique actors and casting agency whose mission is to empower actors and clients, he has cast feature films, web series, commercials and industrials. As writer he has seventeen scripts published, which are produced throughout the world. The feature film ‘Parker’s Anchor’, for which he served as producer and local casting director, was the winner of the 2017 Bentonville Film Festival and the short, ‘The Date’, which he co-wrote, was one of the winners of the ’10 Brands 10 Stories’ division at the 2016 Bentonville Film Festival. He also locally cast the feature film ‘Door in the Woods’, produced by Rockhill Studios.