Buffalo8 - Executive Producers

Founded in 2010 by partners Matthew Helderman and Luke Taylor, Buffalo 8 has established itself as a full-service media company based in Santa Monica, California. Buffalo 8 operates four core divisions: development, production, post-production and client management with accolades from the Sundance, Berlin, Toronto and SXSW festivals. At Buffal 8 we are the fusion of entrepreneurial ethos and quality filmmaking.


Ralph Guggenheim

Animation Director

As a founding member of Pixar, the pioneering computer animation company, Ralph Guggenheim was Vice President of Feature Animation, managing the growth and development of its studio from seven people in 1986 to more than 350 in 1997.

Ralph produced Pixar’s Oscar-winning short film, Tin Toy as well as numerous animated commercials. From 1991 to 1995, Ralph produced for Pixar and Disney, Toy Story, a computer animated feature made for $30 million, grossed over $360 million worldwide and is among the most successful animated franchises ever.


Noboru Kataoka

Sword Choreography Consultant

Kataoka a.k.a. Ken Kensei is a SAG actor and a 7th Dan Kendo (Japanese Samurai Fencing) and Iado (Sword) Choreographer. He's the Founder and Director of The New York City Kendo Club and the 20th generation Master of Muso Jikiden Eshin Ryui, a school dating from the 16th century.

A small summary of his work as an actor: The Flying Scissors (2009) by Jonah Tulis Letters from Iwo Jima (2006) by Clint Eastwood Black Rain (1989) by Ridley Scott Slaves of New York (1989) by James Ivory


Tanroh Ishida

Tanroh Ishida has been featured on The Railway Man, 47 Ronin, and Gambit. Full IMDb.