June 13, 2024
The Artists Working On This Project
Made in the U.S.A.

Jon Vander Pol

Writer, Director, Producer

Jon’s debut feature length documentary, Exported From Michigan, won best documentary honors at three of the seven film festivals it was screened in. Before getting into documentary filmmaking, Jon co-founded Infamous Network with Jeff Daverman, working as an artist, graphic designer and screen printer.

Peter Simon

Cinematographer, Producer

Peter has been working in film for over 15 years. He’s been a member of the International Cinematographers Guild in New York City (IATSE Local 600). Peter is primarily a camera assistant but has also made two short films, Kerouac’s Denver and Headlong. He is currently writing his first feature-length screenplay.

Isaiah Murray


Isaiah has spent over 18 years working in film and television. His lifelong passions include sailing, music and creating compelling visual images for documentary films. He was one of the key cinematographers on Pine Drive Picture’s last documentary, Exported From Michigan.

Johno Wells

Editor, Producer

Johno is a writer, director, cinematographer, editor, composer, graphic designer and painter. Since childhood he has shot videos and made music. In 1995 he turned his passions into a full-time livelihood and has traveled the world making documentary and narrative films.

Alexandra Vander Pol


Alexandra has dedicated her career to raising funds and awareness for local and national nonprofit organizations such as American Humane, National Jewish Health and the Special Olympics. Her campaigns and events with diverse organizations and communities have produced sustaining programs for the greater good.

Jeff Daverman


Jeff is an independent artist, designer and business owner. He co-founded Infamous Network with Jon Vander Pol in 1996 and has been producing the Root Concepts line of original art on stickers, apparel and canvas prints ever since. His many artistic disciplines including painting, drawing, photography and graphic design.

Sam Vail

Music Soundtrack

Sam is a music lover who grew up on his parents’ Beatles records. As Sam grew older, his obsession with the guitar grew stronger. After spending years touring and playing in bands, he branched out into producing and recording music. Sam has produced and played with acts including Vailcode and Another Grand Design.

Simon Wilkinson

Music Score

Simon is a musician and composer who creates music for film, television and documentaries. His style is often described as heavily texturally based, combining complex atmospheric ambient soundscapes with often simple melodic structures which attempt to mirror the narrative of the visuals.

Mark Lavengood

Music Soundtrack

Mark has toured the music circuits for over 10 years. Wearing a multitude of hats as a multi-instrumentalist, singer & songwriter, band leader, teacher, active member of Michigan’s Earthwork Music Collective. Affectionately known as “Huggy Bear” he employs his skill sets to engage with communities through song and voice and collaboration

John Richard


Currently the Spokesperson for the Michigan Department of Transportation, John spent many years as a cinematographer for the local NBC affiliate WOODTV8 in Grand Rapids, MI. John shot many of the key interviews for Exported From Michigan and brings another talented eye behind the camera to the project.

Jeff Pointer


Jeff’s shot national commercials, feature films, documentaries, and fantastic independent projects. He mixes creativity with preparation and efficiency. He’s easy going with a clear mission…use light, lenses, angles and intuition to aid the director in solid story telling.

Kyle Berkompas


With a background in documentary cinematography and editing, Kyle has focused on creating compelling personal and business content for people and brands. His current work at Deloitte Digital has led him around the world, leading teams that transform mundane business solutions into captivating stories of change.

Executive Producers

Diane Vander Pol
Will Vander Pol
Jonathan and Alexandra Vander Pol
Jeff and Beth Daverman

THANK YOU To All The Seed & Spark Crowdfund Supporters

Hallie Armer
Sammy Beavers
Rob and Lisa Beneson
Chad and Liz Blackwell
Mike Boonstra
Carrie Borchers
Aron Bradford
Darby Brauning
Matt Bredeweg
Kirk Breukink
Andrew Brower
Brandt Burgess
Paul Burmester
Michael Catlin
Ed Cole
Sean Cooper
Dave Clausen
Mark and Ashley Daly
Pam Daugevitis
Judy Daverman
Kevin Daverman
Joshua Davidsburg
Adele DeMooy
Kim DiPersia
Justin Duval
Mitch Dykstra
Eric Emig
Jason Esia
Contessa Graf
Lisa Gross
Patrick Hackett
Ethan Hall
Billy Hamill
Andrew Harrison
Aaron Hill

Tom Hoesch
Keith and Jan Hoffman
Jann Howell
Chuck and Anne Hutchins
Kent Huth
Jeff and Brenda Ian
Jason Kaza
Doug Kleinheksel
Ali Kooistra Breen
Randall Kooistra
Paulie Lambiase
Drew Langley
Drew and Kerrie LeBlanc
Karen LePage
Seth Levine
Adam Lind
Jaime Lind
Troy Livingston
Will Kingston
AJ Koch
Katie Kingston
Matthew Knoester
Jeff Macherey
Jimmy McClemments
Kyle McDonald
Buck McDougall
Jason Medema
Tom Miller
Alex Morse
Paul Musgrave
Doug/Alison Neckers
Christian Picciolini
Nancy Parrent
Brent Podosek
Chuck Porter

Michael and Mia Porter
Ruth Posthumus
Patrick and Kristin Revere
Jayne Schafer
Jason Sefcik
Jeff and Amy Sheehan
Drew and Janelle Shufelt
Peter Simon
Eric Skoien
Angie Sremba
Kristin Sremba
Matt and Leighann Sremba
Erin and Caleb Steelman
Chris Suprun
Kathleen Tinworth
Charles Terpstra
Craig Terpstra
Sam Vail
Thea Van Halsema Brophy
Dave Vanden Berg
Scott and Melissa Vander Leek
Doug VanderPloeg
Cynthia Vander Pol
Jack Vander Pol
Kirk and Christina Vander Pol
Matt Verbaan
Kevin and Katie Vernon
Ed and Emily Voorhees
Guy Wayman
Simon Wilkinson
Johno Wells
Jeff Wesselhoff
Eric Westra
Dan Wilder
Terri Young

Special Thanks

Alexandra and Havana Vander Pol
Diane Vander Pol
Will Vander Pol
The Entire Vander Pol Family
Sean Baldwin and WonderCrate Web Design
Sevenoaks Retreat Center
Radisson Baltimore
Tom Nichols
Paul Neal Rohrer
Jon Wignal
Tom Mares
Brian Groot
Lisa Benson
Custom Sticker Makers
Stephen Nemeth
Lisa Gross
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