America Boxed In | Production Team
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Production Team

Meet Our Team

Lance E. Hoovestal, Phd.

Executive Producer/Author

Casey G. Williams


Ian S. Williams

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Lance E. Hoovestal, Phd.

Dr. Lance E. Hoovestal is the author of the acclaimed book GLOBALIZATION CONTAINED: The Economic and Strategic Consequences of the Container. He currently serves as Director of Business Development in Australia and Asia for Greenway Enterprises, Inc. He holds a PhD in International Relations from the University of Melbourne, Australia; a Master of International Relations degree from the University of New South Wales, Australia; and a Master of Business Studies Degree from the University College Cork, Ireland. As part of this degree Lance completed a one-year internship in Singapore. Through St. Bonaventure University, New York he studied at the International College of Seville, Spain for one semester. Lance did his undergraduate work at Montana State University, Bozeman, Montana and Carroll College, Helena, Montana. He is also a contributing author to the Handbook of International Political Economy and an enrolled member of the Gros Ventre American Indian tribe.

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Casey G. Williams

Casey Williams is an Academy Award-winning filmmaker ranked among the top documentary filmmakers in the world. He is also a noted screenwriter, producer, and director. Casey is a truly versatile filmmaker with credits that range from animation, cinematography, film editing, writing, directing and producing. He is an international consultant on editing theory and screenwriting technique and was invited to teach at the National Film Institute of India. He has been the subject of a documentary film produced by NHK in Japan and is the subject of a textbook used by film students in India. His advances in film editing theory are used worldwide.

It was in his hometown theater, during Saturday matinees, that he first fell in love with movies and knew that he had to be a part of the film business. After earning a degree in psychology and spending time in Asia where he learned to speak Chinese, he became a consultant to Lucasfilm, NBC, and a variety of film companies seeking permission to film in Mainland China. It was through this channel that he entered filmmaking. He produced travel promotional and educational documentaries for such notable clients as United Airlines, Korean Airlines, Hemphill Harris and Hoffman Travel, before returning to school to work on an MFA in Film Production.

He was a founding member of the Utah Film Front, served as the Associate Director of the Utah Film and Video Center for a number of years, and established the UFVC Outdoor Cinema Series. He was Producer and Director of “Art Works For Kids,” a pilot program used by Salt Lake City School District, Central City Community Council, and Lincoln Elementary School. The program was successful in restoring discipline, uniting gangs, and developing community pride. He is member of the Artist Resource Center for the Utah Arts Council, Screenwriting and Media Arts Workshops; and serves on the Utah Arts Council Artist Grant Board.

He has taught film theory and production at Columbia University, the University of Utah, Weber State University, Brigham Young University, Neumont University, and Poitiers Film School in France, and is a Lifelong Learning Instructor for the University of Utah Division of Continuing Education Screenwriting Workshops.

Casey has received numerous international awards for his films including the Cine-Eagle, the National Educational Film and Video Gold Apple, as well as an Academy Award.

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Ian S. Williams

Ian Williams is an acclaimed writer, producer, and director of documentary films and multimedia events.

Ian began his film career by following his father with a film camera and assisting him in the production of his award winning films. It was in the school of practical experience that he learned the art and language of cinema. Determined not to ride his father’s coattails, Ian went on to study film and communications at the University of Utah.

Ian became fascinated with the advances in digital film production and immersed himself in the emerging technologies. From motion graphics and composting to 3D applications he proved a talent at each and is currently pioneering new techniques in the presentation of archival photographs in documentary filmmaking.

After exploring film education in various venues Ian recognized what he felt was a growing problem, the wide spread loss of the basic principles that make movies timeless. Disappointed in what he found offered elsewhere, Ian returned to the source of what he calls the best cinematic education he ever received. Upon his return Ian entered into a partnership with his award winning father, Casey Williams, and became part of Paradigm Motion Picture Co.