Michael Pfaendtner has been editing commercials, corporate videos, industrials and documentaries for over 20 years, working at both large and small facilities as well as a freelance editor.

An independent filmmaker, he has screened his documentaries and short films at festivals around the country where they have been audience favorites, receiving numerous awards along the way. His work has also been televised on the Travel Channel, locally in Atlanta and Detroit, on Public Television stations throughout Michigan and Canada, as well as online for WGBH in Boston. Additionally, his humorous writings regularly amused and entertained readers of The Big Idea magazine for over eight years.

Pfaendtner’s interest in non-fiction film goes back over thirty years to 1979 when he made his first documentary, a college film entitled Auction Sale. Since then he has continued to produce documentaries on a variety of unusual topics.

All Sales Final documented the annual convention held by the Michigan Funeral Directors Association while Roadside Attractions paid a visit to Prehistoric Gardens, the self-proclaimed “Greatest Dinosaur Park in the World”. His documentary short, Texas Hospitality, examined the final meal requests of ten executed offenders on the Lone Star state. Iwo Jima Diary, an illustrated oral history of one of World War II’s most ferocious battles is his most ambitious project to date, taking almost two years to complete.

The Goat Yard marks his third collaboration with Rob St. Mary. Over the past five years they have worked together to co-produce the documentaries The Separation on State Street and Super Happy Funtime Burlesque.


Kim Stricker has been working in the corporate video and commerical production world since the wide-eyed age of 17.  Over her tenure, she’s managed teams of researchers, creatives, professional talent, production crews and studios.  With her solid combination of Agency, Production and Post Production experience, projects are ensured to exceed creative expectations while staying on budget and on time.

Stricker’s commerical client roster includes work with: Six Flags Theme Parks, Great Wolf Resorts,  Jet’s Pizza, Eastern Market Detroit and  Michigan Science Center. In addition to her Advertising Agency experience, Stricker brings credits of Episodic Television Programming for The Big 10 Network – “Out of the Blue the Michigan Difference” and Method House Studios – “In the Mix (Peru)”.

Stricker has been a member of the Detroit Sail Club since 2000, and was the Commodore for the 2009 term.  She is an avid sailor in the Detroit community.  Since her first acquaintance, The Goat Yard and its’ cohorts have always piqued her interest as a curiously entertaining documentary.  She looks forward to introducing the Crescents and revealing the story behind the eccentric band of sailor friends.

For additional information, please contact:  Kim Stricker at  kim@kimberlystricker.com


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