Breawna Nylen. CEO and founder of Skydoor Studios in Rapid City, South Dakota. Breawna has worked in television, newspaper and radio and has an extensive background in advertising. She has worked on many award-winning campaigns and projects, Breawna has gained extensive experience in managing TV and film production ranging from high concept commercials, documentaries and film. Breawna is also a professional photographer for Skydoor Studios and has impressive knowledge with graphic design work. She possesses the capability to guide a film project from concept to completion.
Tristan Barnard - Cinematographer
Tristan works professionally as a Cinematographer in the film industry. After moving to the area fifteen years ago, Tristan has made the Black Hills his home and feels a kindred connection to the area. . Tristan has worked extensively with The History Channel, Discovery Channel and The History Channel, filming shows throughout The Badlands, Black Hills and Custer, giving him a deep understanding of the area and the best way to portray the subject cinematically. Tristan often has the opportunity to pass on his cinematic knowledge in the form of teaching seminars. In recent years he has taught workshops on two separate occasions to students in Portugal, Europe. Cinematography is an art form where the paint is comprised of the light spectrum and the canvas is a theatre screen. Tristan embraces this art to his core.
Trinity Conrad - Accounts Manager
Trinity was born in Deadwood, SD and has lived there her entire life. She attended college at Black Hills State University where she majored in entrepreneurial management and marketing. Trinity recently graduated in may, 2013. She has lifelong experience with business and management roles, and is very excited to join the Skydoor Studios team to bring exceptional productions to our customers. Trinity uses her skill set to be a proficient sales representative and team manager.
After completing graduate school at the University of Pennsylvania in Primatology, Mike decided to change career paths to work in wildlife filmmaking. He is currently finishing his MFA in Science and Natural History Filmmaking at Montana State University. Mike’s scientific research focused on non-human primate vocal communication. In order to follow this line of research he needed to have a strong focus in acoustics and sound recording. When he began his graduate work in filmmaking, he found the background in acoustics allowed an impeccable transition into film sound. Mike has recorded sound for National Geographic, Discovery Channel, PBS, commercials for companies like Nike, and for several independent fiction films.