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SONOMA MOUNTAIN PRODUCTIONS is a small video production company located in the heart of wine country in California whose focus is producing high quality films and videos for the wine industry.

Tim Metzger — Founding partner of Sonoma Mountain Productions

Tim Metzger has been a film and video cameraman for over 25 years. His work is known for taking real-life and dramatic situations and transforming them into beautiful high quality images. He is skilled in the following mediums: 35mm and Super 16mm film, and all video formats specializing in HD-TV. He has shot world wide stories for network television, including: CBS 60 Minutes, ABC, NBC, PBS, POV, Now with Bill Moyers, American Masters, Frontline, Discovery, A&E, The Learning Channel, Fox, History Channel, Animal Planet, and German ZDF-TV. In the corporate and commercial arena He has shot for many clients including: VISA, Chevron, Apple Computers, Charles Schwab, Sony Corporation, United Way, NASA, Pacific Bell, Sun Micro Systems, Cal Fed, Kaiser Hospitals, Disney, IBM, Wells Fargo Bank, PeopleSoft, Logitech, and Auto Desk, Clos du Bois, La Crema, Buena Vista, Robert Mondavi and William Hill Wineries.

Tim has received numerous national awards including the Cine Golden Eagle (4), Telly Award, Gold Medal - Festival of the Americas, Gavel Award - American Bar Association, Screening Award & Silver Medal - Houston International Film Festival, San Francisco Advertising Club Award of Excellence.

Jill Davis — Technical consultant to Sonoma Mountain Productions

Jill Davis has been making wine in Napa and Sonoma for the past 25 years. As the winemaker at Buena Vista Winery in Carneros and then William Hill Winery in the Napa Valley, she was responsible for all wine production and winemaking issues and became intimately aware of the risks and dangers to avoid when working in a winery. The lack of wine industry specific tools to use in her safety programs led her to ask her husband, filmmaker Tim Metzger, to help produce a set of safety videos for the wine and grape industry. Together with partner Michael Danty and with the cooperation of the University of California at Davis, Cal/OSHA Consultation Service, Research and Education Unit and numerous winery and vineyard safety professionals, they collaborated on the development and production of both The Safe Winery and The Safe Vineyard.

Michael Danty — Founding partner of Sonoma Mountain Productions

Michael Danty work has appeared on every major network since 1979. He was a segment producer on the CBS Series “The Body Human,” which airs 6 times per year during prime time. In 1999 he was segment producer for Tom Hanks and Rob Reiner’s ABC Special “I am your Child.” He was a producer on the HBO Special “The Godfather Family: A Look Inside,” which was re-edited for DVD release with Paramount Pictures’ Godfather Trilogy in 2001. He has also produced electronic press kits for Paramount, 20th Century Fox, and New Line Cinema. His “making of” documentaries on “Fat Man and Little Boy,”(with Paul Newman) and “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles” were aired nationally on Showtime. He has produced two features for Zoetrope studio’s “ Clownhouse” and “Gunfighter”. Michael has produced documentaries on HIV, Global Depression, Space Medicine, Astrobiology and Fetal Surgery. His futuristic technology pieces have aired on “Good Morning America.” He has produced and directed numerous commercials and corporate image pieces.

Michael has received over 30 national and international awards for his work including an Emmy (co-producer), 5 Cine’s, and the coveted International Medical Film Festival’s” Helen Hay’s Award.

Sonoma Mountain Productions
PO Box 1927
Glen Ellen CA 95442
800-931-5311 (phone) 707-544-5311 (fax)


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