Olivier Matthon (Director) is a commercial mushroom picker who graduated with a B.A. in Ethnography, Political Ecology, and Nonfiction Writing from the Evergreen State College. His work has been published by Pioneers Press, the UTNE Reader, and High Country News Magazine. His photos of mushroom pickers are part of the exhibition “Impossible Sauvage” at the Museum of Ethnography of Neuchâtel, in Switzerland. Originally from Québec, he now lives in the Pacific Northwest.

Michael Reis (co-director) works as a broadcast coordinator, technical director, and IT network director at a public community media center where he specializes in documenting the unique nuances of rural life. Additionally, Michael works in public outreach and technical training, assisting amateur filmmakers and teaching them how to best use their equipment. He also works as a commercial fisherman every summer and has been a commercial mushroom picker.

Erin Yanke (consulting producer) is a documentarian who works in the mediums of audio, print, and video. Her work focuses on themes of the untold story, the unheard voice, comparative experience across identities, and the clean and sharp edit. She is the co-director of the award-winning documentary Arresting Power, the Program Director at KBOO Community Radio, and the Board President of Outside the Frame, an organization that changes the way homeless youth see and are seen by teaching them filmmaking.

Contact uponthemountainfilm@gmail.com for more information.

Header photo by Guy Hand