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OUR TEAM

The IN PLAIN SIGHT project could never be possible without the vision, talent, and hard-work of numerous team members.

NATALIE GRANT / EXECUTIVE PRODUCER – NARRATOR

Natalie Grant

Grammy nominated Natalie Grant is a powerhouse vocalist, heart-gripping songwriter, and charismatic performer. She has consistently remained one of the top selling Christian artists and has sold well over a million records. The Gospel Music Association named her the 2012 Female Vocalist of the Year, an honor that she’s received 5 times.
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Beyond her artistry, she is an outspoken advocate for victims of human trafficking. In 2005, Natalie founded Abolition International, which recently merged with Hope for Justice to combat trafficking in American, Europe, and Asia.
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More info: nataliegrant.com

DAVID TROTTER / EXECUTIVE PRODUCER – CO-AUTHOR

Based in Orange County, California, David Trotter is passionate about inspiring you to leverage your life for the good of others. As a documentary filmmaker, speaker, writer, and founder of Awaken Media, he shares his own journey in creative ways in order to compel people to take positive action in their world.
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David is the Executive Producer and Co-host of MOTHER INDIA: Life Through the Eyes of the Orphan – Best Short Documentary at the 2012 San Diego Christian Film Festival.
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Prior to 15 years of non-profit leadership experience, David attended Vanguard University (BA) and Fuller Theological Seminary (MA). He has been married to Laura for over 19 years, and they have two children.
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More info: davidtrotter.tv

David Trotter

NOAH LAMBERTH / DIRECTOR – CINEMATOGRAPHER – EDITOR

Noah Lamberth

Noah Lamberth is a filmmaker who travels the world capturing unique stories. Not only has he produced promotional videos for world-famous corporations, but he often works with world-class performers.
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Noah is the Director and Cinematographer of MOTHER INDIA: Life Through the Eyes of the Orphan.
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When he’s not shooting around the globe, Noah lives in Los Angeles, California.
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More info: noahlamberth.com

RAN JACKSON / COMPOSER

An award-winning artist/writer/producer/composer, Ran Jackson has toured the globe and shared stages with some of music’s biggest hitmakers. He has worked with Katy Perry, OneRepublic, the GooGooDolls, Needtobreathe, Ed Roland, Emerson Hart, Joy Williams (Civil Wars), and collaborated in the studio with names like Youth (Paul McCartney, U2), Linda Perry (Pink, Gwen Stefani), Jim Abbiss (Arctic Monkeys, Kasabian), Greg Kurstin (Katy Perry, Tegan and Sarah), Charlie Peacock (Civil Wars), David Foster (Michael Jackson, Prince) and Darrell Thorpe (Radiohead, Beck, Air).
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Having worked and learned from so many greats, Ran has managed to develop an approach and style entirely his own. A member of LA-based indie bands The Daylights and Von Bonneville, Ran has spent the last year primarily focusing on the visual side of music. His music has recently been used by Porsche, Bank of America, Coca Cola, Honda, Miller, Marriott, Ford, MLB, ESPN, in numerous films, and in just about every television network in some sitcom, cop drama or reality show.
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Ran Jackson

TROY LAMBERTH / CO-PRODUCER – WRITER

Troy Lamberth

With over 20 years of film and television production experience, Troy Lamberth is currently the Executive Producer of Haven Today Radio and Adjunct Professor of Communication Arts at Providence Christian College in Pasadena, California.
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Troy is the Co-Producer of MOTHER INDIA: Life Through the Eyes of the Orphan.
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After graduating from California Baptist University, he received his Master of Fine Arts degree in Film and TV Production from Chapman University. Troy has been married for eight years to his wife, Melissa, and they have three, young children.

DIRK DALLAS / VISUAL DESIGN

Dirk Dallas has over 13 years of film, television, photography and design production experience and is also a Professor of Digital Media at California Baptist University in Southern California. He recently completed the motion graphics on the documentary film, MOTHER INDIA: Life Through the Eyes of the Orphan. He is currently represented by Tinker Street* and some of his clients include Nike, Toyota, Disney and Ford. His works have been featured in galleries such as the Orange County Center for Contemporary Art in California, The MMS Gallery in Philadelphia, THE NWBLK in San Francisco and on various websites such as CNN.com, USAToday.com, Mashable.com, and HuffingtonPost.com.
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Dirk has been married for seven years to his wife and best friend Alicia, and they have two, young daughters. In his free time, you can find him chasing light, exploring new beaches and flying helicopters with his oldest daughter.
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More info: instagram.com/dirka

Dirk Dallas

STACIA FREEMAN / CO-AUTHOR

Stacia Freeman

Stacia Freeman is the US Director of Hope for Justice, a position she has held since July, 2006. Prior to her work at Hope for Justice, Stacia worked in the pediatric healthcare field in research and development working with leaders in the medical field to promote early identification of hearing loss in children.
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Along with Dr Jeff Barrows, Stacia co-founded the Hope for Justice Network to promote quality restoration and create a network of service providers. The association currently has 28 members providing care around the world. Stacia believes that every individual who has been a victim of sex trafficking and exploitation deserves the best opportunity for healing and success and that the opportunity exists through partnership and joint efforts to address the continuity of care one community at a time.

AUSTIN THOMPSON / CINEMATOGRAPHER – EDITOR

Austin Thompson, born into a family of a preacher and a producer, pursued his passion for filmmaking. He has traveled the world using his creative eye to capture life’s moments in an unique way.
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When he’s not traveling, Austin is the lead editor/cinematographer for Harvest Christian Fellowship in Riverside, CA, and also, loves filming/editing weddings and other projects too.
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More info: arexfilms.com

Tony Guerrero

ASSOCIATE PRODUCERS

Thank you to these organizations, couples, and individuals who supported IN PLAIN SIGHT with a generous donation (abouve $150). There’s no way that we would have been able to produce this project without you. (Not only are they listed below, but you’ll see their names in the credits of the film as well.)
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Ashertopia
Scott and Shawna Anderson
Mr. And Mrs. James R. Berryhill
Alison Blasko
Melissa Borckardt
Eddie and Jo-Ann Bravo
Patrice Broderick
Courtney M. Brown
Richard L. Cassin
Danny and Melinda Choi
Barbra Crabtree
Donnie Cruzen
Joshua Cudworth
Solomon Darwin
Debbie Deering
John Donaldson
Steve Dunham
Erin Emory
Dan Finn
David and Marie Fleck
David Kyle Foster
Glenn and Robin Garvin
Teresa Gibson
Brian Griffith
Kevin Hall
Viola Anne Hallett
Richard Hearn
Peggy Helander
Daniel and Brandi Humbert
Christina Kimball
Grant Knisely
Mandy Lehr
Larry and Gail Levenger
Kelley Mathews
Priscilla McKinney
Eaar Oden
Marcie Osborne
Mike Ostrow
Abigail Owens
Chris and Brooks Reid
Rockharbor Church – Costa Mesa, CA
Betty Perkins
Ryan and Whitney Phipps
Tom Pruitt
Jack Ratanapratum – Kokua Films
The Crossing Church – Costa Mesa, CA
John and Dianne Trotter
Yvonne Tung
Elijah and Lisa Young
John Weeks – Brands on Sale
Will Zapalac