You Don't Know Bertha Constantine

against society, norms, nature, and the cops...for love

Meet the Crew

Artists nearly as big as their egos...

Andrew Kightlinger (Director)

Andrew Kightlinger is the writer, director, and producer of "You Don't Know Bertha Constantine". Andrew graduated from Augustana College in Sioux Falls South Dakota, studying Government, but thinking about (and making) film. After graduation he decided to follow his lifelong passion and enrolled at the Prestigious Boston, where he is now pursuing his MA in film. Since he was a child, Andrew has had one over-riding goal: make endlessly entertaining film. 'You Don't Know Bertha Constantine' probably won't change film forever, but it is a big step in the right direction for the young director. 

Tristan Barnard (Cinematographer)

Tristan wasn't making films pre-birth, but thats only because he didn't have the right equipment in the womb. Born in Dublin, educated in England, and now based in Rapid City, South Dakota, Tristan has dedicated himself from that very young age to creating different worlds through film. Believing that a film maker must thoroughly understand our world before recreating another through the lens, Tristan has traveled the world for years working to understand the way different people of different cultures speak, love, embrace, and (occasionally) hate each other. As a film maker, Tristan has won several national and international awards, and has worked on larger Hollywood films such as "National Treasure: Book of Secrets", "Hidalgo', "The Bourne Ultimatum", "Star Trek", and "Spiderman". 

Kellin Johnson (Asst. Director)

Kellin, graduated from South Dakota State University in 2008. He has produced and directed over 30 films in his young four year career. Currently he’s finishing a feature film entitled 'The Former Sunshine State' and his WWII film ' The Hill' has garnered some attention from industry professionals. Nov. of 2009 Johnson moved to Royal Oak, MI because of the states aggressive tax incentives that have brought hundreds of productions to the state. The Detroit Free Press caught wind of his move and included him in a featured article.

John Bernstein (Executive Producer / Script Consultant)

John is Associate Professor of Film and Director of the Screenwriting Program at Boston University.  He has taught screenwriting, playwriting, film theory, creative writing and English at Duke University, Tel Aviv University, and the University of Copenhagen, and has conducted professional film seminars at the Munich Film School and the National Film School of Denmark.  His film A Scent of Paradise (starring Penelope Cruz) has won a number of international prizes.


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Luke Schuetzle (Line Producer)

A South Dakota native, Luke is the sole owner and operator of The Schuetzle Company Productions, a revolutionary up and coming film production Company.  He received a Bachelor of Sciences from South Dakota State University where he studied exclusively in business opportunities and entrepreneurial endeavors.  He also has had many years of both stage and film experience, from acting to producing.  His latest production, a WWII short called The Hill, was recently accepted to the LandLocked and South Dakota Film Festival.  Luke has a sound mind for investment and he has the experience and expertise to maximize the production and eventual profit of a film.

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Adam Emerson (Producer)

Adam, born in Pierre, SD, has a BS in Political Science and International relations from South Dakota State University. He is currently pursuing his MA at the University of San Francisco where he also operates his own web design and marketing company. Adam has extensive film experience; working with Kightlinger and Schuetzle on multiple projects including Kightlinger's faith-based short 'Pastor B' and writing the original screenplay for the Schuetzle Company's WWII short 'The Hill'--nominated for best screenplay at the Detroit Independent Film Festival.

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David McCoy (Production Designer) 

David is a South Dakota implant who grew up in Fort Collins, Colorado. He graduated from Augustana College in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, majoring in Government/International Affairs. Scenic design credits include: 

Kin: The Trial of Carry Buck, Urintown: 

The Musical, Enchanted April, Turandot (co-designer), & Prairie Women (co-designer). 

He also designed costumes for She Stoops to Conquer at Augustana. 

Since graduation he has continued to pursue a variety of art forms, including working under 

world-renowned sculptor Dan Ostermiller. He is excited to be a part of You Don’t Know Bertha 

Constantine before heading to grad school in the fall.


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