Go-Valley is a film production company based in East Austin, founded in 2014 by Keith Maitland. Go-Valley is currently in production on two feature documentaries. TOWER is an animated documentary that tells the story of the survivors and heroes of the 1966 UT tower shootings. A SONG FOR YOU: THE AUSTIN CITY LIMITS STORY chronicles the 40 year history of America’s longest running music television show through a season in the life of its crew and artists.
Keith Maitland was drawn to the story of the Texas Tower shooting when he first heard about the shooting from an eye-witness -- his 7th grade history teacher. A graduate of the University of Texas, Keith began researching for TOWER after the 40th anniversary of the shooting in 2006 and began production on TOWER in 2012. He is also currently directing A SONG FOR YOU: THE AUSTIN CITY LIMITS STORY, about the 40-year history of America's longest running music television show. Keith Maitland is the director of the ITVS-funded, Emmy-nominated, THE EYES OF ME, a year-in-the-life of four blind teens. EYES broadcast on PBS's Independent Lens and was honored with a Barbara Jordan Media Award by the State of Texas. Director of documentary features, commercials, and TV series, his credits also include 7 seasons with NBC's LAW & ORDER as an AD. Keith is a graduate of the Director's Guild of America Trainee Program and the PBS Producer's Academy.
Susan Thomson co-founded and co-produces FilmMatters, a dialogue that focuses on the use of film to encourage social change. She spent over 12 years as a media consultant in Dallas, Los Angeles and London, with roles in strategy, operations and distribution at Warner Bros., Sony Pictures, Andrew Lloyd Webber's "Really Useful Group", and the BBC. Susan Thomson graduated from the Business Honors Program at The University of Texas. She is a Producer on TOWER and A SONG FOR YOU: THE AUSTIN CITY LIMITS STORY.
Megan Gilbride is an Emmy-winning and Independent Spirit Award nominated producer of narrative and documentary films. She produced LOVERS OF HATE, a Sundance US Dramatic Competition premiere, released by IFC and nominated for a FIND Spirit Award. She produced the PBS-broadcast documentary SUNSHINE and co-produced WHERE SOLDIERS COME FROM which won the Truer Than Fiction FIND Spirit Award, aired on POV, and won a 2012 News and Documentary Emmy. She is a Producer on TOWER.
Sarah Wilson returned to her hometown of Austin, Texas after nine years of studying and working in New York City. She works as a commercial photographer for clients such as the The New York Times Sunday Magazine, Austin City Limits, Time, HGTV and Scripps Networks, The Atlantic Monthly, West Supply, Marie Claire, Texas Monthly, Mother Jones and others. Prints from past personal project have been acquired by the permanent collections at the Museum of Fine Arts Houston, The Harry Ransom Center at the University of Texas, and the Lishui Photography Museum of China. Current projects include “our Desired Future,” a look at the tenuous state of Texas ground water, and “DEEP TIME: An Artists’s journey; sifting through the stratigraphy of paleontology and family.” Sarah is Producer and Camera Operator on A SONG FOR YOU: THE AUSTIN CITY LIMITS STORY and Camera Operator on TOWER.
Hillary Pierce After several years working in the film and television industry in her native North Carolina, Hillary began her documentary career in NYC at Maysles Films under the tutelage of Direct Cinema pioneer Albert Maysles. While earning her MFA in Documentary Film at Wake Forest University, Hillary assisted faculty member and Kartemquin filmmaker Peter Gilbert teaching Visual Storytelling. She produced and directed THE ONE WHO BUILDS, a documentary about refugee resettlement in the American South. The film won Best Short Documentary awards at both Kansas City Film Fest and Boston International Film Festival and is currently on a university screening tour. She is the Coordinating Producer on TOWER and A SONG FOR YOU: THE AUSTIN CITY LIMITS STORY.
Austin Reedy is an Austin, TX based editor, who has worked on several independent films and television series that have shown on PBS, A&E, Discover, History and TLC. With Go-Valley, he is editing TOWER and A SONG FOR YOU: THE AUSTIN CITY LIMITS STORY.