Gary VandenBergh | Producer, Director, Editor

Gary VandenBergh is a Producer/Editor and owner of Complete Montage, LLC.
Gary has been producing, editing, color correcting and finishing commercials, Independent films, documentaries, television shows, promos, sales and marketing programs since 1980. Gary’s recent credits include; ABC News 20/20, CBS News, CNBC’s Executive Vision with Simon Hobbs and Melissa Francis, Collaboration Now with Donny Deutsch and The Business of Innovation with Maria Bartiromo; Blue Print America: Beyond the Motor City, Blueprint America: Road to the Future for PBS; Annie Leibovitz: Life Through a Lens for PBS’ American Masters series; The Supreme Court for PBS; Meeting Resistance – an independent documentary feature on the Iraq insurgency and Ben’s Plan – an independent feature. Gary also cuts topical promos for CNBC; Post-produced a pilot, BAILOUT for Broad Band Entertainment; produced the electronic press kit for the tour of Mel Brooks’ The Producers, is writing, directing and producing an independent feature documentary about seminal Mad Magazine artist Will Elder called CHICKEN FAT, has been involved in the launch of a new cable network and the development of a web-based Diabetes Project. You can see samples of Gary’s work at, a credit roll, reel and other odds and ends at
Gary started his career at N.W. Ayer Advertising agency as a Print Production Coordinator. He moved on to Doyle Dane Bernbach (DDB Worldwide) supervising print production on many highly-visible advertising campaigns of the late 1970s. In 1980, Gary moved into video production and post-production by translating artist’s ideas into television at the Inter-Media Art Center (IMAC) in Huntington, LI. He became the Studio Manager and Director of Editorial Services at IMAC’s video production studio and performance space. Gary then became a media consultant and production/post-production professional setting up Video Training Networks, writing, producing and editing content for numerous Food Industry clients throughout the country and several Caribbean Islands. Gary expanded his role throughout the 1980s editing corporate content for companies like Johnson & Johnson, GTE, AT&T and many others. In 1990 Gary joined National Video Center as a Senior Editor where he edited and finished television series, independent films, promos and commercials. He was also credited as Co-Producer/Editor on commercials, music videos, promos and corporate image pieces.
More recently, Complete Montage, LLC has garnered several awards; a Telly in 2008 for best sales video for Bankrate, Inc; one of the internet’s most highly trafficked personal finance websites; in 2006 Complete Montage, LLC won another Telly and a 2006 Communicator Award for Best Editor on the High Definition open for the Food Network show, Boy Meets Grill with Bobby Flay. In 1993 Gary won a New York Emmy for his pioneering work as a promo editor on A Current Affair. These promos set the tone for network promos to this day. Gary also won a Best Editor Monitor Award in 1993 for the launch of QVC and Best Editor for A Current Affair Promos. Gary has also on-lined many documentaries for clients like Discovery/Times Television, The National Geographic Channel, The Travel Channel, Granada Television and others.
In addition, in 2003 Gary co-wrote and compiled the coffee-table art book, Will Elder: The Mad Playboy of Art and wrote and co-produced Will’s follow-up book in 2005, Chicken Fat. Both published by Fantagraphics Books, Inc.

John Werner | Producer, Writer

John Werner is chief storyworker at Howl At The Moon Creative where he writes, produces, edits, shoots and directs for broadcast and cable clients including HBO, NBC, Syfy, Fox, Nickelodeon and TV Land.
John has written three Syfy Channel features, the most recent ‘Witchville,’ a period piece based on classic witch mythology, premiered May 22 on SyFy. He also penned a sequel to Stan Winston’s ‘Pumpkinhead‘ called ‘Pumpkinhead: Ashes to Ashes.’ His first Syfy feature, ‘Manticore,’ has become a cult favorite. Set in present day Iraq the film inspired the NY Post to acclaim, “Finally – just what the world has been waiting for – an anti-war monster movie! Hilarious Good Fun!”
He just wrapped as producer/director/editor on a series of short documentaries -‘Profile of The Pacific’ for HBO. The docus tell the real-life stories of the marines featured in the miniseries The Pacific. They air on HBO in conjunction with the miniseries and extended versions will be released on the DVD.
John is currently co-producing the documentary ‘CHICKEN FAT’. A feature about Will Elder and the creation of Mad Magazine.
John was series producer and head writer for two seasons of TV LAND Confidential, a docu-style series featuring the untold stories behind your favorite past and present TV shows. Werner was co-creator, supervising producer and director of the critically acclaimed and award-winning Syfy Channel series EXPOSURE, a cutting edge short film anthology series. The show featured special guest hosts Tim Burton, Wes Craven, Kevin Smith, Clive Barker and Terry Farrell. John also developed, produced and directed The Star Wars Fan Film Awards. The special was hosted by Kevin Smith and was the first time the Syfy Channel collaborated with George Lucas and Lucas Films. Werner launched and produced 24 Frame News for Sundance Channel, the first original series to air on that network. The series aired over 300 episodes and won several awards.
John’s documentary work includes producing and editing DVD bonus tracks and interstitial programming including historical docus for HBO’s critically acclaimed John Adams and House of Saddam miniseries as well as behind the scenes programming for Nickelodeon’s Dora The Explorer and Go, Diego, Go. He also spent a year traveling the country with Brian Williams as director, producer and shooter documenting Mr. Williams’ transition to anchor of NBC Nightly News.
John’s film credits include writing and directing the Indie feature ‘Rudy Blue,’ the story of a lonely history teacher trapped in a family of oddball musicians. ‘Rudy Blue’ won several awards including the audience award at the Tahoe Film Fest.
Back when the iron curtain fell John was chosen as creative director for the first independent TV station in the former Soviet Union helping to launch TV6 Moscow.
John lives just west of Manhattan with his wife, a chef; their teenage son, a composer and multi-instrumentalist and a nearly human golden retriever.

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