The Band


                                                     Adam White

Adam graduated in 1995 with a degree in Motion Picture Production from Wright State University's prestigious film program. He has won multiple Emmys for his films The RestorersRed Tail Reborn and Space Chase USA. Adam won an Emmy for Best Cinematography for his work on the PBS film Generations: Cuyahoga Valley National Park. In 2011, Adam and his company Hemlock Films received the “Special Achievement” award from the International Council of Airshows for their film Rise Above.

With over 20 years of experience, Adam has worked on big budget Hollywood films, TV shows, award winning documentaries, and commercials in various roles. He now concentrates his time as a Director/Cinematographer with a specialty in SteadiCam. Adam is a licensed pilot and makes a mean bowl of chili.



                                     Kara White (Martinelli)


Kara has directed and produced multiple documentaries, including Rise Above: WASP about the Women Airforce Service Pilots from WWII, and Beyond the Powder for PBS telling the story of the first women's cross-country air race and the women who still race today. She has received Emmy nominations for Best Director, Writing, and Research and has won Emmy awards for Writing, Best Documentary, and Technical Achievement, along with multiple film festival awards. She has also produced the Emmy Award winning documentaries The Restorers (TV series) and Space Chase USA for PBS, and Rise Above: Tuskegee Airmen. She also works as a commercial director.


Kara started her career in New York City, working as a Producer creating spots for Food Network, USA, and Touchstone Energy. Her experience as an Assistant Editor includes work with Comedy Central, HBO, A&E, E!, NBC, Bravo, ESPN, PBS Thirteen, and TBS. 

Office Manager                                Tupolev

Tupolev keeps us in check at the office and isn't afraid to join you at the bar for an after 5 o'clock cocktail. Of course, she's always available for therapy snuggling throughout business hours.


"Adam is a photographer who knows how to convey story, capture emotion and realism without having to empty the grip and lighting trucks. Light it to look real -- and shoot."

Terry Cunningham - Director


"Adam & Kara both have a passion for storytelling, which shows through their films.  I look forward to their next project and continuing our relationship with Hemlock Films"

Mary Bruggeman

Chief of Attractions Operations

US Air Force Museum Foundation

The cast & crew of Rise Above: WASP