At the age of 9 Jed Mortenson stole his parents Super 8 movie camera and began making films. After a semester suspension for a pyrotechnic experiment gone awry, Mortenson graduated cum laude from the University of Southern California's prestigious School of Cinema Television. He has since garnered extensive experience ranging from big budget features to tiny indie films, from broadcast commercials to corporate video. In 2000 Mortenson directed and produced the indie feature 'North Beach' along with fellow USC alum Richard Speight, Jr. He then worked on various projects in the San Francisco Bay Area for corporate clients such as Silicon Graphics, Hyatt Hotels, Fairmont Hotels, Boston Scientific, and Shutterfly to name a few. In 2008 Mortenson produced the indie feature 'Woodshop' starring Jesse Ventura, Mitch Pileggi, and the late Don S. Davis.