In 2019 Oak Hollow decided to pursue an investigative documentary feature film exploring the intricacies of a construction defect, and how something as minor as a crack in stucco or water intrusion often leads to catastrophic failure, injury and loss of life. The filming began in Celebration, the town Walt Disney built as a livable Disney World just outside of Orlando, Florida. For decades now, the town of Celebration has been plagued with media reports about construction defects to the many homes, apartments, townhouses, and condos in the community. Quickly, OHS realized there was a much bigger story, one not just about the impact of a design flaw that leads to a defect, but in what is really the seed of the issue.
With the idea of expanding the film to include other types of defects within the eco-system of a defect disasters, in everything from construction to infrastructure, to shipping, transportation, space travel, entertainment, food, and technology, came the realization that a few re-occusing factors were at the heart of every problem - corners being cut, unqualified workers and developers, and most often, greed.
The film, and the series, explores the defect eco-system through a deep investigation into the nuances of construction defects in an effort to help prevent future catastrophes.
Director, Ken Goldstein
Ken Goldstein is an Emmy Award winning American documentary writer, director, editor, and producer. He is also an accomplished singer, songwriter, and recording artist, and the author of The Way of the Nerd book series. After a successful career creating national and international educational films, outreach and advocacy videos for disabled groups and charitable organizations, Ken began directing network television documentary specials in the early 1990s for the A&E networks iconic series, Investigative Reports. An occasional network news reporter, columnist for the Chicago Tribune, cub reporter and photo journalist for the New York New Times, and ABC/CAPCities radio host, Ken has spent the past thirty years creating compelling content for television, radio, and print for a variety of networks and outlets including Warner Brothers, 20th Century Fox, HISTORY CHANNEL, BBC, TF-1, NBC, Discovery Networks, PBS and more.
Mr. Goldstein is also globally renowned creative director, marketing expert, and speaker. His clients include Sony, Microsoft, NIKE, Von Dutch Originals, The White House, Catholic Charities and more.
Producer, Jason Reid
Jason Reid is a documentary film writer and producer, and a thirty year serial entrepreneur. He is the Co-founder and Chairman of EmpireWorks, the co-founder of National Services group, parter at CEO Coaching International and the founder of Chooselife.org
Mr. Reid is author, speaker, and musician, Jason debuted his documentary Tell My Story, a co-production between Oak Hollow Studios and Cinema Libre Studio, at the 2020 Santa Barbara Film Festival. Also in 2020, Jason released his eighth book entitled, Business is Easy.
An Ironman athlete, black belt, father, and husband he recently produced The Donnis Trio’s latest album, Jigsaw Melody, and I Bounce Back with producer and engineer Brandon Friesen and the band, THE LA HUSTLE.
OHS, in partnership with producer Jeremy Nelson, THE LA HUSTLE, and BMG, have created the Saturday Songwriter’s Society, a collective of songwriters, musicians, and producers who create original songs and soundtracks for series, specials, films, video games, commercials, and educational videos.