Team

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Will Bakke

Will Bakke is an award-winning filmmaker, co-founder, and managing partner at Riot Studios. While still in college, Will was hired by MTV to write and develop a comedy series that landed him on the prestigious “Top 25 Filmmakers on Campus” list presented by MTVU.

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Michael B. Allen

Michael B. Allen is a writer/director based in Austin, Texas. After writing and producing the hit Christian documentaries, One Nation Under God (2009) and Beware of Christians (2010), he Riot Studios, with Will Bakke and Alex Carroll in 2010.

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History

The first film in the history of Riot Studios. In the summer of 2008, Michael B. Allen, Will Bakke, Austin Meek, and Lawson Hopkins set out on a road trip. They pulled out a map, drew a big circle around the country, and said, “Let’s go there, there, and there, asking people questions about life and God and purpose.”

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Approach

We’re passionate about storytelling. Stories provide a common ground between people of all different points of view. And, while a good message is a key ingredient to a good story, overpowering messages can really ruin the taste. At Riot, we strive to let the story come first so that the audience has the enjoyment of uncovering the meaning behind it.

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