The Duncan Entertainment Group
Founded in 1985, the Duncan Entertainment Group is a documentary production company. The Duncan Entertainment Group has a long association with public television and a variety of commercial networks in the U.S. Our editorial content employs journalistic principles long associated with objectivity and the pursuit of truth.
Founder Chip Duncan and longtime colleagues Bob Huck, Patricia Ostermick, Susan Templin, and Theran Pfeiffer have produced films exploring a variety of global subjects including the life story of Kenya-based sound engineer Abdul Rahman Ramadan, environmental issues surrounding global warming and water, various U.S. presidents, and several cultural icons including J.R.R. Tolkien, C.S.Lewis, and The Ohio State University football coach, Woody Hayes. The Duncan Entertainment Group also has a long history of producing content that explores religious and spiritual practices around the world. The First Patient is the company’s first long-form work in the field of medical science. For more information about the company please visit www.duncanentertainment.com.
Chip Duncan is a filmmaker, photographer, and author. For more than three decades, Chip has focused his lens on stories of life-affirming human achievement, world history, climate change, and the powerful narratives of people living in crisis and conflict. Chip’s work as a storyteller has taken him from the White House to Darfur, from the wilds of Alaska to the back roads of Ethiopia as he works to capture the essence of the human spirit. A Sundance festival alum, Chip’s work has received numerous awards and has been featured by outlets such as PBS, Discovery Networks, and HBO. Chip also frequently lends his talents to supporting NGOs in the developing world including crisis zones such as Myanmar, Haiti, Pakistan, Sudan, and Afghanistan. Recent books include Half A Reason To Die and Enough To Go Around. For a complete list of Chip’s works please visit www.duncanentertainment.com.
Robert Huck is an accomplished producer, editor, and photographer with many international credits. Bob has worked with the Duncan Entertainment Group since 1994. Bob’s work as a photographer has taken him to more than a dozen countries and he has supervised post-production of numerous Duncan Entertainment Group films. An Emmy winner for his editing work, Bob’s recent credits can be found at www.duncanentertainment.com.
Vivien Williams is an award-winning journalist. She is a host and executive producer of NBC’s TV series, Health and Happiness with Mayo Clinic. An expert in health and medical reporting, Vivien regularly covers stories for cable, network, and social media news outlets. Vivien frequently collaborates with the Mayo Clinic.
Hernando Garzon, M.D.
Dr. Hernando Garzon is an emergency medicine physician with an extensive background in global health and disaster response. He studied gross anatomy at New York University School of Medicine in 1984. Dr. Garzon is currently a practicing physician in northern California and is associated with numerous relief organizations including Doctors Without Borders, International Medical Corps, and Relief International.
Theran Pfeiffer has been an assistant editor and associate producer for the Duncan Entertainment Group since 2006. Theran has contributed to long-form projects including Tolkien & Lewis: Myth, Imagination & The Quest for Meaning, The Reagan Presidency, and Landslide: A Portrait of President Herbert Hoover. Theran also supervises archival research and acquisition for the Duncan Entertainment Group. Theran works regularly with NFL Films managing footage, specifically covering the Green Bay Packers.
Original Music Score
Peter Batchelder is a composer and multi-instrumentalist whose work has been featured in several Duncan Entertainment Group films including Tolkien & Lewis: Myth, Imagination & The Quest for Meaning and The Reagan Presidency.Peter’s other works include The Wheel, 30 Seconds Away: Breaking the Cycle and the upcoming Popper Baxton’s Sickly Stew.
Randy Bobo, a frequent collaborator with the Duncan Entertainment Group, is founder and owner of Independent Studios, a Milwaukee-based post-production company. Randy’s work has been an integral part of every Duncan Group production since 1991 and include such recent films as Tolkien & Lewis: Myth, Imagination & The Quest for Meaning, The Sound Man, and The Reagan Presidency. Randy has also worked on numerous radio and television commercials, and television programs. He also served as Sound Designer and Audio-Post Production Supervisor on the award-winning feature SweetLand.
Steve Kultgen is a sound designer and sound mixer whose work has been featured in Back at the Staircase, Venus Rising from the Undertow, and Manlife.