Simon Forrester is a UK based expedition sound recordist who, over the last 25 years, has worked on a variety of EMMY and BAFTA winning documentary series and the Academy Award nominated film Blindsight.
His work has taken him to over 100 countries across every continent on Earth working for major international broadcasters such as the BBC, National Geographic and Discovery. He has just returned from his third trip to Mount Everest where he spent a month filming on the Khumbu icefall for a BBC/PBS series entitled Earth's Natural Wonders.
Simon is currently working in Egypt, Wyoming and Greenland on several large scale projects for the BBC.
Leah Elizabeth Winter is a professional model and actress originally from the Mid-west. Growing up in the vast and open plains of Iowa, she would always dream of traveling the world and going beyond where her eyes could see.
As she aged, she began taking great interest in people of other cultures and learning about how they interact with the world around them, both physically and mentally. She would go on to graduate Summa Cum Laude with degrees in Biology and Chemistry and even had an internship at UT Southwestern Medical Center in Neuroscience research. Working on "Finding Noah" has been very rewarding for her as she is able to combine her love of travel with her passion for science. She often impresses upon the group the need for a scientific basis when approaching a given topic. And when she traveled she was never afraid to do or try anything and would often be first in line.
When she has free-time, she enjoys watching documentaries and exploring new areas around her making each day a possible travel opportunity.
David Lamb has loved film since he was a kid and spent much of his childhood shooting home videos with his brother. After spending a year in Ecuador working with orphans David realized he could use film to give a voice to untold stories.
He returned and began pursuing his film degree. During this time he also worked at a prestigious post house where he operated VTR machines and learned special effects and editing techniques from Emmy Award winning artists. After graduating from the University of Texas film school he paired up with his brother again to shoot their first narrative feature “Safe By My Side” the story of two orphan boys in Ecuador.
David Lamb has traveled from South America to Asia to Europe and Africa gathering unique experiences and perspectives that continue to shape his filmmaking. His next stop was Los Angeles where he has worked on projects for a variety of clients including Honda R&D USA, ESPN, WGAW, The Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences, Warner Brothers, ABC Family, NBC Universal, The World Gold Council, and the Oprah Winfrey Channel. Along the way David has created and shot shorts, documentaries, commercial projects and features most recently a short series for the Oprah Winfrey Network and a documentary with an Academy Award winning director. David continues to travel around the globe in search of compelling people, extraordinary stories and unparalleled images.Learn More About David
David Rasmussen has over 25 years of experience as a cinematographer and director of photography specializing in documentary films. David's resume of film and videography includes TV documentary, corporate, natural history, travel and adventure films. He has filmed in over 30 countries around the world. David began in 1985 as a cameraman with Boeing Airplane Company's Motion Picture Department. After four years traveling worldwide with Boeing, he worked as a freelance cameraman doing both 16mm filming and videography for the BBC, Discovery Channel, History Channel, Travel Channel, NOVA, BBC Horizon, National Geographic Television, ABC and numerous independent production companies.
In 1999 National Geographic commissioned David to produce a six-part television series in Pakistan on K2, world’s second highest mountain. The 2003 Everest Speed Expedition hired David as a documentary filmmaker and high altitude cameraman for the expedition which succeeded in putting the first Italian woman atop Mount Everest. In spring 2006, David returned to Everest with the British Army Expedition as high altitude cameraman for its attempt on the difficult West Ridge route. David summited Everest in 2007 with the Everest Xtreme Expedition as high altitude cameraman for BBC Horizon. The film followed a team of doctors/climbers studying the relationship between genetics and altitude.
David is owner/operator of Northern Mountain Films, Inc. He resides near Whitefish, Montana, where he enjoys backpacking, mountaineering, ice climbing and skiing with his wife and three sons. Visit NMFilms.net
Jean-Louis "J-L" Blackburn works as Ark Search's videographer during Ararat expeditions. Previously working as an Army Combat Visual Documentation Specialist, Blackburn also received a BA in Visual Journalism from Brooks Institute in Santa Barbara, CA.
Blackburn's involvement in the search has largely been as an observer, but he would occasionally lend a helping hand when needed. The dilemma of "shoot or help" presented itself often, but he would find a way to do both.
Currently, Blackburn is writing a book on the topic of "Apocalyptic Prophecy", where he takes on the opinions of popular commentaries by scholars. Blackburn is also an activist for Veterans' rights advocating for treatment for combat wounds through the VA.
Joshua Lamb has been making films with his brother since they first held their parents VHS camcorder in the early 90’s. He started his professional career as a VTR operator in an Emmy Award winning post house and quickly moved on to shooting short films and documentaries.
After his brother David graduated from film school, the Lamb Brothers shot their first narrative feature film “Safe By My Side” in Ecuador.Since moving to LA his credits range from helping to launch the Oprah Winfrey Network to numerous documentaries, commercials and feature films with clients that include Warner Brothers, FOX, ABC Family, NBC Universal, WGAW, Retrofit Films, The Academy of Motions Pictures Arts and Sciences, Karga 7 Pictures and The Gold Council. When he doesn’t have a camera in his hands you’ll probably find him in the mountains, hiking, biking or just enjoying the scenery.Learn More About Joshua
Tyler Rasmussen has been involved in production since age twelve, accompanying his dad, a career cinematographer, on film jobs whenever possible. To date he's worked as grip, cameraman, sound man, editor and digital information tech on programs for National Geographic and The Outdoor Channel.
Throughout high school, Tyler worked as still and video photographer at a local motor speedway, expanding his skills to produce TV commercials, provide live race coverage and develop promotional videos for the racetrack. During two summers Tyler managed technical logistics and digital backup on a multi-camera shoot for a series of six yoga videos, which he later edited. In 2012, he spent two weeks following police on drug busts and interviewing addicts as AC and second unit camera on an episode of National Geographic's “Drugs, Inc.” series. His most recent work includes a position as a studio cameraman for Huntley Ritter’s “Outlanders,” a TV program shown on the Outdoor Channel.
In addition to video production, Tyler enjoys still photography, blogging, and playing in the mountains of northwest Montana. Having lived all his life in the shadow of Glacier National Park, Tyler has long enjoyed hiking, ultralight backpacking, mountaineering, alpine and AT skiing, and rock and ice climbing. Since 2007, he's climbed Mt. Rainier four times, trying different routes each year. When not outdoors, he heads to the garage to work on his project car, a 1966 VW Fastback Sedan. He is currently a full time college student pursuing a web technologies degree.