Who We Are

 

Adam Saunders

CEO

Adam Saunders has served as the lead producer of Footprint’s films “When We First Met” (dir. Ari Sandel, starring Adam Devine and Alexandra Daddario) which he produced alongside Oscar nominated producer MXN, and Wonderland Sound and Vision, and sold to Netflix Originals; “Shimmer Lake” (writer/dir: Oren Uziel, starring Rainn Wilson and Rob Corddry), produced alongside Writ Large and also sold to Netflix Originals; “About Alex” (writer/dir: Jesse Zwick, starring Aubrey Plaza and Max Greenfield) alongside Oscar winning filmmakers Edward Zwick and Marshall Herskovitz’s Bedford Falls Company, which sold to Sony Worldwide, and “Family Weekend” (dir: Benjamin Epps, starring Kristin Chenoweth and Joey King) also alongside Bedford Falls, which sold to Paramount Worldwide. He is currently in post-production on “Dotty & Soul” which he wrote/directed/produced/starred in (opposite Leslie Uggams and David Koechner). He holds a BA in Drama from Duke University and an MFA in Acting from the Yale School of Drama.

 

 

Eddie Rubin

President of Production

Eddie Rubin has produced, executive produced and/or line produced numerous feature films including the 2019 Sundance Film Festival breakout film “The Farewell” starring Awkwafina for Big Beach, the 2018 Sundance Film Festival hit “Puzzle” also for Big Beach, and the 2018 Netflix Original film “When We First Met” for Footprint Features. Prior to that he consulted on the critically acclaimed “It Follows” (Dir. David Robert Mitchell), produced “Art House” starring Greta Gerwig, “Love and Honor” starring Liam Hemsworth, “Destined” (Dir. Qasim Basir) and “The Last Poker Game” starring Academy-Award winner Martin Landau and Paul Sorvino. Most recently, Eddie produced “The Short History of the Long Road” which Filmmaker Magazine named as one of the most anticipated independent films of 2019.

 

 

 

Mac Hendrickson

Producer

Mac Hendrickson served as the Associate Producer on Footprint’s fifth film “Dotty & Soul” currently in post-production. He was born and raised in the suburbs of Chicago. After graduating from The University of Notre Dame, Mac co-founded Garden Boys, a comedy group that performed original sketch and music. With Garden Boys, Mac produced and wrote five sold-out revues at The Second City, iO Theatre, Annoyance and Stage 773. In 2017, Mac toured with The Second City aboard the NCL Dawn. With his brother Patrick, Mac wrote “Inferno”, a noir web-series produced by Companion Pictures.

 

 

Steve Eddy

Company Member

Steve Eddy Executive Produced Footprint’s “When We First Met” (Dir. Ari Sandel) and “Shimmer Lake” (Dir. Oren Uziel), and served as the production executive for the film “About Alex” (Dir. Jesse Zwick). Prior to joining Footprint, Steve was the Vice President of Physical Production at Summit Entertainment. During his time at Summit he was integral in the company’s transformation to a mini-major studio, and was part of a team that oversaw 14 movies and more than $500M in production spending. Projects overseen include “A Better Life” (Dir. Chris Weitz), “Knowing” (Dir. Alex Proyas), “Remember Me” (Dir. Allen Coulter), “RED” (Dir. Robert Schwentke), “Letters to Juliet” (Dir. Gary Winick) and “The Twilight Saga” films. He currently serves as the Director of Physical Production for Netflix Indie. He holds a film degree from Emerson College and lives in Los Angeles with his family.

 

 

Lisa Callif

Legal Affairs

Lisa Callif is an entertainment attorney whose primary focus is on representing independent filmmakers in all aspects of their movie making, including financing, production and distribution. She was recently profiled in Hollywood Reporter’s Power Lawyer List as one of Hollywood’s Top 100 Attorneys (2016) and named by the Daily Journal as one of the Top 100 Women Lawyers in California (2016 & 2014). She was also named by Variety as one of The Best and The Brightest (2011). As part of her practice, Lisa does a significant amount of clearance work for documentaries, including rendering fair use opinion letters, which permits her clients to use limited amounts of unlicensed material in their films under the fair use doctrine as codified in US Copyright Law.