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OUR STORY 

Rumble Productions is an award winning production company that was founded in Albuquerque and has recently expanded to Key West, Florida. Rumble was founded in 2015 by Jessica Wachs after years of workshopping new musical improv styles with her a cappella choir. Merging those experimental musical ideas with improv and sketch comedy, this fun, new performance style was created and presented in the Southwest, drawing in great minds and great talent.

 

Due to demand, Rumble eventually expanded its entertainment offerings to a wide array of talent, providing unique, quality shows for private and corporate events. Rumble's live acts have performed at such places as the Key West Amphitheater, The Little Room Jazz CLub, Key West, The Historic Lensic Theatre Santa Fe, the Ruidoso Convention Center, the Albuquerque Theatre Guild Gala, The NM Alibi's "Best of Burque" Awards, The New Mexico Film Foundation Soiree, The Rampart Casino-Las Vegas, for Fortune 500 companies such as Keybank and the Motor Ford Company, on ABC's America's Funniest People, at The Second City Hollywood, and on NBC's America's Got Talent. 

 

Rumble has since expanded into film production, branching into the Hollywood scene where it began collaborating with high caliber clients and colleagues. This lead to TV development, show pitching, and music production amidst high end talent such as Herzog Studios, IPC Studios, and Netflix, as well as BAFTA, Emmy and Grammy award winning artists. Thanks to such connections, Rumble was able to complete filming Out of the Woods, a worldwide reality-docu-series, which is now in post production, and able to render the nomination for "Best Florida Short" at the KW Film Festival.  Apart from showing its short films at festivals nationally, Rumble is currently developing its first musical travel show, producing a Key West inspired musical comedy album, and expanding its film production services to be able to support more clients.


Rumble has also provided workshops and consultation across the nation, where its introspective uses of music, communication, and emotional intelligence have satisfied clients in ways ranging from providing innovation consultation that contributed to a 40% profit increase for multimillion dollar company "The Improve Group", to impacting lives with confidence building, mental block breaking, transformational workshops such as "The Vocal Lab" and "The Yes, And" workshops, which got Rumble's founder, Jessica Wachs, nominated for Mentor of the Year at the KW Music Awards.  Rumble is currently facilitating personalized team building and performance workshops for clients in Key West, which will soon be available worldwide.

 

OUR TEAM

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Carrie Schreiber

ADMINISTRATIVE DIRECTOR

Mark Funkhauser

FILM DEPARTMENT

PHOTOGRAPHER

Biographies

Jessica Wachs

A Wisconsin native with New Mexican roots and a Los Angeles history, Jessica is a Key West based singer/songwriter, personality, and content creator with a spontaneous, authentic flare. Jess grew up immersed in jazz, musical theatre, and choral music before a love for film, comedy, and a cappella evolved, igniting her innovation and eclectic creativity full time.

 

After performing internationally during her college years, Jessica formed the award-winning Rumble Productions, an Albuquerque entertainment company that produced for clients original and experimental content that ranged from personalized flash mobs and choose-your-own-adventure musicals to a cappella sketch comedy and improv. 

Simultaneously, Jessica worked in film both behind and in front of the camera, taking part in such shows as Better Call Saul, Longmire, Jane Got a Gun, and most recently Rachel Bloom’s Mother Mary. Shortly after the Covid pandemic hit, she produced Out of the Woods, a worldwide docu-series where a cast and crew of over 50 documented the multicultural experience of the pandemic from diverse perspectives. 

Currently, Jesica is creating musical comedy acts, developing television shows, and writing and releasing her first album and singles, which are designed to empower and give a voice to marginalized and otherwise overlooked or silenced groups.

Scott Forman


 

Scott Forman is a seasoned music professional whose career began in Boston, working in the Cars recording studio called Synchro Sound with renowned bands such as The Cars and Aerosmith, as well as notable music producer Rick Rubin and the iconic duo, Hall and Oates. After gaining valuable experience in Boston, Scott relocated to New York City, where he took on the role of an on-staff engineer. His exceptional skills and dedication led him to work on multiple Grammy award-winning, multi-platinum albums. He had the privilege of working with a diverse range of artists, including Robert Palmer, Joan Jett, Carly Simon, Chaka Khan, Stevie Wonder, Miles Davis, and Prince, among others. In addition to his engineering skills, Scott is a multi-instrumentalist, proficient in guitar, bass, drums, and vocals. His passion for music extends beyond the technical aspects, as he has been a songwriter and artist for the majority of his life. His comprehensive understanding of music, from creation to production, sets him apart in the industry. Scott Forman's career is a testament to his talent, dedication, and the profound impact he has had on the music industry. Scott is available for engineering, mixing, production and music creation including soundtracks.

Terri Klein
 

Terri Klein is a playwright, poet, and performer who has lived in many places, but currently resides in Albuquerque, NM. Her main focus at Rumble Productions is writing short plays, sketches, and songs.

 

She particularly loves writing and performing Rumble’s personalized singing telegrams. Terri loves to help people have fun and celebrate the ones they love.

Chad Newman
 

Chad Newman is an award wining producer, director and film editor who is currently the Film Commissioner for the Florida Keys. 

Chad has over 20+ years of experience working in the film and television industry, both in front of the camera and behind the scenes. As an actor and stand-up comedian, Chad has appeared in movies, television shows and numerous television commercials.

In 2005, Chad formed Digital Island Media with Steve Panariello.  Digital Island Media is a full service production company specializing in broadcast television, new media and digital film production. Our broadcast clients have included CNN, NBC, HGTV, Travel Channel, Weather Channel, the Food Network and ESPN.  

In 2009, Chad won an Emmy for technical achievement based on his role in post production on the Vandenberg documentary project. At 528 feet, the Vandenberg is the 2nd largest ship ever to be sunk as an artificial reef and rhe Digital Island Media team planned and executed the network pool coverage from air & sea platforms as well as from five hi-definition cameras mounted to the ship. 

Chad moved from Los Angeles, California to Key West, Florida in Early 2004 to produce and edit the documentary “Key West: City of Colors.” This film was aired on Canadian television and distributed domestically by Picture This, Entertainment. Chad also produced and directed the 2004 Official Fantasy Fest video with host Traci Bingham and edited and produced a documentary about homosexuality and religion.

Chad Newman is a member of the Screen Actors Guild, the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences and the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists.

Mark Funkhouser

Mark has combined his love of hiking, backpacking and other types of adventure travel with photography to capture photos of nature and all settings of outdoor scenes. While photographing family members for senior photos and family portraits, he discovered his passion for capturing photos of not just the people, but also their energy, mood, emotion and vibe. That passion led him on a photography journey to expand into photographing couples, engagements, weddings and events. He is a big supporter of Camp Ho Mita Koda, the world's first summer camp dedicated to serving diabetic children, volunteering during the camp sessions and independently organizing fundraisers to benefit the camp. In addition to portrait photography, he also manages Coast to Summit Images for his landscape photography and keeps his own artist website that showcases all his photography genres and projects.

Mark now spends the majority of his time in Key West, but also travels and is available for photography in other cities and states.

Rick Boettger
 

Rick Boettger had a Top Secret security clearance in the Army and studied nuclear chemistry at MIT and law at Yale before getting a PhD in business at Berkeley.

 

He earned tenure as a business professor at TCU in Fort Worth before going to Moscow as a Fulbright Professor, writing a book on the economy, hosting a semi-national talk radio show, and retiring to Key West in 1996 at the age of 48. Since then he has worked part-time as a tax and financial advisor, and has been doing investigative journalism since he began at the Blue Paper in 2007​.

 

He is very happily married to his superb copy-editor Cynthia Edwards, the former long-time PIO for the Key West Police Department.

Landon Jones
 

Landon Jones - I am a spirited transplant from Gainesville, Florida, fueled by a deep passion for the great outdoors and all things exhilarating. At Digital Peak, I specialize in crafting engaging and high-converting digital content funnels. When I'm not behind the camera, you'll likely find me out on the water. A seasoned Camera Operator experienced with Sony, Blackmagic, and Canon gear.

James King

 

James LeGrand King III is an award-winning music composer, pianist,
clinician and educator. Originally from South Carolina, he has been an
active teacher and performer in the Florida Keys since 2008.

He studied at the South Carolina Governor’s School of the Arts in 1985
and received his Bachelor’s degree of Music with an emphasis in theory
and composition from Furman University in 1990. In 1999, he finished
his master’s degree in Music Composition at the University of South
Carolina in Columbia, SC.

During the 1990s, he was a musician at Paramount’s Carowinds in
Charlotte, NC, and composed and directed music at Kingstree United
Methodist Church in Kingstree, SC. His teaching career began in
Kingstree and continued when he returned to Charlotte, NC, where he
taught at Mars Music.

He moved to North Miami, FL in 1999 and became the #1 piano teacher
chain-wide for Mars Music, privately teaching over 75 students weekly,
and teaching dozens more in group classes including the Babies Make
Music program for infants and preschool-aged children.

James’ career as a sheet music editor started with the Belwin-Mills
division of Warner Bros. Publications in 2003. Three years later, he
became an editor and composer with the FJH Music Company.

In 2008, he accepted a position with Florida Keys Community College as
an adjunct instructor of music, teaching music appreciation, music
theory, and class piano.

In 2016, he started a sheet music publishing company that focuses on
educational piano music, Alijam Music.

He currently maintains a studio of around 25 students at Island Guitar
in Key West and performs regularly at Tavern N Town and other venues
city-wide.

Jessie Mitchell

Jessie Mitchell is a skilled video editor and videographer from Windsor, Ontario, Canada. She discovered her passion for visual storytelling during her immersive education in television broadcasting at Mohawk College. With hands-on experience as a floor director, camera operator, and video editor, she cultivated her talents both on set and in the field.

In Toronto, Ontario, Jessie worked as a camera, jib operator, and lighting on several shows: Entertainment Tonight Canada, Global News, and 16x9.

 

During her time in Denver, Colorado, she filmed and edited wedding and bar mitzvah videos while crafting personalized narratives set to the clients' favorite music. She created commercials for an online company utilizing steadicam and camera jib techniques. She also created their graphics and animations.

 

Now residing in Key West, Jessie has immersed herself in the island's vibrant lifestyle, indulging her passions for kayaking, snorkeling, and delving into Key West history. Currently, she serves as the lighting and sound technician for the Randy Roberts Show at La Te Da, further enriching her diverse skill set in the realm of live entertainment. Her main passion is to edit videos and tell great stories through video and sound!

Brenna Webb
My name is Brenna Webb, a New York-based Director and Producer. I specialize in taking any product, brand, or circumstance and shaping a clear narrative. As a Director, I have spent years fostering the ability to tell these stories through fresh video content that best compliments my clients’ purpose. As a Producer, I can create top quality content within a set budget and is efficient due to the strong network of creatives developed during my time in New York.

Carrie Schreiber

 

Carrie Schreiber is a Native Texan who transplanted to Key West in 2021. She has worked with SXSW, Austin Film Festival and community theater. She has served on several Board of Directors and has a special skill set with organization. She has hosted several musicians as they pursue their dreams. 

An amateur historian, she loves to travel to historical places and attend baseball games. 

Her attention to detail, task monitoring skills, and logistical thinking processes make her a valuable asset to Rumble Productions. 

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