Meet the Filmmakers
BRIAN WEIDLING a native of Hillsborough, NJ graduated from Emerson College, in Boston Massachusetts, where he studied television and film producing. He attended the Peter Stark Producing Program at USC before beginning his professional career producing and directing “The Goal”, narrated by Robert Duvall. The Goal followed Claudio Reyna, captain of the US Men’s Soccer team on their quest to the World Cup in 2002.
Since Tumbleweed Entertainment’s founding in 2006, Brian has produced and directed over 400 animatics for advertising clients, co-created, produced and directed a new media series for Discovery Channel titled Go Green and is currently finishing “A Symphony of Hope: The Haiti Project”, a documentary film chronicling the performance and recording of a symphony to benefit the people of Haiti written by 25 Hollywood film and television composers.
PAUL GALICHIA, a native of Wichita, Kansas, graduated from Stanford University in 1996. Upon graduation, Paul attended the Peter Stark Producing Program at USC. Soon after USC he produced the documentary “The Goal” about the 2002 United States World Cup Soccer team, narrated by Robert Duvall. In 2006 he co-founded Tumbleweed Entertainment with partner Brian Weidling. In addition, Paul recently finished the screenplay “Minivan” with Creator/Executive Producer of the Fox animated comedies “American Dad” and “Family Guy”. And, he has also has completed a short documentary about the We Advance clinic in Haiti with acclaimed actress and activist Maria Bello.
Brian and Paul co-directed the feature-length documentary SPEAK about the fear of public speaking and the Toastmasters World Championship of Public Speaking. With the film now completed, the SPEAK team has launched the SPEAK grassroots screening tour, bringing the film to communities across the country and beyond.