the crew

The filmmakers are just four regular guys. Professionally, they’re all former journalists — reporters, photographers, producers and writers. They each have their own reasons for embarking on this journey, but it’s not to preach any one view or another. In fact, they want you to know, the film isn’t sponsored by any groups or religious organizations.The filmmakers are inspired by curiosity and a desire to understand why we see God the way we do.

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Nathan Lang grew up in San Antonio, Texas. He graduated from Pitzer College, in Claremont, California with a degree in English. While there, he worked on short films, the college newspaper, and became a founding member of the Withoutabox improv and theater group, wetting his appetite for a life in visual media. A college internship in the newsroom at the CBS affiliate in San Antonio, would launch a 10-year-career as a TV news reporter, writer and producer. He worked for affiliate stations in Sioux Falls, Greensboro, New Orleans, San Antonio, Tampa and New York City. Nathan is president of Raindance Productions and a partner in Spot 82 Pictures. He is currently writing, directing and co-producing God in the Box.

Nick Calderone's television career began in 1995 in York,
Pennsylvania, collating anchor scripts two nights a week at the local Fox affiliate. Eleven years, three stations, and one Emmy later Nick worked his way in front of the camera. As a general assignment reporter at the NBC affiliate in Phoenix, Arizona. Nick covered some notable assignments including the 2001 World Series, Super Bowl XLI, and the Winter Olympics in Torino Italy. In 2008, Nick left the news business and concentrated his efforts on Reel Stories, a video production company he started with fellow crew member Troy Browder. Nick has also been the Director of Photography on two locally produced independent films, hosted television shows, red carpet events, and writing for magazines.

Growing up in Glendale, Arizona, Troy Browder broke into the
television news business when he was still in high school, at the
bright young age of 17. After graduating from Arizona State, he
went on to spend the next 14 years as an Emmy-winning photojournalist and producer, covering everything from the Olympics to presidential campaigns to everyday news. You name it, he has covered it. Troy is married and lives in Phoenix. "God In The Box" is Troy's first documentary.

Jim Manley lives in Phoenix, Arizona with his two young sons. A writer, producer, photojournalist, reporter, and now the owner of a video production business, Jim has won 26 Emmy awards and 2 New York Film Festival Awards for his work over the past 15 years. Jim also teaches video production at Arizona State University.