The Team

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S. Kramer Herzog ~ Director, Writer and Executive Producer

A fourth generation Marinite whose pioneer family settled in San Rafael in 1868, S. Kramer Herzog is a videographer with his own production company specializing in documentaries. In addition to a long history of community service spanning board leadership in recovery treatment and cultural organizations and his work in community theatre, Herzog has received multiple awards for his documentary films which include Eye of the Storm – about life within and beyond the walls of San Quentin State Prison, For the Kids of Paarl, and I Remember Mo-Me. His Lost Art of IPU film had been run on a weekly basis for six years at the Hilo Palace Theater in Hawaii. “Sparkplug Cowboys” has a special place in Kramer’s heart and has been in his head for the last 20 years. Through continued following of this feature-length production, viewers will see that Herzog is one of the original Sparkplug Cowboys as part of the founding Sleepers of Marin car club of the 1950s.
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Leonard Marcel, Producer, Editor, Director

Leonard Marcel (IMDB) worked in Hollywood from 1990 to 2012 as Sound Designer, Sound Supervisor, Music Editor and Picture Editor on over 70 feature films and 150 commercials. Starting off in Los Angeles at George Lucas's - Skywalker South in Santa Monica, CA. Marcel has supervised films on many mixing stages along with HBO, Zoetrope, New Line Cinema, and Warner Bros, and has worked on many independent films with directors and producers including Forest Whitaker, Andy Garcia and Alison Anders. Marcel teamed up with S. Kramer Herzog in 2011 as editor on Eye of the storm. soon after Marcel collaborated as Co-Director and editor on -  For the Kids of Paarl - The world of Dennis Patton and now Marcel and Herzog are in production on the full length documentary film Spark Plug Cowboys.

 

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Jean Zerrudo, Associate Producer

Jean Zerrudo is a career corporate banker who in efforts to balance things gets a chance to tap into her creative side here and there. She’s been singing for fun for all of her native Marin life with occasional spotlights spanning "These Boots are Made for Walkin’  (Litchfield's Bermuda Palms 1967) up through a series of (musical) one night stands. She "did" 13 great years in L.A.'s Westside, in '92 broke from banking, moved back up north and created/ran “jazzed” coffee house in San Rafael & the “Live at Jazzed” record label.  Following her return to banking, inspired by her son Max, she's been cast in whatever Broadway musical North Bay Rep does each year. When not singing, she’s often seen cruisin’ town in the family’s 1960 Chevy Impala convertible. Jean is inspired by S. Kramer Herzog’s work and is honored to be involved in his story of the stories of Spark Plug Cowboys.   david-1

David Peters, Photographer & Lighting Expert

David Peters has been recognized as the San Francisco Bay Area Photographer of the Year and has consecutively won the Best of Show Masters Trophy at the Western States Exhibition of Professional Photography. David also founded Passion Voice, a non-profit documentary film company dedicated to inspiring others by honoring the lives and works of remarkable individuals and their devotion to helping their fellow man.  He also started The Truth and Grace portrait project, as a way to prove to his mature female clients that they were just as attractive now as they felt they once were. As a speaker and seminar leader, David has lectured in over 50 cities in America and overseas.  He’s enjoying being part of his friend and colleague’s Kramer Herzog’s Spark Plug Cowboys team.
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Saul Rouda, Location Sound Mixer

Saul has been involved in documentary work since the 1970s. As a film maker he has helped produce Last Free Ride, a dock-drama about the Houseboat Wars at Waldo Point in Sausalito, California, German lifestyle documentaries about life in California and The World of Dennis Patton.  Recent audio credits include Yalom's Cure, a Swiss production.  Rouda's current in-progress film work includes the Soul of Sausalito and Spark Plug Cowboys
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Ed Dudkowski, Consulting Producer

Ed Dudkowski is a multi-award winning film professional, not the least of whose accomplishments is as the inventor of the PixBoxtm live video editing system. Dudkowski is a pioneer, innovator and acclaimed visionary of commercial and public television. His 40 plus years additionally includes non-fiction programming, broadcast journalism, writing, directing, camerawork, editing and production management. One of Herzog's long-time film colleagues, Ed joins the Spark Plug Cowboys team in the role of Consulting Producer.  For more on Ed, please visit http://www.edudkowski.com   abigail-photo

Abigail Cadelina, Blog Director

Abigail Cadelina is a second year sixth grade teacher in the Teach for America program in the California Bay Area, fighting inequity by teaching her students in academics and advocacy for educational justice. Cadelina is a Marin County native whose work includes an internship with Marinscope Newspapers in 2011 in which she reflected on her transition from being a high school to college student in her “Teen Beat” column, as well film reviews. In 2014 Cadelina reported for the Dominican University's Dominican Beat penning articles pertaining to health, education and entertainment. She is super excited to be the head blogger for this film as she believes in the fruition of an artistic dream and the collaboration among a dedicated team.