Donald J. Albert

Chicago, Illinois

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Logistics Producer, Co-Producer, Associate Producer, Line Producer and 1st AD on indie features which all have received distribution. Funding must already be in place. Experience with Movie magic Scheduling and budgeting industry software from script breakdown thru post-production. I am Always looking to help produce an indie film. Look for good scripts and good projects to work on from development through distribution. I have produced, Shot and edited several Documentaries, Behind The Scenes EPKs, interviews, and promotional spots.

Logistical Experience includes:
1) Scheduling and budgeting a film from the breakdown of the script, call sheets & elements using Movie Magic scheduling and Movie Magic Budgeting most updated Software.
2) Hiring Crew/Department heads and post production team
3) Booking Equipment/grip truck/Camera package
4) Locking Locations and Negotiating costs/securing permits
5) Auditioning cast and choosing actors
6) Staying within the production budget and getting the best deals
7) Filling out Crew/cast contracts and paperwork/payments
8) Working with SAG/SAG Paperwork.
9) Working with Insurance for crew/cast/equipment & locations
10) Working with post production crew including editors, sound designers, composers
11) Working with producer and Director to secure distribution. Attend Festivals, and prepare marketing for Indie films.
12) Director of photography and Editor (BTS/EPK/Short segments/Documentaries)

Dependable, faithful and hard worker, able to take on projects from development thru to distribution. Always open to a new challenge. I Have good resources and contacts in the local creative industry. Adjunct Producing instructor at Columbia College for 10+ years. I have a good sense of humor, and love to work in the industry.

IMDB Page: http://www.imdb.com/name/nm2994047/

I also do small business Commercials and promo editing on Adobe premiere, shooting on HD cameras, interviews, and basic CG graphics including logos and Character Generated descriptions.

Education: Columbia College Chicago Graduated 1986 BA degree
Several References available upon request.

I have been in the industry since 1987.

Don Albert Producer-Director reel
Added on 2/2/2021
Several Indie films and some documentaries I worked on in a Producer, Co-producer or as a Director.


Director/DP – "The Streets Were My Father" feature Documentary

January, 2021 — June, 2021
Feature – Salem Now

Producer-Director-Editor – The Father I Never Knew (Feature Documentary)

January, 2016 — February, 2019
Other – NWC-Distributor is Vision Video/Gateway Films

Line Producer & Producer/Editor/shooter for BTS – The Killing Of Kenneth Chamberlain

January, 2018 — December, 2018
Feature – KC Productions LLC/Revelations Entertainment: starring Frankie Faison

Producer – He Sends Rain

April, 2015 — August, 2017
Feature – Silverwave Entertainment-Distributor is Vision Video/Gateway films

Producer/Director/editor/shooter – Documentary: Unexpected Journey, from cancer to a higher calling

April, 2015 — January, 2016
Television – NWC-Distributor is Vision Video/Gateway Films

Producer/editor/shooter – Documentary: From Reservations to Restoration

August, 2014 — June, 2015
Television – New World Cinema-Vision Video Distributor

Producer – Christian

March, 2014 — February, 2018
Feature – Revision Entertainment

Co-Producer, and Behind the scenes Documentary producer – Nightlights

April, 2011 — February, 2014
Feature – Play on Productions-Indican Pictures Distributor

Producer – Your Holy Eyes

April, 2013 — January, 2014
Feature – MFA indie film-Art Institute

Producer, and Behind the scenes Documentary producer – Double Negative

December, 2010 — June, 2012
Feature – 24Truth productions

Producer, and Behind the scenes documentary producer – Fancypants

March, 2008 — May, 2012
Feature – Humble Pie Films

Producer, and Behind the scenes documentary producer – Dog Jack

March, 2004 — November, 2011
Feature – Dog Jack LLC-Screen Media Ventures, distributor


No one will work harder on the set than Don. He’s a high energy, decisive, get things done kind of guy. He cares about every project he works on, treats people with respect, and uses all of the experience he’s amassed over the years to make wise decisions. I highly recommend him.

Jeff Dull
Writer/Producer/Director, Silverwave Entertainment

I have known Don Albert since 1989 and have been involved in numerous productions with him. He is scrupulously honest, industrious, humble, caring, thrifty, resourceful, loyal, patient, efficient and professional - traits which are in short supply in the feature film business. If you are looking for a producer, I can't think of a better pick than Don.


Don has produced and directed Everlasting Love for the past 12 years and has done a fabulous job! He is creative, efficient, and multi-skilled. He manages the crew and ensures that we have a top notch show!

Everlasting Love Show Host
Former School District Administrator

Barbara Karpouzian

Don is great to work with! Very professional and gets the job done!

Roger Wolski

Don is a pleasure to work with, very dedicated, knowledgeable and hard working. I highly recommend him and hope to work with him again soon!

Dana Scott

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