MEET THE CREW

We've put together a team with decades of filmmaking experience to bring the story of FIRE to the big screen.

 
 
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Scott Rieckens

Executive Producer | 2-Time Emmy® Nominated Filmmaker

Scott found FIRE through Mr. Money Mustache, and immediately connected to the philosophy, lifestyle and hope it offered him and his family. Scott has spent the last decade leading teams on creative concept, brand strategy and production. He is currently the founder of 99 Bravo Productions.

His work has generated millions of views, 2 Emmy nominations and countless other awards. Most notably, he directed the documentary "Inventing to Nowhere" aiming to dispel mythical attacks on America's intellectual property landscape. Scott has been trusted by some of the biggest brands in the world, including Facebook, NBC, Taylor Guitars, FOX, Microsoft and WIRED Magazine.

And now, he's focused on producing "Playing with FIRE", a documentary that uncovers the growing the community of frugalists, mustachians and valueists choosing a path to financial independence and early retirement.


Raymond Tsang

Director of Photography | 3-time Emmy® Award Winning Filmmaker

Ray believes that every story he tells has an opportunity to inspire positive change in the world. He has collaborated with brands like Lyft, Apple, CBS, Facebook and T-Mobile; pushing the limits of what good people and good storytelling can accomplish together.

From 30-second commercial spots to feature-length documentaries, he has been nominated for over a dozen Emmys and worked with some of the largest companies in the world in telling those stories.

Ray Tsang : Playing with FIRE

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Travis Shakespeare

Director & Executive Producer | Multiple Emmy® Award Winning Filmmaker

Travis started his own journey into FI/RE a decade ago when he was fed up with student loan & consumer debt and realized something had to change. He is an award-winning film and television producer best known for his work showcasing unique individuals and cultures bent on self-actualization and excellence. Credits include the highly acclaimed Emmy®-winning unstructured docu-reality series, Life Below Zero (NatGeo), Top Gear USA (History) & Top Gear America (BBCA), Ice Road Truckers (History) Deadliest Catch (Discovery), The Wild Within (Travel Channel), Gourmet’s Diary of a Foodie and Gourmet’s Adventures with Ruth (both on PBS). Film credits include the documentary feature Elaine Stritch: Shoot Me and the award-winning narrative feature film All That Remains. Shakespeare’s work has been honored with multiple Emmys® and the 2011 James Beard Award for his work on Gourmet’s Diary of a Foodie. He holds a BA in English and French from the University of Colorado, Boulder.


Adam Barton

Editor | Maverick Storyteller

Adam began working in London in the early 90’s as an Assistant Editor at The Whitehouse Post, where he was mentored by John Smith, the prolific commercial and features editor of films such as Leaving Las Vegas, Proof of Life and Sliding Doors. Following that mentorship Adam was fortunate to work with in tandem with other great editors such as Russell Icke, Andrea McArthur and Rick Lawley on big ad campaigns for LEVIS, NIKE, LEGO, PLAYSTATION, GUESS, JOHNNY WALKER, ADIDAS and STELLA ARTOIS, with directors such as Terry Gilliam, Tarsem Singh, Jonathon Glazer, Michel Gondry and Frank Budgen. 

After editing a feature for Mike Figgis in 2001 called Hotel, he eventually moved into documentaries for the BBC and for movies such as Cold Mountain directed by Anthony Minghella. He continued to work on major prime time shows for ITV for many years till he made the move to Los Angeles in 2013. There he quickly got onto popular shows like Wheeler Dealers for Discovery and Top Gear America for BBC where he was supervising the editorial departments. Known for his speed and style, and most importantly the ability to tell a great emotional story, Adam has a reputation for sophisticated content. 

Adam is also a keen cameraman and director in his own right and has amassed over 35 million views on youtube for his music videos, mini docs, commercials and short films. 

Adam Barton

Emma Pattee

Emma Pattee

Copywriter | Big Idea Translator

Emma is a writer and content strategist who specializes in helping translate big ideas to the page. She has ghostwritten for brands like Boeing, Cvent, Perricone MD, Martha Beck, Byron Katie and Portland State University. Her work has appeared in CARVE, Money Magazine, LifeHacker, Afford Anything, Rockstar Finance and The Billfold.