WE ARE PROUD

AtuA Productions has a long standing reputation for covering subjects that impact society. From documentaries helping free innocent people from prison to socially conscious films attacking the bullying epidemic in today's school sytem, WE ARE PROUD to help make this world a better place for all of us -- one story at a time.

OUR TEAM

Scott Poggensee
Director/Sr. Producer

Scott Poggensee is the Director and Sr. Producer for AtuA Productions. Mr. Poggensee first became interested in film making after hearing about an inmate in the Texas prison system that was thought to be innocent. Through his investigation, he was able to find information that proved the man's innocence. The documentary that followed has gained international attention and helped with the man's case. Since then, Mr. Poggensee has also dipped his toe into the pond of socially conscious films, including the current project "Warning Signs" -- the story of a high school freshman being bullied to the point of committing suicide. Mr. Poggensee hopes to help change the stigma of depression and suicide among our youth. He plans to make more films in the future to not only comment on different problems in society, but also how to talk about and fix them. Mr. Poggensee currently resides in the Dallas/Fort Worth metroplex in Texas. He has one awesome dog named Coco and enjoys going to movies and flying his drone in his spare time.

C. Derick Miller
Writer/Jr. Producer

C. Derick Miller is a dark fiction author, Gonzo journalist, freelance A&E journalist, screenwriter, poet, and ASCAP songwriter born in the town of Greenville, Texas. A seasoned paranormal investigator and administrator for the fine art industry, his influences include Hunter S. Thompson, Kevin Smith, Shawn Mullins, and Del James. He is currently signed with Death’s Head Press and is the Sr. Writer and Jr. Producer for AtuA Productions. Mr. Miller is also an active member of the International Thriller Writers organization, the Horror Writers Association, and co-host of both the “Butterflies Make Me Angry” and “American Justice” podcasts. He currently resides in the Bishop Arts District of Dallas, Texas and has a price on his head for his short story “Hell Paso” contained in the #1 Amazon Best Selling Death’s Head Press Anthology “And Hell Followed”. He wishes he was making up that last part but…it’s nice to be wanted. Guns N Roses manager and author Del James says "C. Derick Miller is a believer and an adventurer looking for answers to questions that most people dare not ask.

Christopher Bruning is a freelance videographer & video editor. Mr. Bruning first became interested in film making at a very young age. He went from filming videos around the house on an old-school camcorder to making skits with his friends. He then transitioned to producing content on YouTube where he taught himself how to film and edit videos. After making videos for himself for several years, he decided to broaden his skills and start making videos for other people. Mr. Bruing started off doing short and simple marketing videos for companies, then branched out to wedding videography, real estate videography, documentaries. He's even edited videos for some of the biggest social media influencers around. He currently resides in New Jersey, and his hobbies include film making, music, droning, hiking, camping, and traveling. In 2019, Mr. Bruning joined AtuA Productions to work on ‘Texas Justice: Brandon Woodruff’, and is currently working with the team on other projects including Warning Signs. He hopes to continue making videos as he travels around the world.

Mike Wahl and Wahl Werks
Production Manager

Mike Wahl and WahlWerks Studio provides engineering and production services for AtuA Productions. Mike spent seven years in broadcast journalism before starting WahlWerks Studio in 2017. He now specializes in producing and editing podcasts and providing professional voiceover work. For more information about WahlWerks Studios services and projects visit www.wahlwerks.com

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