who we are


Jake Gorst and Tracey Rennie Gorst

Jake Gorst and Tracey Rennie Gorst have produced many films, including the documentary series Frey (2018-20, Design Onscreen) as well as The Nature of Modernism: E. Stewart Williams, Architect (2014, Design Onscreen); Modern Tide: Midcentury Architecture on Long Island (2012, Design Onscreen); William Krisel, Architect (2010, Design Onscreen); Journeyman Architect: The Life and Work of Donald Wexler (2009, Design Onscreen); and Desert Utopia: Midcentury Architecture in Palm Springs (2006,Design Onscreen). Their films Farmboy (2006) and Leisurama (2005), have been in national US public television distribution.

Jake is the author of the book Andrew Geller: Deconstructed (2015, Glitterati Inc.) and is an Emmy award winning documentary filmmaker and the director of Mainspring Pictures LLC. He is also a contributing writer to The Architect’s Newspaper, VOX Hamptons, HOME Miami, Modern and Modernism magazines.


Kaarsten and andrea harris

Kaarsten and Andrea Harris are New York-based cinematographers and filmmakers who specialize in enhancing compelling narratives with evocative and beautiful visuals. Kaarsten is a Cinematographer for the Frey documentary series (2018-20, Design Onscreen), as well as for the Mainspring Narrative films in production. He is also an FAA-licensed drone pilot who documents buildings and landscapes around world for our projects and others. Kaarsten and Andrea are also actively researching future topics for Mainspring Narrative Films. Kaarsten’s prolific work as a photographer and cinematographer has been widely published in magazines, notable websites, news agencies, and media blogs via contract work and stock footage.


Erik Glass

Erik brings his talent and experience, working as both an industrial engineer and an architectural draftsman, which contributes greatly to our projects. He is a long-time aficionado of architecture, from classic to midcentury modern. He has applied his creative eye to cinematography and design, serving as part of the camera team on Frey: Part 1 – The Architectural Envoy (Design Onscreen, 2018), as well as years of volunteer audio-visual and art production work for JW Studios LLC.  He is also a skilled public speaker and serves as an excellent proponent for Mainspring Narrative Films.


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John Steinbeck | Grapes of Wrath



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