At Sharp Tools Productions, we believe there is a universal value to mastering a skill, trade, or creative endeavor. It is fundamentally important to respect and nurture this premise in direct opposition to the hollow pursuit of instant gratification.
We tell compelling stories that demonstrate the importance of documenting, communicating and celebrating these genuine efforts in a world that increasingly prizes simple convenience over the richness of true experience. Join us as we explore the underlying elements of dedicated passions and their inspiring results; an experience beyond vision. 

Andy Westhoff

Andy is an 8-time Telly Award winning brand video creator and independent filmmaker based in Oakland, CA.  Born in Kansas and raised in Arizona, Andy moved to San Francisco to further cultivate his film studies where he graduated with a BA from The Academy of Art University in 2006. Aside from his passion for storytelling, he counts illustration, martial arts, and guitar playing among his myriad of life long interests.

Chris Conlin

Born in a small mining town in the heart of the Colorado rockies, Chris is as much at home in the great outdoors as he is pushing pixels on a computer or slinging paint on a canvas. Chris graduated from the Academy of Art University in 2006 with distinctive honors and multiple pieces chosen to represent the program. He has been published in both the New York, and Los Angeles Society of Illustrators and was Lead Graphic Designer for the largest product category at Specialized Bicycles. Whether excelling in a fast-paced global production environment, or hustling as a  freelance designer, Chris has dedicated his life to the art of visual storytelling.

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