The staff of “They Call it Pro Football” includes:
- Cara Angelucci’s love of film and pop culture was evident at an early age, when in middle school, she wrote a class presentation on why Harrison Ford should film a movie in her southern New Jersey backyard. Unfortunately, Hollywood was not present in the classroom for the pitch. But little did she know, another future was already in her backyard: NFL Films. Cara has been with the company since 2005. She started as an intern and has not left the building since (don’t tell anyone I’m still here – working on the Penske file). The location of her birth – across the street from Veteran’s Stadium – left her with no choice to be anything other than a Philadelphia Eagles fan, which usually works out for her until sometime during the Playoffs.
- Paul Camarata joined the Flame Keepers in 2002. Much of his NFL Filmsology degree has come under the tutelage of Don Bob Ryan, head of one of Films’ Five Families, the man who christened the Dallas Cowboys “America’s Team,” and who once said of our company president’s camera work, “Steve Sabol had an amazing eye. If he were an expert sniper, he’d kill everyone in sight.” Paul believes that in the nearly 20,000 miles of film in our library, there’s not a better shot than the one known as “Old Man Willie.”
- Greg Cosell is a Senior Producer at NFL Films and the Executive Producer of NFL Matchup, which airs Sunday mornings on ESPN (7:30 AM) and ESPN2 (8:30 AM).
- David Neupauer joined NFL Films in 1996, the very same year his allegiances moved from Cleveland to Baltimore along with the Browns/Ravens. He bailed on team-specific fanhood altogether when Baltimore won Super Bowl XXXV a few years later. After all, what’s the fun in rooting for a defending champion when there are so many unloved doormats that need support? He is now a 21st century football fan; that is to say, a stone cold fantasy football mercenary. His passion for football is matched by his passion for financial markets, and he’s hard-pressed to tell the difference between the two. Except that fantasy football rewards actual production, whereas financial markets reward only the perception of production. And that’s the beauty of football: the eye in the sky doesn’t lie.
- “The Vault Keeper” is Steve Seidman, who is a Senior Producer at NFL Films and practically a senior citizen. While he’s not exactly a cranky old coot, he does prefer the way pro football was played during the 50’s,60’s and 70’s. It should be mentioned that his view of “old school” pro football has been totally formed by “classic” NFL Films. His own NFL Films productions include Unitas, America’s Game: The 1967 Green Bay Packers, and In Their Own Words: Hank Stram. He earned a Ph.D. in film history from UCLA, and many of his co-workers call him “Doctor.” He is also known by other nicknames, none of which can be printed here.
- Jonathan Smyth is a producer, editor and videographer for NFL.com.
- Heidi Bahnck is a video editor who grew up as a movie buff in a house full of football fans, so it’s only fitting that she’d end up at NFL Films, a place that combines both. Her favorite NFL experience thus far is a tie between watching The Who rehearse their halftime show for Super Bowl XLIV and running about 20 yards on the field at 3:00 am after Super Bowl XLVI. A sci-fi geek, chronic list maker, and philanthropist of modest means, Heidi once got a fortune cookie back at NYU film school that read, “You are grateful for your superpowers.” She hopes to never let her day job immunize her to the magic of film.