ABOUT THE TEAM
Welcome to the Abundant House Family, because we are quite literally, a family. We’ve been making films together since 2013 as well as each individually pursing education and experience in our own fields. Our goal is to continue to make films together that bring messages of hope, reconciliation, sacrifice, and goodness to audiences in a fun, entertaining way. We are passionate about making quality films and are always pushing forward to reach the next level. As self-taught filmmakers, we know the learning will never stop!
As well as making films, we are passionate about providing education and opportunities to other young, self-taught filmmakers. We design and offer classes and have on-going content in the form of videos and a podcast to share our experiences and learning with others.
Our films have been selected and received awards at Southern Shorts Awards, Independent Shorts Awards, Tacoma Film Festival, FilmQuest, Christian Family Film Festival, International Christian Film & Music Festival, The Tacoma Fan Film Competition The Lightsaber Choreography Competition (LCC), Adobe Youth Voices, and Seattle Transmedia International Film Festival (STIFF).
Annie (Poling) Swet
Annie is a Director/Screenwriter. Her passion for good meaningful stories and her desire to use filmmaking to tell those stories come together in the team’s projects. With her writing partner and sister, Lizzy, she’s written several short films and recently completed her first feature length screenplay. Annie loves to provide the sort of education she was looking for when she was a young filmmaker without any equipment or money. She provides teaching through her YouTube vlog series entitled “Homegrown Filmmaker” and designs and instructs classes for Abundant House Film’s education branch: HomeGrown Filmmaker. She’s the 3rd out of the 5 Poling kids. She’s married to Micah Swet and has a baby daughter, and they live in Post Falls, ID.
Max (Swet) Jordan
Max is a director, cinematographer, stunt/action choreographer, and visual effects artist. Max has a passion for portraying strong emotion, and delivering those emotions to his viewers through a skillful combination of action, music, and expert camera work. Max has won SaberComp (an online Star Wars fan film competition) two times, placed in the top three five times, and was honored to be one of the judges for the past three years. When Max isn’t working on the team’s films, he does visual effects and cinematography contract work for several different production houses and other filmmakers. Max is the brother of Micah Swet, and is married to Rachel Jordan. Max, Rachel, and their young daughter Emily live in Coeur d’Alene, ID.
Rachel (Poling) Jordan
Rachel is a Producer. Her big picture view and efficient administrative skills come together to keep the production company moving forward and on track. Rachel has filled many filmmaking roles such as Producer, Assistant Director, Unit Production Manager, and Locations Manager. In her non-filmmaking time Rachel is a wedding and family Photographer. She is the oldest of the Poling kids, and married to Max Jordan. Rachel, Max, and their young daughter Emily live in Coeur d’Alene, ID.
Phillip specializes in all aspects of the art department such as props, sets, and set decoration. He also specializes in set safety, fight choreography, and weapons. Phillip’s passion for history, attention to detail, strong artistic bent, and capable maker skills of all kinds come together to supply the team with all sorts of cool stuff! His passion for accurate weapons handling and realistic fight choreography combine with his passion for managing safety on set. Phillip has filled many filmmaking roles such as Actor, Fight Choreographer, Weapons Handler, Art Director, Props Master, Prop Maker, Set Safety Coordinator, Set Design, Special Effects, and Visual Effects. When Phillip isn’t working on the team’s films, he keeps himself very busy with anything related to computer IT, 3D printing, piano tuning, and all sorts of creating and repair work. Phillip is the second oldest of the Poling kids, and lives in Post Falls, ID with his wife, Morgan.
Josiah specializes in many post-production activities. He is skilled in editing, visual effects, and is often involved in motion graphics and sound design. Josiah’s attention to detail and organizational skills are highly valued in every filmmaking project as he holds many supporting roles together. Josiah has filled many filmmaking roles such as Storyboard Artist and other Pre-Visualizations, Graphics Designer, Director of Photography, Digital Imaging Technician, Sound Engineer, Grip, Editor, and Visual Effects Artist. When Josiah isn’t working on the team’s films, he contracts as an artist at Theory Studios, a visual effects studio, and also does volunteer film and art work for Lifestyle of Learning Ministries. Josiah is second to the youngest Poling, and lives with his parents in Coeur d’Alene, ID.
Lizzy specializes in acting, story creation, and costuming, but likes to be a help wherever she can. She loves designing and creating to bring to life all the costume and story ideas in her head. She writes scripts in partnership with Annie and is currently learning the ropes on the producing side. Lizzy’s filmmaking roles have included: Screenwriter, Actress, Wardrobe Coordinator, Costume Designer, Camera Assistant, Fight Choreographer, Visual Effects Artist, Post Sound Mixer, Editor, Camera Operator, Director, and Producer. Lizzy is the youngest of the Poling kids, and lives with her parents in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho.
Micah specializes in behind the scenes photography, and in general, he’s a jack-of-all-trades kind of guy, being heroic more often than not. On sets, Micah employs his excellent photography skills to capture the atmosphere and action of the filmmaking process. When he’s not taking pictures, he is very adept at seeing what needs to be done and quickly and efficiently doing it. In this way, Micah supports the efforts of the whole team in all sorts of ways, and is such a blessing! Micah’s filmmaking roles have included: Behind-the-Scenes Photographer, Vehicle Coordinator and Wrangler, Camera Operator, Actor, Visual Effects, and 2nd Assistant Director. When Micah isn’t working on the team’s films, he is employed by the city of Coeur d’Alene’s water department. His free time is spent maintaining various motorcycles and other vehicles. Micah is brother to Max Jordan, and married to Annie Poling Swet. They live in Post Falls, ID.