Ambition Pictures was started by Phillip Wade and Tim Wade in 2012. Since then Ambition Pictures has produced films that have been featured at nearly a dozen film festivals around the world, including the Portland International Film Festival, Västerås Film Festival, and the WorldFest-Houston International Film Festival. In 2014 they produced a science fiction drama titled, Manifest: the Chryzinium Era, which premiered at the Beverly Hills Film Festival. Their 2016 short film, Dude in the Headlights, was rated by the Northwest Film Center in the top 8 short films of the year and received a nod in The Oregonian. Their first feature film, “Mount Adams” received a DVD release in Walmarts nationwide, and its trailer gained over 100,000 views. Ambition Pictures is now in production on their second feature film, based on the award-winning sci-fi short story Life Cycle 63.
Meet the team
Phillip and Tim are the core of Ambition Pictures. They naturally fill the roles of producer/director and actor/editor. Their first films were childhood home movies about adventures in the woods and dinosaurs. Over the years, they honed their skills until they created award-winning short films. Between the two, they covered nearly every critical role in a film company. Then the Wade Brothers met author Just B. Jordan. They brought her on to help write “Mount Adams” re-shoots, and not long after, Phillip took an arrow to the knee. He married Jordan, and she officially joined the Ambition Pictures family as scriptwriter. Matthew O’Donnell was next to join the core Ambition family as a producer, set designer & builder, and actor.
While working on their first feature film, the Wade Brothers met Danny and Joshua Weiss, who became co-producers, crew members, and friends.
Phillip Wade is a producer/director with over 200 media productions under his belt, with clients ranging from state and local governments to various corporate sectors. After co-founding Ambition Pictures with his brother Tim, they produced films that have been featured at nearly a dozen film festivals, including the Portland International Film Festival and the Beverly Hills Film Festival. In 2014 Phillip produced a science fiction drama titled, “Manifest: the Chryzinium Era”. In 2016, the brothers financed, produced, wrote, and directed the sci-fi feature film, “Mount Adams”. The film has been licensed by Glass House Distribution for an international release in 2021.
Tim’s passion for acting and filmmaking began at an early age. He is an actor, writer and producer. His short films have been featured at film festivals around the world, including the Västerås Film Festival and the WorldFest-Houston International Film Festival. His 2016 short film, Dude in the Headlights, was rated by the Northwest Film Center in the top 8 short films of the year and received a nod in The Oregonian. Over the years he’s worked and consulted with visual effects artists and animators from The Dark Knight, Gravity, Guardians of the Galaxy, and Dreamworks Animation. He is perhaps best known for his film collaborations with his older brother Phillip Wade.
Just B. Jordan
Jordan began her career by writing high fantasy novels. Her first novel, Never to Live, was acquired by Enclave publishing when she was seventeen. It was a Clive Staples Award finalist and won the Parable award in 2019. Her second novel, To Ashes We Run, was a Parable award finalist in 2020. Her short stories have been published by magazines like Splickety, Havok, and Penprints. “Life Cycle 63” won an Editor’s Choice award in 2020 and was a Reader’s Favorite runner-up. “Small Hours” and “Sun Eater” were 2021 finalists in the Realm Awards’ audio short category. The “Mount Adams” feature film marked her first endeavor in script writing.
Human Resources Manager
Phoebe is results-driven with nearly 7 years of experience. She is highly people-focused, strategic, and innovative in translating our company’s vision into systems that improve performance and employee engagement. She earned a Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) from the University of Barkly in 2014. From there she worked at Petclever and Chew’n, growing the companies by 22%. We are very lucky to have her in the Ambition team!
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Dan Weiss is a film Producer, Author, and UFO Researcher. He was one of the producers on “Mount Adams” (2021). He orchestrated production design and transportation, as well as organization and collaboration. He is currently producing “Escape to Hollow Earth,” a film based on his novel of the same name. Dan is also a co-producer on the Mountain of Mysteries.
Seasoned Videographer and Editor with 6+ years of local basic to professional industry experience including music videos, documentaries, movies, and more. Well-versed in managing end-to-end production processes for any content. Organized and insightful with excellent communication, leadership, planning, and interpersonal skills.