White Knuckles Productions

Robert J McHatton, Jr -- A Biography

Born:               February 1, 1958, Ontario, Oregon

Parents:           Wanda Louise McHatton

                       Robert Joseph McHatton (deceased)

Siblings:           Audrey, Sally (deceased), Doug, Julie, Mike, Patty, Charlie

Wife:                Married April 12, 1988 in Reno, NV to Victoria L. Bishop

                        Status:  Complicated   

Children:          Jason Robert, Christine Lillian


Educational Background:

Elementary school: Most Holy Trinity Catholic School, Phoenix, AZ

Middle School:        Goddard Middle School, Littleton, CO

Jr High School:       Tenaya Junior High School, Fresno, CA

High School:           Bullard High School, Fresno, CA -- graduated 1976

University of Southern California (one class--How to Buy a Business)

University of California, Los Angeles, CA

1979:    Gray Film Atelier, Hoosick Falls, NY (apprenticeship film school)

California State University, Los Angeles, CA

California State University, Fresno, CA

Sherwood Oaks Experimental College, Los Angeles, CA

Tom Hopkins Boot Camp, Las Vegas, NV 1992

Sundance Producers Conference, Park City, UT 1996


Work Experience:

Worked in the Tire Warehouse, Duddy's of Arizona, Phoenix, AZ (age 10)

Mail Room, Duddy's of Colorado, Denver, CO

Sold Christmas cards door to door (bought giant stereo with earnings)

Paper route--San Francisco Chronicle

Warehouse, Duddy's of California, Fresno, CA

Store Manager, McHatton Tire Distributors, Clovis, CA

Manager, Telephone Marketing International, Clovis, CA

Partner, McHatton & Simpson Talent Agency, Fresno, CA

Partner, Pioneer Productions, Fresno, CA--optioned film rights to bestselling book "Beyond Reason" by Margaret         Trudeau

Screenwriter: "Beyond Reason" based on bestselling book by Margaret Trudeau

Store Manager, Winston Tire Company, Los Angeles, CA

Manager, Camera One Theatres, San Jose, CA

Manager, Keystone Cinema, Reno, NV

General Partner, Tower Theater, Fresno, CA

Organized Frank Capra Film Festival, with Frank Capra in attendance.  Spent awesome days with Frank.

Organized Tower Blues Festival, with John Lee Hooker

Organized Tower Comedy Shows, with many famous comics, including Dana Carvey, Jim Carrey

Organized several other festivals, including Russ Meyer Film Festival, Robert Towne Festival, Debby Reynolds Fest.

Real Estate Salesperson, Eastern Oregon Realty, Prairie City, OR

Co-Author and Editor, "Total Telemarketing" published by John Wylie & Sons, (available on www.amazon.com)

Store Manager, Discount Tire Warehouse, Minneapolis, MN

Sales, Discount Tire, San Diego, CA

Real Estate Sales Representative, Eagle Crest Resort, Redmond, OR 1988-1994

Awarded "Top Closing Salesman of the Year--1989"  Eagle Crest Resort, 1989

Awarded "Presidents Award--1989"  Eagle Crest Resort 1989

Awarded "Inspiration Award--1989" Eagle Crest Resort 1989

Awarded "Owner Referral Salesperson of the Year 1989"  Eagle Crest 1989

Awarded "Owner Referral Salesperson of the Year 1990"  Eagle Crest 1990

Awarded "Excellence Award": Eagle Crest 1991

Awarded "Top Salesperson Volume of the Year 1991 ($1.4 million)"  Eagle Crest 1991

Awarded "Top Closing Salesperson of the Year 1991--101 deals"  Eagle Crest 1991

Awarded "Owner Referral Salesperson of the Year 1991"  Eagle Crest 1991

Awarded "The RCI Keystone Award" from RCI,  August 1991

Awarded "Owner Referral Salesperson of the Year 1992"  Eagle Crest 1992

Awarded "Owner Referral Salesperson of the Year 1993"  Eagle Crest 1993

Awarded "Excellence Award"  Eagle Crest 1993

Awarded "Top Salesman of the Year 1994--112 deals"  Eagle Crest 1994

Awarded "Owner Referral Salesperson of the Year 1994"  Eagle Crest 1994

Awarded "Top Sales Manager of the Year 1995"  Eagle Crest 1995

Awarded "The RCI Keystone Award" from RCI, August 1,1995

Awarded "The 1997 Founders Award" presented by Bill Lyche,  Eagle Crest 1997

Screenwriter: "The Dirty Deed" feature film script

Screenwriter: "My Kids"  feature film script

Owner, White Knuckles Productions, Redmond, OR (1988-present)

Real Estate Sales Manager, Eagle Crest Resort, Redmond, OR (1995-97)

Produced, Directed, Wrote, Edited, Cinematographer--Feature Film "The Red Suit" (1996-97)

Project Sales Director, Eagle Crest Communities, managing 3 sales locations in Idaho (1997-98)

Direct of Marketing--Eagle Crest Communities, responsible for marketing of 4 resorts, Redmond, OR (1998-1999)

Vice President-- Marketing , Eagle Crest Inc, responsible for marketing of 4 resorts, Redmond, OR (2000)

Appeared on CBS-TV "48 Hours" with Roger Ebert at Sundance Film Festival

Owner, Life & Times Video Productions, Bend, OR (1999-2005)

President, Central Oregon Film & Video Association (non-profit), Bend, OR (2000-2005)

Real Estate Sales Representative, MountainStar Resort, Roslyn, WA (2000-2001)

Inhouse Manager, Eagle Crest Resort, Redmond, OR (2001)

Produced Life & Times Video for Mary Knoell (2001)

Produced Life & Times Video for Doug Carter (2001)

Produced Life & Times Video for Charlie McHatton (2001)

Produced Life & Times Video for Mike McHatton (2001)

Produced Life & Times Video for Doug McHatton (2001)

Produced Life & Times Video for Julie McHatton (2001)

Produced fundraising video for Hospice of Bend-La Pine (2001)

Receipient of the "Garcia Award" by Trendwest Resorts for extraordinary Service. (Feb 2001)

Produced "Lillian, We Miss You" Video (2001)

Producer-Director "Habitat for Humanity--The Hohman Family" (2001)

Producer-Director-Writer short film "Arrest Mommy" (2001)

Co-Producer, Sound Recordist,  "Promise"

Director-Producer Documentary Feature film "UMATILLA" (www.umatillafilm.com)

Director-Producer, Video Biography "Rolie Anderson" for Bend Genealogical Society

President, Central Oregon Film & Video Association (www.centraloregonfilm.org)

Project Director, Trendwest Resorts, Seaside, OR (www.resortatseaside.com) (www.trendwestresidenceclub.com) (2001-2005)

Author of first novel "The Dirty Deed" Spring 2006

Author or second novel "My Kids" Spring 2006

Created Life & Times Videos for the Bend Genealogical Society, new non-profit dedicated to recording oral histories of aging people on video.

In post-production on feature documentary film "Ship of Miracles" (www.shipofmiracles.com) to be released Spring of 2008

Wrote & Directed short film "Duct Tape" 2004

Partner in new company INVENTIVE PRODUCTIONS in Bellevue WA (www.inventiveproductions.com) Fall 2005- present

Author of third book "BONUS TIME AND OTHER SHORT STORIES" to be published in the Fall of 2009

Writing fourth book "THE BRILLIANTS AND OTHER SHORT STORIES" scheduled to be released in the Spring of 2009

Inventive Productions projects:  (Directed and Produced and Wrote:)

Video Biography Bill Peare

Video Biography Ruth Peare

Video Biography Connie Peare

Video Biography Woody O'Rourke

Video Biography of Medal of Honor recipient John "Bud" Hawk

Video Biography of NFL quarterback and Coach Jim Zorn

Video Biography of Colleen McIntosh

Video Biography of Shirley Mullikan

Video Biography of Dave & Fran Divelbiss

Video Biography of Linda Kay Porlier

Video Biography of Bob & Jackie Pappas

Video Biography of Magda Newman

Video Biography of Ted & Terry Kilcup

Video Biography of Adeline Kim

Video Biography of Bowen & Janie Scarff

Video Biography of Gordy Graham

Video biography of John Shoemaker

Video Biography of Violet Folk

Video Biography of Jan Warren

Video Biography of Ed & Beverly Leaf

Marketing Video for Hawk Creek Ranch for Tacoma Land Company

Historical Documentary for 35 year retrospective Southwest Securities Inc

Historical Documentary for 30 year history and culture of The Pacific Institute

Historical Documentary for Steeleheart Country Western Band

Video Biography of Luke Hendrickson

Video Biography of Stephanie Walter

Video Biography of Richard Nicolazzi

Video Biography of Joyce Nicolazzi

Video Biography of Evelyn Birkby

Video Biography of Robert Birkby

Video Biography of Dean Echelbarger

Video Biography of Mary Elizabeth Eschelman

Video Biography of Larry Mercury Morris

Video biography interview with Paul Loberg

Video biography interview with Norman Blye

Historical Documentary RASKAL LOVE with Vanna Fut

The New Fighting Seabees Documentary about The US Navy Seabees

Video Biography & Wedding of Dion & Amy McIntosh

Power Breakfast Video for Letip International

On Location Shooting in Pakistan for Alaska Structures

Video Biography interview of Dick Monson

Video Biography interview of Carl Hallstrom for Veterans History Project

Video Biography interview of Jerrold Sesslor for Veterans History Project

Video Biography interview of Norris Bevan for Veterans History Project

Video Biography interview of Claxton Johnson for Veterans History Project

Video Biography interview of Al Frank for Veterans History Project

Video Biography of Roy & Fran Bates

Marketing Video for Realtor Tyler Echelbarger

Video biography of Bill Endicott

Video Biography of uncle Ron McHatton

Video Biography of uncle Tom McHatton

How to Dance your First Dance at a Wedding DVD for Mara Williams

Carla Lamar & Jack Barr wedding, Roslyn WA

Event video for Wyndham Resorts

TV commercial for West Coast Real Estate

TV commercial for Greg Shaw Windemere Real Estate Broker

Info-mercial and Marketing Video and Testimonial video for Dr. Mat Berry

Marketing video for Dr. Dan Baldwin

Marketing video for Puget Sound Security

Marketing video for Holly Plackett running for Mayor

Video biography of Daryl Martin for Redmond Historical Society

Video biography of Ward Martin for Redmond Historical Society

Fundraising Video for Providence Marionwood

Video Biography of Mike & Joyce Bashey

DVD and Audio Book for motivational speaker and author Linda Kay Porlier

Into the Blue video for Yakima Memorial Clinic

Eastside Business Awards video for Bellevue Chamber of Commerce

Video biography of Bill & Dorothy Shaw

Video biography of Gilbert Kvam

Video Biography interview of David Richardson for Veterans History Project

Video Biography interview of Achilles Savinelli for Veterans History Project

Video biography interview of Albert Campbell for Veterans History Project

Video biography of Bob & Virginia Lintott

Thanksgiving Family video biography for Payne Family

Video biography interview of Ray Slaugh for Veterans History Project

Video biography of Angus Robson

Testimonial video of Franchisees of Emerald City Smoothie Conference

Video of High School reunion in Bremerton WA

Video Biography of Dr. Luke and Grace Kim

Video Biography of Historical Building - Woodmans Lodge, Snoqualmie WA

Historical documentary of DCI Engineers for 20th Anniversary

Fundraising video for Holocaust Museum

Fundraising video for American Cancer Society Fun Run

Grand Opening video for 500th company store for Jamba Juice

Explosion Basketball games for Comcast Video on demand

Video Biography interview of Richard Christiansen for Veterans History Project

Video Biography interview of Georgia Brundinki

Video Biography of Dolores Murphy, Buffalo NY

Video Biography of Pat Murphy

Edited Pat Carroll Video for The Pacific Institute

Edited Gordy Graham seminar in Indiana

Video interview on green screen with Kathy Northrop State Farm Agent

TV commercial for realtor Suzanne Lane

Video Biography of Adrienne & Chuck Weidenbach, Detroit Michigan

Marketing Video for Koei Kan Karate Do

Case Study Documentary for Talyst

Writer-Producer-Director-DP-Editor:  "Ship of Miracles"  (2008) feature documentary, fiscal sponsorship by IDA
Co-Founder of Inventive Productions LLC, a leading producer of historical documentaries
Writer-Producer-DP:  "Bill Anders - Legend of Aviation" (2009) documentary
Writer-Producer-DP:  "Harrison Ford - Legend of Aviation" (2009) documentary
Writer-Producer-DP:  "Emily Howell Warner - Legend of Aviation" (2009) documentary
Writer-Producer-DP:  "Bob Hoover - Legend of Aviation" (2009) documentary
Writer-Producer-DP:  "Johnny Myers - Legend of Aviation" (2009) documentary
Writer-Producer-DP:  "Tony Bill - Legend of Aviation" (2009) documentary
Writer-Producer-DP:  "Linden Blue - Legend of Aviation" (2009 documentary
Writer-Producer-DP:  "Legends of Aviation Opening Introduction" (2009) documentary
Writer-Producer-Director-DP:  "Roy & Pat Bates" (2009) documentary
Writer-Producer-Director-DP:  "Grace & Luke Kim" (2009) documentary
Writer-Producer-Director-DP:  "Cooking for Fertility" (2009) documentary
Writer-Producer-Director-DP:  "Eastside Heritage Center" (2009) documentary
Writer-Producer-Director-DP:  "Village Theater" (2009) documentary
Writer-Producer-Director-DP:  "Schneider National Case Study" (2009) documentary
Writer-Producer-Director-DP:  "Bob & Jackie Pappas" (2009) documentary
Writer-Producer-Director-DP:  "LenElla Tabor" (2009) documentary
Writer-Producer-Director-DP:  "Leo the Liberator" (2009) documentary
Writer-Producer-Director-DP:  "Puget Sound Security" (2009) documentarya
Writer-Producer-Director-DP:  "The New Fighting Seabees" (2009) documentary
Writer-Producer-Director-DP:  "CEOs of Seattle" (2009) documentary
Writer-Producer-Director-DP:  "Michael O'Brien" (2009) documentary
Writer-Producer-Director-DP:  "Jim Zorn: Beyond the Lights" (2008) documentary
Writer-Producer-Director-DP:  "Chefs of Seattle" (2008) documentary
Writer-Producer-Director-DP:  "Pat Murphy" (2008) documentary
Writer-Producer-Director-DP:  "Koei Kan Karate"  (2008) documentary
Writer-Producer-Director-DP:  "Adeline Kim" (2008) documentary
Writer-Producer-Director-DP:  "Abner Levy" (2008) documentary
Writer-Producer-Director-DP:  "Ron McHatton" (2008) documentary
Writer-Producer-Director-DP:  "Joan Pittenger" (2008) documentary
Writer-Producer-Director-DP:  "John Shoemaker" (2008) documentary
Writer-Producer-Director-DP:  "The Payne Family Thanksgiving" (2008) documentary
Writer-Producer-Director-DP:   "Julie & Ali" (2008) documentary
Writer-Producer-Director-DP:  "Mike Bashey" (2008) documentary
Writer-Producer-Director-DP:  "Virginia Lintott"  (2008) documentary
Writer-Producer-Director-DP:  "The Happy CPAs" (2008) documentary
Writer-Producer-Director-DP:  "Gabe Herner" (2008) documentary
Writer-Producer-Director-DP:  "Tiffany Pollard Cooking Show" (2008) documentary
Writer-Producer-Director DP:  "Dolores Murphy" (2008) documentary
Writer-Producer-Director-DP:  "The Singhs" (2008) documentary
Writer-Producer-Director-DP:  "DCI Engineers" (2008) documentary
Writer-Producer-Director-DP:  "Magda" (2008) documentary about woman from Hungary
Writer-Producer-Director-DP:  "Mary & Chente" (2008) documentary
Writer-Producer-Director-DP:  "Woodman Lodge" (2008) documentary
Writer-Producer-Director-DP:  "Angus Robson" (2008) documentary
Writer-Producer-Director-DP:  "Eastside Business Awards 2008" (2008) documentary
Writer-Producer-Director-DP:  "Paul Burton" (2008) documentary
Writer-Producer-Director-DP:  "Dr. Jack Singer" (2008) documentary
Writer-Producer-Director-DP:  "Grace Hutchinson" (2008) documentary
Writer-Producer-Director-DP:  "Frank Toohey" (2008) documentary
Writer-Producer-Director-DP:  "Talyst" (2008) documentary
Writer-Producer-Director-DP:  "Delphi Plant 6" (2008) documentary
Writer-Producer-Director-DP:  "Richard Nicolazzi (2008) documentary
Writer-Producer-Director-DP"  "John & June Kneepkens" (2008) documentary
Writer-Producer-Director:  "Dr. Janet Brill"  (2008) documentary
Writer-Producer-Director-DP:  "Washington State Holocaust Resource Center" (2008) documentary
Writer-Producer-Director-DP:  "Jan Warren - Woman of Courage" (2008) documentary
Writer-Producer-Director-DP:  "History of the Pacific Institute" (2008) documentary
Writer-Producer-Director-DP:  "Joyce Nicolazzi" (2008) documentary
Writer-Producer-Director-DP:  "Tyler Echelbarger" (2008) documentary
Writer-Producer-Director-DP:  "Explosion Basketball with Randy Redwine" (2008) documentary
Writer-Producer-Director-DP:  "Stephanie Walter" (2008) documentary
Writer-Producer-Director-DP:  "Adrienne & Chuck Weidenbach" (2008) documentary
Writer-Producer-Director-DP:  "Letip International kickoff 2008"  (2008) documentary
DP:  "Jamba Juice Grand Opening" (2008)
Writer-Producer-Director-DP:  "Carla & Jack Get Married" (2007) documentary
Writer-Producer-Director-DP:  "Dr. Danny Baldwin"  (2007) documentary
Writer-Producer-Director-DP:  "Southwest Securities" (2007) documentary
Writer-Producer-Director-DP:   "Mary Elizabeth Eschleman" (2007) documentary
Writer-Producer-Director-DP:  "Everyman: Al Farmer"  (2007) documentary
Writer-Producer-Director-DP:  "Bill Endicott" (2007) documentary
Writer-Producer-Director-DP:  "Dean Echelbarger" (2007) documentary
Writer-Producer-Director-DP:  "Dorothy & Bill Shaw" (2007) documentary
Writer-Producer-Director-DP:  "Steeleheart- The Beat Goes On" (2007) documentary
Writer-Producer-Director-DP:  "Tacoma Land Company" (2007) documentary
Writer-Producer-Director-DP:  "Linda Kay Porlier" (2007) documentary
Writer-Producer-Director-DP:  "Yakima Memorial Hospital" (2007) documentary
Writer-Producer-Director-DP:  "Eastside Business Awards 2007" (2007) documentary
Writer-Producer-Director-DP:  "Fran & Dave Divelbiss" (2007) documentary
Writer-Producer-Director-DP:  "Bowen & Janie Scarff" (2007) documentary
Writer-Producer-Director-DP:  "Dion & Amy"  (2007) documentary
Writer-Producer-Director-DP:  "Emerald City Smoothie Franchisees" (2007) documentary
Writer-Producer-Director-DP:  "Gilbert Kvam" (2007) documentary
Writer-Producer-Director-DP:  "Evelyn Birkby" (2007) documentary
Writer-Producer-Director-DP:  "Robert Birkby" (2007) documentary
Writer-Producer-Director-DP:  "Mara Williams First Dance" (2007) documentary
Writer-Producer-Director-DP:  "Life & Times of Gordy Graham" (2007) documentary
Writer-Producer-Director-DP:  "Violet Folk"  (2007) documentary
Writer-Producer-Director-DP:  "A Long Story Short--Larry Morris"  (2007) documentary
Writer-Producer-Director-DP:  "Mr. Baseball Woody O'Rourke" (2007) documentary
Writer-Producer-Director-DP:  "Bev & Ed Leaf" (2007) documentary
Writer-Producer-Director-DP:   "The Strong Man - Norman Blye"  (2007) documentary
Writer-Producer-Director-DP:  "Ted & Terry Kilcup" (2007) documentary
Writer-Producer-Director-DP:  "Fern Herbert" (2007) commercial
Writer-Producer-Director-DP:  "Letip International 2007 kickoff"  (2007) documentary
Writer-Producer-Director:  "Dr. Mathias Berry" (2006) info-mercial
Writer-Producer-Director-DP:  "Gordon Graham Seminars" (2006) documentary
Writer-Producer-Director:DP:   "Loves a Woman Paula Ortega" (2006) documentary
Writer-Producer-Director-DP:    "Shirley Mullikan" (2006) documentary
Writer-Producer-Director-DP:   "Colleen MacIntosh" (2006) documentary
Writer-Producer-Director:         "America's Hometown Hero: John "Bud" Hawk" (2006) documentary
DP:  "Kashmir Earthquake" (2006) documentary
Writer-Producer-Director-DP:  "West Coast Real Estate" (2006) documentary
Writer-Producer-Director-DP:  "Connie" (2005) documentary
Writer-Producer-Director:  "Ruth"  (2005) documentary
Writer-Producer-Director:  "Life and Times of Bill Peare" (2005) documentary
Writer-Producer-Director:  "Duct Tape" (2005) short film
Writer-Producer-Director:  "Arrest Mommy" (2004) short film
Writer-Producer-Director:  "Umatilla" (2002) award-winning documentary
Founder of White Knuckles Productions (1988-2005)


Northwest Coordinator for Association of Personal Historians

Member of Organization of American Historians

Member of Pacific Northwest Historians Guild

Member of 911 Media Arts Center

Member of Bellevue Chamber of Commerce

Member of Film Arts Foundation

Member of International Documentary Association


Coming Soon:

Author of book:  "The Brilliants and other Short Stories"

Author of book:  "Beat your boss to work--Secrets to a Successful Career in Sales"


Life Goal:  Health, Happy Family, Financial Freedom, Full-time Filmmaking/Art/Writing




My Top 50 Life Goals: (as of Nov 1990)

1. Make movies full time.
2. Compose a song.
3. Own a classic ragtop car.
4. Become an attorney.
5. Learn to fly.
6. Go to Europe.
7. Own a nice home.
8. Become a healthy person.
9. Take a ride on a space ship.
10. Have kids.
11. Parachute or skydive
12. Write a book.
13. Skin dive
14. Get a college degree.
15. Stockbrokers license.
16. Go to the Mardis Gras in New Orleans.
17. Go to the Cannes Film Festival in France.
18. Be able to be creative full time.
19. Write a play that makes it to Broadway.
20. Write a poem.
21. Write a novel.
22. Write a nonfiction book on timeshare selling.
23. Have my own movie production company.
24. Hold public office.
25. Experience war first hand
26. Make a million dollars.
27. Ride in a hot air balloon.
28. Save a person's life.
29. Go on a camera safari to Africa.
30. Go to Hawaii.
31. Learn how to fence with swords.
32. Go sword fishing.
33. Learn how to dance.
34. Climb Mount Everest.
35. Drive a race car.
36. Go sailing.
37. Ride on a race horse.
38. Become financially free.
39. Win an Academy Award.
40. Run a marathon.
41. Meet the Pope.
42. Get a patent.
43. Paint a painting of value.
44. Create a sculpture.
45. Be a matador in a bull fight.
46. Learn to play the saxophone.
47. Experience death and return.
48. Learn a foreign language.
49. Experience prison.
50. Learn a martial arts.
50. Learn how to juggle