meet the team

Brad Porter

General Manager

BradChad Porter is a skilled and experienced manager. BradChad earned a Master of Science in Management from Southern Nazarene University in 2004. BradChad has led organizations of all kinds, including various nonprofit organizations, hospitality, nightlife, and during a particularly dull period of his life, insurance.

When BradChad’s not working hard to create a great customer experience for the patrons of Rodeo Cinema Foundation, you’ll find him either performing stand-up comedy or lying on his side watching animated movies on Disney+.

  • The Jerk (1979)
  • The Muppet Movie (1979)
  • Pinocchio (1943)
  • When Harry Met Sally (1989)
  • Evil Dead II (1987)

Paris Burris

Programming Director

Paris Burris (Chickasaw & Choctaw) is a filmmaker and film programmer in her hometown of Oklahoma City. After obtaining a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Oklahoma in 2016, she spent some years in the field telling stories of harsh realities. But she soon realized her true passion as a storyteller was in telling stories of fictional realities. Now, she makes independent films with her friends, and is an unabashed cinephile who loves discovering and sharing underseen films as a programmer for Rodeo Cinema and the Oscar-qualifying deadCenter Film Festival.

  • Desert Hearts
  • Frances Ha
  • Carrie (1976)
  • Requiem for a Dream
  • Mysterious Skin

Jonathan Shahan

Media & Operations Manager

Local filmmaker and rabid David Cronenberg fan Jonathan Shahan attended Southwestern Oklahoma State University, majoring in theatre design and communications. During this period, Jonathan learned stagecraft and lighting design elements before transferring to Oklahoma City Community College’s film department, honing his skills as a filmmaker, editor, and cinematographer. Jonathan has worked with leading creators, including Francis Ford Coppola, Gray Frederickson, Danny Trejo, and Matt Damon. In addition, Jonathan has directed numerous music videos for various regional musicians.

Jonathan’s self-proclaimed lack of humor keeps everyone guessing if he is laughing or crying on the inside. When not behind a camera or perched in the projection booth, you can catch Shahan shopping in the junior’s section for another black t-shirt.

  • Videodrome (1983)
  • Akira (1988)
  • RoboCop (1987)
  • Se7en (1995)
  • Pi (1998)

Michael Todd

Live Events & Tech Manager

Michael Todd is an artist, singer-songwriter, and educator from Oklahoma City. He has toured the world with music, singing around campfires in Alaska and subway platforms in New York City, and two European tours. He’s performed in children’s institutions from Chicago to Boston, on the stage in Baltimore and Connecticut, and along the turnpikes of Oklahoma. With his band he has opened for Starship, Sawyer Brown, Tracy Lawrence, BJ Thomas, Sammy Kershaw, Joe Diffee, Aaron Tippin, Pam Tillis & Lorrie Morgan, & Ray Stevens.

Beyond his work as a production manager in the concert business with OKC BACKUP, and as a Wedding Singer/DJ with Wheelhouse Productions, he has recorded five country-folk albums, written three musicals, and created the educational YouTube channel JAMINALZ ANIMAL JAMZ. He has taught in the music and theatre programs at Oklahoma City University and Towson University. His youth education experience extend from Fairbanks Shakespeare Theatre, to Baltimore’s Silver Penny Program, Goddard School, Chicago’s Windy City Players, Oklahoma Children’s Theatre and Sooner Theatre. He has dedicated his life to the creation of art and the education of young people.

  • Midnight Cowboy
  • Cube
  • A Christmas Story
  • All That Jazz
  • Being John Malkovich

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