About Pahappahooey Island

The imaginative children’s series Pahappahooey Island is the latest release in Impact Production’s continuing adventure to reach a "sight and sound generation".

Tom Newman - Executive Producer
Tom Newman - Executive Producer

Tom grew up in a small Ohio town and spent his summers fishing in Canada. The only thing Tom loves more than catching a big fish is reeling in a captive audience with a good story—on stage, on a big screen, or even with puppets. As the president and founder of Impact Productions, Tom has forged a creative path in the entertainment industry, combining the values of faith with uncompromising entertainment.

 
Jonathan Martin – Series Creator
Jonathan Martin – Series Creator
 

In Jonathan’s world, the impossible is possible. If you can dream it, he can make it. As the creator of Pahappahooey Island, Jonathan’s imagination comes to vivid life through fantastic jungle landscapes, hilarious characters, and unexpected visual surprises at every turn. A writer, art director, painter, builder, and imaginator, Jonathan specializes in creating themed environments for film sets, churches, theme parks, and live stage events.

 
Eric Newman – Writer/Director
Eric Newman – Writer/Director

Eric was raised on a steady diet of Sunday School and the Muppets. When he was 11 years old, he got a dictionary and a pencil holder for Christmas—and it’s exactly what he wanted. Reading and writing stories are two of Eric’s favorite things, and he’s been doing them ever since. Eric works in a diverse array of story-telling mediums such as 3D animation, documentary film, inspirational TV programming, and telling wild stories to his nieces.

 
Jason Stafford – Producer
Jason Stafford – Producer
 

For little Jason, nothing could beat the simple joy of building colorful structures with Legos and Lincoln Logs. Today, Jason adapts this very same talent to building and shaping a creative process where magic can happen. Jason’s mad-structure-building-skills can be seen in numerous television commercials, inspirational TV programs, feature films, and of course, right here on Pahappahooey Island.

 
Carol Mathews – Executive Producer
Carol Mathews – Executive Producer

Sweet little Carol was an early walker, but a late talker. But once Carol started, she never stopped. Family dinners, high school events, holiday parties—you name it—Carol was rallying friends, expressing her thoughts, and telling stories. Not much has changed. Carol’s expressive communication skills can be seen in countless documentary projects, reality television programming, faith and family TV programs, and most recently in a world populated by puppets.