About Us

With World Headquarters located in Portland, Oregon, Uncage the Soul is a full service production house offering everything from story and creative development through post-production. We specialize in unique, dynamic, and cinematic storytelling avenues to expand your vision and use our passion to challenge the impossible and deliver the unexpected.

John Waller

Founder of Uncage the Soul Productions, John has spent over two decades producing, directing and editing for various commercial shorts and award-winning adventure documentaries. As former Board President of ‘Photo of the Year’ and instructor at NW Documentary, John thrives on giving back to the community and encouraging future generations of creators and explorers. Whether it’s producing a project, standing behind the camera, nestled in the editing studio, or exploring in the Oregon backcountry, John is ready to welcome the next creative adventure.

Ben Canales

Growing up as a New Jersey native, Ben made his way in 2008 to the Pacific Northwest. Continuously inspired by this spectacular landscape, Ben’s focus and background is in specialized timelapse and night photography. In addition to winning the 2011 National Geographic Travel ‘Photo of the Year,  Ben’s work has been commercially showcased in both digital and print publications resulting in international  recognition. As UTS’s main DP, and with his contagious enthusiasm, dedication, and experience for innovative visual media, Ben curates UTS into a cutting edge platform.