Chairman and Founder
After attending his studies at Purdue and to further develop his interest in film, Mr. Volk attended Film School at Columbia College in Chicago. In 1992, continuing the development of is entrepreneurial spirit, Mr. Volk founded CineFolio, a talent promotion company, dedicated to custom filming and packaging of talent which included such actors as Steve Carrell (40 Year Old Virgin, The Office, Anchorman), Sean Hayes (Will & Grace), Jamie Denton (Desperate Housewives) and Rachel Dratch, (Saturday Night Live).
A pioneer in the DVD industry in 1996, Mr.Volk co-founded SHORT Cinema Journal where he and his partners secured funding from Allen and Company and Merv Adelson’s East West Capital. A pioneer in the field of DVD content, SHORT cinema journal was the first Film DVD Magazine introduced to the market. Mr. Volk and SHORT cinema journal were covered in all forms of media including Siskel & Ebert, Vanity Fair, GQ, New Yorker and Rolling Stone. Mr. Volk went on to secure distribution through PolyGram in over 10,000 stores and formed strategic partnerships with Panasonic, Toshiba, Pioneer, Levi’s and BMW.
In 1997 Mr. Volk produced the feature documentary, Goreville USA. The controversial film followed the happenings of a small town in Illinois that passed a law requiring each household to own a firearm. The film went on to win best documentary at Slamdance and Hollywood Film Festivals.
In 1998, Mr. Volk founded Broadcast DVD, a DVD publishing company where he served as Chairman and CEO. Mr. Volk produced over a dozen DVD magazines, including the multiple award winning series FilmFest and critically acclaimed DVD Music Magazine 750 MPH. Mr. Volk developed strategic partnerships with a majority of the worlds major film festivals including: Cannes, Toronto, Sundance and Berlin and formed partnerships with studios and labels including: Warner Brothers, DreamWorks and Universal.
In 2003, Mr.Volk re-established himself as a filmmaker with his current company, Origin Entertainment where he serves as Chairman. Under the Origin Entertainment banner, Mr. Volk raised a development fund for a slate of films and completed production on the Sci-Fi thriller Black Box with co-production partners Don Schneider (Along Came A Spider) and Larry Weinberg (The Last Supper) and most recently produced the 3D documentary, Cosmic Origins. Mr. Volk is currently developing the motion picture A Severe Mercy, based on the best selling Harper Collins novel written By Sheldon Vaunaken and is an Executive Producer on Mary, Mother of Christ, written by Benedict Fitzgerald and Barbara Nicolosi, starring Odeya Rush as Mary.