About Us
Wasteland of Wonder is a film production company in Denver, CO who specializes in making advertisements, music videos, documentaries, and short films, with an emphasis on client work. Reach out to us if you think we could make your dreams a reality!
Our Team
Tyler Borkowski is a director who studied music, acting, and all things theatrical at UNC. They like to focus on the human aspects of stories, emphasizing the visceral and evocative moments of the day-to-day. Cinema is the exploration of relationships and context, both on the screen and behind the camera.
Trae Beneck is a cinematographer and editor who graduated from CU Denver’s film program. He has professional experience filming advertisements, music videos, documentaries, and short films. He has a passion for all things visual and has a wide knowledge of the technical aspects of film production.
Karen Manley works with adults with disabilities and she has experience with everyone from young kids to dementia patients. Her background in journalism paired with her innate compassion make documentary a natural progression. She believes that the most crucial part of any story is the people who live it every day.
Our History
Wasteland of Wonder was founded in 2019 by Avery Troop, Tyler Borkowski, and Trae Beneck, three friends from high school who shared a passion for making movies. Together, they made fun and whimsical short films, music videos, and advertisements. In 2021 after graduating from CU Boulder, Avery Troop moved to Los Angeles to pursue a career in entertainment. Today, Trae and Tyler are working on building a strong portfolio to pursue the dream of making meaningful movies to be seen across the world.
Avery Troop co-founded Wasteland of Wonder by directing the whimsical horror film Balloon Party. She graduated from CU Boulder with a Bachelor's degree in advertising and has created viral TikTok content with over 2,000,000 views. In 2021, she moved on from Wasteland of Wonder to pursue a career in comedy. She believes that wonder can be found in anything, from a sheet ghost, to a red balloon, to a cup of coffee.