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Iron Bison Studios

Formerly Ionogen, LLC

Owners Michael and Karilyn Starks, also known as the "Mom and Pop of Colorado Film," have completed over 25 Films. They have had the opportunity to work with an exciting and diverse core of producers, actors, writers and crew members based in Colorado.

With over 20 years committed to supporting and helping sustain the Independent film community in Colorado., we strive to tap into the potential of every member of the film community--beginner or experienced--to provide a warm atmosphere where film lovers of all abilities can grow and achieve their dreams

Our Team
Karilyn T. Starks

CEO/Executive Producer

Retired Marketing Consultant
Duke Media, Bill Duke, Academy Lifetime (AMPAS) Achievement Award Winner.
Karilyn has helped Duke Media with Marketing for up to 100M budget Films, and TV.  Some of her projects include films for Former President Barack Obama, and Director Peter Chernan
Karilyn is also a sceenwriter with an Optioned TV Series for MTV

Michael T. Starks

Director/Executive Producer

Michael T. Starks Producer, Director, Writer, is known for directing a modern adaptation of Macbeth completed in 2006. He has produced and directed many short movies including Brick’s Gambit (2018) and My Night with Anabel (2008).
Michael has also Directed Full-Length films, like COLORADOLAND 2020. 
Adam Smeastad

Line Producer


Most recently, Adam served as Line Producer and AD for “Surprise Party” and Script Supervisor for the upcoming feature “Happy Birthday Charlie”. Adam is currently working on a short horror film, “StAiRs” which he will direct and produce. Adam is always writing and creating; his dream is to create films with the same sort of imagination and content as those he grew up watching.

Kettrick Copeland

Lead Actor, Coloradoland


Film credits include:

Untitled Memphis Jookin Film Supporting Habakkuk Filmworks Timothy Supporting Blackbox Productions Smith Supporting Jaron Lockridge Camp Cold Brook Supporting Andy Palmer Coloradoland Supporting Michael Starks Brick’s Gambit Supporting Michael Starks Ryde Lead Elgin Cahill Sever Supporting Horace Wilson Created Equal Supporting Bill Duke Amateur Supporting Netflix Rondo Supporting Drew Barnhardt Spirit of Love Supporting Film-It Productions The African Guest Lead Bob LaRue Misogyny Supporting Berg Imaging The Honey Cooler Supporting Gaylord Street Films, LLC Self Portrait(Co-Producer) Lead Jazzy K/ASP Films Colfax & 15th Supporting Stephan Santa Cruz ER Experience Supporting AEC Studios

Anubis Heru Cole

Writer, Co-Director,



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