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This is a rather large question, but we’ll keep it simple and focus on filmmaking. There are many forms of filmmaking – traditional fiction films, Super Bowl ads, music videos, and animation, to name a few. For us, we love really great documentaries, because we appreciate the opportunity to see the world through the experiences of others.
It’s for this same reason that we enjoy doing our own version of documentary filmmaking. We get to meet people from all walks of life. All of them are passionate about their work and their organizations, and it’s a pleasure to share that passion in the videos we produce for them.
Before entering the world of video production, Geoff taught English in Prague, led a public relations effort for an American real estate company in St. Petersburg, Russia, and did marketing in Boston for engineering and architecture firms.
Then one day, in the early 90s, he heard a radio ad for the Boston Film and Video Foundation (BFVF). He took an intro class in film production at BFVF and was hooked. Filmmaking, he discovered, combined his love of writing and his appreciation for the visual. Geoff had majored in art history as an undergrad at the University of Michigan.
After “graduating” from BFVF, he went on to get his MFA in film production at Boston University and began his new career as a freelance editor at Boston’s public television station, WGBH, where he worked on shows for Frontline, American Experience, and NOVA.
When he’s not making films for work, Geoff loves to shoot and edit video of his family. He has played left fullback in a men’s soccer league for 15 years, and he coaches his son’s youth team as well. In the twenty minutes before he falls asleep at night, he always enjoys reading a bit of the New Yorker.
After graduating from the University of Michigan, Rachel taught English in St. Petersburg, Russia, and led after-school clubs on American culture. When she returned home to the States, she went to graduate school at Harvard University.
Rachel’s professional experience has mainly been with nonprofits in health and education. She has worked on educational campaigns at the Massachusetts Department of Public Health, as a health educator for children, as a director for a literacy program, and as a community relations liaison at MIT.
Rachel loves to travel and watch documentary films. When she can combine the two, like going to Utah for the Sundance Film Festival, it is the best of both worlds. Someday Rachel hopes to start playing the piano again and learn how to play tunes on the harmonica…including “The Victors,” Michigan’s fight song.
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