It’s not what you look at that matters, it’s what you see.
Persistent Productions: The art and science of storytelling.
We are a full service production company specializing in documentary film, arts & culture content, and social impact storytelling.
We are cinematographers and artists driven to find and film untold stories.
We are researchers and producers who believe that you cannot deliver intimate and rich stories unless you are deeply informed about your subject and your audience.
We are nimble, visionary, and experienced.
We partner with some of the most innovative organizations to develop storytelling strategies. We work with non-profits, cultural organizations and social enterprises who tackle some of the world’s most pressing problems. We create impact through authentic and intelligent filmmaking. We have worked in 30 countries around the world. We are double-based in Boston and Singapore, and are committed to keep our feet on the ground wherever it matters.
Mike is a founder and director of Persistent Productions. Mike has broad international experience working as a director and cinematographer with numerous production companies including National Geographic Television, Discovery Networks, Dog Eat Dog Films, TLC, Beach house pictures and The Smithsonian Network.
As an American raised in Asia, Mike has deep production and lived experience in the region. In addition to working with major broadcasters Mike has been the cinematographer on a number of independent films like Up the Mountain Down to River, a character led retrospective of the Chinese Cultural Revolution, HBO’s Ghosts of Abu Graib, Moxie Firecreacker’s; Thank You Mr. President and Michael Moore’s Fareigheight 911. Mike is able to seamlessly pair his on-set and directorial experience with his ability to create beautiful images.
Meghan is co-founder and director of Persistent Productions an award winning documentary film producer. Meghan began her work in film at Washington Media Associates researching for Peter Jennings: Reporting on Guantamnamo, the first long-form television investigation into the Bush Administration’s detention and interrogation policies. From these beginnings Meghan has continued to work on research and cause-based media programming and pair that with her background in the arts. This work has had Meghan working with foundations, artists, and brands to bring stories to the screen.
Most recently Meghan produced the series ‘Recovery is Real’ on mental health and addiction for the 50th Anniversary of President Kennedy’s Community Mental Health Act. The films were presented by Rep. Joseph P. Kennedy in Massachusetts.
David’s bright and shrewd insight brings visionary ideas into concrete existence. He entered the media industry in Singapore, working regionally in documentary, industrial and narrative film, with a background in brand management.
A broad meandering background brings fresh perspective into each of his projects. Stops along the way include – but are not limited to – community development in New Guinea, village living in Fiji, cafe development, bicycle building and anthropological art.
David currently works from the Bay Area of California, building on five years of media experience.
Fiona is at the forefront of the Singapore documentary community. She took a leap of faith leaving her banking career in pursuit of her dream in photography. She graduated from the Professional Certificate Program at Maine Media College in Rockport, Maine, US, where she concentrated in Photography, Multimedia and Alternative Processes (Gum, Platinum, Salt). Fiona is an Emmy® Award Winner in The 38th Boston/New England Emmy® Awards as the Producer/ Editor for “The Wonderful World of Oz”, a multimedia documentary.
Singapore-based, Canadian photographer Scott A. Woodward calls his photography style “Choose Your Own Adventure Photography”, after the books he used to read as a young boy; it is this adventure that is the beauty of photography for him.
Scott’s unique narrative photographic style has resulted in him being honoured by Luerzer’s Archive as one of the “200 Best Ad Photographers Worldwide” and chosen by Nikon as “One of Asia’s Finest Photographers”. Scott’s reportage and lifestyle photography features regularly in international publications such as National Geographic Magazine, GEO, Condé Nast Traveller, Travel + Leisure, Monocle, VOGUE, GQ, Esquire and The New York Times.
Scott is a Getty Images Global Assignments photographer. He is also a Nikon Professional Photographer, an ambassador for Nikon Singapore and a SanDisk Extreme Team member.
Visit www.scottawoodward.com for more information and to browse Scott’s portfolio of work.
Liz has over 25 years international experience as a producer, director and writer in television, and for corporations and NGOs. Her passion lies in telling powerful stories in the most compelling way. She believes it’s critically important to listen to clients and promote their message through the telling of the story. Liz is an outstanding creative talent who has a unique grasp of promotion strategies and multi-media campaigns. Most recently Liz was recognized with a PromaxBDA global gold award for the Lonely Planet promotional campaign she produced.
Justin is an award-winning Audio Engineer and Sound Designer who works on a plethora of TV, radio, internet, film, and experiential-based projects including major commercials, promos, industrials, animations, documentaries, and albums. He currently works on both Pro Tools and Fairlight systems, both in-house and out, for a variety of major advertising, broadcast, and production clientele. An 11 year industry veteran, the majority with one of NYC’s premier audio post facilities, Justin takes pride in being an excellent problem solver, team player, and creative executor.
Justin also doubles as a Producer and Creative Consultant, running his own production collective, Matley Productions, focused on integrated audio and video projects with a backbone in education and social awareness. Working with a team of long-standing industry partners and colleagues, the collective stays nimble and versatile. Without the overhead or red tape of a traditional production company, they utilize top talent to execute projects from concept to post-production for rates and timelines those companies cannot. It’s the core reason Matley Productions focuses on projects they believe in and keep their loyal clientele happy and successful.
The closer I adhere to reality the more honest and authentic my tales
A great and interesting story is about everyone or it will not last.
Mike Rogers +1 202-486-5759
Meghan Shea: +1 202-390-2858
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