Jane Applegate, Executive Producer
Jane Applegate is an award-winning writer and producer. For more than 20 years, she has produced award-winning independent films, web videos, documentaries and original web and video content for clients including: Bloomberg LP, CNN, NBC, Discovery, PBS, Lifetime, American Express, Microsoft, Verizon Wireless, Pitney Bowes and Sprint. Her specialty is producing high-quality, high-impact films and video on a tight budget. She is known as one of the best physical producers in the independent film world.
Every film she's worked on has won numerous festival awards. Applegate's produced To Keep the Light, a feminist historical drama set in 1876 and shot on Mistake Island off the coast of Jonesport, Maine. The film, about a female lighthouse keeper fighting to keep her job, was written and directed by Erica Fae. It features Antti Reini, one of Scandinavia's top actors. The film has screened at dozens of festivals around the world and won many awards, including several best narrative and best cinematography honors.
In recent years, Applegate has produced The Hanji Box, written and directed by Nora Jacobson. THB is streaming on Amazon Prime. She also produced Unfinished, a student thesis film written and directed by J.P. Pacca. The film won the Grand Jury prize at the City University of New York all-campus film festival. It also won honors for best screenplay, direction and sound design.
In 2017, she produced Caribbean Girl NYC, a TV pilot about four sassy and classy island girls trying to make it big in New York City. Caribbean Girls was written and directed by Mariette Monpierre. In the Fall of 2017, it will air throughout the English-speaking Caribbean market on Flow, a Barbados-based cable network and be broadcast in the French-speaking Caribbean islands and in France on France O.
Following a successful career in television production, Applegate produced a short documentary, Much Ado in Mostar, about a theater program for Bosnia teenagers affected by civil war. The film, by Steve Nemsick, won five film festival awards. She served as line producer on Brief Reunion, which debuted at the Rhode Island International Film Festival and won the Audience Choice award at the Gotham Screen Film Festival in New York City.
Applegate is also one of America’s most respected small business management experts. A former columnist for the Los Angeles Times, she is the author of four books about entrepreneurial success, including the best-selling 201 Great Ideas for Your Small Business, published by Bloomberg/Wiley. She's currently writing a memoir about her life as an independent producer.
Applegate is an active member of New York Women in Film and Television and the Producers Guild of America, East Coast chapter.
SAMANTHA KNOWLES, LINE PRODUCER
Samantha Knowles is an award-winning Brooklyn-based filmmaker who works frequently with Jane Applegate. In addition to working as an associate producer on various feature length narrative and documentary films, she has also directed and produced numerous short documentaries and videos. Her most recent film, a short documentary titled, "Why Do You Have Black Dolls?" won a Spirit Award at the Reel Sisters Film Festival, earned a NY City Council Citations, won the Audience Choice Award at the Women, Action, & the Media (WAM) Film Festival, and has been featured in numerous publications including the NY Daily News, Jet Magazine, the Huffington Post, the Grio, and BET.com. She graduated cum laude from Dartmouth with a B.A. in Film Studies and Psychology and currently freelances as a producer in New York City.
JOe Keeney, Aerial DP
Joe Keeney is an aerial media director dedicated to producing high quality videos and still photography utilizing radio controlled aircraft and image stabilization equipment. These highly maneuverable advanced remote controlled aircraft are also known as Multirotor Copters or Drones. These aircraft are light weight, quiet, battery powered and inexpensive to operate. They fly like a helicopter with vertical flight, with four, six or eight electric motors. This flying platform is a new way of creating aerial media that is cutting edge and catching on fast.
The angles we can achieve and places we can fly these aircraft captivate and amaze! Video production will never be the same. Through the use of our compact unmanned aerial platforms and our steady cams we are able to go from ground level up to and no higher than 400 feet with forward speeds of 30+mph. The cameras used shoot up to 4K UHD 24-30 fps video and up to 16 mp photographs. This allows us to capture angles that are nearly impossible with manned aircraft! We also have the ability to utilize fixed wing aircraft for photography and video as well, both the manned aircraft and the unmanned aircraft are piloted by a Licensed FAA Commercial Pilot.
Eric Giovon, Director of Photography
Eric Giovon is a talented and in-demand director of photography who shoots feature films, documentaries and music videos. To book Eric, please contact Jane Applegate: 914.830.5115.
To check out his work, visit: www.ericgiovon.com
joe foley, DP
Joe Foley is a Director of Photography based in New York. Foley has extensive experience shooting documentary and narrative projects. Check out his work at: www.joefoleydp.com
Jendra Jarnegin, DP
Award-winning Director of Photography Jendra Jarnegin is best known for her vast digital cinema expertise and is an in-demand panelist, speaker and instructor all over the work. With over 20 years of professional shooting, Jendra is also experiences in Stereoscopic 3D, extensive Visual Effects, and all film formats including Vista Vision.
Jendra has shot dozens of projects including episodic TV and web series, commercials, music videos and feature films, including A Bet's A Bet starring Mena Suvari, Eric Roberts and Kristen Chenoweth, and Molly's Theory of Relativity, directed by Jeff Lipsky. Other notable credits include the Webby Award winning series Puppy Love, from the writers and producers of Sex & the City, and In Between Men, to 25 countries, primarily shooting documentaries. She is based in NY and LA and her work can be seen at www.floatingcamera.com.