Our team

  • Benjamin NathanFounder / Director

    Benjamin Ryan Nathan is an Award-Winning director and producer based in New York City. He has worked in TV, film and advertising in the New York, Los Angeles, and Santa Fe markets, filling many different roles. Most notably, Ben has Produced, Directed, & Edited many commercials, viral video spots, & branding/marketing projects, and worked with major brands including PepsiMax, Ford, Kyocera, and Scholastic. He also served as Editor on a series of short films created in conjunction with Ken Burns & Florentine Films, and Assistant Director of “Moment of Luxury,” a PBS lifestyle series.

    Ben has Written & Directed award-winning films and videos, and has worked with top creative talent, including Jerry Zaks (4-time Tony Winning Director), David Sacks (Producer, Malcolm in the Middle, The Simpsons), Jason Venokur (Writer, 3rdRock from the Sun), and Michael Borkow (Executive Producer, Friends).

    Ben founded Footage Films to bring together top creative talent to create media that makes an impact in today’s society. Under his leadership, Footage Films has forged strategic partnerships with organizations and individuals throughout the entertainment industry, to collaborate on projects that will entertain, educate, inspire, and unite.

  • Sara JewellAssociate Producer

    As a transatlantic professional with experience in film, broadcast media and commercials, Sara Jewell has worked in all areas of production, from development and filming, to post-production and marketing. She has been involved with work for diverse clients from The Disney Channel to the Kingdom of Bahrain. As a producer, she’s adaptable, flexible and mindful of what each client’s specific needs. Fully immersing herself into the projects on which she works, Sara brings the talented and passionate together with a clear combined vision.

    Sara has also successfully spearheaded social media marketing campaigns, increasing online presence, and generating buzz and an organic following. Her work has resulted in TV appearances, articles by top bloggers, and successful fundraising campaigns.

    Her newest film, An Intimacy, played at the 2013 Cannes Short Film Corner to a great reception and is expected to do well in this year’s festival circuit as Sara and her director continue to work closely towards the feature film based on the same story.

  • Robert GregsonDirector of Photography, Writer

    Robert Gregson was named Best Director at the 2015 Brooklyn Film Festival. His work has been featured on Buzzfeed.com, Huffington Post, College Humor, The Onion, and Adweek.com. His films have screen at Brooklyn Film Festival, Big Apple Film Festival, Chicago Comedy Film Festival, and Avignon Film Festival, among others. Robert wears several hats at Footage Films, including writer, director, and cinematographer. He recently finished directing his first feature film, Trivia Night.

  • Melyssa VazquezEditor

    Melyssa Vazquez has worked with many distinguished clients and brands, including Pepsico, Chase, Joico Haircare, and Neiman Marcus. She enjoys bringing creative perspectives to the table, and strives to enhance every project using the newest post-production technology and styles.

  • Casey SilvestriPost Production, Production Associate

    Casey has worked with clients including The Museum of Modern Art, Joico Haircare, the Battery Conservancy, and Storm King Art Center. She has also interned for the Woodstock Film Festival and Hudson Valley Film Commission as an Operations Assistant. Casey’s personal work has appeared in multiple film festivals, and she is currently filming a documentary on substance abuse in Dutchess County. Casey studies Digital Media Production at SUNY New Paltz and is the recipient of a New York Women in Communications scholarship.