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Orange County, North Carolina, and its towns, Chapel Hill (Home to The University of North Carolina), Historic Hillsborough, and Hip and Cool Carrboro, are the focus of the Chapel Hill Visitors Center’s latest short film. “This is Orange County, NC” takes you on an armchair journey through the county and its highlights.
Shot by Beery Media over the course of the last four years, during festivals and events, this is an inclusive and comprehensive three minute look at the county Beery Media calls home. Voiced by WCHL’s own Ron Stutts, and including beautiful photos by Donn Young. ENJOY! Visit Orange County’s official website HERE.
Watch our film…
Radio Interview with WCHL Radio on the debut screening day. Listen – My Dumb Face WCHL Interview
Written by Paul Sapp and directed by Nic Beery. Director of Photography – Martin Brown. Starring Mary Guthrie, Mark Hayes, Jeff Alguire, Susan Siplon and Eliza Farren. Original score by Gerry Diamond, with new music by Greg Hawks. Featuring a huge cast and crew that generously gave themselves, their creativity, and talents to this collaborative project.
Watch the My Dumb Face Teaser – https://vimeo.com/143191408
Synopsis – It’s the crappiest night of ALY’s life. Early-30s, her life lacking direction, she’s been all but abandoned by her mother for a psychotic step-dad, the same step-dad who left her stranded at a rural roadside bar. But when death metal promoter MARCUS steps up as her unlikely savior, the ensuing road trip leads ALY to a personal crossroads: Does she take a path of emotional retreat, or dare to fight for what matters?This 24 minute mini-masterpiece will leave you thinking long after the credits roll.
BeeryMedia.com recently produced this overview of bioMASON, the thriving start-up that makes bricks out of bacteria! bioMASON Inc. was founded in 2012 by Founder and CEO, Ginger Krieg Dosier. bioMASON is a unique biotechnology start-up manufacturing company with a natural process that will revolutionize the building and construction industry. bioMASON employs natural microorganisms and chemical processes to manufacture biological cement-based masonry building materials. Visit biomason.com
Using three HD cameras for a fast paced discussion with the companies principles, and a slider, time-lapse, and even some underwater equipment, we had a wonderful time filming and producing this profile for BioMASON and their investors. We even animated their logo to visually represent their technology.
This is the second video we have done with BioMASON and look forward to the next one, their lab and offices are so very cool.
One of the best parts of being a production company is having the chance to meet and work with folks from all walks of life. This year we had the chance to fly to Arizona and meet Mark Woodson and his wife. Mark is an engineer that has made positive engineering changes in his hometown of Flagstaff. Working closely with ASCE once again, we created a short profile of Mark, The American Society of Civil Engineers 2016 President. Produced by Beery Media, and screened in New York City’s Times Square Marriott at their 2015 Conference. You can see the results below. Congratulations Mark!
Beery Media spent part of the summer in the Swamps of rural North Carolina producing, “Selling Out Sampson County” with The Dogwood Alliance. This is a powerful and moving short film that takes us high above, to right down into the swamps and forests of North Carolina, highlighting the potential loss of our state’s beauty.
“Communities across the Southern US are no stranger to extractive industries that threaten their health and quality of life. A new video, “Selling Out Sampson County” by Dogwood Alliance investigates the impact that the latest threat, wood pellet manufacturing, has on the rural South and inspires people around the region to organize to stop this growing threat.
It is an all too familiar story. New industries approach local governments promising jobs and assorted economic benefits; instead, they extract natural resources, damage the environment, bring just a handful of low-paying jobs, degrade the economic vitality of the area and impact public health and community well-being for decades.”
Learn More – http://www.dogwoodalliance.org/2015/08/new-video-exposes-the-impact-of-wood-pellet-industry-on-rural-nc-community/
Special thanks to Chris Medico of Land Yacht Media for drone and sound assistance on this production.
Our BIG film production for the summer, the powerful and wonderful “MY DUMB FACE” has completed it’s five days and nights of principal photography. Starring Mary Guthrie as Alyson Brown, a 30 year old genius who’s an emotional mess, “MY DUMB FACE” is a short film that packs a feature length whollop.
Filmed in and around Carrboro, Chapel Hill and Apex, NC by award winning Director of Photography Martin Brown, day and night, inside and outside, filming presented challenges and solutions. The cast and crew where stellar. Check out the photos in this post and visit our “MY DUMB FACE” page for more HERE.
Our mini-documentary, “The ReCYCLEry – Island of Misfit Toys“, recently screened at the Arc Light Theater in Los Angeles. The story of a Do It Yourself bike shop where you can build and repair bikes for free, this doc shows how building community, friendships, and changing lives are also parts of the equation.
Now you can enjoy this four minute masterpiece online, for free, right now. We hope you enjoy it, maybe it will inspire you to check out The ReCYCLEry in Carrboro, NC, or a similar bike shop in your home town real soon.
WATCH THE FILM FOR FREE RIGHT HERE –
Beery Media is proud to present our latest short film for your enjoyment. “Stunning…A Magical Metaphor…Brilliant” – Eliza Marsalis, Film Faun NY. A chance encounter on a train changed their lives forever. JANUARY, A Classic Love Story With A Twist.
Shot over the course of three nights on Charlotte, NC’s Light Rail System, and in Winston-Salem, NC, our camera follows January and Grant as the get to know each other a little better. Featuring a unique device of no on camera dialogue, we hear the couple chatting as they end their evening walking through the late night city streets. Is it a relationship that’s meant to be? The viewer will be able to answer that question as the final credits roll.
Watch JANUARY now.
Starring Lydia Folckomer and Oliver Riera Produced, Written, Directed & Edited By Nic Beery, Director of Photography and Color by Matthew Krieg, Production Assistance by Simon Beery • Music by Grahame Davies and Milton Special Thanks to Jim Fink, Greg Dorchak, Ted Kopulos
Visit beerymedia.com matthewkrieg.com thecrowdscene.com miltonmusic.com
This is National Women’s Health Week, an annual observance led by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office on Women’s Health. The goal is to empower women to make their health a priority and help women understand what steps they can take to improve their health.
Beery Media continues its relationship with The American Sexual Health Association, ASHA, by producing the latest Women’s Health Public Service Announcement. The filming went seamlessly with a wonderful cast and crew in front and behind the camera. The result is an effective, informative short that offers help and guidance.
Visit ASHA’s website today. They are the resource for sexual health information.
Beery Media was once again honored to be a part of the 2015 Full Frame Documentary Film Festival. This is the best Documentary film festival in the world. Powerful, moving, and charming Documentaries were screened over four days in spring in Durham, NC.
Special Thanks to Deirdre Haj and the staff at Full Frame for bringing such an important festival, films, and their filmmakers to our front yard each year.
This short film is what we saw and heard during the fest.