Young Adult Book Trailer pushes the story far and wide


Author Lyn Hawks asked Beery Media, LLC to produce a book trailer for her powerful new novel, “How Wendy Redbird Dancing Survived the Dark Ages of Naught“. We had a lot of fun filming in and around Carrboro, NC. From script to casting, from an original score to special effects, we had a blast filming and editing this book trailer that gives the viewer a small taste of what’s between the covers of Lyn’s great new book.

Enjoy the trailer and grab yourself a copy of the book. It’s a good read for all ages.

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Richard Branson says yes to bricks made from bacteria!


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Can growing bricks from bacteria and sand, like an oyster grows a pearl, really work? Better still, can it aid countries that have more sand than resources? Yes and yes. Thanks to bioMASON.

Richard Branson’s Green Challenge has awarded bioMASON $500,000 euros to continue their research and work!

Beery Media is honored to have been a small part of this initiative and is ecstatic for Ginger Dosier and her bioMASON team. What a feeling to know Richard Branson viewed our work, and the video aided in making RTP start-up bioMASON the $500,000 euro winner.

bioMASON Inc. was formed 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.

AMSTERDAM, 16 September 2013 – Ginger Dosier of the United States has won the Postcode Lottery Green Challenge 2013. The jury, chaired by Richard Branson, awarded her €500,000 today at the final in Amsterdam to realise her green business plan. The jury chose Dosier for her company BioMason’s CO2-free brick production process. BioMason uses bacteria to ‘grow’ bricks out of readily available materials such as sand. The bricks compare favourably with traditional fired clay ones, whose manufacturing releases copious greenhouse gas emissions.

Visit bioMASON HERE.

Read more about the big win HERE.

Documentary, Festivals and a Book Trailer


The summer of 2013 will go down as the most diverse in the history of We had the distinct pleasure of producing many productions for amazing folks and their companies. Let’s get right to it!


Nic Beery was honored to once again teach documentary film making for Duke University and their Full Frame Documentary Film Festival. Joined by film maker Michael Salerno, The School of Doc is a five week summer program that teaches High School students everything about how to produce a documentary. This is all at no cost to the students or their families. Wonderful program. This year the SoDoc produced a short doc on food trucks called Food on Four Wheels.


Beery Films was selected to screen six of their award winning short films before every outdoor feature film screening in Chapel Hill, NC this summer. Titled Locally Grown, this rooftop film series was a fun way to spend evenings with family and friends, and see locally produced fare to boot.

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Lyn Fairchild Hawks, author of the popular Young Adult novel, How Wendy Redbird Dancing Survived the Dark Ages of Nought, hired Beery Media, LLC to produce a Book Trailer for her. The talent and passion was evident during the shoot. The trailer will be unveiled at a book signing and online in November, 2013.


Good news came in the form of acceptance to a couple film festivals. Our newer short film offerings will be screening in Raleigh, NC (another outdoor event!) at FilmSPARK on September 14th, and at the Knoxville Film Festival on September 21st and 22nd.

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Our on-going documentary project on renown painter Jim Howle continues.  In August we drove to Chicago and spent a few days filming Jim as he visited his old buddy Ted Goodman. Ted is bed ridden and this visit is a pivotal moment in the film. Very powerful. More details on this film as it continues production.  It is going to be a powerful story.

Many more productions, from commercials to associations to musical filming, but that’s all to report for now.  We hope your summer was wonderful and fall brings cooler weather and much more creativity and art in your life.


Our State Magazine, The Old Ceremony and Rappin’ about Mulch!


It’s been a great couple of months at Beery Media.  First up, we have partnered with Our State Magazine and The Carrboro Film Festival to judge the magazine’s first short Documentary film competition.  The winning film will screen in November at the 8th annual Carrboro Film Festival.  If you are a filmmaker or know one, check out this link for rules and submission info. Submit to Our State Film Competition.


On a musical note, we were stoked to go to the Haw River Ballroom on May 24th to film a promo video, “Magic Hour”, from the forthcoming album by YepRoc Recording Artists The Old Ceremony.

Another musical note, this one decidedly more humorous, we went down to Wilmington, NC to produce a rap TV commercial promoting the virtues of Recycled Mulch.  You have to see it to believe it. Michael Rosander, the star of the spot did an awesome and hilarious job.

As always, thanks for your interest in film and video doin’s by Beery Media.  Let us know if you ever have any production needs, we are here to help tell your story.