Jennifer is the founder of Boyd Productions,LLC, a documentary production company that prides itself on creating films that spark curiosity, connectivity and societal change. Her multilingual, female-led team has more than 20 years of experience in filmmaking, music television and journalism.
Jennifer has produced and directed more than 25 documentaries on topics ranging from climate change to gun control. Good Morning America has called her work “groundbreaking.”
Her most recent work is the documentary THE STREET PROJECT. Distributed through PBS International, and available in the USA on Amazon, Apple and other streaming platforms, THE STREET PROJECT is an inspiring story about a massive movement across the world to reclaim our largest public spaces, our streets. The film that takes viewers on a global journey to discover a better way of doing things.
Currently, she is directing and executive producing a 5-part series on the history of Las Vegas and a new surround sound film on the history of Mesa Verde National Park.
From 2008-2016, Jennifer created, executive produced and series produced two national public television music series, Infinity Hall Live and The Kate. She has produced over 40 shows for these series with major artists such as Melissa Etheridge, Tori Amos, Tedeschi Trucks Band, Jane Lynch, Rita Wilson, Darlene Love, Ann Wilson (Heart), Rickie Lee Jones, the Revivalists and many more. Both shows have been written about in Rolling Stone Magazine, People Magazine.com, USA Today, the New York Times and numerous other publications.
Senior Producer/Production Manager
Catherine has produced a variety of Boyd Productions projects including the Las Vegas: The Early Years series and 3 Seconds Behind the Wheel. She is currently producing Las Vegas: The 1950s, a documentary on Mesa Verde National Park, and many educational projects with Boyd Productions.
Over the course of her career, she has worked on long and short form programming for Fortune 100 companies, NOVA, PBS, American Public Television, The Discovery Channel, The National Institute for Mental Health and the National Park Service. This work has garnered national awards including a Peabody, a Telly, and numerous Emmys.
Lindsay Thompson is a documentary filmmaker and educator based in Bridgeport, CT. A graduate of UNC School of the Arts, Lindsay loves the ways storytelling brings communities together and facilitates change.
Past work includes Set Apart: The Jim Abbott Story for Fox Sports, At The Tony's for CBS, writing for the PBS Kids' show Arthur, and Lindsay's directorial debut Travel Light.
Director of Photography
Joseph Brunette is an award-winning cinematographer whose work has appeared on National Geographic, CNN, PBS, NOVA, Nature, Discovery and History. His work has enabled him to combine his passions for beauty and justice. Brunette has an ability to capture the essence of even the most poignant moments and his sensitive work behind the camera enables a level of intimacy and honesty that reveals the vulnerable heart of any story.
Video Editor / Producer and Script Supervisor
“Everything around you is telling you a story. You just need to learn how to hear it.”
These were the words of Cecilia's childhood piano teacher — as she explained how to use her life experience to find a story. At that time, the story was the music that lives behind the notes on a page. She's been chasing after stories ever since, in one medium or another.
Cecilia started her career as a classical pianist. Then she learned to craft stories as a photojournalist, photo editor, as a newspaper graphic designer and projects editor. This diverse background has given her a unique skillset that she brings to her work as a video editor and script supervisor for documentary, narrative and commercial projects.
Cecilia edited our new documentary 3 Seconds Behind the Wheel.
Paul Smith - Director of Photography
Paul has been the director of photography on many Boyd Productions projects over the past few years. He's worked on hundreds of documentaries for PBS both on a local and national level, and he's also been the lighting director for many major concerts for television.
Paul was the Director of Photography for our new American Public Television documentary, 3 Seconds Behind the Wheel.