Over the past year, Jennifer has been fortunate to travel around the world telling stories about how big data and high-performance computing are changing our lives. She's worked with NASA, Argonne Labs, Lawrence Berkeley Labs, Juelich Supercomputing Center, Caltech and others to help tell these unique stories.
Right now, she's producing a public television documentary and podcast series on distracted driving (to be released nationally in October 2018) called 3 Seconds Behind the Wheel. Jennifer also feels privileged to work with some great corporate and nonprofit clients on an ongoing basis to help tell their stories.
From 2008-2016, she created, executive produced and series produced two national public television music series, Infinity Hall Live and The Kate. Both shows are currently in distribution in 92 percent of public TV markets, online and on social media. 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. These shows have received attention in Rolling Stone Magazine, People Magazine.com, USA Today, the New York Times and more!
In addition, over the past 20 years, she has produced public television documentaries on topics ranging from climate change to gun control, and she's won 9 Emmy Awards for that work.
Since many productions require travel, she has contract crews available in Europe, Asia and throughout the United States, and often arranges international crewing services for clients. She's shot numerous stories in Haiti, Nigeria, Kenya, Nicaragua, Guatemala, and throughout China, Europe, Canada and the USA.
In addition, she enjoys doing home exchanges. Over the past five years, she's done extended stays in Spain, the Netherlands (multiple times), Sweden and Austria.
Senior Producer/Corporate Liaison
Catherine is responsible for developing Boyd Productions corporate client base and working on select projects. 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.
Her one-hour, public television documentary, Autism: Coming of Age, was chosen by judges from CBS, NBC, ABC and the PBS NewsHour as the winner of the 2012 National Institute for Health Care Management Television Journalism Award. Recent recipients of this prestigious award include Frontline and 60-Minutes.
The scope of her work covers engineering, history, healthcare and financial services, but feel free to throw a new subject her way!
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.
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.
Tom Nelson is a bacon-and-pinball loving editor who thrives on good storytelling, creativity and a quality workstation with at least 16 Gigs of RAM. He has been praised with two Emmys for his documentary work, and has had a video about bagels go viral.
While most of his adult life thus far has been spent creating meaningful video content, his free time is spent with his wife and child, their dog, and “The Hawk,” his 2015 Jeep Wrangler.