With the help of an amazing and creative team, I recently finished Executive Producing, Directing and Writing 3 Seconds Behind the Wheel. This eye-opening project follows the lives of eight drivers over six months using in-car cameras and tracking technology to monitor the often-hidden behavior of distracted drivers. The full doc is being distributed through 3seconds.org, Amazon Prime Video, PBS International and American Public Television. I'm also doing local screenings and speaking engagements on the topic at request.
Currently, I'm working with the city of Las Vegas to tell the story of their early history. It's a fascinating project that involves gathering over a thousand photos from the late 1800s and early 1900s.
In 2017, I was fortunate to travel around the world telling stories about how big data and high-performance computing are changing our lives for the SC Conference series. I've worked with NASA, Argonne, Lawrence Berkeley Labs, Juelich Supercomputing Center, Caltech and others to help tell these unique stories. In addition, I produced and wrote the public television documentary The Toolbox of America, which was released in the spring of 2018.
From 2008-2016, I 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, on-line and on social media. I have 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, I have produced public television documentaries on topics ranging from climate change to gun control. Nine of those projects won EMMYs.
Since many productions require travel, I have contract crews available in Europe, Asia and throughout the United States, and often provide international crewing services for clients. I've shot stories in Haiti, Nigeria, Kenya, Nicaragua, Guatemala, and throughout China, Europe, Canada and the USA.
In addition, my family and I enjoy doing home exchanges throughout the world. Over the past five years, we've enjoyed extended stays in Spain, the Netherlands (multiple times), Sweden and Austria.
Sample work can be found at https://boydproductions.net/
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.
Recently, she worked as the Co-Producer on our American Public Television documentary 3 Seconds Behind the Wheel. The show will be released nationally in the fall of 2018.
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.
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.
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.