Jennifer 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. Good Morning America called the film "groundbreaking." 3 Seconds Behind the Wheel is being distributed through Amazon Prime Video, PBS International and American Public Television.
Jennifer also executive produced and directed Las Vegas: The Early Years in 2019. This fascinating project involved gathering over a thousand photos from the late 1800s and early 1900s. Boyd Productions was commissioned for the project by the Commission for the Las Vegas Centennial.
From 2014-2017, Boyd Productions worked with SC Conference organizers to tell unique stories about how big data and high-performance computing are changing our lives. Jennifer worked with NASA, Argonne National Laboratory, Lawrence Berkeley Labs, Juelich Supercomputing Center, Caltech, PayPal, the Department of Energy and others to help tell these amazing stories.
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.
Over the past 20 years, Jennifer has produced 25 documentaries on topics ranging from climate change to gun control. Nine of those films have won EMMY awards.
Since many productions require travel, she has contracted crews in Europe, Asia and throughout the United States, and often provides international crewing services for clients.
Senior Producer/Production Manager
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 producer and project manager on Las Vegas: The Early Years and as co-producer of 3 Seconds Behind the Wheel. She's also managed the majority of our educational projects over the past year.
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.
Cathy Jackman is a freelance documentary filmmaker and editor committed to creating change through social justice and education. Recent films include the Emmy-award winning "Education vs. Incarceration", and "The Color of Justice," both released on Connecticut Public Television. For over 25 years, Cathy has worked on commercial, non-profit, marketing, and television programs, and has shown films at festivals worldwide. She is recipient of numerous Community Service and technical awards, including the “Champion of Children” award from the Center for Children’s Advocacy.
Cathy has mentored youth involved with the criminal justice system, and has advocated for the rights and well-being of children in Tanzania through her work with Artists for World Peace. She Holds a B.A. in English Literature from Smith College.
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.