Today we’d like to introduce you to Will Bearyman.
Thanks for sharing your story with us Will. So, let’s start at the beginning and we can move on from there.
I founded SilverHook Studios in 1999 as a recording studio for independent music artists. During the first few years of business, I refined our offering from working solely with independent recordings artists to also include music videos, commercials for small businesses, corporate and event videos and specialized wedding videos.
We became a Certified Disadvantage Enterprise (DBE) in 2009 through the Michigan DOT before moving to Atlanta, Georgia to expand our services and be closer to some of our main clients and production projects. With the move to Georgia we shifted our focused to concentrate on higher end corporate commercial video as well as film projects. Our work has been featured on CNN, MTV, WeTV, VH1, Real Weddings From The Knot, BET, and a host of other networks. We have also worked on commercial projects for major brands such as AOL, Michelin, Sunburst, Wachovia, and the University of West Georgia.
In 2014, we provided editing for the independent horror film, “Prosper”, directed by award winning filmmaker Deronte Smith.
In 2016, we provided editing and sound mixing on the political thriller and independent feature film, “Domestics”, directed by award winning filmmakers John Schulman and Jeanne-Marie Almonor.
Now in 2017, we are focused on several different television projects we are producing as well as completion a short film project title “15 Minutes” we will be editing in film festival circuits later this year.
I attribute our level of growth to having a great team and knowing how to adapt to an ever changing industry. It has helped us to have a clear direction in where we wanted to take the business and staying focused on that goal. We look forward to working with more companies as we continue to grow.
Overall, has it been relatively smooth? If not, what were some of the struggles along the way?
There were definitely bumps along the road. One of the biggest struggles we faced was when we decided to focus on high end corporate project and film work, was finding good referral partners to handle our previous client’s projects. Wanting to make sure that our clients would still receive the same level of service, it was a challenge to find other production companies who we could partner with. We still were working on previous client’s projects while making the transition into bigger projects.
SilverHook Studios – what should we know? What do you guys do best? What sets you apart from the competition?
SilverHook Studios specializes in cutting edge video production with a core focus on storytelling and creating timeless pieces that hold their value. We have shot and produced videos all across the United States, and leverages long standing relationships of partner companies across the U.S. to support customers where they are.
We partner with everyone from the emerging entrepreneur to the Fortune 500 Company to support them in clearly communicating their marketing message as well as connecting to their target audience.
What makes us unique is that we can provide everything from concept to completion with services that include script writing, filming, editing, graphic animation, sound design, and finishing. We have developed a process for the film production process that makes it easier on our clients to bring us an idea that we are able to bring into fruition while keeping them informed of every step throughout the process. With a strong audio background and because video/film is half audio, we are able to use our audio experience to make our video/film projects more robust.
What were are most proud of is our reputation for delivering projects on time, on budget, and exceeding our client’s expectations. Customer satisfaction has been our number one priority since inception.
What is “success” or “successful” for you?
My personal definition of success is recognizing in the moment that where you are in your goal seeking process is a necessary step and that it is ok to enjoy that moment. Once I realized that on the way to becoming a well-known film production company that enjoying the small steps along the way allows you to appreciate the bigger goals as they come to fruition, I began to feel successful. The story or the journey and not the destination. For me it’s the difference between noticing the glass as full or half empty.
- Website: www.silverhookstudios.com
- Phone: 404-421-2477
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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