MEET OUR TEAM
JP // DIRECTOR
Creative talent doesn’t always go hand in hand with organization — that’s where JP comes in. With his German sensibilities, he pushes the team to deliver high-quality projects on deadline and within budget. A skilled director and producer, JP has a knack for juggling moving parts, and we don’t just mean during the shoot — when he’s not coordinating the team, you can find JP in his garage, working on motorcycles.
CRAIG // CAMERA OPERATOR
Craig started his video career in the early days of johnnypuetz Productions as a production assistant, and quickly rose to the challenge of becoming a camera operator. He thoroughly enjoys combining the technical and creative aspects of videography to help tell our clients' stories. In his spare time he enjoys being outdoors - skateboarding, driving, and riding motorcycles.
DEMIAN // CAMERA OPERATOR
With his multiple talents as a certified drone pilot and rider of custom-built chase vehicles, Demian is the “driver” of the team. No wonder HBO and Bank of America are using his skills on a regular basis! When he’s not chasing the perfect shot, you can find him flying Cessna airplanes over NYC or taking groups for two-wheel dirt riding all over the US.
MAT // CAMERA OPERATOR
As a natural storyteller and photographer with experience across many fields of production, Mat brings a fresh take and a keen eye to each project. When he isn't shooting, he can be found on his motorcycle exploring NYC for inspiration.
ROUNAK // CAMERA OPERATOR
Led on by an insatiable curiosity and a desire to travel, Rounak started working on film sets back in Bombay straight out of college. He has been a photographer and cameraman ever since. Having moved to NYC in 2020, He has been chasing that goal without missing a beat! In his spare time he is a plant dad, and likes to hike and go indoor climbing.
KATE // COPY WRITER
Serving as a freelance writer, audio producer, and content creator, Kate loves to keep things dynamic. Her creative background serves us well in translating the magic of our shoots into articles and copy. When she’s not typing away on her computer, Kate enjoys building beats, playing shows across the city with her band, and hanging out with her dog Spicy.
JULES // COPY WRITER
When it comes to crafting copy and content, Jules has got us covered. As a professional writer and editor, she captures the spirit of our shoots in articles, social posts, press releases, and more. She also lends a hand with music licensing and sound design for our projects. When she isn’t posted up at the keyboard, catch her music supervising indie films or escaping the city on a weekend backpacking trip.
DARYUSH // GRIP
If there is a camera or gadget, Daryush is all over it. His love for TV and movies led him to find his home behind the camera. He leverages his charm and sense of humor to work with talent of all levels. When he’s not focusing on his video projects, you can find him traversing the globe, spending time with family and friends, taking photos, and binging movies and shows.
KELLY // GRAPHIC DESIGNER
As a creative in both the film and graphic design industries, Kelly combines her experience by creating our concepts and creative pitch decks for clients. When she isn’t crafting mood boards or wrapped up in illustration projects, you can find her styling wardrobe on film sets or exploring Cape Town’s mountains and beaches.
MICHELLE // MAKE UP ARTIST
When we need to get our clients camera-ready, Michelle is always our first call. As our designated hair and makeup artist, she makes sure everyone we shoot is looking sharp and feeling good. Outside of the studio, she loves honing her craft by experimenting with new styles and techniques, not to mention enjoying time with family and friends.
RICCARDO // VIDEO EDITOR
The editing room is where the magic happens, and that's where you'll find Riccardo. As a colorist and an editor, he combines our vision with our materials to create a seamless final product. If johnnypuetz is a kitchen, we see Riccardo as our chef — he's got a serious talent for taking raw ingredients and cooking up our clients a delicious, beautiful meal.
KARIME // VIDEO EDITOR
Karime is a filmmaker who specializes in the editing process. She enjoys uncovering what images and sound hide under the surface, and making the little details come to light for the viewer. Editing for her is like a mystery to solve - a question to answer with the tools at hand. She loves filming nature and animals, and enjoys the challenge of making movies with little resources.
PEDRO // VIDEO EDITOR
Seated in the editing room is where Pedro feels most at home, but everything regarding video and cinema is his world.
When not working, he's outside playing with his son and tending to his small vegetable garden, where he finds his peace of mind.
DENIS // VIDEO EDITOR
If you think of video editing as a puzzle with multiple possible outcomes, Denis is the guy who finds the right pieces, cuts them to the right shape, and fits them together to create the desired result.
When not in the editing room, Denis is traveling around the globe filming content for his own Youtube channel.
ALEX // PRODUCTION ASSISTANT
Since learning how to build a camera from scratch, Alex became more and more passionate about being behind the camera. Her goal on set is to make sure everybody has what they need, and of course, have a good time! In her free time, she’s all about watching movies, traveling and screenwriting.
ZEKE // PRODUCTION ASSISTANT
Zeke started filmmaking with stop motion films in middle school. Today, with experience in both the film and high fashion industries he seeks to combine these worlds in his work behind the camera. When not on set, he is either riding, driving, or on a board of some kind.
JARED // PRODUCTION ASSITANT
From a young age, Jared has always had a love for digital media which led him to pursue a BFA in Film & Television. While working with johnnypuetz Productions, he has had opportunities to apply what he has learned in classes and gain on the job training while working in all areas of production. When he is not working, you may find him hanging out with his dogs, listening to music or gaming with friends.
ANNA // PRODUCTION ASSITANT
Anna started her television journalism career at 19. With johnnypuetz Productions, she explores various aspects of production and assists with organizing the filming process. During her off-time, Anna enjoys traveling, photography, and volunteering.
PRIYA // PRODUCTION ASSITANT
The camera has long been an important aspect of Priya's career for over a decade of working as a fashion model and TV presenter, however working behind the camera is her new found love. Priya now brings her on-set experience to our shoots to make sure things flow smoothly behind the scenes. When not working on a shoot, she keeps busy watching sports, cooking Indian food, and travelling.
We have partnered with very talented local professionals to provide the highest possible quality for your projects and your needs. Our local network, including stunt people, cameramen, audio mixers, composers, and actors, gives us the flexibility to produce any kind of content you need.