When creating a video, it’s all about the story
How your message is conveyed
makes or breaks your presentation
Mont Fennel Films tells compelling stories
See how extensive storytelling experience
cuts through the clutter
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Advantages to You
Meeting Your Budget
Simplified Workflow
Working independently, I have low overhead and keep costs down. I price
video productions below most competitors. You’ll receive an attractive
alternative to expensive agencies & production houses.
You’ll engage with just one person who has responsibility for designing
the creative treatment, budgeting, scripting, hiring production support,
directing, editing, and communicating throughout the process.
Connected to Top Talent
As an independent video producer, director, writer and editor,
I work with a regular stable of the area’s top videographers and other production specialists.
You get premier sound engineers, makeup artists, jib operators and more
to superbly film and enhance productions.
As a storyteller and project manager,
I have more than 30 years of media experience:
Web Video Producer/Director/Writer/Editor (11 years)
TV Business Reporter in Boston and for PBS (16 years)
Programming at national networks in L.A. (4 years)
Radio Production & Teaching ( 3 years)
Clients leverage my 16-year background
as a TV business reporter in Boston
No other web video producer in New England
has spent as extensive time as a business journalist
in a major TV market.
Through my 16 years as NECN’s Business Reporter,
I intimately know the challenges and opportunities
of creating compelling stories.
Advantages to You
Mont Fennel Films
Meets Your Budget & Simplifies Workflow
A
Variety
of
Industries
Academic
Automotive
Aviation
Biotechnology
Business Consulting
Chemical
Construction
Consumer Goods
Data
Energy
Environmental
Financial Services
Food & Beverage
Government
Health Care
Industrial
Information Technology
Life Sciences
Managed Services
Media
Medical Devices
Medical Research
Mobile Devices
Not for Profit
Pharmaceutical
Restaurant
Retail
Software
Solar
Sports Apparel
Technology
Toy
Travel
MF Films
has
Worked
with
Fortune 500 companies, international firms, startups, colleges & nonprofits

ABOUT

Mont Fennel Films is an award-winning Boston video production company known for exceptional story-telling
  • Powerful messages aligned with your objectives
  • A clear and captivating story-flow that engages
  • Dynamic images with lasting impact
  • A creative production that entertains, educates, inspires and motivates.

 

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Extensive ExperienceBusiness Reporting Roots Independent But Aligned Passionate Artistry

TESTIMONIALS

Awesome, awesome, awesome!!!!!  Our task force LOVES the final product!

Kathleen Crosby, EMD Millipore

Mont and his crew are top-class producers and storytellers… A production partner who will care about your brand as much as you do and over-deliver on quality.

Sarah Baskin, LeapFrog

Mont has a phenomenal grasp of business concepts, and is unrivaled turning them into captivating storylines.

Alan Alper, Cognizant

… a gift for telling compelling stories with sight, sound and motion. His work, and his way of working, are very human.

Mike Baker, DataXu

Mont made our story come to life beautifully.  Because of his production expertise and responsiveness, the whole process was a pleasure!

Martha Gallagher, Radius

STATS

Stories Produced

4,500+

Interviews Conducted

10,000+

Industries Covered

100+

Awards Earned

4 Emmys & 4 Tellys

21 Emmy Nominations

ADVANTAGES

Advantages to You
Mont Fennel Films
Meets Your Budget & Simplifies Workflow

APPROACH

I approach every presentation with enthusiasm and persistence

I always aim to exceed your expectations and deliver an engaging story,
a product you are thrilled with and excited to share.

I’ll adapt to your budget and provide the biggest bang for your buck

THE BUDGET

I’ll identify where you can cut costs, and point out where spending more could benefit.  Whatever you decide, you’ll know you’re getting a great product for a competitive price.

 

I’ll determine the most creative and effective way to tell your story

THE STORY

After talking with you about your project’s goals, I’ll research your unique brand and previous marketing collateral. I’ll align your messages with powerful images to craft a story that transforms the way your audience sees you.

I’ll work with you closely, but will be sensitive to your time constraints

THE PROCESS

I’ll collaborate with you, but drive an efficient process.  I know when to work independently, and yet keep you up to date so that the process will be smooth for you.   Rest assured that the project will be delivered on or ahead of time.

PORTFOLIO

Cognizant
Smart Manufacturing

Imagine the future of manufacturing, where machines report to human​s​, but also “talk” to each other​. The result is greater efficiency​, ​output​ and profit​. ​For this piece, we created ​motion graphics to help visualize the new world of Industrial IoT. (2:22)

Cognizant
Code Halos

How the information that people generate over the Internet is creating “Code Halos;” data fields which companies can tap for new revenue. This is part five of a six-part story, told with Cognizant’s annual symposium as a backdrop. Animation courtesy: Pixability. (2:03)

LeapFrog
Reading Challenge

Web commercial promoting reading during “National Reading Month.” LeapFrog makes the LeapReader, a talking pen and book system which helps children read. (1:02)

Cognizant
Google Glass

How the smartphone technology could be used by insurance companies to help transform their business. This is the intro to a longer piece. (1:50)

LimoLiner
Getting Squeezed

TV Commercial promoting luxury bus service between Boston and New York City. Aired in Boston and NYC markets. Produced, directed and written at DigiNovations, and posted with their permission. (:30)

Sisti Marketing Group
Food Network Viewing Party

The Food Network’s “Chopped” pits chefs against each other in a grueling competition. This event video captures a fundraising gathering for charities, where a Massachusetts’ chef battles for supremacy as a group of fans watch the TV broadcast live, and enjoy the chef’s food. (3:27)

DataXu
Programmatic Marketing

DataXu brings data science to the art of marketing. The first of a four-part story looks at how the company applies algorithms to data to deliver targeted ads to the right consumer at the right time with the right message. (3:35)

Cognizant
Community 2016 Promo

Story promoting a company’s annual business and technology conference to attract clients. Told through the people I interviewed at the prior year’s event. (5:24)

Cognizant
Opportunity Decoded Summit

How digital transformation is creating both opportunities and challenges for companies. This production is based on the routine format of a corporate conference, but flows like a compelling story. It combines speaker presentations on stage with client interviews, PowerPoint slides, event b-roll, file video, still images and graphics. In 6 chapters. (10:38)

Cognizant
Quality & Engineering Summit

How accurate and holistic software testing is critical to developing successful technology products. Cognizant’s Quality & Engineering summit serves as the backdrop, but the production feels more like a real story.  It combines speaker presentations on stage with client interviews, b-roll, file video, still images and graphics. This is parts one and two of an eight-part production. (2:21)

Cognizant
Artificial Intelligence (Intro)

The headlines scream that Artificial Intelligence will displace many workers. But AI is also solving both social and business problems; such as how we’re educated, cared for, fed, and transported. This is part one of a five-part series. (3:51)

Cognizant
Artificial Intelligence (Saving Lives)

Look Mom, no hands! With 90% of vehicle crashes the result of human error, self-driving and driver-assisted vehicles will help solve the problem of car accidents. This is part two of a five-part series. (3:20)

E Ink
Revolutionizing Reading

Part one of an eight-part corporate overview of E Ink, the maker of the revolutionary display panels used in the popular Amazon Kindle. Produced, directed and written at DigiNovations, and posted with their permission. (1:28)

Cognizant
Data is the New Air

This presentation goes beyond the standard sit-down video interview. Instead, a company executive communicates by interacting with his environment. He tells the story from a hot air balloon, art gallery, bookstore and more. Using analogies in real life settings drives the narrative of how Cognizant helps customers understand consumer data to create new products and services. In 5 chapters. (9:41)

Cognizant
Data is the New Air (Chapter 5)

This final chapter of a multi-part presentation goes beyond the standard sit-down video interview. Instead, a company executive interacts with his environment, relating his message from a hot air balloon. Using an analogy of how data is like air drives the narrative of how Cognizant helps customers understand consumer data to create new products and services. Part 5 of a 5-chapter story. (1:26)

Cognizant
Confluence 2015

Production promoting an upcoming Cognizant conference to attract attendees. Using compelling file footage, I brought energy to the symposium’s theme of how organizations can more effectively harness the power of digital. (2:39)

Radius
The Global Expansion Challenge

Corporate overview of a company which helps companies expand and operate overseas. In four chapters. (4:08)

Adviser Investments
PassageMaker

Promo marketing this money management firm’s new strategy of trading stocks and bonds to maximize an investor’s profits. (2:16)

Cognizant
Digital Marketing

Graphics-based web promo highlighting Cognizant’s digital marketing expertise. Produced and written at DigiNovations, and posted with their permission. (:30)

Merck KGaA
125th Anniversary Highlights

The world’s oldest pharmaceutical and chemical company celebrates its 125th year in the U.S. as EMD Serono, EMD Millipore and EMD Performance Materials. This celebration took place at Boston’s Museum of Science. (3:57)

DataXu
Understanding Your Customer

How analyzing the data consumers generate can help marketers increase the effectiveness of their advertising. Part two of four-part story. (3:04)

Piper Aircraft
Cherokee 50th Anniversary

Telly Award-winning retrospective of the venerable airplane brand. The history of the Cherokee is told by airplane aficionados in Pennsylvania and Florida. Part one of 7-parts. Produced, directed and written at DigiNovations, and posted with their permission. (1:02)

Sacred Heart University
PSA

TV spot promoting the Connecticut university. (:60)

Lewtan
Let the Data Speak

A look at the past and future of data-based communication and how Lewtan uses artificial intelligence to gain insight from information. First two of eight chapters. (2:43)

AmSafe
Accident Over Boyceville

Re-enactment of a single-engine plane crash in Wisconsin in which the pilot survived. This first part of a four-part story shows how seatbelt airbag technology from AmSafe saves lives. Produced, directed and written at DigiNovations, and posted with their permission. (1:44)

AmSafe
The Benefit of Airplane Airbags

About 70% of general aviation accidents occur on takeoff or landing, making them survivable if the airplane is equipped with seatbelt airbags. Part two of a four-part story shows the value. Produced, directed and written at DigiNovations, and posted with their permission. (3:15)

DataXu
INC 500

Promo publicizing Inc. Magazine’s top-10 ranking of DataXu on the list of America’s fastest growing private companies. (:49)

LeapFrog
Liz & Olivia

Web commercial promoting the LeapReader, a talking pen and book system which helps children read. This piece profiles a four-year old girl. (:30)

LeapFrog
Lauren & Charles

Web commercial promoting the LeapReader, a talking pen and book system which helps children read. This piece profiles a four-year old boy. (:30)

Cognizant
The Great Shopper Disconnect (Part 1)

A recent survey finds that retailers are not fully meeting shoppers’ expectations. It’s not a good sign for future sales. We travel to a mall to hear what they want and how retailers are falling short. (2:21)

Dining Alliance
In Our Members’ Words

Restaurant owners express the benefits of being members of this food service partnership. Produced, directed and written at DigiNovations, and posted with their permission. (4:56)

Cognizant
Big Frame

Web promo announcing Cognizant’s collaboration with two partners, to help clients better manage their data. (3:20)

Radius
Center of Excellence, Mumbai

Profile of a U.S. company’s Indian hub, whose operations help businesses expand and operate overseas. (3:49)

Sacred Heart University
Inspiring Minds, Unleashing Hearts

An admissions film for prospective freshmen. Includes chapters highlighting the university’s academics, Catholic roots/service to the community, campus life, extracurricular activities, dorm life, Division 1 athletics, infrastructure, and more. Produced, directed and written at DigiNovations, and posted with their permission. (10:45)

Sacred Heart University
Vision

Advancement/development film celebrating the university’s reinvention, vision, academic excellence, collaboration, and transformation. Produced, directed and written at DigiNovations, and posted with their permission. (8:51)

Brandeis University
The Student Experience

An admissions film for prospective freshmen. Highlights the student experience, transition to college, academics, social scene, residential life, clubs, sports, diversity, and personal transformation. Produced, directed and written at DigiNovations, and posted with their permission. (5:43)

Brandeis University
If You Will It, It is No Dream

Telly Award-winning development film. It profiles Brandeis’ new President and his vision of the university’s future, with perspectives from professors and students. In eight chapters, covering excellence in teaching, stellar students, inspiring infrastructure and more. Produced, directed and written at DigiNovations, and posted with their permission. (12:43)

Brandeis University
If You Will It, It Is No Dream (Final Chapter)

A perfect storybook ending… To this Telly Award-winning development film, which profiles Brandeis’ new President and his vision of the university’s future, with perspectives from professors and students. Produced, directed and written at DigiNovations, and posted with their permission. (1:23)

American Osteopathic Foundation
Medical Relief in Ghana

Fundraising video for a program that provides grants to aspiring doctors to deliver medical care in poor countries. I produced with videos and pictures that a student shot in Ghana. To keep costs down, I did the two interviews over the phone, after coaching people at the locations how to set up the shots, which they filmed with iPads.  In five chapters.  (7:55)

Olin College, Wellesley College & Babson College
The Copenhagen Wheel

It’s a wheel that turns an ordinary bicycle into a smart electric hybrid. This profile of the wheel’s inventor is one of five stories produced for a national engineering contest sponsored by these institutions. Produced, directed and written at DigiNovations, and posted with their permission. (2:57)

Olin College, Wellesley College & Babson College
The Leveraged Freedom Chair

For 65 million people in poor countries, wheelchairs are nearly useless on rough roads. But an MIT graduate reinvented the wheelchair, transforming lives. He’s one of five winners of a national engineering contest sponsored by these institutions. Produced, directed and written at DigiNovations, and posted with their permission. (4:05)

GlobalPost
Company Launch

This story was played at the company’s launch party to introduce the international news website. Created without access to any actual news stories having been produced. Produced, directed and written at DigiNovations, and posted with their permission. (6:10)

Federal Home Loan Bank of Boston
Values

Interviews with employees who embrace the four core values that guide work at FHLBB: Integrity, Reliability, Respect, and Excellence. (3:53)

MA High Tech Council
Member Testimonials

Members of the Commonwealth’s most venerable technology association share what makes the Council such an effective tool for strengthening the competitiveness of member companies and the regional economy. (3:16)

MA High Tech Council
Annual Meeting 2016

Highlights of the Council’s annual meeting in which Governor Charlie Baker delivered the keynote address. (6:03)

Clouds
Clouds to Go

TV commercial to promote a new type of footwear for women. Produced, directed and written at DigiNovations, and posted with their permission. (:30)

NACA
Predators’ Tour (Citizens’ Revolt)

Part 1 of an 8-part series documenting an aggressive, but nonviolent protest which received national press coverage. NACA, a community advocacy and homeownership organization, publicly embarrassed Wall Street CEOs into re-working bad mortgages by demonstrating on the executives’ lavish estates. Produced, directed and written at DigiNovations, and posted with their permission. (1:17)

NACA
Predators’ Tour (Planning the Attack)

Part ​4​ of an 8-part series documenting an aggressive, but nonviolent protest which received national press coverage. ​Part four shows NACA members scouting Wall Street CEO​s’ properties​ the day before the “attack.​” Produced, directed and written at DigiNovations, and posted with their permission. (1:23)

NACA
Predators’ Tour (Mack Attack)

Part 6 of an 8-part series documenting an aggressive, but nonviolent protest which received national press coverage. ​Part five shows the hostile march on the estate of Morgan Stanley CEO John Mack. Produced, directed and written at DigiNovations, and posted with their permission. (1:49)

NACA
Save the Dream

Telly-Award winning profile of an unprecedented national campaign to create affordable mortgages. NACA, a community advocacy and homeownership organization, brought together thousands of struggling homeowners in dozens of stadiums and conference centers to restructure their loans. Produced, directed and written at DigiNovations, and posted with their permission. (9:05)

NACA
Predatory Mortgage

A profile of South Carolina homeowners who say their mortgage company preyed upon them. After the couple struggled financially, NACA, a community advocacy and homeownership organization, restructured their home loan to be affordable, changing their lives. Produced, directed and written at DigiNovations, and posted with their permission. (7:40)

Medical Reserve Corps of MA
Volunteers

From natural disasters, to terrorism, to disease, MRC’s respond to public health emergencies. This recruitment video targeted volunteers for Central Massachusetts. Produced and written at DigiNovations, and posted with their permission. (1:40)

International Desalination Association
Myths & Misconceptions

Turning salt water into fresh water benefits millions on the planet. But the process is costly, energy-intensive, and potentially harmful to the environment. The industry’s trade group defends criticism from detractors. In 6 chapters. Produced, directed and written at DigiNovations, and posted with their permission. (8:40)

E Ink
How Electronic Ink Works

Part four of an eight-part corporate overview of E Ink, the maker of the revolutionary display panels used in the popular Amazon Kindle. This uses motion graphics to show how the technology works. Produced, directed and written at DigiNovations, and posted with their permission. (1:28)

UMASS Boston
WUMB

Fundraising video for non-profit radio station operated by UMass Boston. We reveal the music, the mission, the community, and the need… And then make the request. Produced, directed and written at DigiNovations, and posted with their permission. (8:35)

Nestle Waters North America
Response to the Movie, “Flow”

The maker of Poland Springs responds to criticism of its practices at Nestle’s Michigan plant and water source. Documentary-style story uses testimonials from independent observers. Produced, directed and written at DigiNovations, and posted with their permission. (8:45)

Nestle Waters North America
Line Worker

Facing public controversy, the bottled water company needed to educate consumers about its commitment to pure water, the environment, and its employees. In this simple testimonial, a worker at the company’s Michigan plant speaks off the cuff about Nestle Waters’ practices. Produced, directed and written at DigiNovations, and posted with their permission. (1:56)

PanelClaw
Polar Bear

Instructional video showing customers how to install solar panels using PanelClaw’s mounting system. (6:55)

ThedaCare
Going Lean

Employees of a Wisconsin health provider talk about how they transformed their hospital system; improving care, saving money and more, using the lean management system pioneered by Toyota. Produced, directed and written at DigiNovations, and posted with their permission. (4:36)

Total Wine & More
Grand Opening

Patrons armed with cell phone cameras capture something unexpected at the debut party of this wine superstore. (1:14)

Cognizant
CAO Summit

Business leaders discuss how Data Analytics is being used to create disruptive new business models. (2:29)

NSTAR
Energy Savings Tips

A homeowner and energy expert give energy savings tips for the home. (4:05)

LimoLiner
Safety Tips

Instructional video informing bus passengers of safety tips. Plays on the video screens of a luxury bus service between Boston and New York City. Produced, directed and written at DigiNovations, and posted with their permission. (1:52)

CLIENTS

MF Films
has
Worked
with
Fortune 500 companies, international firms, startups, colleges & nonprofits
A
Variety
of
Industries
Academic
Automotive
Aviation
Biotechnology
Business Consulting
Chemical
Construction
Consumer Goods
Data
Energy
Environmental
Financial Services
Food & Beverage
Government
Health Care
Industrial
Information Technology
Life Sciences
Managed Services
Media
Medical Devices
Medical Research
Mobile Devices
Not for Profit
Pharmaceutical
Restaurant
Retail
Software
Solar
Sports Apparel
Technology
Toy
Travel

SERVICES

A Complete Story Package

  • Producing: Coordinating the production — from creative to budget
  • Scripting: Storyboards, outlines and scripts — created from sound bites, for announcer only, or using text
  • Directing: On-site creative and logistical management of the shoot
  • Interviewing: From in-depth conversations to man-on-the-street
  • Editing: Building timeline, creating graphics, selecting music and effects, audio sweetening, color correction
  • Location Scouting: Finding studio, natural interior, or street background, and acquiring permits
  • Casting: Working with casting agencies to find talent
  • Hiring: Production support

Types of Productions

  • Client Testimonials
  • College Marketing Videos
  • Company Overviews
  • Corporate Videos
  • Educational Videos
  • Event Promos
  • Fundraising Videos
  • Healthcare Videos
  • Live Event Coverage (multi-camera)
  • Manufacturing Videos
  • Marketing Videos
  • Nonprofit Videos
  • Product Launches
  • Product Overviews
  • Promotional Videos
  • Recruiting Videos
  • Sales Videos
  • TV commercials
  • Thought-leadership Videos
  • Training/Instructional Videos
  • Viral Videos
  • Website Videos

Tech Access & Relationships

  • 4K Cameras & GoPros
  • Drone Videography
  • Sliders, Stabilizers & 6-to-18-foot Jibs
  • Casting Agencies
  • Makeup Artists
  • Wardrobe Specialists
  • Sets/Props
  • Motion Graphic Animators
  • Sketch Animators
  • Studios with Green Screen
  • A Variety of Other Equipment

MORE TESTIMONIALS

… arguably New England’s most experienced television business reporter.

Michael Kolowich, DigiNovations

… consistently delivered the most ‘watchable’ stories on NECN.  

Charles Kravetz, New England Cable News

Mont’s understanding of business and the creative ways he presented stories was so impressive that we used his stories regularly on our national broadcast.

Rodney Ward, PBS’ Nightly Business Report

PROCESS

Diligent Planning

Pre-production is the most overlooked but most important part of the process.

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Exceptional Shooting

Production is where artistry begins, and where the vision starts to take shape.

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Thorough Interviewing

Effective interviews are paramount for productions using sound bites.

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Creative Scripting

Crafting a captivating story requires organization, persistence and creativity.

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Polished Post-Production

Editing is where the hard work pays off and the story comes to life.

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CONTACT

If you have a project you would like to discuss, please reach out.

I welcome the chance to talk with you about potential creative angles and a budget range. Phone calls gladly received.


Mont Fennel Films
26 Clarendon Rd
Belmont MA 02478
USA


617-909-7279
mont@montfennelfilms.com

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