Media Production Team
Media Production Team
- Associate Producer
617.789.4344 ext. 201
firstname.lastname@example.orgAbby first joined Northern Light Productions as an intern in 2018 while studying Documentary Film, Art History and International Politics at Ithaca College. Since then, she has created content for various museums, documentary production companies, and nonprofit organizations using her producing and editing skills. Now as an AP, Abby researches and organizes digital media for both museum interactives and linear documentary work. She is committed to sustainability, intergenerational education, and community building through creative arts programming.
617.789.4344 ext. 202
email@example.comAndrew Kukura is an award-winning documentary filmmaker and Principal/Creative Director of Northern Light Productions, where he has been producing both short and long-form films and interactive media for over twenty years. His recent documentary credits include producing and directing Revealed: The Hunt of Bin Laden, a two-hour History Channel special featuring interviews with Presidents Obama and Bush, Secretaries Clinton and Gates, and members of Seal Team Six, produced with the 9/11 Memorial & Museum. Other notable credits include The Dhamma Brothers, a theatrically released feature about the profound effect of Vipassana meditation on inmates in a maximum-security prison in Alabama, which won numerous awards and was featured as part of Oprah's Soul Series. Andrew has been Creative Director on multimillion-dollar media projects at museums and visitor centers including the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame, the Tennessee State Museum, and the Canadian Museum of History, among others. His work has been featured on NPR, PBS, The New York Times, OWN, History Channel, Hulu, and Netflix.
- Senior Producer
617.789.4344 ext. 228
firstname.lastname@example.orgBarbara is an award-winning Producer with over 25 years of production experience. Her career includes eight years of international field production for a PBS documentary series, five years creating engaging online stories for PBS Learning Media, and the production of large-scale museum projects. Barbara's particularly well-versed in documentaries about the natural world, having produced nationally broadcast PBS documentaries about the preservation of wild tigers in India, the preservation of wild cranes in China, and the development of safe water resources in some of the planet’s most isolated communities. She joined Northern Light in 2016 and has produced media for museums, including the First Division Museum and the Mob Museum. She holds an MA in Communication from Cornell University and a BA in Education from the University of Wisconsin, Madison.
- Senior Producer
617.789.4344 ext. 203
email@example.comBen has been working with Northern Light for over a decade as a Writer, Producer and Project Manager. He's written and produced numerous permanent museum installations and documentaries for television during this time. His extensive past experience includes writing for the Mob Museum, the Mystic Seaport Museum, and the Mississippi Museum of History. He also co-wrote the script for Confessions of the Boston Strangler and wrote the script for Whitey Bulger: The Making of A Monster, two riveting stories of nationwide interest with a local, Boston-based focus. In addition to his producing and writing credits, Ben is also a skilled audio engineer. He holds a BA in English, History, and Political Science from the University of Toronto.
- Senior Producer, Founder
617.789.4344 ext. 210
firstname.lastname@example.orgBestor is an award-winning Director, Producer and Cinematographer. Since founding Northern Light in 1982, he's directed innumerable media elements for museum installations, documentaries for broadcast, and multi-screen presentations. Many of his projects include media produced for nationally recognized museums including the National World War II Museum, Ford’s Theatre for Education & Leadership, and the National September 11 Memorial and Museum. Bestor's produced work for federal and state institutions such as the National Park Service, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, the U.S. Forest Service, Massachusetts Division of Marine Fisheries, and the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. As an acclaimed independent filmmaker, Bestor’s documentaries have premiered at festivals including Sundance Film Festival, AFI’s Silverdocs Film Festival, and the Independent Film Festival of Boston and been broadcast on PBS, Discovery Channel, Sundance Channel, and more. Prior to his filmmaking career, Bestor served in the Vietnam War as an engineer in the U.S. Marine Corps.
- Senior Producer
617.789.4344 ext. 222
email@example.comBeth is a Producer and Emmy Award-nominated researcher with more than 20 years of experience, 13 of which have been honed at Northern Light. Beth has created a plethora of media for museums and award-winning documentary films. For the National World War II Museum in New Orleans, she produced a variety of immersive exhibit media to illustrate the story of the American role in World War II, in both the European and Pacific theaters. She holds an MA in American Studies from the University of Massachusetts, Boston, and a BA in History from Oberlin College.
firstname.lastname@example.orgBonnie is a Producer and Writer for museum exhibit media, television documentaries, and corporate videos. At Northern Light, she's worked on projects for the National World War II Museum,the American Writers Museum, the Western Reserve Historical Society, the Mob Museum, the Tennessee State Museum, and the University of Nebraska State Museum. She loves making complex historical and scientific subjects accessible and compelling for viewers, bringing stories to life with engaging narratives and creative visuals. Also a fiction writer, Bonnie brings a passion for drama and story structure to her work. She holds a BA in Semiotics from Brown University.
- Interactive Developer
617.789.4344 ext. 237
email@example.comBlending technical expertise with creative vision, Evan has been involved in Interactive and Game Development for several years. While studying Game Programming at Champlain College, he acted as the Lead Developer at the Champlain Emergent Media Center, a local studio building innovative applications and media for the state of Vermont. After relocating to Massachusetts, Evan began work as an Interactive Developer at surrounding media firms, assisting in building and optimizing development teams by incorporating methods for code collaboration, build deployment, and project management. He now provides a large range of technical design skills to Northern Light, building on his unique background in creating engaging user experiences on a variety of hardware devices.
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firstname.lastname@example.orgJen started working with Northern Light in 2010 as an Associate Producer of audiovisual and interactive media for museums. Now a Producer, she's worked on several projects for museums and institutions. Her academic background in history and film provides a solid foundation for her work in content development, writing, and the research and acquisition of archival footage and imagery. Jen holds a BA in Film and History from Wesleyan University.
- Interactive Producer
617.789.4344 ext. 227
email@example.comJennifer has been producing and managing interactive projects for museums, media companies, corporations, and government agencies over 20 years. She has extensive management experience in all phases of interactive production including concept development, interactive design, media production, software development, installation, and testing. At Northern Light, she's worked on projects such as the Mob Museum and the Museum of Mississippi History. Before coming to Northern Light, Jennifer was the Digital Projects Manager for PBS’s NOVA, the long-running science series. At NOVA, Jennifer managed a team of digital content producers, designers, and software developers in the design and creation of award-winning educational websites, web applications, and mobile apps. She holds a BA in Mass Communication from Emerson College.
- Senior Producer
617.789.4344 ext. 244
firstname.lastname@example.orgJenny has been a Producer with Northern Light since 2007. She has produced several historical media elements for permanent museum installations, documentaries for broadcast, and multi-screen presentations. Her credits include the National Toy Hall of Fame at the Strong National Museum of Play, the Hyperion Environmental Learning Center, the Maritime Museum of San Diego, and several projects produced for the National Park Service. Prior to joining Northern Light, Jenny worked as a community organizer and educator, including producing film projects with high schoolers. She has an MA in Film from Boston University and a BA in Biology from Oberlin College.
- Cinematographer, Editor
617.789.4344 ext. 209
email@example.comThe beauty of many of Northern Light’s films can be attributed to Jesse Beecher, Northern Light’s staff Director of Photography since 2007. Jesse has extensive experience in large sensor HD shooting, 4K shooting, aerial shooting, knowledge of chip settings, lenses/vintage lenses, and dramatic/scenic lighting skills. Jesse’s work can be seen at various museums, visitor centers, and institutions both near and far. Recently, he shot Northern Light’s feature documentary, Birth of A Movement: The Battle Against America’s First Blockbuster, which aired on PBS. He also filmed various media elements for the First Division Museum, including a complex virtual reality program. In addition to being a Cinematographer, Jesse is a talented graphic artist. He holds a BA in Documentary Film Production from Emerson College.
- Senior Producer
617.789.4344 ext. 206
firstname.lastname@example.orgOn staff at Northern Light since 1985, Lenny Rotman has played a significant role in numerous major Northern Light museum contracts as Producer, Director, and Project Manager. Much of his work has centered around the National Park Service, including contracts throughout the continental United States, Puerto Rico, and Guam at military parks, historic parks, battlefields, and national monuments. In addition, Lenny has produced media for public broadcast, The Library of Congress, and many nationally recognized state and private museums including the National September 11 Memorial and Museum, the National Navy SEAL Museum, the International Spy Museum, the Louisiana State Museum, the Western Reserve Historical Society, and the Woodstock Museum.
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email@example.comMatthew came to Northern Light with 10 years of experience as a journalist, where he honed his tight writing style and meticulous editing skills. While continuing a freelance career in print, he's since concentrated on writing for the screen while also utilizing his reporting skills for interviews and research, first as an Associate Producer and today as a Writer and Producer at Northern Light. He holds an MA in Journalism from the University of California, Berkeley, and a BA in Journalism and International Relations from Brigham Young University.
- Senior Producer
617.789.4344 ext. 213
firstname.lastname@example.orgMolly specializes in the design and production of video programs and interactives at Northern Light. She researches, writes, and produces non-fiction, short-format media and interactive exhibits for permanent museum installations. She works with clients from various museums and visitor centers across the country to guide a project from its conceptual phase to the creation of a fully installed audiovisual exhibit. Recently, she produced the award-winning exhibit media about the enslaved community who lived and worked at James Madison’s Montpelier. Molly feels that every project is a chance to learn something new and engage diverse audiences; she holds a BA in English from Wesleyan University.
- Associate Producer
617.789.4344 ext. 205
email@example.comMorgan's first time at Northern Light Productions was as a spring intern prior to her completion of her Bachelor's in Communications Media from Fitchburg State University. With her previous experience in student leadership roles like President of Black Student Union and earning "Video Student of the Year Award" her hard work and determination to be a leader for others and do her best has never stopped. Her most recent documentary "Black Lives Matter: Voices of the Past and Present" has also been featured at many festivals such as Middlesex Film Festival, Film FWD Festival, and Newburyport Documentary Film Festival in 2021. Through her work, during college, she has honed in on her interests in documentaries and creating films that focus on educating and bringing awareness to others. In her personal time, Morgan enjoys taking care of her plants, watching anime, and hiking with her family.
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firstname.lastname@example.orgNicole joined Northern Light Productions in 2020, after graduating from Boston University’s film program. Her work at NLP has spanned across several different productions; she is always on her toes for whatever comes next. Nicole is passionate about storytelling and seeks to use editing as a means through which powerful messages can be cultivated and shared, spanning from untold histories to important conversations about social injustice, inequity, and more. At home, she enjoys taking care of her hundreds of houseplants, joined by a freshly brewed cup of coffee.
617.789.4344 ext. 236
email@example.comDelving deep into research and hunting for the perfect image to flesh out a story, Talia brings a keen interest in archival analysis to Northern Light. Her research work has appeared at exhibit media in places like the Mob Museum and the Tennessee State Museum. She also relishes going into the field to work on projects like Super Reefs: The Future of Coral or to assist in project managing and logistics on both documentary films and museum media projects. Talia has a BFA in International Relations, East Asian Studies, and Film, Television, and Interactive Media from Brandeis University.
- Associate Producer
617.789.4344 ext. 224
firstname.lastname@example.orgThrough her multimedia work, Associate Producer Zoe Gregoric is most interested in making the familiar unfamiliar and in tracing the reverberations of history. Zoe began her work at Northern Light as an intern, while completing her BA in Media Arts/Media Screen Studies at Northeastern University. She has experience in corporate communications, community media, and youth arts programming. As a researcher, writer, camera operator, and editor, Zoe has a unique understanding of the connectivity between subject and process. She considers listening in on other people's stories an immense privilege and is especially invested in understanding and unearthing media biases.
Graphics & Animation
- Lead Animator
617.789.4344 ext. 221
email@example.comEric joined Northern Light in 2010 and has brought a range of skills and experience to the team. In his role as Lead Animator, he's worked on numerous permanent museum installations and documentaries for television. Some highlights of his work include the National World War II Museum in New Orleans, the San Juan National Historic Site in Puerto Rico, the Strong Museum of Play in Rochester, New York, and the Canadian History Hall in Quebec, Canada. Eric holds a BA in New Media from the University of Maine and a Certificate in 3D Animation from the Boston University Center for Digital Imaging Arts.
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firstname.lastname@example.orgJames has been working at Northern Light since 2012, during which time his work in character animation and motion graphics have been featured in numerous museum exhibits in the U.S. and Canada. His most recent work includes motion graphics for the American Writers Museum, the First Division Museum, and the Canadian Museum of History. James is passionate about fictional storytelling and is working on an animated series for the web called Z-Boy with his partner Zoë. A graduate of Massachusetts College of Art and Design, he holds a BFA in Animation.
- Senior Graphic Designer
617.789.4344 ext. 233
email@example.comKunjal is a graphic designer, typographer with 18+ years of experience in strategic brand design, iconic graphics, interactive design, print, packaging and digital media. A dynamic collaborator with multi-discipline creators, she has an inventive approach to bringing stories to life, from concept to execution. After 15 years in Advertising and Corporate Design, Kunjal now designs for forward-thinking clients with a shared belief in education and social change at Northern Light Production. Passionate about design thinking, she believes that meaningful communication requires a deep understanding of the purpose and the audience. Some of her recent and on-going work includes designing digital interactive exhibits for Museum of Mississippi History, American Writers Museum, Dana-Farber, and the Tennessee State Museum.
- Senior Editor
617.789.4344 ext. 219
firstname.lastname@example.orgGlenn has worked on a multitude of interesting live and post-production projects for more than twenty years. In 2016, he joined the Northern Light editorial team. Prior to that, he was an Editor at American Experience at WGBH Boston, where he worked on programs like the Emmy award-winning "JFK." His projects with Northern Light include telling the heartbreaking stories of First Nation Canadians, celebrating the contributions of U.S. military members, and The Last Speech, a documentary film centered around the last major speech John F. Kennedy gave before his assassination.
- Senior Editor
617.789.4344 ext. 254
email@example.comWith over thirty years of post-production experience in the Boston area, John has had the opportunity to be involved in a wide and varied range of productions. Over the past decade, John has been a part of Northern Light's editorial staff and currently serves as Senior Editor. John is especially skilled in sound editing. Highlights of his work include editing JFK’s secret White House tape recordings for a 6-part program on the Cuban Missile Crisis and creating a 30-minute soundscape of a 1940s train station for the National World War II Museum.
- Post Production Manager
firstname.lastname@example.orgFor over a decade, Tim has been managing the analog and digital media archives of film and video production studios, large and small. Once one of Northern Light's acclaimed and award-winning projects is completed, Tim meticulously cataloges and archives the assets in Northern Light's state-of-the-art, secure data storage system. When he’s not knee-deep in metadata, Tim can also be found in an editing suite. He's contributed to Northern Light programs such as Watkins Glen State Park, the Tennessee State Museum, and the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy. Outside of the office, he enjoys badminton, windsurfing, and long walks in the park.
- Senior Editor
617.789.4344 ext. 220
email@example.comSince 1998, Tim Raycroft has been building a body of award-winning work for broadcast, museum, and independent productions. In 2008, Tim completed work on Johnny Cash at Folsom Prison, an account of the country music legend’s seminal concert, which aired on PBS and screened at over 40 international festivals. Tim edited and co-produced the PBS production, Give Me the Banjo, an historical investigation of the instrument narrated by Steve Martin. Recently, Tim Co-Directed and Edited The Gospel According to Charlie and Nighthawks on the Blue Highway. His work in the non-fiction museum side includes acclaimed interpretive media for the Mob Museum, the Tennessee History Museum and the Mississippi History Museum. He holds a BA from Denison University and an MFA from Syracuse.