Michelle joined Northern Light Productions in 2022 shortly after graduating from Tufts University. With an academic background in film and social and environmental issues, she is eager to combine her interests by using media to highlight important stories that incite meaningful change and inspire, educate, and entertain audiences. Michelle is passionate about film, sustainable development, breakfast, photography, cats, and making the perfect playlist.
Michela studied Sociology, Film Studies, and Linguistics at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst and cut her teeth in the film industry working as an archival assistant on a Hulu-released true crime series and as a production assistant on-set of an HBO Max series. Since joining NLP as an Associate Producer in 2021, she has used her research and analytical skills working on projects including the Mark Twain Center for Transatlantic Relations in Germany and a film about Frederick Douglass for the National Parks Foundation. She especially enjoys the creative process of finding archival imagery and collaborating with a team to develop a project to the final edit.
Morgan'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.
Kunjal 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.
Molly 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.
Matthew 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.
On 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.
The 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.
Jenny 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.