EXPERTS IN TELLING STORIES
We are experts at telling great stories that reflect brand value and associations, drive engagement and grow customers.
A Family Story Films provides the creative and technical talent to make compelling brand-focused films; stories that resonate with an audience; stories that are people-driven, passionate, and fundamentally authentic.
Equipment is important! From Alexa's to REDs to C300s to Cranes and Jibs, A Family Story utilizes all the best gear that is currently available. With each and every production, we look at the needs of the story, the reality of the budget, and the intended audience before choosing the best possible gear. We pride ourselves on our ability to find the right filmmaking equipment for each and every production.
Our state of the art studios are located in Washington DC and Charlotte NC.
We have over 40 years of experience producing and directing television for the UK, African, and American TV industries. We have spent our careers traveling the globe finding interesting people, building relationships and capturing exhilarating, heartwarming and emotional moments on camera
JOEL N CLARK
JOEL N CLARK
PRODUCER / DIRECTOR / WRITER
Joel N. Clark, the director of A Family Story Films. Joel has captured the essence of human experience across all seven continents. His extraordinary storytelling abilities have illuminated harrowing narratives, from child soldiers in Haiti and forced early marriages in Mozambique to the Ebola outbreak in Sierra Leone, the treacherous journey of undocumented immigrants, and an intrepid, unsupported expedition to the South Pole.
In addition to his directorial prowess, Joel is a New York Times Bestselling author, having penned both fiction and nonfiction works that have been published widely. Alongside his wife of seventeen years, Megan, their daughter Juno, and their son Elah, Joel is based in Washington, DC.
CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER
Mark Yucha is a seasoned finance and accounting professional who began his career with KPMG and then moved on to management roles at various organizations ranging in size from startups to Fortune 500 companies. Prior to joining A Family Story he most recently served as the CFO of a national online publisher based in Washington DC.
Mark is currently enjoying a stint in Cape Town, South Africa with his wife and two children.
EXECUTIVE EPRODUCER / DISTRIBUTION
Esther Fedorkevich is the founder of The Fedd Agency, a literary and entertainment agency. Among her clients are Mark Batterson, Tim Tebow, George Barna, Erwin McManus, Jentezen Franklin, and Eva Shockey. After representing fifty-six New York Times bestselling authors and having represented more than a thousand books, Esther knows that publishing is changing. That’s why she has established The Fedd Agency’s unique, 360-degree model, that comprehensively manages the needs of her clients—from traditional publishing to in-house book production, to building personal platforms, to negotiating for film, television, and other derivative products.
Esther lives in Austin, TX with her husband, Jimmy, and their two kids, Alexi and Paul.
At A Family Story Films, we meticulously construct our crews to complement the unique demands of each project, rather than attempting to mold projects around preexisting teams. The composition of a crew is of paramount importance, as it distinguishes the exceptional from the merely adequate. We recognize that an intimate, passion-driven piece necessitates a distinct skillset compared to a grandiose, multi-camera spectacle. Consequently, A Family Story Films houses a diverse array of talent, encompassing directors of photography, sound engineers, graphic designers, and editors, each possessing extensive experience in their respective domains. This enables us to selectively assemble our teams, tailoring them to address the specific requirements of each cinematic endeavor.