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
PRODUCER / DIRECTOR / WRITER
Joel N Clark is the director of A Family Story Films. Joel has written and directed multiple award-winning films, short films, sitcoms, commercials, adventure series, and feature documentaries.
Joel has also written fiction and nonfiction books that have been published widely. The quality of Joel's work can be seen in the stories he's chosen to tell. He lives with his wife of fourteen years, Megan, their daughter Juno, and their son Elah, 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.
EXECUTIVE PRODUCER / WRITER
Mark Batterson serves as lead pastor of National Community Church in Washington, DC. NCC owns and operates Ebenezers Coffeehouse, The Miracle Theatre, as well as the DC Dream Center. NCC is also redeveloping a city block located at the intersection of the Capitol Hill, Navy Yard, and Riverfront neighborhoods. Mark has Executive Produced and co-written a Mark holds a Doctor of Ministry degree from Regent University and is the New York Times number of productions including TV series and feature films. Best-selling author of 18 books including, The Circle Maker, In a Pit with a Lion on a Snowy Day, Wild Goose Chase and has recently released Double Blessing, Whisper, and Play the Man. Mark is married to Lora and they live on Capitol Hill with their three children: Parker, Summer, and Josiah.
Jessica is an Emmy Award-winning producer of ground-breaking work across digital platforms for Discovery, Inc. where she’s overseen global projects for networks like Discovery, Animal Planet, Investigation Discovery and brands including Toyota, ASICS, VW, and Facebook. She launched the media industry’s first owned and operated Virtual Reality network, produced Discovery’s most-watched live multi-platform event, and led a team that consistently delivered award-winning digital experiences for consumer campaigns and sales clients. Jessica has a deep acumen in production management, strategic partnerships, brand engagement, and digital platforms and trends. She lives in Washington, D.C. with her husband and two children.
PRODUCER / WRITER
Jason is a writer, producer, and director of A Family Story. He has written 6 books including, Prone to Love, and God Is (Not) In Control. Jason has written and produced films that span from commercials and documentaries to sitcom TV programs, and feature film. He has worked with Switchvert Multimedia, Atlas District Productions and, A Family Story Films and produced and co-hosted The Presence, a faith-based TV show.
Jason and his wife, Karen, live in North Carolina with their three children Madeleine True, Ethan Wilde, and Eva Blaze.
DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY / DIRECTOR
After a career change out of the accounting field in 2005, Kasey transitioned into working as a cinematographer, director, and editor after completing his graduate degree in film/video from American University. Kasey’s experience has crossed genre platforms and spanned the globe having shot films in nearly 20 countries. With experience on a wide range of productions from TV to feature documentaries to non-profits, his interest rests in finding truth in compelling stories around the world and bringing them to the forefront of audiences. Kasey is honored to have worked on productions for National Geographic, Discovery Channel, Smithsonian Channel, the United Nations Foundation, and many more.
PRODUCER / 3D / VIRTUAL REALITY
Chad Horn runs a boutique post house and visual effects studio just outside of Washington, DC. A fifteen-year industry veteran producer and editor, Chad has joined our team bringing his amazing expertise in mediums including 3D and virtual reality. Chad has been creating content for the biggest networks and brands including Discovery Communications, Sports Illustrated, USA Today, Smithsonian Networks, Hilton Hotels, and many more. For his clients he’s gone around the world and into some extreme environments: inside a burning building, inside a 5° freezer, 2 atmospheres underwater, and surrounded by a swarm of puppies dressed up as sharks.
We build our crews around the projects, not the other way round. The makeup of the team is crucial. It’s the difference between good and great. At A Family Story Films, we understand that a deeply personal passion piece needs a different set of skills from, say, a vast-scale Multicam stunt. And so A Family Story Films is home to a range of talents, from directors of photography and sound-people to graphic designers and editors, each with many years experience in their specialist fields. It means we cherry-pick our teams specifically for each project, and purely based on the needs of the film.