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 combines creative flair and technical prowess to produce enthralling, brand-centric narratives that resonate with audiences, reflecting human-centric, fervent, and authentic themes.
Equipment is paramount! From Alexa's to REDs, C300s to Cranes, and Jibs, A Family Story harnesses the finest gear available. For each production, we evaluate the story's requirements, budget constraints, and target audience before selecting the optimal equipment. We take pride in our capacity to identify the ideal filmmaking tools for every project.
Our state of the art studios are located in Washington DC and Charlotte NC.
With over four decades of experience, we have produced and directed television content for the UK, African, and American industries. Our careers have been shaped by traversing the globe, discovering fascinating individuals, forging connections, and capturing poignant, exhilarating, and emotionally charged moments on camera.
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.
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.
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.