Founder | Executive Producer
As president, Corey brings over 20 years of sales and marketing experience to Storytelling Pictures. As former vice president of sales for a 150 million dollar distribution company, he understands market share/penetration, communications and project execution. He is a catalyst behind many of the award-winning creative elements and treatments produced by Storytelling Pictures.
Founder | Director
As a ﬁlm graduate of Ferris State University, John has worked in ﬁlm & video for the past 23 years. John spent 11 years with the Amway Corporation where he was responsible for producing and directing many of their award-winning Distributor Incentive videos as well as giving direction to their live-events around the world. In 1998, John founded Storytelling Pictures (see corporate overview) and through his artistic and cinematic vision, steady commercial and international growth, has not only breathed creativity into many of Storytelling Pictures projects, but paved the way for the company to produce its ﬁrst full length feature documentary: The Reckoning.
When it comes to managing the many details of production, Frankie brings to us a wealth of organization and process management as our new production coordinator and project manager. She’ll be on the forefront of administrating all our jobs while at the same time making sense out of the occasional artistic chaos we so love to create. You’ll find her armed with common sense, attention to detail, excellent client relation skills and a Southern spirit of hospitality.
Cinematographer | Senior Editor
Graduating at the top of his class, Adam brings a fresh perspective to our creative process. His passion for quality has quickly become a part of the visual trademark at Storytelling Pictures. He truly defines the title “Jack of all trades.”
Meet Melia Merrill, pronounced Ma-Lee-Ya or as we like to say W-O-W! As the finance and business manager for Storytelling Pictures, Melia holds the reins on organization and process. She has been known to complete entire corporate tax returns with nothing more than an abacus, golf pencil and a cocktail napkin. Melia not only balances the testosterone levels but she makes the work flow an exact science.
Travis is the newest member of the Storytelling team. Deft in the cutting room, he willingly dives into gigabytes upon gigabytes of footage to wrestle out the elusive final edit.