Michael Esposito

Award-winning Producer, Director, Marketer and Content Strategist

I am an intentional and resourceful Producer, Director and Cinematographer whose content has been distributed and licensed by Netflix, Delta Airlines, NBC Sports, Google, MLB, and the Basketball Hall of Fame. My work has won numerous awards and is streamed at home, seen in commercials, taught in schools and universities, and used in international diplomacy programs.

Work Samples

I am a filmmaker with over 10 years of experience in production and a unique background in digital marketing.

Alongside Creative Director Shaina Allen, I co-founded Evergrain Studios where we develop, produce, capture and collaborate on unique original films, engaging video, and branded content for businesses, influencers and organizations.

Our original films have have been distributed and licensed by Netflix, Delta Airlines, NBC Sports and more. Our work is featured in campaigns for MLB, Google, Toyota, Chevrolet, Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital, Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame, and the National Wheelchair Softball Association, among others.

In addition to original projects that I produce and direct at Evergrain, I welcome freelance and contract opportunities locally in the Bay Area and  available to travel throughout the U.S. and worldwide.

Roles you can hire me for include: Producer, Director, Cinematographer and Creative Consultant

Ways

Creative Strategy

Great content starts with clear intentions and aligned strategies. I help brands, influencers and organizations better understand their vision and develop the concepts and workflows to produce content that connects their messages with the right audiences.

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Video & Film Production

We offer full production services for both Branded and Original Content. Agencies, businesses, and influencers trust us to produce thoughtful and engaging media for their brand’s marketing and digital channels. Lean on our process and team to bring the vision to life from concept to delivery.

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Freelance Services

Expand your capabilities by adding me to your creative team for the next campaign, event, or video shoot.  Available for hire on an hourly, daily, or contract basis: Creative Consulting, Producing, Directing, and Cinematography services. 

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ABOUT OUR PROCESS

Getting to know your unique brand and understanding your vision is our first priority. We transform the insights from our conversations and develop tailored concepts specific to your needs and objectives.  Unique and authentic, your videos should align with your brand’s values, vision and voice. We welcome your inspiration too! We’ll help you tap into a story that will work for you and be fun to create and share together.

This is the planning and coordination phase where our creative and logistical processes set us up for success in production (filming) and when editing. With your budget, timeline, and strategy in mind, we’ll take the lead. We’ll continue to check in periodically to gather information and coordinate important details with you and your team.

This is the part of the process where we capture your story on camera. Whether you’re commissioning a full production or hiring us as freelancers, we have an experienced in-house team as well as a collaborator network to tap for special projects and larger productions. The most common feedback we receive is that the content exceeds expectations and we are great to work with.

Editing, finishing and formatting. This is where we weave together all of the footage, audio, music, visual and more to create a remarkable content experience. We’ll share a draft for your feedback and make revisions accordingly. We work with you to make sure everything is on-brand and done right.

Your story is only effective if it’s seen, heard and felt. We’ve distributed content everywhere from Instagram to Netflix, and can lend our expertise to your team in developing and maintaining a winning creative strategy. Our goal is to go beyond making extraordinary videos and empower our partners to succeed telling their story now and in the future.

PER4MAX wanted to connect with one of their core audiences while celebrating their story and raising awareness.

We’ve worked a lot with PER4MAX, and know first-hand how they match the gold medal quality of their product in their commitment to their community. Rather than creating a commercial about their wheelchairs, they invested in telling the story of the warriors who go to battle in them.

Press/Media

No Film School

Meet the Filmmakers Who Give 'Push Through Production' a New Meaning

CREATIV Magazine

THE REBOUND with Shaina Allen & MIchael Esposito

Miami New Times

MIFF 2016: The Rebound, a Documentary About a Miami Wheelchair Basketball Team, Makes Its World Premiere

Miami Herald

The Miami Heat Wheels wheelchair basketball team takes the court in ‘The Rebound’

CREATIV Magazine

15 Women Who Wow

The Breeze

JMU alumni create documentary 'The Rebound'

Living Adaptive

“The Rebound”

Babbitville Podcast

The Rebound: Shaina Allen and Mike Esposito

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Project Team

Forhin Tuyluoglu — Creative Director
Barrack Celik — Head of Art & Illustrator
Beyn Canpolat — Art Director & Designer
Kersa Kara — Front-End Developer
Lian Sezyum — Copywriter

Awards & Highlights

Miami International Film Festival (WORLD PREMIERE)

Cinequest Film Festival (WORLD PREMIERE, Kaiser Permanente Thrive Award)

Brooklyn Film Festival (WINNER: Audience Award – Best Documentary)

Gallup Film Festival (JURY AWARD: Best Documentary)

Vero Beach Wine and Film Festival (JURY AWARD: Best Documentary)

Awareness Film Festival (JURY AWARD: Best Documentary

Naples International Film Festival (AUDIENCE AWARD: Best Documentary)

Napa Valley Film Festival (FEATURE FILM: Inspire Educational Program)

Loft Film Festival (WINNER: Audience Choice Award)