We find a way to tell your story whether it be a TV commercial, Corporate branding video or technical medical video.
FOUNDER / DIRECTOR / PRODUCER
John Wager is a seasoned and award-winning director, producer and writer. “Telling or hearing a good story has been my passion since I could remember. A good story can help us heal, or make us laugh, or open up our imaginations in a whole new way.” One of Wager’s recent endeavors was a Showtime Network feature-length film entitled Comedy Warriors: Healing Through Humor, starring Zach Galifianakis, Lewis Black, Bob Saget and B.J. Novak. Comedy Warriors has won an Emmy Award/ Television Academy Honors Award. This honor is the highest award that you can win in the USA for television programming with a conscience, that inspires and has the power to change lives. To date, this feature documentary has won top accolades at 5 major film festivals and was voted by Life Changes Network as one of the decade’s “Top Independent Films That Could Change The World”. Wager has also directed several narrative short films including Brooklyn Baby, My Favorite Stone and Bicycle Lessons. Wager has worked with many well-known actors and celebrities over the course of his career including Oprah Winfrey, Magic Johnson, Reba McEntire, Judy Collins, Maya Angelou, Kathleen Turner and film-maker Ken Burns. He continues to produce and direct national and regional television commercials and various long format branding and corporate projects and has won several awards including 25 Telly Awards. Wager is also a Grammy-award winning producer and composer.
DIRECTOR / CINEMATOGRAPHER / EDITOR
Alex Fortune Kenyon has a passion for all things film, creating stop-motion videos since the tender age of 12. Since then, he has spent years filming, editing, and directing for the large and small screen, which ties in well with his affinity for directing, creating animated logos, motion graphics, and sound design. He has now found himself in his element as an award winning Director and Cinematographer. He was Director of Photography of Comedy Warriors: Healing through Humor, which was awarded the Television Honors Award, Grand Jury Prize at Palm Beach International Film Festival as Best Documentary, and the Audience Choice Award at San Antonio Film Festival as Best Documentary as well as winner for best Documentary at 3 other film festivals. Outside of the studio, Alex loves ice hockey, ice cream, and his record player.
EDITOR/ CAMERA OP/ AUDIO ENGINEER
Adam Russell brings many talents to the Galileo Team. He is a Filmmaker and Musician with an obsession for craftsmanship and a soft spot for the strange. Supplementing his formal education with the DIY cultures of punk and independent filmmaking he has had the opportunity to work with nonprofits, journalists, musicians, and content creators of all kinds serving in every role from cinematographer to sound engineer. Through the years of schooling, self education and trial and error all fueled by his love of art, Adam has developed a work ethic and creative process built on the kind of meticulous tinkering usually reserved for engineers and serial killers.
PRODUCER, WRITER AND EDITOR
“Laughter is the medicine and I am the loose handed doctor that will prescribe it to everyone.” After graduating from Harvard College, Isabella moved to NYC to write, perform, and produce comedy. She created and produced her own show From The Hip which showcased up and coming comedians and actors in many of the major comedy clubs in New York City. She has worked for Galileo Media Arts on a range of projects including Comedy Warriors: Healing Through Humor which won an Emmy/ Television Academy Honors Award and starred Zach Galifianakis, Lewis Black, and Bob Saget. She has contributed as a Producer/ Editor for numerous long format pieces for branding and marketing as well as regional and national television commercials. She is passionate about creating and participating in storytelling that is fearless, funny and relevant. Isabella is also a professionally trained actor, Hip Hop dancer and choreographer.
SR. DIRECTOR OF CLIENT SERVICES
Patrick Kane joined Galileo Media Arts as Sr. Director of Client Services, bringing over 30 years of sales, customer service and process improvement skills. He leads the dynamic client services team, ensuring clients engagements are delivered with the highest level of quality and professionalism. He partners with strategic account leaders and vice president/senior consultants to develop strategies for successful client engagements. Pat’s previous roles prior to joining Galileo positioned him well to foster a service-oriented work environment with an emphasis on quality, accountability, innovation and teamwork. He has served in Marketing/customer facing roles at IBM, Thomson Learning, and General Electric Inc. While at GE, Pat was involved in the critical stage of GE’s product evolution to an industrial software-oriented company. Pat served GE in many global initiatives during his 10-year GE career. During his IBM years, Pat served to support global accounts such as AT&T, Ford, Mobil Oil, and American Express. Pat and his family reside in Saratoga Springs NY and he spends his free time with family activities such as boating, and community involvement.
DIRECTOR, CINEMATOGRAPHER, PRODUCER
Jim has made a life for himself as a factotum filmmaker, which allows him to work professionally in several different areas, including as an independent filmmaker, a professor at Boston University and Emerson College, as well as a small business owner of Auspicious Phoenix Productions. Jim also runs a small still photography lab for film, and teaches and shoots on 16mm motion picture film as well. His work has taken him from Kenya to China and France, for feature films, documentaries and public health initiatives. His previous clients/employers/work include: HBO (Axios), Netflix (Trial 4, Land of Make Believe), Dunkin Donuts/Waze, NownessAsia.com (“Ocular”), Veggie Grill, Harvard University. His work has been shown and won awards at film festivals locally, nationally and internationally, including producing a short film that was nominated for a student Academy Award.
SOCIAL MEDIA DIRECTOR
You know that saying “If you love something let it go and it will return to you if it’s meant to be?!” or something like that…that’s what Sable uses to describe her career path. She knew she wanted to work in social media as a young intern in college, started her career in social media marketing and after doing her time on the agency side she found her way back to her true love. Clients refer to her as the “Yoda of Social” not only because of her love for all things Star Wars but also because she just gets the social media scene and brings an extreme passion to the plate. Her experience as an account manager strengthens her ability to provide adequate and successful solutions for her clients. When she’s not on social media (which is usually only when her eyes are closed) you can probably find her having a dance party with her 2 young kids.
EDITOR / MOTION GRAPHICS / CAMERA OP
Claire’s passion for storytelling began with fiction writing at a young age, and branched out into visual storytelling with a passion for writing for the screen, editing and motion graphics. Claire brings her love of storytelling — from pre-production to post-production — to the Galileo team, and has worked on a variety of projects ranging from 30 second promotional videos, to short films. When she’s not in front of a computer or behind the camera, you can find her working on her first feature length screenplay, or hanging out with her pet gecko.