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About Maestro Filmworks
Maestro Filmworks, (formerly Kreative Mediaworks) is a creative agency and video production firm specializing in commercial, corporate and broadcast television production. Established in 2005, Maestro Filmworks has built a global client portfolio ranging from Fortune 50 corporations to local small businesses.
Our mission is to seamlessly integrate the creative and technical aspects of video production to produce informative, entertaining and impactful videos that deliver.
Kris Mendoza | Executive Producer / Founder
Kris Mendoza is an award-winning film/videomaker and photographer with over 10 years of experience serving clients in the film and photo industry. He graduated from New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts with a BFA in Film & Television. He officially started Maestro Filmworks in 2005 as a small one man operation and has grown the company into a full service creative agency and video production firm.
Prior to video production, Kris ran a franchise for industry leading brand promotion company, Proforma. He now oversees a suite of multimedia businesses namely Maestro Filmworks, Philly Photo Studio and Iluminada Photography.
Ed Cipolla | Senior Editor
Edward Cipolla graduated from Temple University with a BA in Film & Media Arts and specializes in the field of video post-production, cutting numerous corporate videos, short films, commercials, and music videos.
Edward also directs Livestream broadcasts or conferences and sporting events, and composes instrumental scores for short films. On his free time, he enjoys personal projects in photography and music.
Andrew Czudak | Motion Graphics
Andrew is a video designer and visual creative in the field of video editing and motion graphics. He is a graduate of the University of Delaware with a BFA in Visual Communications, and has had work featured at the Academy of Natural Sciences, the Philadelphia Independent Film Festival, and the Electronics Entertainment Expo.
Max Grudzinski | Photographer & Studio manager
Max is a professional photographer based in Philadelphia, he has an immense passion for photography and always has a camera in hand. He found his passion for photography while using large format film cameras in college. He is an expert wedding, portrait and event photographer. Max is the studio manager for Maestro’s studio space, Philly Photo Studio and manages the day to day operations of both studios.
Our offices and studio are located in the thriving art scene of the Northern Liberties area in Philadelphia. Our space boasts a 900 sq foot fully equipped shooting studio and another 1000 sq feet of production offices including a client editing suite and multiple auxiliary editing bays.
Maestro also sports a production van, fully stocked with grip & electric available for shoots on location.
Partial Client List
- Advanced Auto Parts
- Barbri Inc.
- BNY Mellon
- Boston Beer
- Boston Consulting Group
- Brazen Boxing & MMA
- Chevy Chase Trust
- Classroom Champions
- Crowe Horwath International
- Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu
- Duke & Winston
- Education for New Generations
- Euro RSCG
- Evolution Medical
- Fringe Arts
- Girl Scouts of America
- Here’s My Chance
- KOCH Records
- Momentum Worldwide
- New York University
- Nomura Asset Management
- Pfizer Inc.
- PHL Convention Center
- Pranic Healing USA
- SCA Americas
- Temple University
- United Nations Global Compact
- Wawa Welcome America
- WP Carey
“[Maestro Filmworks] has provided my business with still photography and a promotional video – both projects were exceptional. Before shooting, they took the time to understand what our goals and themes were, and what was important to us to show and to communicate to our audience. During the shoots, they were on time, prepared, professional, and creative. During the course of the video post-production, they even found the perfect musical track for the video and facilitated the rights acquisition. We were incredibly pleased with the final products [Maestro Filmworks] provided, and it was also a pleasure to work with them throughout the process. We will be going back to them any time we need to add to our media campaigns, and I’ve recommended them to any business owner I meet who has still or video media needs.”
—J. Richman, Brazen
“[Maestro Filmworks] did a great job editing hours of raw footage of consumer ethnographies from 5 countries around the world into 6 short video montages. They delivered the final products to the required specifications in a timely manner and were a pleasure to work with. I [Maestro Filmworks] 2 thumbs up!”
—Y. Rosales, Avon