ABOUT US

It is my firm belief that the cultivation of an educated, enlightened citizenry is essential to sustaining the republic! 

                               Charles Willson Peale, founder of America's first natural history museum.

 

WHAT WE DO

We want to make every media experience inspiring, engaging, and enlightening.  With Charles Willson Peale's words in mind, we create cinematic theater films, immersive media and interactive environments, soundscapes, 3D animations, and historically accurate reenactments of intimate or epic scale.

Taking advantage of constantly evolving technology, we strive for excellence in all we do.  It is our firm belief that museum and visitor center experiences should be powerful and extraordinary.

Our work stands apart, winning awards and the acclaim of visitors and clients alike.

 

A FEW AWARDS

  • National Emmy Nomination
  • Best Web Video of the Year
  • Best-of-Festival awards
  • Special Jury Award for Best Museum Video of the Year

OUR SKILLS

Signature films in 4K, IMAX, and Multiscreen  |  Cinematic Historical Reenactments  |  Immersive & Interactive Installations  |  Animations and Maps  |  Computer Generated Imagery & Visual Effects  |  Timelapse  |  Aerial Cinematography  |  Web & Social Media  |  GSA Contracts

OUR TEAM

Our team was forged in the heart of Pittsburgh—a friendly city of hard-work, innovation, and craftsmanship. We enjoy discovering the world, being challenged by an exhibit, exploring our national parks, pushing the limits of technology, and listening to Hardcore History podcasts.

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Peter Argentine
Producer, Writer, Director

  • First western journalist to interview cosmonauts aboard MIR from Soviet Mission Control.
  • Earliest museum memory is "Lion Attacking a Dromedary."
  • Appointed to Citizen Stamp Advisory Committee for commemorative stamps.
  • Woodworker, gardener, winemaker.
  • Awarded two stars for his cap by Hall of Famer Willie Stargell.

Per Argentine
Producer, Editor

  • Passion for history and the great outdoors.
  • Eagle Scout & certified in NOLS Wilderness First Aid
  • Member of the Heinz History Center's Italian American Collection Advisory Committee.
  • Expert in the Sagas and Norse history.
  • Award-winning cider and winemaker.

 

 

Erik Argentine
Associate Producer, Writer

  • Passion for film, videogames, and technology.
  • NOLS Wilderness First Aid certified
  • Loves mountain biking, soccer, and any outdoor adrenaline activities.
  • Craft cider and winemaker.

Mia Boccella Hartle
Coordinating Producer, Business Development

  • Her documentary When Your Hands are Tied received "Best Native Women in Film" award and "Empowering Youth" award.
  • First HD footage of African Elephants born in captivity for her documentary Elefamilia.
  • Almost always accompanied by a large German Shepherd guide dog.
  • Loves cantering horses while riding western dressage.
  • Worked in the Art Department for Westerns shot in the wilds of New Mexico.

Jeff Garton
Director of Photography

  • Camera Operator on Netflix series Mindhunters.
  • Short film "Lift" won twenty awards and screened in over 40 film festivals.
  • Director of Photography for Riddle (2012) with Val Kilmer and Elizabeth Harnois.
  • Building a studio scale replica of the Battlestar Galactica.

Jeff Hogan
Director of Photography

  • Creates custom 4K camera traps to capture unique scenes of wildlife.
  • Emmy Nominations for Cinematography.
  • Built and hauled lobster traps in his youth.
  • Known as the "Beaver & Cougar Guy" in natural history documentary circles.
  • Filmed wildlife sequences for BBC's Planet Earth.