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

Peale’s sentiment is at the heart of Argentine Productions’ founding 25 years ago.  It’s why we want to make every media experience inspiring and enlightening.   With Peale's words in mind, we create cinematic theater films, immersive media environments, interactive experiences, soundscapes, 3D animations, and accurate reenactments of intimate or epic scale.

Taking advantage of constantly evolving technology, we strive for excellence in all that we do.  Museum and visitor experiences should be powerful and extraordinary.  We're always seeking new and creative approaches.

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

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

OUR TEAM

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

peter argentine

Peter Argentine
Producer, Writer, Director

  • First western journalist to interview cosmonauts from Soviet Mission Control.
  • In college worked with Oneida Indian Nation and as Outreach Educator for Smithsonian Natural History Museum.
  • Advises the Postmaster General as a member of the Citizen Stamp Advisory Committee.
  • Woodworker, gardener, winemaker.
  • Awarded two stars for his cap by 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

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.