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Our award-winning production team has a combined 70+ years experience in video and film production, design and photography.  Whatever your project, whatever your budget, we have the talent than can make your vision a reality.  Click on a name to view full bio.

Jay Spain
Matt Bowman
Mike Garr
Ed Slattery
Jon Goldman
J.D. Whitmire
Steve Murray

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jay spain - producer, director, cinematographer Jay Spain - Producer/Director/Cinematographer  Jay Spain is an internationally recognized filmmaker based in Raleigh, North Carolina.  A Sundance Film Festival veteran and a member of the advisory board for the Woods Hole Film Festival in Massachusetts, Mr. Spain filmed and edited numerous broadcast and educational films and filmed several narrative features before directing his first feature documentary,  Live and Let Go - An American Death.  Mr. Spain produced and filmed Moving Midway which was acquired for distribution by First Run Features and released to North American audiences premiering in NYC on September 12, 2008.  As a Managing Member of the privately funded film development partnership, Moving Midway, LLC, Mr. Spain has been involved in every aspect of the production and business of this critically acclaimed film. Moving Midway was picked one of the top two documentaries of 2008 by the New York Observer & New York Magazine and top ten movies of 2008 by the LA Weekly. Mr. Spain is currently producing Oil in the Family, a multi-faceted documentary that weaves together family history, the cinematic legend Robert J. Flaherty and his classic film Louisiana Story, and our culture’s insatiable appetite for oil in its many incarnations. jay@cgfilm.com
matt bowman - videographer, editor Matt Bowman - Videographer/Editor  Matt Bowman is an US Air Force veteran who has furthered his technical skills gained while serving in the Middle East with creative energy in video production.  While deployed to Iraq, he provided positive morale by installing over the air TV, radio, satellite feeds, cable TV, and other Armed Forces Network services to over 15 bases.   Mr. Bowman was selected as a member of the Air Force’s elite “Tops In Blue” providing morale to soldiers and family members as performer, crew and light technician.   He was responsible for set-up, tear-down and transport of over 50,000 lbs of equipment for over 100 performances around the globe.  Mr. Bowman has worked on a variety of corporate projects with the cgroup for clients ranging from the Nobel Foundation to Golden Corral.  Other corporate work includes shooting and editing projects for the Church Initiative, I-Cubed and NCSU Centennial Campus. matt@cgfilm.com
mike garr - videographer, producer Mike Garr - Producer/Videographer/Editor   Mike Garr is an established video producer in the areas of corporate media production and web based media located in Raleigh, North Carolina. While employed with GSK early in his career, he produced many videos and mid to high level audio visual productions for national event staging. At the cgroup, Mr. Garr has produced and edited numerous corporate informational and educational video projects for live events, media training, public awareness and web marketing. He also frequently serves as a consultant to other business professionals to greatly increase web presence on the internet through innovative video marketing techniques and social media platforms. mike@cgfilm.com
ed slattery - videographer, porducer Edward Slattery - Producer/Director/Cinematographer  Ed has been shooting films since the late 1980's, his credits include feature films (Manna From Heaven, Temps), short films (Leaving The Post, Perfect Goosey's, Hitchcocked) documentaries (Moving Midway, Healing Hands Africa, The Pink Satin Suit) as well as commercials, industrials and television programs.  His goal is to create the images that are key to telling the story. edsdp@earthlink.net
jon goldman - writer, director Jon Goldman - Producer/Art Director  Jon Goldman is an award-winning media artist. His recent work has included producing and directing for Al Jazeera English, producing and directing innovative animations for PBS and co-developing an animated webisode series with Jim Uhls, screenwriter for the film Fight Club and the recently released film Jumpers. In addition to film, Goldman is a prolific graphic designer having done extensive work in branding and identity for a wide variety of clients. His work is informed by his training as a painter, a kinetic sculptor and a director for the stage. Mr. Goldman received his Masters in Science in Visual Studies at MIT (1985) at the Center for Advanced Visual Studies and has won many awards including an InterArts grant from the NEA and Rockefeller Foundation for his computer-controlled interactivity with the inflatable sculpture. Goldman currently runs his studio, THOUGHT BALLOON MEDIA, which serves as a laboratory for the development and exhibition of new work. His past innovative work of gigantic inflatable sculptures have been exhibited in and on museums and galleries throughout the U.S., Japan, Korea and Hong Kong. His work is in many collections including the Smithsonian's Cooper Hewitt National Museum of Designís permanent collection. steve@cgfilm.com
jd whitmire - photographer, videographer

J.D. Whitmire - Videographer/Still Photographer  J.D. has been behind the lens of many of our commercial and industrial productions. jd@cgfilm.com

steve murray - videogrpaher, photographer Steve Murray - Director/Cameraman and PhotographerSteve Murray offers the best of both worlds: A Director/Cameraman who is also a still photographer.  One Vision – One Crew.   Steve shoots motion with the RED One 4K digital cinema camera & stills side-by-side with one crew for a consistent “look” for TV and print.  In the last few years he has directed TV spots and shot stills for:  NC Travel & Tourism, The Renaissance Aruba, Superclubs Resorts (Breezes, Grand Lido, Starfish and Hedonism), Emerald Coast Tourism, The Club at Mirasol, Weyerhaeuser Paper, Asheville Tourism, Uwharrie Pointe Golf Community, The Grove Park Inn, Kentucky Tourism, The Homestead Resort, Bonita Bay Properties, North Broward General Hospital, Green Mountain Energy, The Crystal Coast, and Our Lucaya Resort. Clients have found Murray’s side-by-side combination of motion and still photography extremely beneficial and cost effective. He is also known for his experience as an aerial cinematographer and enjoys the challenge of shooting on location with professional talent as well as real people.  He likes to travel and will go anywhere and shoot anything.  So far he has photographed all of the major Caribbean islands, Bahamas, Panama, Myanmar, Laos, Vietnam, Thailand, Cambodia, China, Morocco, Bali, Java, Hong Kong, Bermuda, England, Scotland, Mexico, and Canada. steve@cgfilm.com