THE ECG PRODUCTIONS TEAM

The key to ECG’s well-earned reputation for consistently meeting and exceeding clients’ expectations lies in a strong commitment to “big picture thinking”. By focusing on efficiency and cost-effectiveness, the ECG Productions Team is able to deliver on-time and on-budget without ever sacrificing the quality of the final product.

Taking a project from conception to script to screen and beyond takes more than just organization and discipline; it takes the passion and drive that can only come from a creative team who loves what they do. Our commitment to realizing our clients’ visions can be summed up in our company tagline: “We take ideas from concept to completion in style”

The ECG Productions team has over 30 years of combined experience producing over 1000 episodes of broadcast television and 5 feature films, most of them under extremely tight deadlines. We know how to produce top-quality multi-platform content, and we know how to do it under even the toughest circumstances. This is a skill set that can't be learned overnight, it can only be gained through years of working together as a finely-tuned unit in every phase of the production process.

Jason Marraccini: Principal - Head of Post-Production Operations

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Jason Marraccini graduated from Boston University’s College of Communication in 2001 with a bachelor's degree in Film and Television Production. He has worked on both a full-time and freelance basis as an editor, sound designer, audio mixer, producer and 1st AD.

After living and working in Boston for 8 years he returned to his hometown of Atlanta to found ECG Productions with long-time friend and collaborator Trey Gregory.

Since launching in 2007 they have taken the company from an unknown startup to one of the premier sources for video production services in the Atlanta market, creating content for clients including The Travel Channel, Saab, Verizon Wireless, Kimberly-Clark, UPS, Coca-Cola, Aflac, Netgear and GE.

Jason has served as lead editor and sound designer on 5 short films, 4 features, numerous commercials and over 200 episodes of broadcast television. He served as lead editor on the indie dramas “The Fat Boy Chronicles” & “Quarterlife Ben”, the documentary feature “The Perfect Human Diet”, and most recently completed editing the pilot for the forthcoming broadcast series “Paleo Bites”, featuring Sarah Ballantyne, aka “The Paleo Mom”.

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Jason Sirotin: Principal - Director

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Jason Sirotin’s storied production career has spanned the country and run the gamut of capabilities. Fresh out of college, Jason became a go-to videographer for major syndicates like MSNBC, FOX NEWS, and CNN, and garnered praise from his peers along the way.

Even from behind the camera, Jason’s attention to detail and managerial acumen did not go unnoticed, and with some luck, he began a rapid ascendancy up the production ladder.

Over the next few years, Jason did everything from working as the Head of Production & Programming for the cable network XY.tv, curating and producing content for media giant Howard Stern’s network, Howard TV, and even lead producing feature films. Along the way, Jason not only collected awards and admiration from others in the production industry, he also saw both the teams and the brand impact grow at each place he worked.

In 2007, Jason decided it was time to make the ultimate test of his skills. Joining up with his former XY.tv cohorts, Jason Marraccini and Trey Gregory, the three decided to start their own Atlanta-based production company. And thus, ECG Productions was born.

Since then, ECG has been at the forefront of the Atlanta production scene, producing everything from commercials, tv show pilots, feature films, and music videos. Through it all, Jason’s production-first mindset and keen eye for visuals have kept him at the cutting edge of the industry.

Jason has produced & directed 6 feature films, 500 episodes of broadcast television, countless commercials, and dozens of music videos to date. He doesn’t plan to slow down anytime soon.

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Trey Gregory: Principal - Director of Animation

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Trey has been in love with visual storytelling ever since coming into possession of his family’s VHS camcorder, the tool which arguably launched his career in video production, at the age of 10. After being, by far, the coolest nerd on the Video Yearbook staff in highschool, Trey decided to make his relationship with video official by getting a degree from the University of Georgia’s Grady College.

While the ink on his degree was still wet, Trey packed his entire life into four boxes and moved to Boston, where he worked in the trenches of the video production industry and started to formally learn Animation and Visual Effects. After five years in Boston  as the senior producer and director of photography for a variety of nationally televised reality-style programs Trey and long-time friend and collaborator, Jason Marraccini, decided to move to Atlanta and start ECG Productions.

Since launching Entertainment Creative Group Productions in 2007 Trey has acted as the lead animator and visual effects director for ECG. He has created motion graphics used by some of the biggest brands in the world for television commercials, music videos, tv shows, feature films and web videos. Trey is constantly striving to learn more and actually LOVES the feeling of looking at his old work to see how much he grows in ability year after year.

Trey is certainly on fire as an animator, but he’s not just a post-production desk jockey. Trey has directed multiple tv commercials, music videos, and even a feature film. He knows how to write, perform on camera and is even known around the office as “Golden-Pipes Gregory” for his voiceover skills. Being as “humble” as he is, Trey would never tell you that he also functions as a 1st Assistant Director, a position he takes on mostly because he likes to bark at people to get them moving.

Trey spends his non-work hours at home with his wife, 2 children, 16 fish, and 3 cats.

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Brandon Peterson: Principal - Partner - Director of Photography

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As Director of Photography, Brandon has traveled far and wide and filmed for big brands such as Coca-Cola, Mercedes-Benz, Kimberly-Clark, Google, AT&T, Bayer, and many more.

He has shot everything from commercials, television, documentaries, music videos, training, and corporate; with many of these productions going on to win awards.

With his unique blend of artistic, technical, and storytelling abilities, Brandon is able to get to the root of what the shot needs to communicate and records it in a clear, concise, and creative fashion.

Brandon believes in the power of teamwork to enable a diverse group of people to work together on a project and create something bigger than the sum of its parts; and that's exactly what ECG Productions is all about!

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Jennifer Lee: Colorist | Editor

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Jenn moved to Atlanta in 2014 with an eye towards becoming a environmental documentarian, but soon decided to follow her love of color.

As ECG’s Colorist, Jenn has a keen eye and mastery of both the technical and creative aspects of storytelling. She graduated from the State University of New York At Oswego, and honed her skills as a cinematographer, video editor, and photographer.

Jenn’s drive to refine her color skills led her to study at the International Colorist Academy. From the Color Matrix, to advanced curve tools, to the many subtleties of skin tone, she has mastered DaVinci Resolve down to the smallest detail. Her talent and expertise help her elevate every project she touches.

Jenn is the last stop for projects, ensuring each one is vibrant and evocative. Her passion for color is truly inspiring. The depth and scope of her contributions have made her invaluable member of the ECG team.

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Mary Winter: Producer

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Born and raised in Astoria, NY, Mary Winter had an early appreciation for the performing arts. From a young age, she had the urge to learn every musical instrument she touched.

After graduating from the Frank Sinatra School of the Arts, Mary pursued her love of music by earning her bachelor’s degree in Musical Theatre and Production from the State University of New York at Cortland.

After college, Mary followed her dreams to California, where she experimented with music in the Berkeley area. Upon returning to the east coast, Mary landed in Atlanta and quickly became a part of the ECG Productions team running corporate, music video, film, TV, web and broadcast video projects.

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Collin Ingram: Editor | Writer | 1st AC

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Collin Ingram was born and raised in Atlanta and graduated from the University of Georgia in 2015 with a degree in Mass Media Arts and a minor in Theater and Film. At school in Athens Collin enjoyed performing in the city’s growing stand up scene while spending most of his free time working for WUOG 90.5FM, the school’s student-run radio station. Collin has a keen eye for story and joined ECG with the hopes of starting his career in the television and film industry.

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David Hixon: Animator

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David Hixon graduated with honors in 2006 from George Mason University, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in Digital Art. The skills he learned combined with his eye for detail earned him a place as an Imaging Specialist at the National Geographic Society headquarters in Washington, D.C. While there he edited images from famous photographers and artists, and often worked on restoring and archiving photographs. After leaving NGS, he worked as a freelance artist for several years before deciding to move to Atlanta so he could return to school in order to follow his true passion: Animation. In 2014, he graduated magna cum laude from the Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD) Atlanta with a BFA in Animation. He has since worked as a freelance artist and animator. While he loves to wear many hats in any production, his specialty lies in lighting, texturing, and shading in 3D.

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Kelsey Merriam: Editor

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From a young age, Kelsey Merriam has always had a knack for storytelling. In middle school and high school, her love for acting led her to star in many school plays and home videos directed by her cousin. Kelsey graduated from Berry College in 2016 with a Bachelor of Arts in Visual Communication. In college, she worked for the national award-winning student media organization, Viking Fusion, where she discovered a passion for video editing and scriptwriting. In 2016, one of her editing projects was nominated for a Southeast Emmy.

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JORDAN NOWLIN: WRITER | PRODUCER

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Jordan Nowlin was born and raised in Atlanta, making the jump over to Athens, GA for college where he attended the University of Georgia. He graduated with distinction with degrees in English, Psychology, and Film Studies, and then promptly took his talents to New York City.

While in the Big Apple, Jordan worked in every medium from comic books to music videos, honing his knack for storytelling each step of the way. After a couple of years in the cold, he decided it was time to return home and make his mark on the burgeoning Atlanta film scene.

Since then, he has continued working as a writer/producer for music videos, commercials, and short films. If he’s learned anything about this industry, it’s that no matter the medium, from commercials to Kubrick, the story is always the key to any successful production, and he’s eager to bring those stories to life.

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Emily Payton: Editor

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From the age of 6, Atlanta native Emily Payton was obsessed with film and stage production. Growing up, she spent most of her spare time in a theatre, learning everything she could about production.

She eventually followed her passion to Kennesaw State University, where she graduated with a Media Communications degree and certification from the Joel A. Katz Music and Entertainment Business Program. Emily spent her collegiate career in radio and music production while making simple short features on the side.

Fresh out of college, she started freelancing with ECG which eventually became a full-time position as an editor and camera operator. She hopes to help shape perspectives on life, culture, and how we can positively impact our environments through filmmaking. She also loves goats.

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JOE DICOSOLA: AUDIO RECORDIST | SOUND MIXER

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Joe was born and raised in the West suburbs of Chicago. His audio career began to unroll at a young age when he started playing musical instruments. After learning a large variety of instruments, Joe knew he wanted a career in the creative industry. During his high school years, he enrolled in every film course available and immediately fell in love with it.

After learning how the original lightsaber sound was created, he asked himself “wait… there are people out there who make these sounds for a living?! I want to do that!” Joe pursued his new love for audio at Columbia College Chicago in the Audio Arts & Acoustics program. It was there that he learned how to track and mix music while also attending courses for Post-Production Audio.

After graduating in 2016, he chose to focus his career path in Post Audio and to continue recording music as a hobby. After doing a year of freelance work for projects in need of sound design, foley, and mixing, Joe joined the ECG team. Now in Atlanta, he hopes to bring more to the table with his talents in sound.

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LISA FERRELL: ACCOUNT EXECUTIVE

Lisa Ferrell is a seasoned broadcast professional whose background encompasses television series and film development and production/post production for television, film and commercials. Lisa has worked in series and telefilm development for such companies as CBS, Lifetime Television/Hearst Entertainment, NBC and TBS. While at motion capture studio Giant Studios, she was involved in the post-production of films that include New Line Cinema’s “Lord of the Rings” trilogy and Sony Imageworks animated holiday feature “Polar Express” directed by Robert Zemeckis and starring Tom Hanks. She was also instrumental in creating the pilot episode for the long-running “Ripley’s Believe It or Not!” series for TBS and the series “America’s Greatest Pets” for UPN.

ALEXXISS JACKSON: EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT

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Alexxiss is originally from Detroit, MI. Since graduating from film school at the University of Michigan (Go Blue!), Alexxiss' career has largely focused on music videos, cinematography, and editing.

Some of her career highlights include: operating as Director of Photography and Editor on a TV show segment for Univision, serving as Director of Photography on short films, being a cinematographer on a commercial for Children’s Museum of Atlanta, editing a feature film for Upload Films, and touring nationally with a metal band to film and edit their tour video.

She has also directed and filmed award-winning music videos that have screened at film festivals in the United States, Canada, and Australia. In her free time, she enjoys long walks on the beach, geeking out about camera technology/lenses, and interjecting lines from Fight Club into everyday conversation.

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CAMERON SHAW: WRITER | EDITOR

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Cameron left his native Long Island to attend Brandeis University, in Massachusetts. While there, he played on the Varsity baseball team, and graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Film, Television, and Interactive Media.

His love of storytelling brought him to Atlanta in 2017. Since joining the ECG team, his writing and editing skills have been a tremendous asset.

Cameron is constantly searching for new stories and creative ways to tell them. He spends most of his spare time reading, at the movies, or planning ECG’s next session of Dungeons and Dragons.

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