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
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”.
Jason Sirotin: Principal - Director
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.
Trey Gregory: Principal - Director of Animation
Trey graduated from the University of Georgia with a degree in Digital Media Production in 2001. He began his career in Boston, MA where he worked as the senior producer and director of photography for a variety of nationally televised reality-style programs. After directing and shooting his first feature-length film in 2005, he returned to the southeast with Jason Marraccini to open the doors of ECG Productions. Trey has created cutting-edge graphics and visual effects for short and feature films, broadcast television series, and numerous corporate clients. Recently he conceptualized and executed award-winning advertising campaigns for both Georgia Southern University and The Atlanta Film Festival, served as lead visual effects artist and compositor on the award-winning short film “Last Bullet”, provided color grading for the award-winning features “My Sixteenth Summer” & “Quarterlife Ben”. Most recently, he completed the color grade and visual effects for the documentary feature “The Perfect Human Diet”.
Brandon Peterson: Partner - Director of Photography
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!
Jennifer Lee: Colorist | Editor
Jennifer Lee (Jenn) graduated from the State University of New York At Oswego with a Bachelor’s Degree in Broadcasting and a minor in Zoology. The technical mastery she gained in her studies of photography is greatly complimented by her artistic sensibilities and storytelling acumen. She has also worked as a video editor, cinematographer, and producer for the Army National Guard through an Exportable Combat Training Compatibility program. In doing so, she traveled to military bases across the country, providing educational and promotional video support for the armed forces. She recently moved to Atlanta from New York in 2014 to pursue her dream of becoming a respected nature documentarian. Jennifer’s expertise in several disciplines of production, combined with her hard-earned experience in the field, has made her invaluable from script to screen.
Mary Winter: Producer
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.
Collin Ingram: Editor | Writer | 1st AC
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.
David Hixon: Animator
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.
Kelsey Merriam: Editor
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.
JORDAN NOWLIN: WRITER | PRODUCER
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.
Emily Payton: Editor
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.
JOE DICOSOLA: AUDIO RECORDIST | SOUND MIXER
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.
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
Alexxiss Jackson was born and raised in Detroit, Michigan. From a very early age, she aspired to be a visual storyteller; she made her first film at 8 years old, using the family camcorder (starring her collection of Transformers and Barbie dolls).
Ten years later, Alexxiss entered film school at the University of Michigan, where she received a dual degree in Film/Video Studies and English. She also completed the intensive Summer Film Program at the University of Southern California. Since receiving her degrees, her career has largely focused on music videos, cinematography, and editing.
Alexxiss has directed award-winning music videos that have screened at film festivals in the United States, Canada, and Australia. Her awards include “Best Music Video”, “Best Metal Video”, and “Best Alternative Music Video”; she also procured a nomination for Video of the Year in the 2015 Georgia Music Awards. Some of her other 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, and touring nationally with a metal band to create their tour video.
Alexxiss is incredibly excited to be the newest member of the ECG team. 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.
John Partington: Advisory Board Member
John Partington has been serving on the ECG advisory board since 2014.
As CFO and Senior Vice President of AJC, Mr. Partington resides at their International's headquarters in Atlanta, Georgia. He is responsible for all Financial and Accounting activities throughout the AJC Group's companies worldwide.
Mr. Partington directed the acquisition of Eagle Logistics Services as the foundation for AJC Logistics and also structured AJC's worldwide corporate organization. Mr. Partington began his career with AJC International in March 1989 as the financial and accounting leader for AJC.
He has since held a varied collection of management positions at AJC including Controller, General Manager, Puerto Rico, and General Manager, Southeast Asia, and Vice President. Mr. Partington began his career with Tenneco Oil Company in 1979. His work in various segments of the oil industry led him to the CFO role for an oil trading company.
The intricate world of international oil trading built his foundation to join AJC. Mr. Partington is active with international trade associations and is also a member of the Financial Executives Institute. He is married with three children. In his free time, Mr. Partington enjoys running, biking and golf.
Mr. Partington graduated from the University of Georgia with a BBA degree, specializing in Accounting in 1979. Additionally, he is a Certified Public Accountant.