About Us

Persistent Productions puts the art and science of storytelling first.

 

We're a full-service production company specializing in documentary film, arts & culture content, and social impact storytelling.

 

We're cinematographers and artists driven to find and film untold stories.

 

We're researchers and producers who believe that you cannot deliver intimate and rich stories unless you are deeply informed about your subject and your audience.

 

We're nimble, visionary, and experienced.

 

We partner with some of the most innovative organizations to develop storytelling strategies. We work with non-profits, cultural organizations and social enterprises who tackle some of the world’s most pressing problems. We create impact through authentic and intelligent filmmaking. We have worked in 30 countries around the world. We are double-based in Boston and Singapore and are committed to keeping our feet on the ground wherever it matters.

Our Team

Mike Rogers

Co-Founder  |  Executive Producer

 

Mike has broad international experience working as a director and cinematographer with numerous production companies including National Geographic Television, Discovery Networks, Dog Eat Dog Films, TLC, Beach house pictures and The Smithsonian Network.

As an American raised in Asia, Mike has deep production and lived experience in the region. In addition to working with major broadcasters Mike has been the cinematographer on a number of independent films like Up the Mountain Down to River, a character led retrospective of the Chinese Cultural Revolution, HBO’s Ghosts of Abu Ghraib, Moxie Firecracker’s; Thank You Mr. President and Michael Moore’s Fahrenheit 911. Mike is able to seamlessly pair his on-set and directorial experience with his ability to create beautiful images.

mrogers@persistentproductions.com

Meghan Shea

Co-Founder  | . Executive Producer

 

Meghan is an award winning documentary film director and producer. Meghan began her work in film at Washington Media Associates researching for Peter Jennings: Reporting on Guantamnamo, the first long-form television investigation into the Bush Administration’s detention and interrogation policies. From these beginnings Meghan has continued to work on research and cause-based media programming and pair that with her background in the arts. This work has had Meghan working with foundations, artists, and brands to bring stories to the screen.

 

Most recently Meghan produced the series ‘Recovery is Real’ on mental health and addiction for the 50th Anniversary of President Kennedy’s Community Mental Health Act. The films were presented by Rep. Joseph P. Kennedy in Massachusetts.

meghan.shea@persistentproductions.com

David Flood

Senior Editor  | Director of Post Production 

 

David stepped into Creative Arts professionally 2009. He draws on an expansive background, developing stories that make an impact. With experience in a variety of post production roles, he's crafted award-winning documentary and narrative films. Working in countries and cultures around the world, David's communication skills are honed to draw out diverse perspectives, leading to fresh and engaging stories.

 

David's passionate about crystallizing complex messages, and using aesthetics to reach deeper, with a sensitivity to the most subtle elements of footage. He envisions creative solutions in film that lead to the most compelling narratives.

 

David has a B.A. in Anthropological Art History, and foundational experience in Community Development in New Guinea. 

david.flood@persistentproductions.com

Fiona Chong

Associate Producer  |  Editor  |  Social Media Manager

 

Fiona is at the forefront of the Singapore documentary community. She took a leap of faith leaving her banking career in pursuit of her dream in photography. She graduated from the Professional Certificate Program at Maine Media College in Rockport, Maine, US, where she concentrated in Photography, Multimedia and Alternative Processes (Gum, Platinum, Salt). Fiona is an Emmy® Award Winner
in The 38th Boston/New England Emmy® Awards as the Producer/ Editor for “The Wonderful World of Oz”, a multimedia documentary.

fiona.chong@persistentproductions.com

Liz Jensen

Director of Operations (Asia)

Liz has over 25 years international experience as a producer, director and writer in television, and for corporations and NGOs. Her passion lies in telling powerful stories in the most compelling way. She believes it’s critically important to listen to clients and promote their message through the telling of the story. Liz is an outstanding creative talent who has a unique grasp of promotion strategies and multi-media campaigns.  Most recently Liz was recognized with a PromaxBDA global gold award for the Lonely Planet promotional campaign she produced.

liz.jensen@persistentproductions.com

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