We Put Meaning in Motion
We're a full-service production company specializing in brand stories, social impact storytelling and the arts.
We create authentic storytelling that amplifies the message of our clients and brings the vision of our artists to the screen.
We work with innovators and problem solvers. Our clients tackle some of the world's most pressing problems and create impact across geographic boundaries. We support their vision with intelligent filmmaking.
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 are directors and editors who partner with the most innovative organizations to develop communications strategies through cinematography and filmmaking.
We have worked in over 30 countries around the world. We are based between Boston, New York and Singapore and are committed to keeping our feet on the ground wherever it matters.
Meet The Team
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.
Mike works with any size production and brings a unique mix of technical expertise in filmmaking with a logistical prowess that allows Persistent Productions to handle any production in any country.
Co-Founder | . Executive Producer
Meghan is an award winning documentary film director and producer. Meghan has continued to work on research and cause-based media programming and pairs that with her background in the arts. She has worked with foundations, artists, and brands to bring stories to the screen.
Most recently Meghan Directed and Produced a series for Korean Airlines with BBC Storyworks bringing intimate portraits of real Koreans to the silver screen.
Senior Editor | Director of Post
David 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.
Fer is a producer and an academic who specializes in the creative industries.
He has been involved in a wide range of projects, from co-founding a web-based e-commerce platform, starting a music and arts festival in Guatemala to working in the crowdfunding sector in London.
These experiences have given him the relevant skills to conceptualize and manage large-scale projects, all of which are necessary for independent film.
He has a B.A. in economics and two post-graduate degrees from Manchester Business School.
Fer is bilingual in Spanish and English.
Chris Kummerfeldt Quiroa
Producer | Writer | Director
Chris is a writer / director who has studied Film Production at both Casa Comal in Guatemala and Vancouver Film School in Canada.
His filmography includes award winning short films, video poetry, documentaries and four feature length films. Most recently Chris wrote and directed the narrative film Martin & Margo which is currently in distribution with Shoreline Entertainment.
Belonging from the generation of the Guatemalan Filmmaking Boom he has devoted his professional and entrepreneurial career to the advancement of the filmmaking community.
Chris is bilingual in Spanish and English
Fiona Chong 锺淑芬
Associate Producer | Editor |
Social Media Manager
Fiona took a leap of faith leaving her banking career in pursuit of her dream in photography and documentary filmmaking. 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.
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.
Professional Baby | Office Destroyer
Finn takes orders from no one, choosing his 'interest of the moment' instead by what's within an arms length to keep him engaged. Finn makes guest appearances at the Persistent Productions' offices and cameos during evening conferences calls. His insights will astound and delight.