EX ANIMO IS LATIN FOR FROM THE HEART. THIS IS THE FOUNDATION FROM WHICH WE OPERATE. WE POUR ALL OF OUR HEART, PASSION, AND CREATIVE ENERGY INTO ELEVATING REACH AND IMPACT FOR WINERIES, LUXURY BRANDS, AND INDEPENDENT CLIENTS
We are a production company that specializes in winery and luxury brand storytelling through commercials and original programming
Our company is firmly rooted in wine country, grown from a passion for audio and video akin to that of a winemaker for wine. We pay attention to the subtle nuances that come together to complete the whole vision and deliver with a strong finish.
LOOKING THROUGH THE GLASS
We draw from 16 years of business experience in the wine industry, and bring that to the table creatively. We have built a creative team that understands your audience and can anticipate your needs.
Travis Elder is a director, producer, cinematographer, and photographer, who is obsessed with the art of storytelling. He understands how each business is it's own unique culture and strives to authentically share that culture with your audience.
His fifteen year career in wine taught him wine business from the bottom up, and he brings that to the table creatively. His insider perspective offers unique insights otherwise overlooked by other creative professionals.
Since founding his media production company in 2012 he has gathered together a team of friendly creative professionals who listen, problem solve, and deliver.
Ryan McGuire is a production manager, technical engineer, director, editor,
cinematographer, and photographer, who brings a wealth of creative knowledge to our team. His fifteen year career has been in technical side of film and production exclusively and has taught him that no two projects are the same.
His background and education in film and technical design add a solid backbone of expertise ensuring high quality on every project.
Ryan is a friendly creative professional who listens, solves problems, and deliverers with lightning speed.
Vanessa McMahon is a graduate in Letters (English and Brazilian Portuguese) from UCLA and post-graduate in Creative Writing from Royal Holloway University, London. She is a writer, film producer and consultant.
As a writer, she is a published novelist, journalist for online daily news site filmfestivals.com and a screenwriter with a TV series to be produced by Grant Hill (The Matrix) and feature documentary about the history of California wine in the works.
As a film producer, she has worked for various international film production/finance companies in Australia, Singapore, Germany, Brazil and the USA.
Vanessa works closely with Travis Elder Media to help clients discover their brand's unique story and how best to express it, whether it be through interviews, scripting, or visual storytelling.