Eidolon Films is an Emmy Award-winning production company that specializes in crafting cinematic and powerful documentaries and non-profit videos that have significant impact. We produce for a wide range of non-profit clients, as well as independent film for national broadcast on PBS. With the creative mantra “show don’t tell” at the core of our process, we combine stunning visuals and immersive sound with universal human stories. As a result, our work has helped non-profits raise millions of dollars in scholarships, institutional and programmatic support, and has been seen by millions of viewers worldwide.
A co-founder of Eidolon Films, Ben serves as producer & director of photography. A graduate of Georgetown University, Ben worked in digital media at the National Geographic Channel prior to Eidolon. He’s an Emmy award winning director, a two time recipient of the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities Artist Fellowship, and was named “filmmaker of the month” by the DC Film Office. His still photography has been featured in the group show “Exposed” for three out of the last five years, as well as being highlighted in local arts publications. In his spare time he plays guitar in the local rock band Proxy States, and is an ardent science evangelist.
A co-founder of Eidolon Films, Tessa serves as producer & field sound. A graduate of Georgetown University, Tessa has a background in journalism, having covered health care policy and economics for Thomson Reuters before co-founding Eidolon Films. She is an Emmy award winning director, a 2015 Bay Area Video Coalition National Media Maker Fellow, a DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities 2015 Artist Fellow, and is a DC Film Office “filmmaker of the month”. She served a three year term on the board of Docs in Progress and regularly speaks and provides webinars on non-profit video storytelling. When not hard at work for Eidolon, Tessa spends her free time satiating her travel addiction and obsessing over DC’s historic architecture.
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