Eidolon Films is an Emmy Award-winning production company that specializes in crafting cinematic and powerful documentary style videos that have significant impact. We produce for a wide range of 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 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 director of photography, editor and all around tech guru. A graduate of Georgetown University, Ben worked in digital media at the National Geographic Channel prior to Eidolon. Ben’s still photographs have been published in the Washington City Paper, Hill Rag and East of the River Magazine, as well as being recently exhibited at the Long View Gallery in Washington, DC. Ben is a two-time grant recipient from the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities, and was named June 2012 “filmmaker of the month” by the DC Film Office. 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 and big picture thinker. 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 continues to write arts and features articles for local publications including the Washington City Paper, Hill Rag and East of the River Magazine. She currently serves as a board member to Docs in Progress, a non-profit dedicated to creating and fostering a supportive community for documentary filmmaking. In her free time, she is a volunteer mentor at Project Northstar, an avid cook and globe trotter.