SWEET FERN PRODUCTIONS is a multimedia production company helmed by SHARON SHATTUCK that comprises her solo work, and various collaborative works. Sweet Fern makes unique, playful live-action and animated content for films and commercials, often with handmade elements. We’re based in Brooklyn, New York.
TECHNICALS: We will produce, direct, shoot, edit, design, or animate your multimedia project. Our tools include Adobe After Effects, Illustrator, Photoshop, Final Cut Pro, Premiere, stop-motion, paint, ink, and a variety of other materials.
Cameras: Canon EOS Mark II, Sony EX1 & EX3.
CONTACT US: sharon [at] sweetfernproductions [dot] com
WHO WE ARE:
Sharon Shattuck’s specialties are graphic design, animation, and production. She has degrees in forest ecology and journalism. Her graduate school thesis film, Parasites: A User’s Guide (2010), premiered at the Traverse City Film Festival, and her award-winning paper animation Whale Fall premiered on Radiolab and is in festivals internationally in 2013. Sharon has multimedia credits with Slate, The New York Times, PBS, ProPublica, Radiolab, and various films produced by Wicked Delicate Films, including The City Dark, Truck Farm, The Search For General Tso, and The Greening of Qatar. She is also the Art Director at Explainer Music.
Artem Agafonov is a freelance cinematographer who has worked on documentary films, television programs and web content for the past seven years. Most recently he has shot for Animal Planet, HDNet and Bravo. He is currently shooting Buried Above Ground, a feature-length documentary on PTSD in America; he also co-shot E@thletes, a feature-length documentary about competitive professional video gamers distributed by NetFlix. Artem photographed Sweet Fern’s award-winning short Whale Fall.
Flora Lichtman is the multimedia editor at National Public Radio’s Science Friday, where she makes videos for the web and chats about them on the radio. She’s also the co-author of Annoying: The Science Of What Bugs Us (Wiley, 2011), writes regularly for Popular Science magazine, and enjoys fishing. She’s very competent with a soldering iron and a strand of Christmas tree lights.
Brooke Brewer is a producer for Break Thru films, a documentary production company headed by Ricki Stern and Annie Sundberg. Prior to Break Thru, Brooke worked as a film producer for Goodfocus and PopTech, producing short films for universities, non-profits and social enterprises with stories ranging from design for social good to supporting gay marriage to the history of the Inuit people. Her own storied past includes stints as a weaver, farmer, shepherdess, raft guide and vegan baker.