Every person, every business has a story. StoryScreen was created to bring these stories to life through the production of compelling documentary films that can be easily shared with as few as a dozen friends and family members to millions of potential investors and future customers. Small businesses and individuals can now enjoy professional documentary film services that match the production values of broadcast TV and film. At StoryScreen, we develop and produce captivating short and feature length documentaries through careful story development and writing, beautiful, rich cinematography and dynamic editing, resulting in broad, accessible digital web distribution. Depending on the time and scope of the project, we also transform photos and home videos into high-quality films with the addition of supporting interviews, visual materials, and sound designs that enhance every project. StoryScreen embraces the beauty and depth of documentary filmmaking from extensive research of the subject as part of pre-production through careful calibration of style for every unique story. Powerful documentaries are no longer the exclusive realm of presidents and rock stars – StoryScreen puts your story on a screen.
Brett A. Schwartz is an award-winning filmmaker who has been producing documentaries since 1995. Schwartz’s latest feature documentary, INSATIABLE: THE HOMARO CANTU STORY (2016) received a Spotlight Documentary Film Award, an Award of Recognition from The Hollywood International Independent Documentary Awards, and had its world premiere at SXSW in 2016. Schwartz’s previous feature-length documentary, MASHED MEDIA (2010) aired on PBS and is distributed by Films for the Humanities & Sciences. Schwartz’s films have screened at numerous film festivals including SXSW, Slamdance, The Seattle Int’l Film Festival, Cinequest, The Chicago Intl Film Festival, and many others. His work has aired on several networks, including Bravo, MSNBC, HGTV, Court TV, CBS, PBS. His short film SHIFTING TRADITIONS aired on PBS and was distributed by The University of California Center for Media and Independent Learning. In addition to producing films and videos, Schwartz has been teaching for over fourteen years. He currently teaches Television Production, Journalism, and History at Deerfield High School in Deerfield, Illinois. Schwartz received a Master’s in Documentary Film and Video Production from Stanford University, an MA in Social Studies Education from NYU, and both a BA in History and a BFA in Photography from Cornell University. After spending time on both coasts, Schwartz returned to his hometown of Highland Park, Illinois in 2004 where he lives with his wife and two children.