Phil is the founder and creative director of Greener Media, an award winning production company focused on environmentally & socially conscious productions. He's produced, shot and directed projects internationally from the community gardens of Spanish Harlem in New York to the wilds of Sri Lanka, and many places in between. Phil's depth of experience ranges the gamut from art direction to cinematography, and he's worked on productions helmed by Mira Nair, Wes Anderson and Charlie Kaufman.
Some feature documentary films he's been involved with are I Think We're Alone Now, Wild Combination: A Portrait of Arthur Russell, PBS' Why We Love Cats and Dogs, and most recently Common Ground: a story of human elephant conflict set in post-war Sri Lanka.
He directs and produces a range of short form content for non-profit organizations, Fortune 500 companies, and tech startups. Currently Phil and his team are in production on numerous short projects and constantly seeking out stories that will have a positive impact on the world. In addition to client work, he's also working on a hybrid project about the search for meaning of perfection, shot in Calabria, Italy.
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Director / Producer
Jesse Ash is a principal and lead producer at Greener Media. Over the past 7 years he's helped develop Greener Media as a social enterprise, producing & directing videos with great organizations such as: the New York Restoration Project, Cancer & Careers, the Sustainable South Bronx, Greenpeace Australia, GrowNYC, and New York Cares to name a few. In 2009, he won a Webby award for his animated short Magical Cure. The short is based on his true to life story about losing his father and aunt to cancer. Most recently they’ve ventured into the Corporate Social Responsibility sector working with both Coca-Cola and Alcoa on mission driven video content for internal & external audiences.
In 2008 he produced and directed the Tribeca Talks series at the Tribeca Film Festival, featuring Robert De Niro, Chazz Palminteri, Mike Figgis, Melvin Van Peebles, and numerous other industry notables. Formerly with Zoomari Films, Jesse worked on numerous projects for a wide array of clients and musicians including A&E, Beyonce, ESPN, Jimmy Buffett, P.Diddy, Tribeca Film Festival, and Loreena McKennit whose dvd documentary he associate produced, coordinating multiple international multi-cam shoots.
Jesse is an NYU Tisch Film School alum and is currently in development on numerous projects that will hopefully inspire change in the world.
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Silver Sound is a premier NYC post-production sound studio and team of location sound mixers dedicated to providing an incomparable level of professionalism and artistry in their work. Silver has been a long time trusted partner when it comes to sound recording and designing. Whether on location shoots or in a VoiceOver session in their studio Cory, Robin and team bring an exceptional ear and creative sensibility to our projects.
Motion Graphics & Animation
Motion Sickness is a design-driven creative studio that produces content for film, broadcast and commercial clients. Greener and Motion Sickness have been partnering together to create motion graphics, 2D/3D animation and visual effects for a range of client projects from small nonprofit organizations to major Fortune 500 companies. We can always count on them to collaborate with us to deliver dynamic and engaging work for our clients and original projects.
Alex grew up in Chicago, and he moved to New York City to study film at NYU. Taking as many cinematography classes as he could, Alex was among the last generation of filmmakers to learn how to make movies on film while also being given a head start on digital cinema. After graduating, Alex worked in the camera department for commercials, music videos, and feature films. He has worked for and learned from some of the best DPs and crews in New York. As a cinematographer, Alex has traveled the country and the world shooting for ABC, MTV, and award winning filmmakers at Greener Media. Most recently Alex and Greener Media collaborated on a new documentary about the Italian region of Calabria, as well as the 2015 Sundance Institute Award winning documentary Man in the Maze. While home in New York, Alex is keeping busy shooting for the Emmy Award winning Discovery ID show A Crime to Remember.
Jon Schmid has been an important part of Greener Media since 2003. His broad set of skills has allowed him to wear many hats throughout the years, acting as producer, grip, and sometimes carpenter. If you were lost in the woods, Jon is a good guy to have around. Jon acted as associate producer and key sound on our feature documentary, Common Ground, a film about human-elephant-conflict in Sri Lanka. He has also been a crucial part to our Sundance Award winning film Man in the Maze.
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