Jim Parker, founder and owner of Riverview Studios, is an award winning 36 year veteran filmmaker. A specialist in lighting and directing, he is sought out for his directing abilities. He has produced hundreds of successful documentary programs during his career, many winning awards for our non-profit clients.
He has been internationally acclaimed for his humanitarian work in Uganda, for his leadership role in the Trenton Area Soup Kitchen and for his work with Catholic Charities, where he is the recipient of the 2010 Light of Hope Award for Burlington County. Mr. Parker is Past Chair and current Vice Chair, Trenton Area Soup Kitchen Board of Trustees and a member of the Board of Trustees of New Jersey Policy Perspective.
Mr. Parker believes in the power of the documentary film as a means to tell stories of hope. "People want to have something to believe in, and they want to support projects which will succeed. By telling the stories of an organization's successes, through real people, in their own words, viewers can empathize with the people in the story, and empathy is the key to motivating them into involvement."
Mr. Parker is founder of “Parker Mother Child Foundation” a 501(c)3 Foundation. PMCF is an organization dedicated to helping mothers and children in Africa. It's intent is to bridge the gap between regulated government assistance and the actual needs of the recipients by providing direct aid in the form of scholarships and microfinances.
His work in Uganda has won him international acclaim, but the results of the Foundation’s work speaks volumes. The young women who are PMCF scholarship recipients have graduated as nurses, teachers, dentists, lawyers or doctors. From their hard earned education, each woman has returned to help build and strengthen her communitiy in Uganda. http://parkermotherandchild.org/
Anna M. Kilian is a woman with a vision.
She is a graduate of the University of Information Technology and Management in Rzeszow Poland with a degree in Journalism, Mass Communication and Multimedia. Her strong video journalism background, combined with her passion for telling stories about real people helped us create many heart warming and interesting stories. Anna loves art and technology. She's a DSLR Cinematography ethusiast and explorer. She loves to learn about new technologies and equipment which gives her an outlet in which she expresses her filmmaking artistry. Anna edits with cutting edge software such as: Final Cut Pro, Adobe Premiere Pro, After Effects and Avid Media Composer. She is a true believer that "We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit." (Aristotle) Anna Kilian is an internationally acclaimed documentary film producer. She has spent the last 10 years working on projects in the United States, and has now opened her production company Empathetic Productions in Gdansk Poland. In the US she worked largely on broadcast productions for public television and collaborated often with Riverview Studios. She recently returned from a trip to Sarajevo and Albania where is she worked on a documentary Building Bridges to Peace.
" Anna Kilian is a highly talented, extraordinarily creative director", said Jim Parker of Riverview Studios. "Her insights into human nature and her innate ability to tell stories effectively make her a highly valued filmmaker."
Mary began her association with Riverview Studios over 20 years ago after working at WZBN TV. After some time enjoying pursuits in other fields she has returned to Riverview Studios once again. As Production Coordinator Mary manages and oversees all of the details related to creating a program, from scheduling crew and talent to supervising each aspect of the production to make sure it runs smoothly.
Douglas is a graduate from University of the Arts in Philadelphia and has been working at Riverview Studios for several years, since he studied under Jim Parker in college.
Digital video and storytelling are his greatest passions. Whether he is creating concepts, designing productions, operating cameras on location or piecing elements together in the editing process Douglas is always working to acheive the utmost quality of any project he is a part of.