THE TEAM

ABBY BERENDT LAVOI

DIRECTOR | PRODUCER

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JEREMEY LAVOI

DIRECTOR | PRODUCER

Abby Berendt Lavoi is a nationally recognized Director and Producer, receiving awards and honors from the New York Television Festival, the Telly Awards, New Orleans Film Festival, PromaxBDA, Broadcast Education Association, 48 Hour Film Festival, Colorado State Alumni Association, Oxford Film Festival, and the Seattle International Film Festival & Skateboard Film Festival. She is a member of Free the Bid / Free the Work, Women in Film & Television (WiFT) and Cinefemme. She has worked with various media companies, which have spanned the industries of TV, Film, Internet, Publishing, Radio, and Music. Her television & staff credits include MTV, MTV2, mtvU, TV Land, Nick@Nite, and Current TV. Since 2008, she has successfully run Lavoi Creative, LLC (TeamJADED Productions), a full service creative agency and production studio. She has created video work for Google, Pandora Internet Radio, Netflix, Vox, MindBodyGreen, Bank of America, SFMOMA, YouTube, TuneIn, Discovery Channel, Google Play, Complex, Marriott, Mastercard, as well as many other companies and various political campaigns. She created and produced the web series It’s a Rough Life, which was a finalist for the 2014 New York Television Festival’s History Unscripted Development Pipeline. Her film, Always There won Best Film and Best Actress at the San Francisco 48 Hour Film Festival in 2012. She produced and edited the feature length film, Rolled, which won Best Editing at Mockfest in 2012. She has earned five Telly Awards for short documentaries and branded content. Abby also has an in-depth background in marketing & promotions, spearheading campaigns for HarperCollins Publishers, working in the Sony Music Alternative Marketing Department, and writing and producing promos for TVLand, Nick@Nite, and Current TV. She has a degree in Technical Journalism and Video Communication from Colorado State University. Her fundamental passion is to tell creative, informative, and socially relevant, cinematically engaging stories.

Jeremey Lavoi is a Video Content Creator with more than a decade of experience working in television, documentary film, and the digital space. He is an experienced Director, Producer, and Writer specializing in nonfiction. He believes in the power of strong narrative storytelling to illuminate, educate, and entertain. Since 2008, he has successfully run TeamJADED, a full service creative agency and production studio with his wife and partner, Abby Berendt Lavoi. They service the creative video needs of tech heavy hitters, arts organizations, ad agencies, and nonprofits in the San Francisco Bay Area and beyond. He has worked on video content for Google, Pandora Internet Radio, ESPN.com, Bank of America, Virgin Airlines, SFMOMA, TuneIn Radio, and many others. His television credits include History Channel, Science Channel, Discovery Health, Current TV, MTVu, MTV2, and TechTV (G4). He was a staff Producer/ Editor at Al Gore’s Current TV when the network won the Emmy for Interactive Television in 2007. At Current TV he produced dozens of short documentaries on various topics and hundreds of spots for the networks Yahoo! and Google partnerships. His short film work has been featured in the Seattle International Film Festival/ Skateboard Film Festival. His team won Best Film at the San Francisco 48 Hour Film Festival in 2013. He created and produced the web series “It’s a Rough Life”, which was a finalist for the 2014 NYTVF History Unscripted Development Pipeline. He has a Bachelor's degree in English, Creative Writing from San Francisco State University. He was born and raised in Lake Charles, Louisiana, and now splits his time between New Orleans and San Francisco. He is also the proud father of a beautiful and inquisitive little girl.

STEPHEN THORPE

PRODUCER | SOUND

Stephen Thorpe is a Bay-Area based audio engineer.   He started his career doing live sound and recording concerts back in 2004.   Music studio work introduced him to the world of video post-production and eventually he found himself traveling the country with video crews. In 2012 he founded Din Pan Alley, an audio services company and in 2015 started a sound design studio in uptown Oakland.   He does field and post-production sound for networks including ABC, CNN, NATGEO and ESPN, records remotely for NPR and travels with reality-documentary shows.