We are a one stop shop, script to screen, production company. Our team is comprised of talented creatives with backgrounds as diverse as our work (see below). We each bring a unique perspective to each and every project and together we provide the perfect balance of form, function, champagne and caviar and beer and burgers. We keep you on message, looking good, we ensure that your audience is entertained and that they connect with you.
We'd love to tell your story and we'd love to share ours, read on.
Anthony Istrico has an agency background with an entrepreneurial history. Nearly ten years of filming, editing and production experience, along with a driven and zealous personality, have given him a true edge in the industry. Always the anxious child, Anthony just can’t sit still and he is always on the move. His ability to quickly refine a message and swiftly create a compelling story is something he’s been perfecting for years. While behind the camera, Anthony is always envisioning the final product, which makes his shooting style unique, effective and creative. His talents and energy are unique and infectious, which is evident from the long list of devoted clients he has accumulated over the years. If not at the studio or on location, Anthony is probably busy shopping on Amazon, dining out at the best new restaurants in town with his lovely wife Heather, or planning his next world adventure.
Nora Kubach came to Istrico Productions from the agency world, so naturally she has a deep affinity for process, lengthy meetings and time sheets. Luckily, prior to her agency life, Nora was in NYC training as an actor and working in the theater world. It’s this influence and passion that makes her such a talented creative. She has an eye for clean design and a special way of delivering a client’s message that is not only pointed, but also entertaining and moving. Nora can find or create compelling stories where no one else sees them. Nora’s energy and excitement is evident in all that she does. When not working, she can likely be found at any theater, gallery or park exploring her surroundings, taking photos, and simply enjoying life.
Jared Groneman brings a highly technical background to the team. As an IT professional in his past life, J$ was (and still is) an inquisitive problem solver. But passion eventually won over practical ability, and to the benefit of Istrico Productions he left NY and the IT world to move to DC in pursuit of something he loves: being creative. An avid cinephile, not a day or even a minute goes by without some movie reference that only Nora gets. Although Jared still handles a good portion of Istrico’s technical production, he is an amazingly talented cameraman/photographer and a highly creative editor. J$ has been working to streamline every process and although each production is wildly different, through his systematic approach every production is also wildly effective. J$ can always be found behind his Canon, or watching a sci-fi flick, or running away from hoards of confused David Duchovny fans.
Marco discovered Istrico Productions through Craigslist, so we still aren’t sure if he was looking for a missed connection or a job, either way, we are very excited to have his creative eye on the team! Before making the connection, Marco was living and working in Charlottesville, VA, producing a variety of content from short films to zombie jelly wrestling promos. When shooting, Marco has the ability to find a shot in any setting, when editing, he brings the story to life through a combination of technical skill and artistry. His appreciation of movies and music keep his eyes open, bringing a unique perspective to his work and giving him numerous topics to discuss with Nora. When not creating awesome content for our awesome clients, he is exploring the live music scene and consuming as many cheesesteaks as possible, to compile what we can only assume is a detailed cheesesteak review blog.
Lionel is our newest team and family member, joining us in July of 2016. Lionel came to Istrico Productions when he rescued Anthony & Heather, he very quickly realized that there was way too much productivity taking place and plenty of willing people to pet him, so he started showing up everyday. Lionel's charm, easy going demeanor and ability to make everyone and every situation better is a real plus. When not yawning, looking for love (in ALL the places), sleeping, snacking or walking the streets of Del Ray, you can find Lionel underfoot or in Anthony's shadow.
Ida Sjöberg Dahlgren
Ida joins us from Sweden, by way of film school in Santa Barbara. She is all business, when not working, she is watching documentaries and award-winning films, she doesn't waste her time on the bad ones. When she does have some downtime, she is an amateur baker, attempting to recreate the recipes her mother used to make; we are sure they are wonderful, she just hasn't shared any with us yet... Ida brings intensity, organization, and structure to every project she produces and blends with that her artistry and creativity when she is behind the camera or in the edit suite. Stop by and say "hey" just make it fast, she has work to do!