Our story

A BASEMENT.

Why does everything start in a basement? Or a garage? Or a shed? Or a van down by the river?

In 2009 Speropictures was born in our basement. Something deep awoke in our hearts. We like to say we grew up and realized we could go after our dreams. So we began to chase after the dream of making feature films from the most unlikely of places – Redding, CA. At the time video production was pretty limited and people who were doing video either quit or moved away. When we made our first short film “Lemonade” and swept the awards at our local film festival, everyone wondered what was next on the horizon. Businesses started asking us to help them with their video. We had spent time in corporate America, so we were acquainted with branding and how to work with marketing. We brought everything we love about movies and visual storytelling to our corporate and commercial projects. We are currently pursuing our first feature film.

OUR SPECIAL SAUCE

Storytellers have always been the center of human society. Primeval humans sat around campfires listening to elders tell stories. We feel a great sense of responsibility to carry on the tradition of bringing meaning to our human experiences, needs and desires, through storytelling. We do this in everything we make, whether it’s a commercial, a short film, or a feature length script. We pride ourselves on our storytelling. We use Aristotelian story techniques to make stories people want to watch.

OUR PROCESS

STEP ONE

The key to any successful video project is proper planning, or pre-production! Our team offers script writing and/or review, storyboarding, location scouting, creating a shooting schedule, production coordinating and much more.

STEP TWO

Our standard video production rates include a full crew with camera equipment, audio gear, and lighting. Upon request, we have access to additional equipment and specialized personnel. We service on site location shoots.

STEP THREE

Post-Production is when we take your footage and edit it into a completed video. We’ll add sound design, titles, and color correct it. Then we’ll encode it for DVD, Blu-Ray or the web, and upload it to your website, YouTube or Vimeo!

THE TEAM BEHIND THE SCENES

MATT THAYER

MATT THAYER

Owner/Creative Director

AKA Chief Storyteller

EMILY FUNKHOUSER

EMILY FUNKHOUSER

Assistant Editor

AKA Stealthy Editing Genius

JOY THAYER

JOY THAYER

Owner/Executive Producer

AKA Mama Bear

JACK BYNUM

JACK BYNUM

Supervising Editor

AKA Jack-Of-All-Trades

LYDIA FLEMING

LYDIA FLEMING

Producer

AKA Communications Master

MEGAN SPAULDING

MEGAN SPAULDING

Marketing/Website/Social Media

AKA Makes Sure People See The Videos

Start attracting new clients with great story today.

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