Good Stories, Well Told


Located in the idyllic Green Mountains just steps from the Vermont State House in Montpelier, Well Told Films creates compelling video content for a wide variety of clients, whether nationwide, regional, or just down the block. We’re a family owned business and have over fifteen years creating high end content for a wide variety of mediums. Whether your project is bound for film festivals, broadcast or social media, our focus is on crafting beautiful, clear and elegant stories that get the point across. For tighter budgets we have the ability to work as a minimal crew, handling all aspects of the process ourselves and can also scale up to work with a large team of creative professionals.

For many of our small business, arts, and non-profit clients, making the plunge to invest in video content is a confusing and daunting prospect. We are more than happy to talk through your goals and help make sense of the array of creative options available so you can approach your project with clarity and confidence.


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Coping With COVID Update: Alpenglow Fitness

Back in March, we spoke with Sky Barsch, owner of Alpenglow Fitness, a small business based in Montpelier, Vermont about how the COVID-19 crisis has affected her boutique fitness studio. We caught up with Sky to get an update on how Alpenglow Fitness has been doing during the pandemic.

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What We Do

Documentary 

Historical, Investigative, Current Affairs, Verité, Advocacy. A long track record of telling important and compelling stories in an impactful way for broadcast, independent film, and the web.

Branded

Highlight work your company is doing with a branded video or series. Feature innovative technology, community activism, and showcase your brand by showing the good it does.

Tourism

Create a multi-platform social media campaign to showcase what makes your corner of the world unique. We focus on getting past boilerplate platitudes and connecting on a human level so viewers can relate and more importantly, want to visit!


About Us


Chad Ervin

Chad has worked in nearly every facet of video production since 2001. He is most well known for his work as a an editor, crafting around 20 documentary films, including three Emmy-winners, for the PBS series FRONTLINE, including two episodes of the Emmy and Polk award winning “Money, Power & Wall Street,” three films for PBS’s preeminent history series American Experience, and the Peabody Award winning Sighted Eyes / Feeling Heart, which premiered at the Toronto International Film Fest in 2017.  In between heady documentaries he spiced things up cutting lively television series about cooking and travel for PBS’s Create network, extremely remodeled houseboats for Travel Channel, and several shows celebrating furry companions for Animal Planet, including “Dogs 101”. Since moving to Vermont in 2018, Chad continues to remotely edit and consult for documentary filmmakers nationwide.

In addition to editing Chad has worked as a writer, producer, director, animator, and camera operator and applies his multi-disciplinary knowledge when collaborating with a wide variety of creative professionals in order to tell compelling stories that are informative and evocative. He delights in working with clients large and small to create high quality content at any budget and has the technical expertise to make the most out of material whether it is bound for national broadcast, social media, or both.

Kristin Cantu

Kristin has been working in journalism for nearly a decade, starting in the print & multimedia fields, eventually transitioning into documentary film production and podcasting. She also has extensive experience managing projects and events for individuals and companies. Kristin is known as a go-to problem solver, who clients rely on to manage multi-faceted projects large and small with the ability to adapt on the fly to changing circumstances. Her strengths as both a taskmaster and storyteller help her collaborate with clients to shepherd projects from concept to completion and through all the steps in between.

Kristin is passionate about collaborating with and creating community among entrepreneurial and professional women. She is currently working on the release of a podcast geared towards women entrepreneurs. Also in the works is a professional mentoring network for Central Vermont women.

A gap year in college taking part in the Americorps program, City Year Boston, instilled in Kristin the importance of community involvement. Since then, Kristin has spent her off hours volunteering for organizations such as Hike It Baby, Girls On The Run, and Art & Science In One – a nature journaling program for elementary school students. Since moving to Montpelier, she’s also taken on the task of running the city’s annual July 3rd Parade, which is attended by thousands of Vermonters each year.


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