Hand-crafted, cinematic
fiction and non-fiction films

We do full-service work from start to finish as well as à la carte consulting. Our fiction work ranges from music videos to actor demos; our non-fiction ranges from TV spots to product demos.

Photo: we shot Super16mm with a lightweight Aaton and Kodak film stock for a short film that went on to screen at Tribecca International.

Our Fiction Film

Perfect for those who embrace narrative storytelling, make-believe effects, and taking the viewer on a visual escape

  • Branded Content
  • Music Videos
  • Book Trailers
  • Short Films
  • and much more

More about our Fiction FilmsView Showcase

Our Non-Fiction Film

Great for those who prefer the real deal, being in the right place at the right time, and giving the viewer authenticity above all else

  • Fundraising Videos
  • EPKs
  • Business Docs
  • Event Videos
  • App Demos
  • TV Commercials
  • Non-Profit Docs
  • Testimonials
  • and much more

More about our Non-Fiction FilmsView Showcase

Experience Our Work

All cinematography and most directing work © FWD:labs  •  Music: Simian Mobile Disco "I Believe"

Showcase Fiction Examples

Branded Content

UCLA Fund "Duel"

Lifting the Mood to Boost E-mail Open Rates and Donations

Music Video

Lucia Comnes "Potpourri"

Upgrading a Musician's YouTube Channel to Look Official

Book Trailer

Scott Sigler's "Ancestor"

Creating a NY Times Bestselling Author's Book to Boost Pre-sales

Showcase Non-Fiction Examples

Book Trailer

Urban Landscapes

Unveiling a First Look at a Large-Format Book

Non-Profit Documentary

The Durfee Foundation "First Person"

Showcasing a Series of Grantees for a Non-Profit

TV Commercial

Brookline College

Sharing a Simple, Informative Testimonial for a Trade School

Some of Our Clients

The Durfee Foundation
Lucia Comnes
Michael Grecco

Great Results, On Time, High Integrity

"Aaron is a creative cinematographer and director who is able to understand the needs of the client, create a detailed plan that explains his approach to those needs, and deliver a final product that is engaging and entertaining. He is responsive, making requested changes quickly and effectively — and he does all of this in a personable, professional manner. I have enjoyed both the process and the results of working with Aaron, and look forward to future projects."
Kathy Lisiewicz, Production Coordinator

110% Every Time

Brooke Dooley
"Aaron is a very professional and competent Director of Photography. He puts 110% into every project. He understands the importance of collaboration and uses his creativity to ensure the best images are captured."
Brooke Dooley, Producer

Diligent, Intelligent, Creative

"Aaron is an incredibly diligent, intelligent, and creative Director of Photography and entrepreneur. Thanks to his enviable work ethic, personal vision, and affable nature he has already succeeded in many ways as a designer, film maker, and friend and I know he will only continue to impress and inspire in his future endeavors."
Jaraad Virani, Director

Why a FWD:labs Production

Photo: we shot 4.5k and HD together in this documentary on a women's swimming and diving team.


We listen, and get what you need.

Creative Strategy. We think about why, not just how. We will work with you to find a storyline to reach your creative, business and customer needs. We look beyond a single video to how it can continue to be experienced long term.

Creative Vision. Tell us what's missing. We provide solutions. Our images and messages leave a mark. Our styles, colors and mis-en-scene are stunning. People will remember.

Creative Consulting. We think about your brand identity. Since video is the most shared form of content today, we strive for an captivating experience. We can recommend where you need to go, even if it's uncharted territory.


With us, you get more.

More Experience. We have a proven track record with commercials, industrials, and short and long form content. Pulling from our collective pool of talented crew personnel, we can create a distinct social web identity for you.

More Identity. We find the sights, sounds and personal moments to capture your persona. We never take off our thinking caps, and can give you what your online identity is missing.

More Deliverables. We shoot stills while we shoot motion. We can export via web, mobile, broadcast and film. We provide more than you ask for because we are the breed that goes above and beyond.


It's not "the end" — it's the beginning.

Fresh Quality & Quantity. We look at the busy viral video landscape and recommend serial content — be consistently engaging in your campaign. Our goals are like yours: long term.

Fresh Approaches. Video is not the answer, it's part of the solution. We can create additional content like coupons and codes to generate sales and leads, not just views. Interact with your audience — they're there.

Fresh Marketing. We can develop social media strategies, build a newsletter, and recommend online placements to add to the hit tick. By listening to you, we can identify and diversify your audience from current to prospective users.

Full Service or à la carte

We offer a full-service creative studio, but we can also focus on one aspect for you, too, such as crew, technicians or consultants.

Extra Production Value

We shoot both RED ONE Mysterium-X and Canon 7D HDSLR, but can accomodate shooting with any other digital or film capture format.

Based in Los Angeles

We are based in Echo Park, just east of Hollywood, but we frequently work worldwide
— complete with 4K capture capabilities. Send us details about your story and we will get in touch.

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Photo: we used a circular dolly track to introduce a band in their debut music video.