Venture Production Group is a small team of passionate and talented individuals who are committed to telling your story.
Andrew Lee - executive producer
Venture Productions was founded by Andrew Lee in 2007 with the goal of providing high end, story driven content to a wide range of clients.
Andrew has worked in production since 1998, where he began his career at the PBS affiliate in Bloomington, Indiana. After graduating in 2006 with a B.A. in Telecommunications from Indiana University, he moved to New York City. While there he spent the majority of his career producing and shooting features and original programming for CBS Sports. In 2014 he left CBS to refocus his attention to Venture, and relocated to Nashville, TN, where he now runs the company with Ryan Newman. However, the true brains behind the entire operation is definitely Andrew's dog Josie, a precocious lab/hound mix who might not always appreciate dad's hectic work/travel schedule.
Ryan Newman - Creative director
Ryan is a creative partner at Venture and has worked in music videos and commercial production since 2005. While in college at Indiana University he earned his production chops shooting and directing music videos for local bands. Those early years of music video production led him to Nashville, TN where he was quickly signed as a director with Ruckus Film. The connections he has formed over the years with musicians and artists has greatly influenced and informed his work . He has brought that creative approach to a wide array of clients, from CBS Sports to Lonely Planet. His three-legged cat RC is his pride and joy and you'll never find him far from a double espresso.
CHad davis - editor
Chad got his start in editing by cutting music videos and webmercials while earning his B.A. in Telecommunications at Indiana University. After graduating and moving to Nashville, TN Chad started a two-year stint at NC2 Media, the parent company of internationally renowned travel guide publisher, Lonely Planet. While in his staff position as a post-producer/editor Chad cut docu-styled travelogues, company promos, and info-graphics, all the while maintaining his connection to the freelance world via the likes of Fruit of the Loom INC, the Venture Production Group, Harvard Law and Medical School, and various others.
Chad is also an avid writer and storyteller, both of which significantly help him in the cutting room. A good video is one with a good story, and as such all of his videos construct a compelling story, no matter how long or how simple it is.
Since leaving his staff position and joining the Venture group, he enjoys the spoils of a home office and his tiny, 6-pound dog sleeping by his feet.