Panem Pictures is a creative and production team based in California. We’re passionate and collaborative filmmakers, working with clients to create relatable, compelling stories with gorgeous and provocative visuals. We’re at our best when developing projects from concept to delivery, incorporating our skills of concept generation, production, editing and post-production. Whether we’re producing a unique motion project or a motion and stills package — we believe in substance and style complementing each other, while sacrificing neither for budget or media platform.


Director / Photographer

Michael’s roots are in photography, from fine art to editorial portraiture and advertising campaigns. He's since expanded into directing commercials and brand videos for global clients. In addition, he has written and directed many award-winning short films. His passion is in the moving image and storytelling.
– Swimmer, gardener, cook

Director / Executive Producer

Emily has a diverse background working in international journalism and photojournalism, producing print and motion commercial campaigns, and more recently making award-winning short films. Altogether, these varied ventures and perspectives have provided her with a broad insight into ways and means to tell stories, in both word and image. 
– Traveler, poet, Dutch-language student

Director / director of photography

Matt has deep expertise in crafting and shooting commercials. Through working the camera with many top commercial directors, he learned to master strategic techniques for visual storytelling, and developed a clear understanding of clients' needs and priorities. He enjoys the close interaction with clients and creativity that branded content offers.
– Tennis player, cocktail maker, dog lover


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