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Video Producer, Writer, Director

Chicago, Illinois, United States
November 28, 2018

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Chicago, IL ***** (p) 773-***-**** (m) 773-***-****•

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Emmy Award winning writer, director, and producer of videos for broadcast and digital environments. Expertise in transforming client needs to engaging scripts. Demonstrated results producing effective videos for marketing and consumer education efforts in a broad range of industries. Adept at using humor and visual storytelling to capture audience attention. Strong relationship building and team leadership skills with proven results generating repeat business by meeting client budget and timeline demands with effective planning and scheduling.

Areas of expertise:



Production Planning/Schedules

Casting and Crew Selection

Site Checks

Supervising Edits

Concept Development


Script Writing

Directing Talent


“Texting While Driving – Teen”

A series of Public Service Announcements about texting while driving aimed at teen audiences.

“Art of Motivation”

Wrote, directed and co-produced an original humorous web series about dysfunctional motivational speakers who work the same talent agent:


Punch Films, Chicago, IL

Co-Founder/Writer/Director/Producer, July 2005 – Oct. 2018

Lead creative approach and project execution for client’s video production needs.

Wrote, directed, and produced videos to support client campaigns in a broad range of industries, including healthcare, education, financial, automotive, technology, special events and non-profits. Created video concept based on client business goals and presented to key decisionmakers. Wrote scripts to portray key messages utilizing humor, graphics, music and sound effects. Performed pre-production activities, including site checks, casting and planning shoot schedules. Supervised creative staff throughout the production process, resolving issues to meet client deadlines and budget.

Key Achievements:

Secured a $78K contract to produce 24 videos for Inland Mortgage & Trust by presenting the value proposition and negotiating contract terms.

Crafted the concept and executed a series of consumer education videos for KREMC, a power and utility company, aimed at teaching children and adults about saving energy and being safe. Created a character named “The Fuse” that the company continues to use when communicating safety lessons to kids.

Created an annual fundraising video for PCC Community Wellness Centers that was hailed as “amazingly effective,” by PCC’s Executive Director.

John Cuneo Productions, Los Angeles, CA

Founder, July 2003 – July 2005

Founded and managed a video production company serving clients in a broad range of industries throughout the Los Angeles area.

Oversaw the full scope of a video production business from client engagement to delivery of final product. Negotiated contracts with clients, including cost, timeline, and creative goals. Developed concepts and scripts, hired production crews, organized shoots, directed on-screen talent and supervised video, music and graphical edits. Managed financial aspect of business, including budget, expenses, revenue and reporting.

Key Achievement:

Created a series of videos that assisted in raising $42 million to build a new home for the M.I.N.D. Institute, an autism research center in Sacramento, California.



University of Missouri, Columbia, MO


Chicago / Midwest Emmy Award, National ADDY Award for “Texting While Driving – Teen” creator, writer, director, and producer.

Official Selection, Chicago Comedy Film Festival- Best Pilot / Web Series, Pinnacle Film Festival - Diamond Award Best Short Film; NYC Indi Film Awards - Best New Media; Hollywood South Film Festival. Official Selection Great Lakes Film Festival for “Art of Motivation”, creator, writer, director, and producer.

Telly Awards received for numerous projects, including “Volkswagen/Audi Finance Source”, writer, director, and producer.

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