Gorgeous visuals and emotionally engaging narratives
Some of the stories I loved telling
Ben Nemtin Speaker Demo
Michael: A Coming of Age Portrait
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Lisa McCarthy's Keynote Demo Sizzle Reel
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Josh Linkner: Highlight Reed
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Fuel Leadership: Highlight Reel
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While every project is unique, the highly collaborative and systematic approach I use ensures that its storytelling potential is fulfilled.
My background, in my own words
As a filmmaker, I bring my life experience to my work. This allows me to give my clients and their projects a richer and deeper level of meaning, impact and effectiveness.
My passion for filmmaking sparked in the early 2000s when I was living in Berlin, Germany. I was working in the music business as an artist an international DJ, performing for millions of people on 3 continents. After 10 years, I was seeking the next evolution of my artistic expression and found it in the form of richer stories that could be told through moving pictures.
Upon return to the States I began to put my new passion into practice. By 2010, I had dozens of short films and videos under my belt. My unique storytelling style began to attract clients and led me to film school at the Motion Picture Institute, where my thesis film went on to win the prestigious Telly Award in 2012. The accolades continued to roll in from there and Paige Erlich Productions was born.
My perspective as a storyteller and professional is also informed by decades of experience working in various marketing capacities. Prior to the move to Berlin I was a corporate event producer for pulse220, managing million-dollar budgets and producing high-end events for Fortune 500 companies nationwide. I later served as marketing director for pulse, leading it through a brand repositioning that culminated in its acquisition by George P. Johnson, the global leader in experience marketing.
But who am I, really?
It’s hard for me to talk about my personal life. I know that’s a bit ironic since, as a director, that’s precisely what I ask people to do for me all the time.
I guess it’s just that I don’t want to be misunderstood. Don’t want to be labeled. I wonder, maybe we all share that fear, and maybe that’s why I take what I do so seriously.
For a long time, most of my life actually, I wondered why I was the way I was. Things didn’t add up, but I couldn’t put my finger on why.
Early in my career, I sought stories and characters that reflected something about me or my past, if for no other reason, to try to understand myself by learning about them. But that only got me so far.
Funny enough, it was trusting the right person to talk to about my personal life that finally opened the doors for me to look deeper within, in a new way.
And when I looked, I found something dark.
But I also found answers. And those answers brought me a clarity that freed me for the first time in my life.
One of the most rewarding things about what I do is when I have the chance to show someone who they are in a way they may never have seen. This is what the great privilege and responsibility of telling someone’s story means to me. It’s my calling, my purpose, and my gift, and there’s nothing I’d rather be doing.
I see stories everywhere. Let’s tell yours.
Let’s chat! Drop me a line!
Paige Erlich Productions
Ferndale, MI 48220
paige *at* paigeerlich.com