Stage Event Video and Streaming
 

Merelis Productions is a boutique videography company serving schools, performance groups, and corporate clients in the New York Tri-State area.  We specialize in professional multi-camera recording of onstage events and presentations.  Our services include live streaming, digital downloads, rush editing, DVD production, demo reels, and custom website videos. 

SERVICES

 
 

Meet Andrew Merelis

My passion for videography began at age nine when I first laid hands on a video camera. Instantly fascinated by the ability to capture the world on tape, I honed my skills by turning every school assignment into a video project. At this time, my mother, a local stage actress, used to share her archival performance videos with the family.  Disheartened by the poor quality of these videos, I realized that I could combine my knowledge of video and theater to make a high quality two-camera video of any type of performance or presentation.  I used this technique to make a successful and well-received video of my high school musical.  When neighboring schools started calling me to videotape their productions, I knew I had found my niche. I founded Merelis Productions in 2002 while pursuing my BFA in Film and Television Production at NYU Tisch School of the Arts. Today, I am proud to employ a team of talented New York City artists who share my passion and dedication to this rewarding work.

“Merelis Productions is by far the best video production team we have ever worked with in New York City. You get the highest quality from trained professionals. They offered us different pricing choices and worked with our school to determine the best option based on our needs. The final product is superbly impressive and rivals any Broadway show recording. Reliable. Hassle-free. Friendly.”

Ben Tostado

Rodeph Sholom School

Middle School Drama Director

“Out of the many companies I have used over the years, no one compares to Merelis Productions! The customer service, quality and turn around time is definitely 5 stars! Thank you for excellent service. Looking forward to another seamless year of working together!”

Jessica Barlow

Owner, Perfect Pointe Performing Arts Studio

"Merelis Productions is the best you will ever get when it comes to quality service! They are professional in every way, and get the job done right!"

Cathy Chimenti

Theatre By The Bay, NY

 

MEET THE TEAM

Andrew fuses his passions for business, technology, logistics, and navigating the city to keep all of the gears of Merelis Productions spinning every day. When not in the office or on a gig, he loves to bike the Bronx with his wife and two children.

Owner & Chief Videographer

ANDREW MERELIS

Soren has a passion for all things cinema, and has been a videographer and editor for Merelis Productions since 2006.  He brings his affability and easygoing charm to all of his assignments.  In his free time, he makes short films and takes care of his two kids, and sometimes makes short films with his two kids. 

Senior Editor & Videographer

SOREN BAILEY

When not behind a camera or screen, Francesca can be found onstage singing and dancing in diverse styles ranging from opera to jazz to burlesque. She is also a friendly and knowledgeable yoga instructor. 

Staff Videographer & Editor

FRANCESCA CAVIGLIA

Conner brings his passion for photography, love of cinema, and experience in the film and television world to his work as camera operator for Merelis Productions. He regails us with his zany stories of his work as prop master on various reality TV productions.

Staff Videographer

CONNOR BURNS

Mike has an eye for framing a shot and an ear for making a joke when he performs stand-up comedy in New York City. He is also an avid biker and a rabid foodie, two hobbies he often combines when running errands.

Staff Videographer

MIKE GARCIA

Afrim is always ready to throw himself into the ring, whether on a video gig or in his impressive work to attain his black belt in Jujitsu and Mixed Martial Arts. He takes no prisoners on stage and screen in his professional acting career, and his myriad skills inform his videography work.

Staff Videographer

AFRIM GJONBALAJ

Louie is a guru of all things counter-culture. He has been a producer, director, performer and teaching artist with The Story Pirates for over a decade, and is currently co-writing a musical in the style of 1950's bubble gum rock.  You may already know Louie, for he is the most famous not-famous person we know.

Staff Videographer

LOUIE PEARLMAN

Another Merelis Productions veteran, Mariah produces television for PBS & National Geographic and directs independent documentaries, most recently on the subject of illegal elephant poaching. She is an adventure traveler who feels equally at home with armed park rangers in the African jungle, eating sushi in Kabul, or videotaping wonderful performances at local schools.

Staff Videographer

MARIAH WILSON

Natalie is thrilled to be able to lend her myriad skills, talents, and heart to the company and the team on a daily basis. She is also kept quite busy bringing up the next generation of Merelis videographers. 

Executive Assistant

NATALIE MERELIS

Vivian joined Merelis Productions after touring throughout China in The Sound of Music.  As a performer, Vivian has an intrinsic understanding of how an onstage event translates to video.  Her diligent work behind the scenes keeps the company running smoothly in its day to day operations. 

Company Manager, Senior

Editor, Videographer

VIVIAN KRICH-BRINTON

Elana is our most veteran team member. Not only a fabulous videographer and meticulous video editor, Elana is also a celebrated member of the NYC Improv community, and runs team-building workshops for major corporations.

Staff Videographer & Editor

ELANA FISHBEIN

Morgan loves performing in musical theatre and once wrote a musical in 24 hours while in college. She is currently trying to train her little diva dog to be a service dog, and is teaching herself violin, thanks to Brooklyn's Instrument Lending Library. 

Staff Videographer & Assistant Editor

MORGAN TAYLOR

John is an intrepid freelance videographer who has worked for Fox Sports GO and LiveX. As a former Uber driver, John shares Andrew's passion for city driving and relishes the chance to navigate to far flung gigs.

Staff Videographer

JOHN MILES CODDING

On any given weekend Abby can be found selling her popular scented candles at arts and street fairs. She and her girlfriend are taking the world by storm with their gorgeous handmade products by Queer Candle Co. 

Staff Videographer

ABBY GIBSON

Laura joins Merelis Productions as a skilled dance videographer.  She is also a talented mixologist and bar tender. An avid theater fan, she enjoys attending shows in her spare time.

Staff Videographer

LAURA HOPKINS

You might catch Sanders working at a bar and coffee shop in Inwood, stage managing, taking photos on actual film, enjoying cars and motorcycles, hiking, or playing guitar. We recommend you ask him about his collection of World War II Russian soldier uniforms and battle reenactments.

Staff Videographer

JOHN SANDERS

As an experienced land surveyor/cartographer, Yama has plenty of tripod expertise. Born and raised in Los Angeles, California, he drove cross country through 24 states before coming to live in New York, where he loves exploring the world through food. 

Staff Videographer

ANDREW YAMASHITA

“We love your company and the friendliness of the staff that comes to videotape our shows. Each member is professional, kind, and detailed in their work. You make it easy for us!”

Katie DeVries

St. Hilda's & St. Hugh's School

Director of Theater

 

“You guys have been amazing - we LOVE working with you. You always turn out a beautiful, professional job. We receive compliments each year on the quality of the recorded production!!!”

Laura Rokoszak

Northern Highlands Regional High School

 

LET'S TALK!

Merelis Productions, Inc.

1316 Waring Ave

Bronx, NY 10469

 

E-Mail Andrew and Vivian at:

Admin@MerelisProductions.com

 

Call Andrew at:
Tel: 212-785-5886

SERVICE AREA:

New York, New Jersey, Connecticut

Tri-State Area