Our Team

We are filmmakers, travelers, culture enthusiasts and passionate storytellers.
We have a ton of fun doing what we love.


Co-founder & CEO

Kathleen O’Heron

Favorite Project:

I loved the documentary we produced about an underground fight club run by Chris Wilson in his backyard in Harrisonburg, VA. Chris, having lived a hard scrabble life for some time, is now on a mission to combat weaponized gang violence by hosting Mano a Mano ‘Street Beefs’. Hands and fists are the only weapons used in his ring. Chris is a truly inspiring man, and his work goes a long way to curtailing gang related violence.

AKA:Mom

Born:London, England

If I were a superhero, my talent would be:Time Travel. Linear time is so Industrial Age.

Co-founder & Executive Producer

Johannes Wiebus

Favorite Project:

My favorite story of all time, because it’s too good to be true … but WAS true … involved a guy named Raffi who insists that the streets of New York are still paved with gold. He scourers the sidewalks of the Diamond District every day, on his hands and knees, and scrapes gold dust off the pavement and out of cracks. We filmed him for two days, never believing he was actually finding anything. On Day 3 he took his dust to a smolder … and out came a little gold nugget worth $400. Now that’s TV Gold … literally.

AKA:Moneybag$

Born:Germany

If I were a superhero, my talent would be:Shooting fireballs from my hands! No real reason. I just think it'd be a cool party trick.

Supervising Producer

Thorben Rath

Favorite Project:

For a story I got electrocuted and beat on camera to simulate a real life kidnapping. I still got some burn marks on me, but the story got great ratings…

AKA:Birdface

Born:Hamburg, Germany

If I was a superhero, my talent would be:Flying... because I'm so fly.

Producer

Franziska Lang

The Weirdest Thing:

Well, I flew to Bastian Schweinsteigers (German soccer player) wedding in Venice – without being invited.

AKA:Franzi

Born:Frankfurt am Main / Germany

If I were a superhero, my talent would be:Maybe flying. I am afraid of heights, so maybe flying as a superpower would help with that...

Production Assistant

Kerry Brookes

Weirdest Thing:

So, I was born on a couch in upstate New York, and… I found the same exact couch in a house I lived in as a summer film intern at the Maine Media Workshops twenty-two years later. Parent-confirmed!

AKA:Kerr

Born:On a couch in upstate New York

If I were a superhero, my talent would be:Talking to animals! That way I could tell my cat to wipe his muddy paws before he comes inside the house.

Staff Video Editor

Melissa Gabriel

Favorite Project:

Favorite Jynx story to work on was definitely Akutaq. A story on “Eskimo Ice Cream” made by native Americans in Alaska. The footage was so beautiful and I loved getting a peak into a different culture. Getting to see a day in the life of someone with a culture that was different from mine. Everyday activities, social events they attended and meals they prepped were all really interesting to watch. Not to mention all the gorgeous footage of Fall in Alaska.

AKA:Mimi?

Born:New York City

If I were a superhero, my talent would be:The Power of Persuasion would be nice. To persuade people to BE NICE!

Staff Video Editor

Chandler Knowles

The Weirdest Thing:

I went on a food tour in Barbados and one of their traditional foods was pig tail. So now I can say I tried pig tail in Barbados!

AKA:Bing (jk)

Born:Japan

If I were a superhero, my talent would be:Locating missing things. I'm great at finding other people's misplaced items!

Social Media Coordinator

Anna Wiebus

Celebrity Encounter:

I met Chelsea Roy once when I was getting my toenails done in Falmouth, Maine.

AKA:Anna

Born:London, England

If I were a superhero, my talent would be:Reading people’s minds!

Melissa Gabriel
Video Editor

Fav project of all time: My favorite Jynx story to work on was definitely Akutaq. It was a story about “Eskimo Ice Cream” made by native Americans in Alaska. The footage was so beautiful and I loved getting a peek into a different culture, getting to see a day in the life of someone with a culture that was different from mine.

Thorben Rath

Thorben Rath
Supervising Producer

Weirdest thing I’ve ever done: I once got electrocuted and beaten up on camera to simulate a real-life kidnapping (for a story). I still have some burn marks on me, but the story got great ratings…!

Kathleen O'Heron
CEO & Co-founder

True story: I once got electrocuted and beaten up on camera to simulate a real-life kidnapping (for a story). I still have some burn marks on me, but the story got great ratings…!

Kerry Brookes
Production Assistant

True Story: I found the same exact couch in a house I lived in as a summer film intern at the Maine Media Workshops twenty-two years later. Parents confirmed!

Johannes Weibus
Executive Producer & Co-Founder

Fav story of all time: It involves a guy named Raffi who insists that the streets of New York are still paved with gold. He scours the sidewalks of the Diamond District every day, on his hands and knees, and scrapes gold dust off the pavement and out of cracks. We filmed him for two days, never believing he was actually finding anything. On Day 3 he took his dust to a smolder … and out came a little gold nugget worth $400. Now that’s TV Gold… literally.

Sheila Froughy
Producer

Coolest celebrity encounter: Well…I don’t want to brag, but I met the guy who sells cheese to Meghan Markle…

 
 



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