No. 14 Productions creates effective, meaningful and powerful short videos for everyone. Corporations, non-profits, government and educational organizations have taken advantage of our skilled, responsive approach to producing videos for their campaigns, communications, corporate responsibility, public service announcements, and promotional videos. Founder and Executive Producer Rachel Talbot has produced and directed dozens of distinguished films including the Emmy nominated NBC special, Live from New York: The First Five Years of Saturday Night Live (supervising producer) and Easy Riders, Raging Bulls (producer), which screened at the prestigious Cannes Film Festival. Rachel’s first feature length documentary as a director and producer, Making Trouble, was shown at dozens of festivals including Silverdocs, Woodstock and the Palm Beach Jewish Film Festival, where it won Best Documentary, Audience Award. Rachel’s short film about the artist Marion Bantjes, made with Magnet Media Films for Adobe, the premiere software company, was nominated for a Webby Award. Rachel received an Emerging Filmmaker Award at the Babelgum 3rd Annual Film Festival for her film, Under the Covers with Chip Kidd. Rachel founded No. 14 Productions in 2008 to focus on high quality short form storytelling.
What Are Clients Are Saying
The video is simply outstanding - completely on the mark, in my view, and beautifully crafted. The music and the visuals work very well with the spoken words to create a great flow; the narrative is coherent (and compelling) both in sound and image. Many thanks for a superb video.
- John Borden, Vice President for Development & External Relations, Bankstreet College of Education
The work that you did with us - the masteful and timely composition of those videos - was a life-saver, and we really can't thank you enough. You created a brilliant visual story, and it added great energy to the overall presentation. There were compliments aplenty! We feel very lucky to have connected with you.
- Anne Messitte, Publisher of Vintage Anchor
Sorry not to pass along sooner my compliments on how well the Penguin Random House 2013 Highlights video played last night on the big screens. The rolling cheers and applause it drew from the packed room of dear colleagues signaled that was its own highlight of last night's party.
- Stuart Applebaum, Head of Communications, Penguin Random House
Loved working with Rachel Talbot. In addition to her refined sense of composition, she makes our rather simple actions look exciting on film. She's fun to be with. I'd do it again and again.
- Lisa Birnbach, author True Prep and The Official Preppy Handbook
Rachel Talbot sure is sneaky, because not once did I see her nose wiggle fast back and forth while she was filming me, and yet she still managed to produce pure magic on the screen. For years I've been astounded by her talent, and have been lucky enough to have her cinematic spell cast upon me not once but twice. The sow's ear is grateful to be turned into Rachel's silken purse.
- Chip Kidd, book cover designer and author
Rachel Talbot, Executive Producer
Rachel Talbot has a long history as a producer of distinguished films, including the Emmy nominated NBC special, Live from New York: The First Five Years of Saturday Night Live, and Easy Riders, Raging Bulls, which screened at the Cannes Film Festival.
Rachel's first feature length documentary as a director and producer, Making Trouble, was shown at dozens of festivals, including Silverdocs, Woodstock, and the Palm Beach Jewish Film Festival, where it won Best Documentary, Audience Award.
Rachel founded No.14 Production in 2008. The company's first video was a short portrait of the working relationship between celebrated graphic designer Chip Kidd and the crime fiction writer James Ellory. The short won Bablegum's Emerging Filmmaker Award.
Lani Neumann, Producer/Director
Lani Neumann is a seasoned television and documentary producer whose work seeks and celebrates passionate people and the stories they have to tell.
She has showcased everything from the fun and the frightening to the wild and the weird in the hit Travel Channel show Extreme.
Her directing talents were utilized on Food Wars, a top rated, food competition series (Travel Channel) and Bert the Conqueror (Travel Channel), which featured comedian Bert Kreischer testing his courage and trying his luck on the most hair-raising thrill rides and local traditions this country has to offer.
Away from Travel Channel, she has produced/directed the true crime show Psychic Detectives for True.TV, a first account look at infidelity in Unfaithful for OWN, and a celebration of American ingenuity in Redneck Summer for Destination America. Lani was also a show producer documenting the real life attempts at stardom of two aspiring young singers on an Emmy winning season of MTV's MADE.
Her corporate work includes videos for Penguin Random House, Samsung (India), Taco Bell (USA), M&M'a (China) and Captain Morgan (India).
Philip Leaman, Cinematographer
Philip Leaman began his career as a cinematographer with the short Three Pilots, which screened at film festivals internationally and won a Student Academy Award and the Sony PSP Short:Dox Audience Award at the CPH:DOX.
Philip was the on-staff DP for Martha Stewart Living and has shot video content for all her publications, including Weddings, Whole Living, and Everyday Food. He directs and shoots the web series Everyday Food with Sarah Carey. His work with Martha Stewart also extends to videos for The Home Depot, Macy's J.C. Penney, Avery/Staples, Science Diet, and Nordstrom.
Some of his other corporate work includes videos for West Elm, Penguin Random House, Ipsos MORI UK, Artspace.com, Olgivy & Mather, Subpop.com, Fab.com, Bank Street School for Children, The Possibility Practice, and Profiles in Creativity (a forthcoming web series from Gael Towey).