reelmatters arose organically through the coming together of three individuals from diverse professional backgrounds, who discovered they shared a common passion for harnessing the tools of digital filmmaking to work toward a better world. we see each organization's story as a mini-documentary waiting to be created, shared and remembered.
Lyle is reelmatters' technical director and primary director of photography. He has been in the technology and media businesses for over thirty years and now dedicates his time to helping non-profit and small organizations with their businesses - whether using video or assisting them on their web strategy and implementation. He recently was the principal photographer for The Old Dutch Church of Sleepy Hollow, an illustrated historical book about the oldest church in New York state. Previously Lyle was the Chief Information Officer on NewsCorporation/TV Guide and was responsible for all aspects of the use of technology there. He was instrumental in the creation of tvguide.com, now one of the highest trafficked web sites in the U.S. Lyle's video and web productions have received several national awards from the ACM and the U.S. Department of Commerce.
Barbara is reelmatters' producer/editor. An attorney and artist by background, she has worked in the nonprofit world for 20 years -- as an assistant legal director for the American Jewish Committee, a freelance grantwriter for Grantworks, a firm she co-founded, and a video producer at New Castle Media Center, where she currently serves as President of the Board of Directors. Barbara is dedicated to applying her unique combination of skills to help nonprofit organizations share with the world who they are and what they do in the most compelling, creative and cost effective way.
Sue is reelmatters' producer/editor. She brings a background in marketing and advertising, developed at J. Walter Thompson and the Partnership for a Drug Free America. She loves the non profit world; other experience includes several years on the board of the Floortime Foundation, helping educate families dealing with autism and related issues, and a stint on a presidential political campaign. Most recently she leads a literacy program for teens in foster care at the Pleasantville Cottage School. She holds an MBA in Marketing from The Wharton School. Sue is crazy about editing, and loves using visual media to express the heart of a story.