Storyfarm is a magical place where compelling visual media is grown and harvested. I offer consulting, writing, directing, and post-production services for any size screen, and specialize in helping producers of all kinds conceive, define, and finish their projects. Let’s be practical, and keep it fun.
Storyfarm’s terrestrial location is in the high desert of Joshua Tree, California; just two hours drive from Los Angeles, but a world away. Producers are welcome to stay in a comfortable guest suite while co-working on projects with me. A full professional editing studio is onsite, just steps away from the national park. Escape the distractions of the city and get some real work done, while enjoying the exquisite beauty of the desert surrounds in your off-hours. A smooth remote workflow enables me to also work with clients from around the world.
R E E L S
Here are a few samples of my work. I edited all of these, while some were also written, produced, and/or directed by me.
D E A N M E R M E L L
I’ve been in production and post-production since 1998. I was a writer for DV, RES, and Film and Video Magazine, and had a monthly column writing about modern documentary filmmakers for Adobe. I’ve also taught digital filmmaking at Stanford and written course curriculums for aspiring filmmakers. I’ve worked mostly as an editor and consultant to many bay area producers, and have made several original award-winning short films. When not making media, I am one of the main producers of the annual Flower Piano music festival at the San Francisco Botanical Garden.