Who We Are


I'm Mel. I'm your storyteller.  The final projects you see are my vision.  I shoot, I direct & I edit.  But obviously, I can't do it alone!  In fact, I'm supported by the best team a girl could ever want - including the handsome devil I'm married to.  Yes - we work together.  And yes - we actually like it!

Dave likes to say his job is to drive the car.  But really, he's amazing at painting with light and his shooting and composition expertise is invaluable to me.

We've also recently added a few more people to the team to assist in all kinds of wonderful ways!  If you choose to work with us, you'll likely encounter some of them along the way.  I'm certain you'll love them as much as I do!

We love sharing our life and our passion for family, friends, and film. We love fun, quirky, enchanting stories and we love to tell those stories in an engaging, heartfelt, and memorable way.

When Dave & I got married, our wedding included a subway ride to City Hall in New York City, some really memorable (loud) musical interludes, our first dance in a torrential downpour, and a water fight in Bethesda Fountain.

I wish we could show you the video... But there is none.  It's not something we considered when we eloped.  And it breaks my heart.  So that's how NOVA films was born... In an effort to make sure you get what I didn't even know I needed.


Our Inspirations

We search for truth and meaning in our lives and work to illustrate the magic in yours.

We are profoundly silly and we laugh loudly (especially Dave—super loud). We hate to cook and we stay up way too late—most of time.

We could easily live out of a suitcase...in fact, we dream of it. Traveling is in our bones and we love working on-location. So by all means - invite us to your destination!

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