US FILMWORKS

ALIVE AFTER FIVE

US Filmworks Incorporated is a video production company currently based in Knoxville, Tennessee.

What began for now CEO Julian Harris as a hobby of photographing family celebrations and videotaping ice skating competitions, US Filmworks (formerly HHGT Video Production, a subsidiary of Harris & Harris Enterprises, Inc.) has grown into an ambitiously reputable company founded on the principles of relationship and familiarity.

When the company first incorporated and started doing business as HHGT Video Production, it became Knoxville’s first and only minority and woman-owned video production company (co-owners, Shirley and Cherilynn Harris). Thereafter, HHGT Video Production began videotaping church and community events throughout East Tennessee, co-produced and edited a community television series called What’s Going On, and produced a Nutcracker on Ice television special that aired on PBS stations in Tennessee, Kentucky, and Virginia.

Under Julian’s leadership as CEO, Harris & Harris Enterprises, Inc. developed two additional divisions — US Filmworks and FaithWorks Films — and brought aboard additional team members starting in 2011.  Since then, Harris & Harris Enterprises has unincorporated, and the newly incorporated USFW, LLC (US Filmworks) has become the company branding. In 2015, US Filmworks acquired new members onto its leadership team, with Julian Harris continuing his role as the company’s CEO.

Currently, US Filmworks provides video services to the Knoxville Museum of Art for the purpose of creating promotional videos for the long-running Alive After 5 concert series.  Building on a long-time relationship between show coordinator Michael Gill and Julian Harris, US Filmworks and the KMA have fondly developed a relationship that seeks success for one another.

TEAM

Julian Harris

Julian Harris

Production Manager – Owner | CEO
Thomas Staples

Thomas Staples

Television & Creative Director | Producer
Tre Scott

Tre Scott

Director of Operations
Mike Walker

Mike Walker

Director of Post-Production
Darwin Spradlin

Darwin Spradlin

Business Manager
Xzavian Wrushen

Xzavian Wrushen

President | Co-Producer
Matthew Rogers

Matthew Rogers

Director of Photography
Bob Becker

Bob Becker

Director of Marketing & Media Relations
Paul Wells

Paul Wells

Director of Business Development