Reader Films is a boutique video production company located in Austin, Texas. We produce hand-crafted, thoughtful videos for independent businesses and nonprofits across the United States.
Videos can be hosted on your Web site, YouTube channel, social media outlet, or transferred to DVD. We’ll provide guidance on the best distribution platform for your specific needs.
We are dedicated to balancing artistic quality and affordability for each project, and will work closely with you to feature your story in a meaningful way through high-quality video production.
Give us a call or send us an email if you are looking for a creative way to let the world know about your business or event!
Director and Co-Founder
A hands-on director with years of experience as a cameraman and editor, Max has managed scores of media projects for independent companies. He has also held leadership positions at multiple nonprofit organizations including Tribeca Film Institute, Global Action Project, and Manhattan Neighborhood Network.
At Reader Films, Max leads the technical dimensions of each project, including directing the production crew and supervising the post-production workflow. Max studied community cinema at the State University of New York Empire State as well as directing and producing at Tisch School of the Arts at New York University.
Kristin Wernicke Benitez
Producer and Co-Founder
An award-winning documentary filmmaker, Kristin brings over ten years of film and video production experience to each project at Reader Films. In addition to her video projects, she has produced four feature-length documentaries with premieres at festivals such as the Tribeca Film Festival, Florida Film Festival, and Galway Film Fleadh.
Kristin specializes in developing the creative vision with the client and managing each production at Reader Films from beginning to end with an artistic eye towards every detail. Kristin holds a BFA in film and television production from Tisch School of the Arts at New York University and an MA in documentary production from The Documentary Institute at the University of Florida.