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WELCOME


Kazia Productions is a boutique media production company that specializes in organizational films, commercials, documentaries, and narratives.  

Call us for a free consult at 773-456-9986 or email at rita@kaziaproductions.com!

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WELCOME


Kazia Productions is a boutique media production company that specializes in organizational films, commercials, documentaries, and narratives.  

Call us for a free consult at 773-456-9986 or email at rita@kaziaproductions.com!

 

 

take a journey into the heart of Kazia WHERE AFFECTING STORIES ARE MADE

 

 

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AFFECTING


evoking a strong emotional response

AFFECTING


evoking a strong emotional response

"A picture is worth a thousand words" refers to the notion that a complex idea can be conveyed with a single image. This is powerful because in film we show twenty-four images or frames every second. What's most important to us as visual storytellers is that each of those frames represents an opportunity to connect with an audience. That connection is what keeps people engaged and watching. 

We are passionate about creating content that audiences connect with on an emotional level. To affect the feelings of an audience is an art. As filmmakers, we combine the disciplines of cinematography and sound design in its humble pursuit.

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STORIES


organizational films, commercials, documentaries, narratives

STORIES


organizational films, commercials, documentaries, narratives

Whether you want to make an organizational film, a commercial, a documentary, or a narrative, it all starts with the story. Compelling and engaging stories translate into great films. We will help you craft a story that reflects your values and indulges your creativity.

Here are examples of our work: both completed and in progress. Our short films have been screened at film festivals in the U.S. and around the world, and we are just getting started. 

ORGANIZATIONAL films

"Cancer Support Community Los Angeles (CSCLA) has worked with Rita Ciolek and Kazia Productions since 2016.  By developing and creating beautiful films highlighting CSCLA’s free programs and services for cancer patients and their families, Rita has increased marketing engagement and awareness of CSCLA’s cause.  Rita has demonstrated immense sensitivity, professionalism and poise in working with CSCLA’s members, and we are grateful to Rita for her respectful partnership, vision and the high-quality craftsmanship of her work."

Julia Forth, Executive Director

 

"To be included in the video was such a compliment and I felt so honored.  Working with you was very interesting and so spontaneous.  I really did feel as if I was talking with a friend, and your questions and comments were kind and sensitive.  You have such talent in eliciting information without being intrusive, and I was immediately unaware of the taping.  As we spoke, it was simply like a conversation with someone who cared about my experiences and showed genuine interest.  I am sure the comments and compliments I received tonight were because of your skill and talent.  A phrase which comes to mind is ‘you made me look good’——and I thank you so so much for doing what you do so well."

Wendy Tucker, CSCLA member featured in 2017 video

DOCUMENTARIES

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We started an exciting new project with Linda Cruse, frontline humanitarian, to produce/direct a documentary film about Race4Good - a 'hand up' revolution birthed to tackle life-threatening challenges in devastated communities around the globe. The very first Race4Good in the U.S. was held in Los Angeles in the spring of 2017 and took us all to a remote village of Thangdor in Nepal, which was devastated by the 2015 earthquake and which needed a hand up for an economic uplift. 

"Hi Rita, your work is exceptional and you are exceptional. So impressed - feel so blessed that you have become a family member of Be The Change! Thank you - it's a wrap! Lots of love Linda xxx"

 

 

 

Watch our award winning documentary Jax! We filmed it in 2012 for a film school class assignment. At the time, Jackie was diagnosed with stage 4 breast cancer and given a few months to live. As of July 23, 2017, Jackie is cancer-free.

DOCUMENTARY SERIES

MAKING A WARRIOR

 

A GROUNDBREAKING DOCUSERIES IN DEVELOPMENT

Making A Warrior is a six-part docuseries about ordinary people transmuting their pain into the proverbial gold: vocations, ideals, motivation. The series follows a Yaqui Shaman who guides people suffering emotional and/or physical pain as they embark on an extraordinary journey of healing into the Sonoran Desert. Throughout the series, we witness the participants undergo an alchemical process of transformation, which often begins with emotional struggles, resistances to lessons and attempts at self-sabotage, but typically ends with profound ‘Aha!’ moments and deep insights.

Check out the sizzle reel below!

COMMERCIALS

Check out the commercial we did for Agent 911 - a start up real estate company. 

NARRATIVES

Take a look at the trailer of our award winning short film Growing Strong. For more info, go to: www.growingstrongfilm.com

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LOCATION


we'll go anywhere to capture a story

(if Sir Richard Branson calls, we will consider going to space)

LOCATION


we'll go anywhere to capture a story

(if Sir Richard Branson calls, we will consider going to space)

We will travel across the world for a story worth telling. Our inventory of media equipment allows us to be mobile and ready to meet new challenges with experience and preparedness. 

BLACK MAGIC CINEMA CAMERA

This camera stands out from the crowd with image quality and color comparable to big budget cinema cameras making it a perfect choice for narratives and commercials. 

BLACK MAGIC POCKET CAMERA

Small yet powerful, this camera will blow your mind with its ability to capture color and light. Excellent choice for short films and commercials, especially involving travel.  

CANON 5D MARK III

What we love about this camera is that it takes amazing videos AND photos! This makes it a great choice for documentary filmmaking. 

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... AND, ACTION!


write, shoot, edit, exhibit

... AND, ACTION!


write, shoot, edit, exhibit

I'm Rita Ciolek, Founder and Creative Director of Kazia Productions (click here for bio). Teamwork and collaboration are at the forefront of everything we do because I believe that effective teams deliver high quality product set within the agreed upon parameters (like your budget). We work with a talented team of storytellers, writers, cinematographers, sound designers, VFX artists - whatever your needs for the story, we will assemble a team that will execute your creative vision. We do our work in three phases:  

  • Pre-Production: This is the phase during which we work together with the client to create an engaging story. It includes script development and the creation of any visuals like storyboards that help to pre-visualize what the story would look like on the screen.
  • Production: Casting, location scouting, crew assembly, shooting - we've got this under control. 
  • Post-Production: Editing picture, sound design, special effects, color correction. We provide digital files in formats that suit your needs for online posting and/or broadcasting.

Images provided by: Will Miller & Christina Noel.