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Our heartbeat is fueled by an unwavering dedication to creativity, innovation, and collaboration. We thrive on the thrill of bringing ideas to life, pushing boundaries, and exceeding expectations with every project. It's our passion for storytelling and our commitment to excellence that drives us forward, igniting our creativity and propelling us to new heights in the world of visual media.

Our Story

The Heliograph Project embarked on its journey in the heart of New York City in 2010, driven by a shared passion for narrative and visual creativity. Our founders, hailing from diverse backgrounds in film, advertising, and creative production, joined forces to redefine visual storytelling. From the outset, we aimed not only to provide a service but to become trusted collaborators for clients eager to materialize their visions. With a dedication to excellence and a thirst for innovation, we have cultivated a global presence, undertaking projects that span continents and cultures. Our portfolio boasts collaborations with some of the fashion industry's titans, capturing the essence of cultural icons through our lens. From the bustling streets of Manhattan to far-flung corners of the globe, The Heliograph Project continues to push boundaries, shaping the future of visual storytelling with each project we undertake.

Our Vision

Ali Azios stands as a foundational pillar and co-founder of The Heliograph Project, having been an integral part of its journey since its inception. In her role as co-owner and Executive Producer, she serves as the vital glue that seamlessly binds creative visions with production realities. With a keen eye for detail and a passion for innovation, Ali ensures that each project not only meets but exceeds expectations, delivering exceptional results that resonate with audiences worldwide. Her unwavering dedication to fostering collaboration and nurturing talent has been instrumental in shaping the company's culture of excellence and creativity. Ali Azios embodies the spirit of ingenuity and determination that defines The Heliograph Project, driving the team forward with her invaluable contributions and visionary leadership.


Ali Azios

Marcus Brooks is a co-owner and a driving force behind The Heliograph Project, wielding a formidable blend of expertise as an Executive Producer, Director, and Cinematographer with over 25 years of industry experience. With a lens that has captured the essence of six continents, his global perspective infuses each project with a richness and diversity that resonates across cultures. Marcus's impressive client roster reads like a who's who of the industry, boasting titans such as Adidas, H&M, Vogue, ESPN, Disney, and Marvel among its ranks. His visionary approach to storytelling, coupled with an innate ability to translate clients' visions into captivating visuals, has solidified his reputation as a sought-after creative powerhouse in the world of media production. Marcus Brooks epitomizes the spirit of innovation and excellence that defines The Heliograph Project, driving the team forward with his unparalleled passion and talent.


Marcus Brooks

Producer/Director Mark Miks  Executive Producer and Director of the multiple Emmy-winning PBS series, Downtown. Miks also developed and directed the critically acclaimed Rollergirls series for A&E as wells as GMC's Dude Perfect campaign featured in the NBA Finals. Other commercial clients include; The Airforce, AT&T, BMW, Chevy, Cisco Systems, Chevy, ESPN, Hyundai, Southwest Airlines, Suddenlink, Charter Communications, Wal-Mart, Doritos, H-E-B, Frito Lay, Invitation Homes, Whole Foods, Mazda, Dodge, and Ulta Beauty. 


Mark Miks

Andi Budman emerges as a seasoned veteran in the realm of media production, boasting an impressive 30 years of experience steeped in the world of sports and entertainment. With a career deeply embedded in the sports industry, Andi has left an indelible mark on iconic networks such as ESPN, FOX Sports, and ABC, where her expertise and passion for storytelling have shone through. Her extensive tenure as an Assistant Director has honed her skills to perfection, culminating in collaborations on notable projects like Queen of the SouthHit Man, and Season of the Witch. As an esteemed Director, Andi's creative vision knows no bounds, consistently delivering compelling narratives that captivate audiences. Her remarkable talent and unwavering dedication make her an invaluable asset to The Heliograph Project, where her contributions continue to shape the landscape of visual storytelling with brilliance and finesse.


Andi Budman

Joseph Marshall, a seasoned senior producer with over 20 years of experience in film and TV, began his career as a Production Assistant with the BBC , ABC and ESPN. Climbing the ranks, he transitioned to pivotal roles on set, showcasing his dedication and expertise. Relocating to New York City in the early 2000s, he pursued his passion for filmmaking, immersing himself in the bustling set life of the entertainment capital. Marshall's versatile experience spans television series and blockbuster films, collaborating with industry leaders to ensure successful productions. His journey reflects resilience, dedication, and an unwavering commitment to excellence, inspiring peers and aspiring filmmakers alike.


Joseph Marshall

Kirby Conn is a powerhouse in the world of animation and graphic design, based in Austin, TX. With a stellar track record of working for industry giants like Netflix and Google, Kirby's expertise lies in creating captivating visual experiences that leave a lasting impression.

Proficient in industry-standard software such as Flame and Adobe Suites, Kirby is a master at bringing ideas to life through animation and design. His talents have contributed to the success of blockbuster films like Fast and the Furious and Pirates of the Caribbean, where his creative vision has helped shape unforgettable cinematic moments.

Kirby's dedication to his craft and his ability to push the boundaries of animation and design make him a sought-after talent in the industry. His work continues to captivate audiences worldwide, earning him a reputation as a true wiz in the world of visual storytelling.


Kirby Conn

Matt Werden is a dynamic force in the world of music, blending his expertise as a sound engineer and studio artist with a passion for innovation. A graduate of Berklee College of Music, Werden's journey led him to become the Chief Engineer at the legendary LoHo Studios after relocating to New York in the mid-2000s.

Currently, Werden is at the helm of Space Acres in the Catskills of upstate New York, where he continues to push the boundaries of sound as a studio artist, sound engineer, and sound editor. His creative vision and technical prowess have made him a sought-after collaborator in the industry, with a portfolio that spans genres and mediums.

From his early days honing his craft at Berklee to his current role leading Space Acres, Matt Werden's career is a testament to his dedication to music, innovation, and immersive musical experiences that resonate with audiences worldwide.


Matt Werden

Will Deloney, born in Houston, Texas, spent his formative years in Little Rock, Arkansas, where his fascination with Southern folklore took root. Immersed in tales of outlaws, ghosts, and tornadoes, he was captivated by the artistry of storytelling. Channeling his passion, he began performing magic in the late 80s, akin to Georges Méliès, seamlessly transitioning from conjuring tricks to the enchantment of filmmaking.

In 2004, Deloney earned a Master's Degree in immersive media, leading an Emmy-winning documentary class at IU. A fellowship with The International Radio and Television Society catapulted him into the heart of TV production at the NY Times/Discovery Channel, where he thrived amidst rapid turnarounds, earning his second Emmy for "My First Time in the Winter Olympics."

In NYC, Deloney's encounter with folklorist Alan Lomax's works sparked a profound mission to preserve authentic stories and music. With over two decades of experience, he serves as Executive Director for Pixelated Ideas, spearheading projects that celebrate diverse cultures and captivate global audiences.


Will Deloney

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