Our Work

High quality content is more accessible than ever, creativity however, is in short supply. In a world filled with tweets, status updates, and 24/7 streaming HD video, we believe it's vital that your video stands out through its story.

By connecting with your audience through storytelling, you have the greatest chance of leaving a lasting impression. You want your videos to have a sense of life behind them and at Forge Media we work with you to get an understanding of who you are, what excites you and how we can connect to your audience.

Every Forge Media production is one-of-a-kind, designed specifically to get noticed. We make the process easy by first learning more about you and then creating an original vision that will touch the hearts and minds of your audience.

Our videos provide the information your business wants to share while entertaining and engaging your audience.

As group of young and talented filmmakers we bring a fresh perspective to what is possible. Forge Media’s creative approach translates into vibrant videos that make viewers stop, watch and respond. Our client’s videos get noticed because we know what people are looking for.

Together, we’ll make videos that everyone, everywhere will love to watch. 

Award Winning

In 2015, Forge Media was honored with the following awards for our work:

  • Dutchess Regional Chamber of Commerce: Headliner Award – Out of the Box Innovator
  • The Academy of Interactive and Visual Arts Communicator Award: Commercial Campaign (Guardian Storage Campaign)

Meet the Producers

Nicole Fenichel-Hewitt Executive Producer Nicole Fenichel-Hewitt has used her degree in Professional and Technical Communication from Rochester Institute of Technology for a diverse range of work in the field of communication and arts. Since 2007, Nicole has been the Executive Director of Spark Media Project (formerly Children’s Media Project). As Executive Director of Spark, Nicole works to support a large number of youth, community organizations and local businesses with Spark workshops, exhibitions, and production services. Prior to working at Spark, Nicole was the Director of Communication and Donor Relations at Women’s Studio Workshop, an Ulster County arts organization. She also co-founded her own organization that created publications included national magazines such as The Movement, X-Press Magazine; and Kids’ Beat Magazine. She is a recipient of a 2012 Forty Under 40 award for young “movers and shakers”. Nicole is also a member of the Media Smart Libraries National Advisory Board.

Nicole Fenichel-Hewitt
Executive Producer

Nicole Fenichel-Hewitt has used her degree in Professional and Technical Communication from Rochester Institute of Technology for a diverse range of work in the field of communication and arts. Since 2007, Nicole has been the Executive Director of Spark Media Project (formerly Children’s Media Project). As Executive Director of Spark, Nicole works to support a large number of youth, community organizations and local businesses with Spark workshops, exhibitions, and production services. Prior to working at Spark, Nicole was the Director of Communication and Donor Relations at Women’s Studio Workshop, an Ulster County arts organization. She also co-founded her own organization that created publications included national magazines such as The Movement, X-Press Magazine; and Kids’ Beat Magazine. She is a recipient of a 2012 Forty Under 40 award for young “movers and shakers”. Nicole is also a member of the Media Smart Libraries National Advisory Board.

 
Kyle Bahl Head of Production Kyle is a Hudson Valley-born filmmaker. He’s a graduate of the University of Nevada, Las Vegas who’s been working professionally in the film industry for a decade. His previous clients include Full Tilt Poker, Reebok & Google. Kyle has written and directed several short films. His original 10-minute play '1403' was performed at the Kimball Studio and the Annoyance Theatre in New York City. Kyle also has vast experience in improvisational theater, training and performing in New York City and Las Vegas. Prior to his time here at Spark Media Project, he worked with children and teens in an after school improv group to help teach them life skills. He’s thrilled to integrate his love of storytelling, media, and education in his work at Forge Media.

Kyle Bahl
Head of Production

Kyle is a Hudson Valley-born filmmaker. He’s a graduate of the University of Nevada, Las Vegas who’s been working professionally in the film industry for a decade. His previous clients include Full Tilt Poker, Reebok & Google. Kyle has written and directed several short films. His original 10-minute play '1403' was performed at the Kimball Studio and the Annoyance Theatre in New York City. Kyle also has vast experience in improvisational theater, training and performing in New York City and Las Vegas. Prior to his time here at Spark Media Project, he worked with children and teens in an after school improv group to help teach them life skills. He’s thrilled to integrate his love of storytelling, media, and education in his work at Forge Media.


Our Mission

Forge Media, a program of Spark Media Project, is an apprenticeship production house—the only one of it's kind in the Hudson Valley. Forge Media employs our advanced youth producers alongside experienced producers to build their portfolios, further develop their skills, and expand their professional relationships. In turn, your business is supporting the empowerment of local youth.

Meet the Youth Producers

To learn more about each of our apprentices, go to the Spark Portfolios page


Behind The Scenes