I am an internationally award-winning director, producer, editor, writer, teacher and musician with more than 30 years of professional experience. My passion for storytelling and the art of filmmaking has given me the opportunity to work with a variety of clients and subjects, ranging from British guitar icons Eric Clapton and Pete Townsend, to the unsung U.S. heroes of World War II, from a multi-part series on Native American culture to a mini-series about the vibrant dance scene in Philadelphia, among many others. My work has been featured on the History Channel, the Discovery Channel, the Biography Channel, HGTV, as well as a number of local TV broadcasts and in both corporate and educational settings. In March of 2014, the highly acclaimed series “Against the Odds” helped launch Discovery’s new American Heroes Channel. For this series I served as producer, editor and sound designer. Current projects in development include “The King of the Movies,” a feature-length documentary on Siegmund Lubin, the least-known pioneer of the American motion picture industry (watch the trailer).
In 1976, after graduating from Temple University with a degree in television and film production, I got my start in professional filmmaking in New England where I wrote, produced and directed a variety of projects for corporate clients, educational institutions, and public television including the first televised interview with author Stephen King. In 1988, I returned to Philadelphia and founded InVision Communications, Inc., a “script to screen” film and video production company that became one of Philadelphia’s most prominent. In 2000, I entered the network television arena as an independent produer, director and editor working with Lou Reda Productions and The History Channel. Soon after, l established my own production company, Henry Nevison Productions and have continued to work with a number of high-profile clients, such as the History Channel, the Discovery Channel, various Fortune 500 corporations and non-profits. Recently, I was nominated for an Emmy in Performing Arts Programming for “A World of Dance in Philadelphia” (view the series).
But I’m not going to give a point-by-point recount of my career; you can visit my IMDB page and/or Linkedin profile for that. What sets me apart as a filmmaker is my ability to tell a story and connect with audiences. My eclectic background has given me a unique insight in a number of diverse fields, such as science, art, history and music. In turn, I’m able to assimilate that knowledge and present it in a way that resonates with my viewers. Additionally, my upbringing as a classically trained pianist and composer allows me to better understand the emotional gravitas of sound and music. All of this informs my ability to convey something honest and real to the viewer, but I’ll let my work speak for itself. To see for yourself, you’re in the right place.
From the Archives
The first “up close and personal” TV interview with author Stephen King. Produced and aired in 1982, this half hour interview with Stephen King was shot on location in his home in Bangor, Maine. This was part of series of programs I produced for the University Maine to showcase alumni high achievers. I produced this […]