Creative Video Team

Julie Allen

As a video professional,  Julie creates video that allows viewers to explore and experience something completely new– possibly something they may never have imagined.  She studied television and film production at Ohio University back in the 1980s and was excited to begin her first job out of school at CNN in Atlanta. In the 20+ years that have followed, Julie has worked on a wide variety of projects that include major clients such as Honda, Northrup Grumman, Kaiser Permanente and the United States Army.

Today, Julie still loves to explore new ideas and activities. She has been obsessed with exploring new things from day one and has always been a natural-born inquisitor. Her interests range from the traditional: wine tasting, photography, and the great outdoors, to the non-traditional: car racing, archery and anything steampunk.



Pruitt Allen

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Pruitt Allen is a Director of Photography, photographer and producer based in metropolitan Washington, DC and Raleigh, NC. With experience as a DP on several features as well as both feature-length and short-form documentaries, corporate videos, short films and music videos, Pruitt is well-versed in a variety of shooting styles and techniques. Rising through a variety of production roles, beginning as a PA and then working as a lighting grip, field audio engineer, gaffer, lighting director and camera operator, has given Pruitt an excellent understanding of all facets of production work. Previous jobs in the non-production world have given him an understanding of how to work smoothly and efficiently with clients from all walks of life. To learn more about Pruitt and to see more of his work to go and


Joseph Pattisall

Joseph2 Joseph Pattisall, the founder of Wraith Films, has been working in film for more than a decade. An innovative and progressive media professional, Joseph brings extensive video experience and advanced technical skills in state-of-the-art editing, multimedia and graphic applications to his work for numerous high-profile clients. His unique cinematic vision has made him the director of choice for numerous punk, hardcore and hip-hop artists. His music videos have frequently appeared on MTV2 and BET’s Rap City, as well as a cable music show that he produced. Joseph also served as lead editor and post-production coordinator with Maguire/Reeder Ltd., where he designed and created targeted outreach materials for public and private sector clients. He also freelanced for PCI Communications, the World Resources Institute, Brightline Interactive, Video Action, R Rock Enterprises, LKK & Partners and other clients, creating documentaries, web videos and national advertising spots. As producer/director/editor of his own music video production company, he produced more than 30 music videos airing on MTV, MTV2, BET and FUSE.ll To see more of Joseph’s work check out his Vimeo page at

Jeff Newman

Video Director

Jeff is regarded as one of the leaders and early innovators in the world of music video programming and production.  Newman’s professional journey began in Washington, DC, where he attended American University and served as Station Manager for the student run radio station, WAMU-AM.  After a few years as a broadcast engineer at NBC, his career as an announcer took off with stops in Annapolis, Salisbury, Ocean City and Baltimore, before landing back in DC at WKYS, where he stayed for 7 years.  While at KYS, Newman also produced BET’s flagship show, Video Soul and became one of that network’s first Senior Producers.  In the early 90’s, Newman created The Soul of VH-1, a show that transformed into one of the VH-1 networks.  Next was a 9-year stint as Senior Director of Video Production at Mercury Records, which became Island Def Jam Records, in New York.  Over the years, Newman has produced or directed over 100 music videos and concerts.

He returned to Washington, DC in early 2000’s to produce The Donnie Simpson Show on WPGC-FM, while keeping his video production company active.  He left WPGC in 2008 and is currently Vice-President of Operations at, an on-line stream, which is a part of Studio 202.  He is also Senior Audio Supervisor at Al Jazeera English.  Newman continues to be a presence on DC Radio as a traffic reporter for Clear Channel’s Total Traffic and has an extensive list of freelance production credits including work for Discovery Channel, Music Choice, Major League Baseball Network and Fox News Network.