Hollywood Magic in Little Occoquan
The quaint city of Occoquan is one of Northern Virginia’s best kept secrets. However, unbeknownst to most tourists and locals, this historic town is home to an Emmy-awarded full service production studio, crafting silver-screen-worthy videos right under their noses.
Puritano Media Group, nestled in a revamped Occoquan landmark, has been creating productions for Fortune 500 clients, private firms, and federal agencies since 1996, engaging viewers around the world and winning distinguished awards and accolades. Proudly fitted with multiple editing suites and the industry’s most cutting edge resources and equipment, PMG is dedicated to composing video and film projects large and small, founded and helmed by seasoned film industry pro Charlie Puritano. Charlie, since getting his start in the ever-competitive music video industry and working with acclaimed bands including “The Pietasters”, has leant his talents to countless high profile projects including “Forrest Gump”, which has sent him traveling the globe. Charlie’s decades of production experience shine through the programs created at PMG where a focus on high production value is always at the forefront.
In the film and video industry, the technological landscape is ever changing, and being able to continuously adapt to innovation and current standards is a must to only survive, but to succeed. Puritano Media Group prides itself on staying ahead of the game, and continuing to deliver high caliber productions to clients local and international. At PMG, “Imagine. Create. Inspire.” is our motto, and that vision echoes in the cinematic work we create, translating the passion and identity of our clients.
In the sleepy town of Occoquan, this hidden gem will keep up the award-winning work with our simple recipe for success: “Imagine. Create. Inspire.” Hollywood movie magic, right in our own backyard.
For years Producer/Director Charlie Puritano has been creating award-winning programs for Fortune 500 clients like Bechtel, IBM, Fannie Mae, Newsweek and The Washington Post. In addition, he has produced news releases for broadcast television networks that have been seen by millions of TV viewers worldwide. Known for his edgy and stylish directing, Puritano also brings a wry wit to his productions. A published cartoonist and illustrator, Puritano often uses expertly drawn storyboards to map out every shot of the programs he directs. As a video professional, Puritano remains actively involved in the production community. He is a past president of the Washington DC Chapter of the International Television Association. A graduate of the University of Virginia, Charlie Puritano has won numerous production awards, including the National Communicator Award, the Telly Award and the International Television Association Award of Excellence.
After graduating from George Mason University with a degree in Film and Video studies, Luke Persian entered into the fast paced world of film and television production. Aiding projects such as “America’s Got Talent”, Bravo’s “Life After Top Chef”, and John Legend’s “What’s Going On Now” campaign with The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. A vital asset to the company, Luke now serves as PMG’s Lead Video Editor/Producer, where his passion for post production ties into PMG’s most important focus… to craft engaging stories.
A VCUarts alumna with a degree in Film, Sallie has leant her art direction and visual communication skills to an array of stylish projects. As freelance makeup artist and stylist, Sallie has combined her film school savvy and cosmetic artistry to create camera-ready looks for area clients including Marriott, DC COOL / DC Board of Tourism, CNN Special Projects, and an award-winning project for American University.
PURITANO MEDIA GROUP
309 Mill Street, STE 115
Occoquan, VA 22125