Executive Producer, Director

Aaron Rhodes

I spent 20+ years in the film and video industry. Over those years I've worn many hats, and I like it that way — it has kept me engaged and challenged. I love working with people and building collaborative teams with results that exceed expectations — creatively and technically.

Solving problems is a passion of mine. Here are a few of my favorites to date:

  • Helping Samuel L. Jackson best prepare to have his arm "blown up" on set

  • Finding creative ways to address tricky client feedback on a keynote video due to go live in two hours

  • Managing six production teams in three countries and eight cities to creatively capture footage and post eight edits in 48 hours

  • Producing a first-of-its-kind 8K VR pitch video that yielded a successful 14M Series A funding

As a visual storyteller, I aim to deliver amazing quality with everything I create and touch. I’ve sat on both sides of the table as a creative and a manager/leader. When managing a creative team, I have found that an empathetic leadership style is the best way to help diverse teams navigate shifting goals with challenging deadlines.

Role with the VES