Carrithers Studio is a full service production company founded by veteran filmmakers John Carrithers and Delicia Harvey. We tell stories through film and believe passionately that personal stories influence audiences more than anything else. We specialize in documentary production and have produced films that range from 30 second commercials to feature length documentaries. Our studio staff specializes in the core aspects of filmmaking, ensuring the quality and consistent execution of your project throughout the production.
Director: John Carrithers
John Carrithers is an accomplished filmmaker with over fifteen years experience producing, directing and editing a wide range of short and feature-length documentaries, commercials and television programs for diverse audiences. Some of these projects include directing, shooting and editing the film Houston Ballet: Breaking Boundaries, a feature length documentary about the Houston organization. He has also served as director of photography on Mothers At War, a film about women combat veterans; 38 Pieces, a documentary about the Byzantine Frescoes rescued by Dominique de Menil which is directed by Susan and Francois de Menil, and Relocation Arkansas, a chronicle of Japanese Americans growing up in an internment camp in Arkansas during WWII. Some other works include: Cai Guo-Qiang’s Odyssey, a short documentary about the creation of a massive gun powder painting by world famous Chinese artist Cai Guo-Qiang in collaboration with the Museum of Fine Arts Houston; Beyond Traditional Borders, a short piece that followed university students as they travel to pediatric AIDS clinics in Lesotho to test new technologies developed to address global health issues. Carrithers has also created numerous works for the Houston Grand Opera, Cynthia Woods Mitchell Center for the Arts, Asia Society Texas, and the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, among others. Prior to working as an independent filmmaker, Carrithers was a Producer/Editor for Ttweak, LLC and Anime Network, a division of ADV Films.
Producer: Delicia Harvey
Delicia Harvey has served as executive producer on all of Carrithers Studio projects since 2012 including the successful documentary Houston Ballet: Breaking Boundaries. Other recent projects include: Space Center Houston: Impossible Happens; James Turrell: the Light Inside for the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. Previously, Harvey was the Executive Director of Aurora Picture Show, Houston's non-profit microcinema that presents artist-made, non-commercial film and video and served as Public Relations Manager for Houston’s Alley Theatre for seven years. Ms. Harvey also worked with the independent film theatre chain Landmark Theatre Corporation, and The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston’s film department. She has an MA in Public Communications from Fordham University, and a BA from University of California, San Diego. She has served on panels or juries for the National Alliance for Media Arts and Culture, the South by Southwest Film Festival and the American Association of Museums Conference, among others.
Production Manager: Matthew Gorgol
A recent transplant to the third coast from the midwest via Massachusetts, Matthew received his BFA in sculpture from the University of Houston. His artwork utilizes new media to explore our expanding consciousness in a global society. His interest in film started at young age through the creation of stop motion shorts that developed into a love affair. For Matthew, contemporary film leaves much to be explored by leveraging the processing power of computers with a creative mind. Ever ready to learn and be challenged, Matthew Gorgol is a proud member of the Carrithers Studio team.