Maitri River Productions
Maitri River Productions is a Dallas-based production company that produces art that is true to the artist’s inspiration and vision, free of the typical encumbrances of a production studio. We produce art for social change in engaging media such as television series, documentaries and podcasts. We believe that creative expression fueled by passionate motivations yields programming that has the power to influence lives in a positive way.
Maitri River Productions produces non-fiction media. The range of production includes documentary television series, limited non-fiction series, documentary film and podcasts.
The Maitri River Method
We realize an initial connection revealing emotion or meaning. In other words, we can sense “something is there” in the spark idea. The spark idea may be unrefined, but there is an instinctive feeling of attraction and momentum. In the Spark Stage, we explore connections to the spark idea, remaining open to all influences to help form and define the spark idea into a possible production.
We define the concepts and tools necessary to influence change with the spark idea. In what ways can we tell this story? What perspectives are available? Where can the idea impact social change? This is where we can first abstract the production and give it an identity. In this stage, the spark idea becomes a defined idea.
We see the change or influence that is possible with the defined idea. What does the message that leads to change sound like? What does it look like? Beginning with a starter production budget, what production needs are missing? As the production becomes concrete, we create an abstract that allows others to understand the power of the defined idea.
We connect the working concepts, directions and motivations with producible media. An expanded production team and cast is defined. A budget begins to take shape. An early production schedule is defined. Specific content is defined. As initial research may impact the trajectory of the narrative, we are challenged to stay true to the spark idea vision for impacting social change.
We describe the production in concrete terms others will understand. Casts, logistics and locations are set. Narrative arcs are defined. Budgets are finalized. Refining continues on the content areas, mostly in the research areas. Networking continues to enhance the production, but the scope of the project is 95% locked.
We seek funds for the production. Depending on the subject matter and purpose of the production, we design a development plan that maintains the artist’s creative freedom without outside influences.
With cashflow initiated, we research, write, plan and organize the actual producible elements of the production. We staff up to execute necessary pre-production duties. We produce all materials necessary for production and post-production.
We record the content necessary to produce. We travel to locations to shoot the content. We execute the production schedule, as planned. Potentially, during post-production, we return to the production phase for “pick-up days” to shoot needed footage.
We edit the production, manifesting the full potential of the production. We produce the necessary music and sound to complete post-production. We create a final cut on the production and prepare the production for viewing.
Expertise in Film Production
Some of Wyatt’s credits include Director of Photography on The Breakdance Kid (2006) and Director and Editor of the award-winning short film, The Example (2016). He has edited numerous television series including Profiles with Greg Sheinman (2008-2012) for PBS, Mr. Hell (2006), Shooting Stars (2010-2012) for Fox Sports and Super Bowl LI Pre-Game Show for Fox Sports (2017).
Wyatt has edited more than fifteen television show pilots and has produced more than 500 commercials for major brands including Dr. Pepper, Miller Lite, Verizon and Dodge. He has produced industrial video with leading brands such as United Airlines, Wal-Mart, Kroger, HP and Boeing.