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Providing Maine with video solutions

Telling important stories for clients around the world

Maine video production company Catama Productions has been shooting film and video throughout North America, Mexico and Europe since 1988. Over the years, we’ve worked hard to build a great reputation for video production. The award-winning work of our video and audio producers includes national and local television commercials, corporate video communications, event videos, fiction programs and documentaries. Our work has appeared on HBO, HGTV, The History Channel, PBS, ABC, CBS and NBC. Our clients: corporations, advertising agencies, independent production companies, non-profit organizations and state/federal government agencies.

“Catama consistently delivers creative, professional work that often exceeds our varied video needs. The director and production crew are a delight to work with, from concepting to the final cut. We definitely plan to include Catama on our creative team on future projects.”

Martha J.M. Davoli, APR Director, Creative Services Maine Medical Center

Learn more about our skills and experience, click on the names below

For projects requiring additional crew, we partner with talented freelancers from Maine, Massachusetts and beyond. Our Maine-based video company is available to shoot your project anywhere. Contact Us if you’re ready to discuss your video needs.
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Carlos Cuellar

President, Senior Producer & Videographer

Carlos brings over 20 years of experience to his work as a producer, director, editor and videographer of national and regional commercials, documentaries and corporate films. He studied art and music at Antioch College in Ohio and studied film at the world renowned International Film and Video Workshops in Rockport, Maine.

Carlos started Catama Productions in Portland, Maine in 1988, and his work has taken him to many locations throughout North and South America and parts of Europe. He has worked with a wide variety of clients such as Harley Davidson, Heineken. LL Bean, Welch’s, the H.U.D. government agency, Sears and many others. His experience extends far beyond technical video knowledge. He is known for his ability to bring out the best in professional and nonprofessional talent of all ages. He is serious about the quality of his work and serious about making sure each shoot can be enjoyable for everyone involved. His success has grown through his talent and expertise as well as his flexible can-do attitude, which is reflected in his crew. (Freelancers love to work with him too!) Carlos is an accomplished guitarist, playing since he was a small child. In his spare time, he plays in an acoustic trio and a jazz quintet, and has composed and performed original music for many film and video projects.

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Mary Levanti-Cuellar

Mary Levanti-Cuellar

Business Manager, Production Manager

Mary has been a full time force at CATAMA since 2008, handling business administration and other organizational duties. In addition, Mary serves as Production Manager on larger shoots; coordinating logistics and hiring freelancers to make sure each production runs smoothly.

Mary studied theater at Emerson College and studied human ecology at the College of the Atlantic. Her professional background includes restaurant ownership, real estate sales and development, and 15 years of private-school teaching.

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Joel Desmond

Joel Desmond

Videographer and Editor

Joel joined Catama in 2011, bringing his talent and experience, gained from working in both production and post production.

After graduating from the University of Southern Maine Media Studies program, Joel sought varied positions within the field of video production in order to become proficient on a wide range of shooting and editing equipment. He is a creative and skilled editor with strong visual and composition skills, which support his technical prowess. Because of his solid background in production, he is also great on shoots, where he is both knowledgeable and lots of fun to work with! Most recently, he has worked with MTV, PlumTV, The Food Network, Focus Features, Maine Media Workshops.

Our clients have offered very positive feedback after working on projects with Joel, and he has quickly become a valued member of the “Catama Crew”.

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Matthew Gilbert

Matthew Gilbert

Videographer and Editor

Matt came to us with over 14 years experience in Broadcast TV and Multimedia. After studying film and video production at Rochester Institute of Technology and Suffolk University he began his career editing news for a CBS affiliate based in Portland Maine, and then transitioned into development and implementation of digital delivery and playback systems for Resort Sports Network (now Outside Television).

During that time he produced work for companies such as NBC Sports, OLN, NESN, ESPN, the Weather Channel and Outside Television. He has extensive editing experience ranging, from hour long episodes to 30 second commercials for TV and web use. His shooting experience ranges from Down Hill Ski Racing for RSN to studio filming with on camera talent.

Our talent search resulted in many highly qualified applicants from all over the country. In the end, we “chose local” and couldn’t be happier with our choice. Matt’s a great guy, fun to work with and totally committed to making every project his best.

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