Photo by Kim Nguyen
Hearts+Sparks Productions is a video strategy and production company based in Portland, Oregon. We have specialized in community minded, frequently doc-style video since 2012. Clients include the likes of the City of Portland, Metro, Bitch Media, Lifehacker, Women's Foundation of Oregon, Pride Foundation, Sierra Club and more.
Owner/Filmmaker, Dawn Jones Redstone originally started as a "one woman band" doing all aspects of production, but has gradually built out her business to meet whatever your production needs may be. She typically directs and edits all projects, hiring additional, trusted crew as needed and as budget allows.
In her video collaboration, Dawn wants the mission, work, and personality of her collaborators to shine through. Above all, she wants to tell a story--your story--and will strategize with you to reach your audience, share your work, and involve your community through the ever-growing power of video.
More recently, Dawn has expanded her narrative production experience putting out short films and commercial work as a director. Her work has appeared around the country in commercials, film festivals, in the news and more. She is the 2016 recipient of the Lilla Jewel Award and has been named a Woman of Vision by the Oregon Daily Journal of Commerce. Her narrative films have won multiple awards. You can learn more here.
Dawn is a wife and mom, a Neighborhood Emergency Team volunteer, a writer, a returned Peace Corps volunteer, a consultant and a speaker of Spanish. Previously, Dawn worked as a union carpenter and then as Training Manager for Oregon Tradeswomen, Inc.
These many experiences, along with the skills she brings as a Director/Editor, all inform the films she loves to create.
Hearts+Sparks is a state-certified Minority, Woman and Small Business Enterprise.
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Dawn speaking and receiving the Lilla Jewel Artist Award at MRG Foundation's event.
“When we came to Dawn, we had no clear idea of what our video should look like, or even what the narrative should be. We went to her with a list of goals, and she walked us through every part of the process. From our initial conversations, through production and post-production, we were impressed with Dawn’s mastery of craft and how easy it was to work with her. She came up with new ways to approach the material on the fly, and was open to our input at every stage, even at the very end when the deadline was approaching. Speaking of deadlines: Dawn is fast. She sent us drafts quicker than we could give feedback! Luckily, Dawn was patient with us as we stumbled through our first video project, and communicated clearly and efficiently. We can’t recommend her highly enough, and plan to use her for all of our future video needs.”
--John Becker, Fourth-generation Co-author of Joy of Cooking
Dawn operating a Steadicam with a C300 camera on the waterfront in North Portland.