creative team

If you're pumped about a new idea, we are 100% right there with you! Get to know a little bit about AMG's creative team. We can't wait to bring your idea to life.

james wiley

CEO, Cinematographer & Producer

 

James is a multi-award winning cinematographer and director. He's known as the founder of the narrative dance music video genre - a format which elevates the story through the synergy of dance with narration and music. He was educated at UNCSA's renowned School of Filmmaking.

James creates film and photography for the modeling world, in addition to shooting and directing music videos. He specializes in visuals which involve action and speed.

 

His position as Digital Media Producer at Charlotte Ballet, he states, "I believe Dance brings inspiration! Dance doesn't just move the dancers. It also moves the audience ... sometimes to another place or time, and sometimes to a renewed, soul-stirring perspective about their own aspirations."

 

His work has premiered on Rolling Stone and AfroPunk.

Edward Taveras

Director

 

From an early age, Edward had a passion for the visual arts and storytelling, which soon evolved into a love for film and screenwriting.

 

His extensive screenwriting training background, from UNCSA’s esteemed School of Filmmaking, contributes to strong authenticity in the story component of the films.

Edward’s intuitively supportive directing style brings out the best in cast and crew. He is experienced in all aspects of filmmaking, from pre-production to post-production.

Evan Finch

Editor & Sound Designer

 

Evan Finch is a native North Carolinian filmmaker who specializes in film editing and sound design. He believes everything and everyone has a story to tell and aims to make that story reality through the art of film.

 

He specializes in music videos, commercials, weddings, and narrative filmmaking. He is a graduate of UNCSA School of Filmmaking.

Excellence abounds in his editing artistry!

Sam salvato

Social Media Manager

 

Sam is a CLT-based creative and arts marketer specializing in digital/ social media marketing and website design. Serving as Charlotte Ballet's Digital Marketing Manager by day, she is also a freelance designer working primarily with local companies and a freelance dance artist. 

 

As a proud graduate of The University of North Carolina at Charlotte,  she received a BSBA in Marketing and a BA in Dance Performance, Choreography & Through her work, she creates engaging and relevant content to develop a greater online presence and expand the reach of her clients. She is passionate about supporting creators by building avenues for their craft to impact our society and in growing the current arts and entertainment scene in Charlotte.

 

Her goal: to challenge the notion of how art can reach the public.