In 2010, Joel & Jesse Edwards, two “Vimeo Kids” founded Evolve. What started out as a dream fueled by an iMac, DSLRs & ramen noodles, Evolve Studios is now becoming one of the most discreetly influential original & branded content studios.

As an independent, award-winning studio, Evolve produces premium content for a diverse group of partners including Disney, National Geographic, ESPN, Netflix, Facebook, NBC Universal, HBO and Discovery, to name a few. Our work has been recognized with numerous awards including 5 National Television Emmy’s, 40 Emmy nominations & many other top industry accolades.

Empowered by incredible young talent, team culture and blue collar creative work effort, Evolve has built a multifaceted studio that produces in three industry verticals all from the new content frontier in Nashville, Tennessee.

We value authenticity, relationships & premium quality work.




In-house end to end capabilities feature content development, directors, live-action digital film, VFX and complete high-end post production. Evolve partners collaboratively with television & VOD content networks, brands, creative agencies, marketing teams, producers and entertainment companies to tell compelling stories in a strikingly visual fashion. We seek positive change in culture through storytelling. We are empowered by a deep calling to make things; and the creative process continues to humble and enlighten us. Our goal is to align with like-minded passionate people that value & aspire to do excellent work in a healthy, positive, sustainable way. Life is too short to not spend it with others you enjoy.


As both a collective group of storytellers and as an organization, we at Evolve believe stewardship of our talents for the greater good is an important part of our mission. These efforts are geared towards generating positive change in our world. We put an intentional focus on giving our talents and resources to help out in our local community and believe big change starts at a local level with individuals doing something, no matter how big or small.

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Our Team

Joel Edwards Joel Edwards

Joel Edwards
President | Executive Producer

Jesse Edwards Jesse Edwards

Jesse Edwards
EVP | Executive Producer

Daniel Kiedis Daniel Kiedis

Daniel Kiedis
VP | Executive Producer

Jen Lewis Jen Lewis

Jen Lewis
Senior Producer

Lindsey Leatherman Lindsey Leatherman

Lindsey Leatherman
Senior Story Producer

Rachel Leach Rachel Leach

Rachel Leach
Creative Producer

Zach Prichard Zach Prichard

Zach Prichard
Senior Editor

Ryan Trommer Ryan Trommer

Ryan Trommer
Lead VFX & Design

Elizabeth Heller Elizabeth Heller

Elizabeth Heller
Line Producer

Aaron Seldon Aaron Seldon

Aaron Seldon
DP | Camera Department

Kendall Rittenour Kendall Rittenour

Kendall Rittenour
DP | Colorist

Joe Bastien Joe Bastien

Joe Bastien
Post Producer

Mark Ablaza Mark Ablaza

Mark Ablaza

Seth Evans Seth Evans

Seth Evans

Marshall Lee Marshall Lee

Marshall Lee

Rebecca Ryan Rebecca Ryan

Rebecca Ryan
Production Manager

Lucile Rich Lucile Rich

Lucile Rich
Production Manager

Alex Hoffman Alex Hoffman

Alex Hoffman
Post Producer

Aaron Wheeler Aaron Wheeler

Aaron Wheeler
Post Production

Jake Helton Jake Helton

Jake Helton
Post Production

Braden Winfree Braden Winfree

Braden Winfree
Post Production

Stephen Johnson Stephen Johnson

Stephen Johnson
Camera Department

Julianne Williams Julianne Williams

Julianne Williams

Teck Sokic Teck Sokic

Teck Sokic
Production Assistant