Public Record is a Brooklyn-based production and entertainment company whose film, television, and commercial work is grounded in truth. After their Emmy-nominated documentary, In A Dream, premiered in theaters and on HBO, co-founders Jeremiah Zagar and Jeremy Yaches—friends since middle school—teamed up with long-time collaborators Nathan Caswell, Cassidy Gearhart, Julian King & Galen Summer, to start a company that would unite their shared passion for filmmaking. This versatile group of storytellers is tasked by agencies, brands and studios to produce stunning, meticulously crafted, emotionally resonant work, that touches hearts and expands minds.
Jeremy was born in Philadelphia, grew up in the burbs, and graduated from Boston University. He was fired from his first PA job on a TV show called Hack, then moved to Brooklyn where he produced music videos for artists such as The Casualties, Brazilian Girls and The Walkmen.
Jeremy was a staff producer at the bi-coastal production studio Shilo for most of the aughts, and then left to produce the feature documentary In A Dream, which was shortlisted for an Academy Award, nominated for multiple Emmys and broadcast on HBO.
He is a Sundance producing lab fellow, a recent convert to decaf coffee, and is at his happiest when helping good people to create their best work.
Jason graduated from Cornell University with a dual degree in Cinema Studies & Economics, after failing out of the Computer Science program. His first internship involved writing coverage on biographies of Pope John Paul II. His final internship landed him as location manager on a large budget union commercial for Heineken featuring Ray Liotta.
As a young producer, he studied documentary filmmaking under the tutelage of Albert Maysles while getting his first taste of branded work on a campaign for IBM. Since then, he has produced countless commercial projects, feature-length documentaries, award winning narrative shorts, and one indie feature. He is vegan, a beer nerd, and likes to ride his bicycle.
Born and raised in the Philippines, Alice moved to Northeast Ohio in 2000, where she graduated from the University of Akron. She studied hard and finished Magna cum Laude with a BA in Media Production while also pursuing a minor in dance.
She was raised by a family of socially conscious environmentalists and that upbringing has shaped her desire to help produce content with a positive impact on culture and the world at large.
Recent personal endeavors include co-directing a documentary on the formerly boat-dwelling ‘Badjao’ of the Sulu-Celebes Sea, producing short films for friends, and hustling suckers at pool.
Hugo studied cultural and political science in college, played drums in many bands, recorded an album produced by Circle Jerks’ guitarist Greg Hetson and shared stages with Millencolin, Mxpx, and The Ataris.
After a few years in the music world, Hugo decided to apply his knack for rhythm to filmmaking. He toured Brazil producing and editing video content for artists such as Paul McCartney and Caetano Veloso.
Soon, though, he moved from Rio de Janeiro to Brooklyn. His most recent work is a short documentary that premiered at the Rio International Film Festival following the routine of a Symphony Orchestra.