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 & 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.
Born and raised in Vermont, with a Bachelor's degree in Film from Syracuse, Mike is a lover of film, music, and a self-proclaimed “history buff.”
Over the past decade, he has worked as a producer in film, television, and branded content, producing such notable films as The Sound of Silence, Halston, Love After Love, The Strange Ones, and The Mend, which received nominations for both the Gotham Awards and Independent Spirit Awards.
Mike strives to make artistically relevant and meaningful work. In addition to film and branded content, he has collaborated on awareness campaigns and political action films with Serena Williams, Bernie Sanders, 350.org, Hillary For America, Al Gore, and the Climate Reality Project, which was awarded a Cannes Silver Lion.
Before joining Public Record in 2021, Amanda spent close to a decade working for independent production companies, most recently in accounting and business affairs for Iconoclast.
She grew up mostly in Los Angeles and New York. As an undergrad at Wellesley College, she studied filmmaking at the MIT Film Video Section. Later she received an MFA from USC’s School of Cinematic Arts where she served as a teaching assistant in production management.
After film school, Amanda worked as a civilian guest researcher for The Tonight Show and spent years working in PR and production for visual effects companies (ILM, Digital Domain, Blue Sky, and Kleiser-Walczak) before turning her focus to business management for production companies.
Shanice was born in Saint Lucia, an island off the East Caribbean Sea and was raised in New York, growing up in and around Brooklyn’s Little Caribbean community.
An early reverence for fashion led her to pursue a degree at FIT, in the epicenter of Chelsea’s Garment District, but she dropped out after securing a job in the advertising side of the industry.
Soon, she fell in love with film and formed a small agency with her best friend to help creatives and filmmakers market their stories. Now, at Public Record, she spends her days working closely with the directors, helping them to develop and elevate their work.
Born into a Colombian-Palestinian family but raised in Miami, Paula is often asked for food recs. While attending Florida State University, she assisted Antonio Mendez-Esparza on his Spirit Award-winning film, LIFE AND NOTHING MORE. Once in NYC, Paula was an assistant to Adele Romanski and Sara Murphy on IF BEALE STREET COULD TALK and Sofia Coppola on ON THE ROCKS. She has also worked as a location scout on various projects like RUSSIAN DOLL, SEARCH PARTY, and Eliza Hittman’s NEVER, RARELY, SOMETIMES, ALWAYS.
Paula co-founded 5th Floor Pictures, a NY & FL-based film collective, in hopes of championing up-and-coming artists and helping them find community and support for their projects.
Hugo Faraco grew up in Brazil. From a young age, he developed a passion for music, recorded an album produced by Circle Jerks’ guitarist Greg Hetson and shared stages with bands like Millencolin, Mxpx, and The Ataris.
As a director, Hugo brings his DIY punk rock roots to his films, often focusing his work in the creative process of artists and musicians. He toured Brazil producing and editing video content for artists such as Paul McCartney and Caetano Veloso, and directed a documentary about the Petrobras Symphony Orchestra. After moving to New York, he directed many short films and music videos. His short documentary Tapume screened at film festivals around the world including DOC NYC, and Melbourne Documentary Film Festival.