EMMY® Award-winning producer, Conrad Weaver is President and owner of ConjoStudios, LLC, a video production company based in Frederick County, Maryland. Weaver received Mid-America Regional EMMY® Award for his 2014 documentary feature, the Great American Wheat Harvest. The film was also an Official Selection in the 2014 LIFE SCIENCES FILM FESTIVAL in Prague and it was a featured selection at the 2014 Tallgrass Film Festival in Wichita, Kansas. He’s just recently finished production on a new Feature Documentary called, Thirsty Land that’s scheduled for release in late 2016.
Weaver is a seasoned pro known for his compelling cinematography and one who knows how to tell a story. Working with farmers and harvesters and other ag industry professionals has led him to turn the focus of his company exclusively to agriculture. He believes in advocating for the industry that helped form his upbringing.
He has had the opportunity to speak to audiences small and large about his work in telling the story about agriculture. Weaver’s interest in agriculture comes from his background of growing up on a small dairy farm in northeastern Ohio. He spent every summer of his youth working on his grandfather’s farm. While milking cows, baling hay, and cultivating corn, Weaver grew a love for agriculture and farming and developed a healthy work ethic. Although he doesn’t live on a farm today and resides near Washington, D.C. Weaver’s roots are firmly planted in his rural upbringing and still thinks it’s the best place to raise a family. He and his wife, Jodi, take their two children to Ohio to visit the family farm as often as they can.
Weaver’s experience and philosophy in crafting stories through video is to tell the story from the first person perspective; he believes in using every possible resource to tell the story in the best possible manner using the best equipment the budget allows.
When he’s not filming, or speaking, Weaver enjoys photography, sailing, hiking, cycling, and traveling. He and his wife, Jodi have been married for more than 23 years, and they have two children.
Documentary by ConjoStudios, LLC Producer/Director PTSD911 is a documentary film that explores the struggle of emergency first responders who battle the demons of post-traumatic stress but are often afraid of the very real threat of losing their job if they ask for help.
Documentary by ConjoStudios, LLC (Documentary) Director Heroin’s Grip is a documentary film that tells the story about the heroin and opioid epidemic from the viewpoint of those on the front lines of this national crisis. The film features four families whose lives have been impacted and forever changed by addiction, and includes stories from those currently using, people in recovery, as well as perspectives from law enforcement, health care workers, judges, prosecutors, and others who deal with people in this crisis every day. Ultimately, the film gives hope for the user and for the families who’ve been impacted. If you want a better understanding of addiction and its consequences, watch this film.
Film by ConjoStudios, LLC (Documentary) Director Thirsty Land is a documentary film that tells the story about extreme drought, agriculture, & the water crisis in the western United States and how these challenges impact farmers, urban communities, and the environment. The depleted water resources in the American Southwest is one of the most urgent challenges of the 21st century facing agriculture and growing urban communities. The drought on this region has local, national, and global impacts not only for the present, but also for future generations.
Great American Wheat Harvest
Documentary by ConjoStudios, LLC (Documentary) Producer/Director The GREAT AMERICAN WHEAT HARVEST is an award-winning documentary film that tells the story of hard-working custom harvesters who travel from the heart of Texas to the Canadian border harvesting the wheat that feeds our Great Country and the World.
Scars of an Orphan
Mid-America Regional EMMY® Award
Best of NAMA National Merit Award