A STORY CAN CHANGE A CITY

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About Brooklyn

FIRST+MAIN is where filmmaking meets placemaking.

Stories about cities, towns, and neighborhoods
through films that foster civic pride, build community and spark imagination.

About Brooklyn

PLACES WE'VE BEEN

Watch what happens when we go to town.

How people think of a place is less tangible, but more important than just about anything else.
Richard Florida – Author, The Rise of the Creative Class
Our Work

Clients & Screenings

Some people we’ve worked for and places our work has screened.

Our Work
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OUR STORY

How did a couple filmmakers get interested in historic preservation, walkable cities, mixed-use zoning, form based codes, and other seemingly “wonky things” that make people’s lives better?

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JOHN PAGET

PARTNER / PRODUCER & CREATIVE DIRECTOR

It all started in a giant convertible Cadillac, rolling across the country on the Mother Road.

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CHRIS ELISARA

PARTNER / PRODUCER & PROJECT MANAGER

I was a “free-range kid” growing up in New Zealand with a walking range of about 3 miles, a biking range of about 5 miles, and a bus range of about 15 miles to downtown. Today’s kids are as flightless as a Kiwi bird. Not cool!

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How Can A Story Can Change Your City?

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