Visit Pennsylvania’s Americana Region, Reading & Berks County
Our new commercial, Visit Pennsylvania’s Americana Region, Reading & Berks County, is the work of Sebastian Nieves, a 28-year old Berks County native. The film is a passion project Sebastian created to give back to the place that shaped him growing up – Reading and Berks County, Pennsylvania.
It all began with a street video of the City of Reading shot in the 60s. Watching the bustling downtown made Sebastian think about some of the negativity now surrounding his home. It inspired him to show the world all Pennsylvania’s Americana Region has to offer.
We should mention that Sebastian is a talented photographer who travels the world, capturing beautiful images. Committed to making a film, Sebastian pitched the idea to friends in the film industry, and our visitors bureau. The rest, as they say, is history. Pennsylvania’s Americana Region is gratified to share this incredible footage with you, and to tell you a bit more about the people who helped make Sebastian’s vision a reality.
Once Sebastian pitched his idea, LampHouse Films, Pennsylvania’s Americana Region and Marabella Enterprises were quick to get on board. Funded in part by the Berks County Commissioners and Visions Federal Credit Union the project was underway.
The people and organizations behind the scenes include
Executive Producers: Sebastian Nieves, Andrew Bilindabagabo, Crystal Seitz, Josh Henry, and Michael Rothermel
Producers: Sebastian Nieves, Andrew Bilindabagabo & Josh Henry
Production Company: LampHouse Films
Associate Producers: Santo Marabella and Lauren Zerh
Assistant Producer: Demetri Young
Director: Andrew Bilindabagabo
Written/Concept: Sebastian Nieves
Assistant Directors: Lauren Zerh and Michael Rothermel
Director of Photography: Sebastian Nieves
Assistant Camera: Justin Swallows and Andrew Capino
Gaffer: James Powers
Behind the Scene Photographer: Stephanie Lopez
Production Assistant: Sue Lange & Denise Chelius
Voiceover: Crystal Seitz
With Special Thanks To….
In addition to the folks behind the cameras, we thank the people and locations that offered their time and talents to make the film..
Featured Family – Jhoanna Arias, Yohanny Baret, Jayden Baret, and Janela Baret
Featured Couple – David Velez
Dancer – Cristina Osorio
Lady with horse – Elizabeth Clark
Bike rider – Dave Kline
Kayaker – Lauren Zerh
Artists – Allen and Tony Jackson
Reading High School Students
Extras – Jorge Diaz, Lisa Tiger, Crystal Seitz, Denise Chelius,
Featured Businesses and Locations:
Judy’s On Cherry
DoubleTree Hotel by Hilton Reading
Sweet Street Desserts
Goggle Works Center for the Arts
Santander Performing Arts Center
Saucony Creek at Reading Station
Gring’s Mill Recreation Center