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m2 is the new media production home of Joe Murray and Laurie Messina. Joe is a multiple award winning DGA Director and Director of Photography and Laurie is an award-winning advertising agency executive creative director .

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Laurie and Joe have worked together in film and TV for more than 12 years on different sides of the production business - Laurie in marketing & advertising and Joe in directing and filmmaking. As the media needs of clients expanded and the production time frame compressed, it became clear to them that there was an opportunity for a highly responsive, hybrid approach to the conception and production of tv and new media.  By taking full advantage of the new digital technology that has revolutionized the film and video business, contemporary, visually sophisticated stories could be produced in a highly cost-effective manner. Laurie and Joe’s unique synergy brings together strategy, writing, story development, direction, cinematography and editing all under one virtual roof.  

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Blending a deep well of experience in strategic vision, creative problem solving and conception, and hands-on production with a highly evolved artistic vision, Joe and Laurie’s passion is telling authentic and emotional stories that portray the full spectrum of the human spirit with intelligence, compassion and humor that resonate with the viewer to communicate in a highly effective and memorable manner.

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m2  delivers smart, compelling, engaging stories with extremely high production values, in a most cost-effective way. 

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