Reel Tales was founded in October of 2021. Reel Tales is a contract Freelance Film and Media Production service in New Hampshire(Videography and Photography). We can meet all the needs of a business, or person seeking content creation for commercial, or personal use.
We pack our bags and hit the road around New England to your location to get footage, and the rest (editing) is done at our location in Lee, NH.
Reel : A film Reel, or a Fishing Reel
Tales : A Story
Turn a vision into reality through captivating films that advocate a change in the way people think.
We seek to work with brands that spark a desire in people to immerse themselves in nature, and make a positive impact on the environment. By creating eye catching and inspiring media we hope to instill a desire to preserve the natural world for generations to come.
Welcome to Reel Tales! My name is Devin Sawtelle the owner and founder of Reel Tales LLC. I am 23 years old and a recent graduate from the University of New Hampshire in May of 2021 with a dual major in Marketing and Entrepreneurial Studies. Since I can remember I have always had a passion for telling a story through the lens of a camera. By no means am I a conventional professional film maker, but that's what makes my creativity/vision unique and lights my fire to keep on getting better at the art.
I started from using my mom’s old digital pocket camera (that by today's standards in quality is comparable to using a ‘potato’) and had fun posting videos on youtube of all sorts of topics. Through the years I have honed my skills in film production from cameras to editing to graphic design - but there is never a ceiling in that sense. I wake up every morning with a burning desire to get better at the craft... Leaving me with little rest some nights thinking about my next project and how to make it better than the last.
As for my other interests; I am in love with the outdoors. I grew up on a grass fed beef farm which has taught me many invaluable skills and lessons in life. If you want something to survive and be the top tier, you must feed, nurture and grow it. It also taught me to enjoy the natural world and to be connected with it. We stray so far away from the basics sometimes. After long days at the computer editing, or coming up with ideas I can always find myself turning off my monitor and going to do something outside. Whether it be clearing my mind on the river Fly Fishing, taking a trip in my 1980 VW Vanagon, or just going for a walk. That is where I feel the most creative, think more clearly, and can just be a - human, being.