About Us

Founded in 2001 in New York City (hence the name “Gotham”), Gotham Studios provides professional communications and video production services to television, corporate, and government clients.

We are a
full service
production company

staffed by national broadcast personnel.
We provide all the elements you'll require for your production:
creative briefs, scripts, actors, voice overs,
music and animated graphics.

at every level

Gotham employs experienced Producers, Directors, Writers, Cinematographers, Editors, and Graphics Artists to make each project shine. We’ll take care of the details: we’ve managed teams as large as 40 crew members, and worked in every situation imaginable, from live national television, to remote shoots in Africa and the Middle East, to comedy and sophisticated animations.


Our consultancy and production team consists of staff and affiliated professionals in Washington DC, New York, and elsewhere, allowing us to better service clients and projects over a broad geographic range.

Peter Nissen

Creative Director

Gotham's President is a creative executive with 30 years experience in national media and

corporate video as Executive Producer, VP of Production, producer, writer, shooter and editor. His credits include National Geographic, History Channel, the Today Show, Court TV, TLC, Access Hollywood, Extra, E! Entertainment Television, and Comedy Central; government work includes DHS, and corporate clients include DuPont, Pepsi, and Harvard University. He has two New York Emmy Awards, several Telly Awards, and a BA in English from Yale.


Fletcher Johnson


In 27 years at ABC News and Nightline, Fletcher covered the

campaigns of Jesse Jackson, Bill Clinton, and Barack Obama; was assigned to the White House; covered assignments around the world including Zaire, the Balkans, Moscow, and the Middle East. Other credits include NBC, CBS, Discovery, Black Entertainment Television, and Aljazeera America. A graduate of Howard University, Fletcher has twice been the recipient of the Cameraman of the Year award from the White House News Photographers Association. See his work on his YouTube channel.


Penny Lee


Penny has over 25 years editing experience working on projects airing on television cable networks

such as Discovery, National Geographic, HGTV, TLC, and Cooking Channel, to name a few. Penny has also produced documentaries and edited a feature-length movie film. Her body of work includes long and short docs, unscripted nonfiction television programs, commercials, and promotional videos for corporate and government agencies. Aside from her career, Penny enjoys landscape photography, and has traveled around the world to capture beautiful images.


Mark Westin


With thousands of hours of news, entertainment and multimedia programming to his credit,

Mark creates distinctive content that truly connects. His experience spans multiple genres, from Emmy-winning network television to Peabody-winning documentary film, to music and live event production. Credits include MSNBC, Court TV, CBS News, Access Hollywood, and the Wall Street Journal. Mark is also an Emmy-nominated musician and composer of two film scores and three albums of original music. He's a member of Mensa, and a motorcyclist.


Rob Tate


Winner of Emmy, Cine Golden Eagle, James Beard, and IDA awards, Rob is an Executive

Producer, Producer, shooter, and editor. Credits include the documentary series Gourmet's Diary Of A Foodie (PBS), Architecture School (Sundance), Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations, Queer Eye, What Not To Wear, and While You Were Out. He co-produced, shot and edited the fashion industry documentary, Eleven Minutes,, hailed as a “skillfully crafted, beautifully shot and edited pic” by Variety. He is an Executive Producer of the PBS series, Moveable Feast, and the Australian food series, The Paleo Way with Pete Evans, and he’s in post-production of his second feature documentary, The Magic Pill.


Matilda Bode


Matilda’s career in television production spans nearly 20 years and includes political

and historical documentaries, unscripted nonfiction television programs, studio based productions and corporate videos. With experience as an executive producer, post-production supervisor, development producer, producer, and writer, her work has appeared on PBS, National Geographic, History Channel, Discovery Channel, TLC, Investigation Discovery, American Heroes Channel, and Discovery Family. Matilda has a BA in Political Science from Kenyon College and a Masters in Journalism from the University of Maryland. She is based in Charlotte, NC.


Rob Cloutier

3D Animator

With Digital History Studios, Rob has been a 3D cinematic animator and compositor for the past

22+ years, 12 of which had been in the computer gaming field. He has worked on several high profile games such as Sid Meier's Civilization IV, Sid Meier's Pirates, Sid Meier's Railroads, Rise of Nations, Gunship!, European Air War and many other history-oriented titles. He has taught classes on 3D animation and has published multiple articles in international trade-oriented periodicals. More recently, he has organized, hosted and presented at several industry-related panel discussions on Virtual Reality. His clients have included the Smithsonian Museum of Natural History, the Newseum, Discovery Communications, documentary producers, historic preservation groups, online museums, NASA and other government agencies. Robert's primary focus of his work has been to recreate history, stressing historical accuracy in all his work and has a passion for making history come alive.


Esin Ozdag

2D & 3D Animator

Esin makes beautiful, clear explanatory animations – using clean geometric shapes, vignettes,

complementary color combinations, gradients, and textures to illustrate complex topics. See “VA Connected Care”, Protect 230, NAEP 101, and DSM "Natural Marine Algae" for examples of the kind of work she can do for you.


Srael Boruchin


Srael began his career in cinematography in a very unlikely location: working underwater in the

Galapagos Islands as a dive master. After filming footage of hammerhead sharks, turtles and dolphins caught in Japanese long-line fishing nets, which went on to air in a BBC documentary, he learned just how powerful images can be in communicating emotional stories. With 24 years of experience, Srael has shot documentaries, fashion, comedy, food, music and sports with such diverse clients as the US Ski Team, Rachael Ray, L'Oreal, Saturday Night Live, NFL, Vitamix and many more.
See his work at srael.tv


Adam Shanker


With a love for creative visualization and an understanding of trends and technology, Adam sees explosive

growth in mobile video over the next decade. Since 1984, he has shot for MTV, History, A&E, Animal Planet, Discovery, Food Network, MSNBC, TLC, Travel Channel, VH-1, Dateline, 20/20, Today Show, Americas Most Wanted, Extra, Access Hollywood, and The Bachelor. Branded Content clients have included American Express, Pfizer, Johnson & Johnson, PepsiCo, Miller Lite, AT&T, Unilever, Samsung, Oracle, and Cisco. He has shot commercials for The Clinton Gore Campaign, Senator Bob Casey, Congressman Bill Pascrell, and Entergy. In his spare time Adam is a lover of music, going to well over 100 concerts a year. He was Beyonce’s camera man for a decade, and has worked with top talent including Elton John, Andrea Bocelli, Aerosmith, U2, Ella Fitzgerald, Paul McCartney, Kanye, Mick Jagger, Roger Waters, Diana Ross, and James Brown.



Office Therapist

Goji has over 48 dog-years experience calming Gotham Studios staff when deadlines are looming.

Before coming to Gotham Studios, she worked for several dog-years at a multi-national law firm with offices on both coasts of the US. Skills include snuggling, begging for affection, dressing up for Halloween, and snoring.