About Us

Hiring a professional wedding videographer is no longer a foreign thought to engaged couples. Over the years it has climbed it’s way to the top of the to-do list, but just like every other detail to plan, each couple must assign their own level of priority (what they are willing or can afford to spend.) 217 Films was born when founders, Ryan and Kimber Stark from Starks Studios, realized there were only a few other experienced wedding videographers in the area, but none of us were serving the price point that so many couples had. So they decided to fill that gap by creating a company that produced high quality, yet budget friendly wedding videos for our community. They did this by partnering with local individuals who have a passion for creativity then trained them to think and shoot like the Starks do. 217 Films offers wedding films focused on beautiful visuals paired with the best music to draw the viewer into the film and create a memory that you can’t wait to watch over and over again. Meet our team below.

David Jameson

David is from Hannibal, MO and loves to create things.  This could be a children’s book, 3D printed models, or a new dance routine where he teaches most nights of the week!  David has been assisting with Stark’s Studios for over a year and is taking on a lead role with 217 Films in 2020!

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Michael Mathis

Michael has a background in journalism and telecommunications with a Bachelors degree from Ball State in Indiana.  With nearly 3 years of experience behind a camera or in the editing bay Michael brings a strong presence to 217 Films.  He has also worked with Stark’s Studios for over 2 years shooting weddings and corporate videos.

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