Need An Atlanta Production Crew? Choose Us Because...

We Bring the Equipment

Whether you need a simple lighting and camera setup or a 5-ton grip truck, we can easily accommodate your shoot.  Our equipment is the real deal- professional grade and fit for any Hollywood set.  We don’t settle for less than the best.

We Bring the Crew

Our production crew is a tight-knit group of professionals who have years of experience working on movie and network television sets.  Each crew member has an extensive IMDB resume and does video production for a living.  Let our experience help you make the best product possible.

We Help Your Budget

Funding is the #1 hurdle for independent projects, and we understand the need for professional services that don’t destroy your budget.  Our mission is to provide crew and equipment that can deliver a broadcast quality product at a fraction of the cost.

We Help You Delegate

Wearing a lot of hats slows you down and you may overlook important production details that can cripple your project. The result is wasted time and money in costly re-shoots.  Our production crew can increase your efficiency and allow you to focus on your vision.

Your One Stop for an Atlanta Production Crew

If you have a script (or even an idea), our team of professionals can help you realize your creative vision.  You don’t have to know a thing about film and video production- Leave that for us.  We’re here to make your life easier.

Thanks Alex!!! This was the first time either one of us took on a project of this size with this many demands in a short period of time and we appreciate you taking your time with us. We had such an awesome, talented and professional crew and I couldn’t have asked for anything more. Thank you so much!!!

Landi Maduro

Woohoo!  Thank you sir! By the way, I’ve shown the shorts to a few people out here and they’ve been well received.  Reginald (Reggie) Hudlin said they were “beautifully shot.”  You’re on your way, kiddo. LOL.  Great Job!!!


I really appreciate your help with Dark Child. Honestly, I couldn’t have done this without you and your crew. The executive producer was blown away by the quality of the film.  You did a phenomenal job and I want you to be a part of my next project.

Travis Hunter

Great job on the documentary shoot!  It’s nice to work with a DP that’s so open to what we want to do creatively. I referred another filmmaker to you who was looking for a DP in Atlanta.  Thanks again!

Open Studio Productions

We are an Atlanta production crew that can provide the manpower and the equipment to get your project done professionally.  We have worked with screenplay writers, book authors, documentary filmmakers, and everything in between.

The one thing that we’ve seen over and over in the Atlanta area is filmmakers who want to pursue their dreams but don’t have the experience, the crew, or the equipment to make a competitive product.  That’s where we come in.

Regardless of your experience level, it’s totally ok. We can handle everything from concept brainstorming to finished product.  Our clients love that they can literally speak their ideas off the top of their heads and we handle all the scheduling, scripting, shooting, and editing. You don’t need to know anything about video production.  You focus on making your film, and leave it to us to show everyone how great your vision is.

You’ve got enough stuff to do.  We’ll make your life easier.



Alex Gardener has been filming web series, independent films, and corporate video since 2006. In 2008, he started Smart Aleck Films and has continued to expand his client base of businesses, film directors, and independent producers.

His work has been showcased on national television networks and in dozens of film festivals across the United States. His background also includes years of experience as a corporate trainer, a comedy writer, and a stand up comedian.

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