About Us

Topwater Films is a team of creative individuals passionate about storytelling and filmmaking. We built our company to provide quality video production at an affordable price for all types of businesses and nonprofit organizations.

We offer al a carte video production services for everything from small, one-off videos for websites to full-length film projects, using the best equipment. From high quality 2K and 8K cameras to the latest in lighting gear and editing software, we can handle virtually any job.

Don’t need a full production crew? Each of our team members can individually help clients who require only certain skills to complete their projects. Maybe only a videographer or sound engineer or lighting technician is needed. Regardless, we’re flexible and available.

At Topwater Films, we pride ourselves in producing compelling video stories for our clients that will enhance their brand awareness, while engaging their viewers. We understand there is no set formula and each client’s needs are unique.

To get started, we diligently review client branding, ask lots of questions, listen intently, and develop a comprehensive plan to help accomplish the client’s stated objectives. No detail is too small. No detail is overlooked.

Topwater Films is designed to captivate your audiences!

Who we are

The Topwater Films team is comprised of highly qualified production people dedicated to their craft.



Eric P. Paczkowski

Owner
Cinematographer/Director/Editor

Eric has worked in the Hollywood film industry since 2000 and studied directing and film production at UCLA. His resume includes a number of feature films and television shows, working with some of the most accomplished cinematographers and production designers around. He has gathered a wealth of hands-on experience in directing, photography, camera composition, rigging and grip, lighting, set design, make up, wardrobe, and editing.



Anthony Aleshire-Rezendez

Sound Engineer

Anthony received his Degree in Sound Engineering from the Los Angeles Film School in 2013. He came to TopWater Films following an extended internship with a well-established sound designer, working on sound editing for a number of feature films, including “Insidious,” “Chapter 3,” “Curve,” “Mercy,” and “Misunderstood.”



Jamie Sarte Jr.

Aerial Drone Pilot

Jaime has 30+ years of radio control piloting experience in all aspects of rotary and fixed wing aircraft, with top five finishes in International Miniature Aerobatic Club (IMAC) competition.

Jamie has over 30 years of radio control piloting experience with fixed wing and rotary aircraft. Known locally for his precision drone flying, he has also won top five awards in International Miniature Aerobatic Club competitions. In addition, he has gained wide-spread recognition in radio scale model building and, previously, provided piloting instruction for those who purchased their own camera-equipped, remote-controlled helicopters.

Our Work

Testimonials

"Eric and his crew from Topwater Films were fantastic to work with! Professional, fun, creative, budget conscious and an amazing final product. The YMCA hired Eric to help us produce a new marketing video for our Capital Project. The time he spent to make sure he had the correct shot and the correct content made all the difference for us. It was very easy to collaborate with him along the way and make adjustments as needed. Our video included interviews of volunteers and everyone reported back that they had a very pleasant experience with the team."

- Patrick Yarrow, Executive Director
Triunfo YMCA - Westlake CA

"Eric and his team created five success stories on our clients. Throughout the whole process, we found him to be extremely conscientious, enthusiastic, easy to work with and professional. He went out of his way to accommodate our needs and strived to deliver the best product possible."

- Bruce Stenslie, CEO
Economic Development Collaborative-Ventura County

"Eric has great attention to detail and is abosultely wonderful to work with. He doesn't stop until it's just perfect. I can't imagine a more caring, committed professional."

- Nancy Mayerson
Mayerson Marketing & Public Relations

Contact Us

Serving Los Angeles, Ventura and Santa Barbara counties and beyond. Call or email us for a free consultation to discuss your next project.

(805) 432-0720  |  Email