The Back Story

Storyteller's owner and principal creative is Richard Jellerson. During the filmmaking process professional dedicated craftsmen are engaged from various disciplines and guilds by Storyteller. Surrounded by talented creative individuals, ideas and input flowing, the films come to life.


After growing up in Southern California Jellerson served two tours in Vietnam as an Army Helicopter Pilot. The first tour was combat with the 116th Assault Helicopter Company. His second tour he served as General Abrams personal pilot. Four Star General Abrams replaced General Westmoreland as Military Commander of all forces in Vietnam. He received a Bachelor of Business from Cal State University Los Angeles in 1975 then did a year of law school before gravitating toward addressing a compelling thirst to be creative.


Blustering his way into the advertising industry by convincing a small agency in Seattle that he could write he then learned the craft of filmmaking by writing, directing and producing commercials and corporate films. The last few years has seen his focus shift to doing documentary films exclusively including a two hour special for The History Channel.


Storyteller can produce documentary or corporate films, either our own project or works for hire, from concept to full production.


All elements and aspects of filmmaking are available individually: concept, script writing directing, and producing, principal photography to edit to music, voice over, special effects and delivery to master.

  • A Solemn Promise
    America's Missing In Action


    Now In Production
    Nicholas Wright
    Director
    Richard Jellerson
    Writer-Producer

    America has over 83,000 Missing in Action Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen and Marines. This film trailer gives us a poignant look at the families of these MIAs. All have sacrificed brothers, fathers and sons to America's wars. Often these families go an entire lifetime without knowing how or where their loved ones were lost.

  • Stalin's Voice


    In Post Production
    Jamie Thompson
    Director
    Richard Jellerson
    Writer-Producer

    A witness to pivitol events that shaped history, Valentin Berezhkov was the last living person to have dealt with Hitler, Stalin, Churchill and Roosevelt. Berezhkov served as Joseph Stalin's personal interpreter when the world was in chaos, gaining a perspective shared with nobody else in history - this is his story in his own words.

  • Tale of a City


    In Pre-Production
    Richard Jellerson
    Director-Writer-Producer

    Tale of a City is an informative and entertaining look at history's greatest cities from their settlement to their modern form. Through witty and factual narrative the viewer learns an accurate account of events (both widely known and little known) that shaped the history of the featured city. Using stylistic animation we are going to recreate history and usher it into thirsting minds.

  • The Personal Experience
    Helicopter Warfare in Vietnam


    Jamie Thompson
    Director
    Richard Jellerson
    Writer-Producer

    Producing this important documentary film for The History Channel was personally both challenging and rewarding for writer and producer Jellerson. He served two tours as a helicopter pilot in Vietnam.

  • One Last Hit
    Crack Cocaine


    Richard Jellerson
    Director-Writer-Producer

    This short film captures the grueling, dead-end story of life as a crack addict. Told by addicts themselves this film wouldn't have been realized at all without the involvement and aid of the Crips.

  • The History
    of Army Aviation

    Richard Jellerson
    Director-Writer-Producer

    This film was produced for the Army's Aviation Museum at Fort Rucker, Alabama. It tells the story of the Army's integral use of aviation from its roots in the Civil War to today's deadly arsenal of Army aircraft supporting America's troops on the ground in any conflict.