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.

Jellerson 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
    Richard Jellerson

    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.

  • Fiscal Sponsorship

    Hollywood Post 43 of the American Legion is the fiscal sponsor for the film "A Solemn Promise" This means all donations sent (mailed by check made out to American Legion Hollywood Post 43 or through Paypal to Post 43) earmarked-check memoed specifically for "A Solemn Promise" or documentary film are tax deductible!

    The 10 minute film trailer can be screened to this panel's left by hitting the start button.

    Click here to visit The American Legion Hollywood Post #43's Website for their address and paypal site

  • The Personal Experience
    Helicopter Warfare in Vietnam

    Jamie Thompson
    Richard Jellerson

    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

    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.

  • Tale of a City

    In Pre-Production
    Richard Jellerson

    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.