The value of SkipperFilms isn’t in the expensive cameras and gear, it’s right here with these beautiful faces. Take a moment to meet our team.
Billy ``Skipper`` HughesOwner // Best Dressed
Owner, head honcho, lover of all things camera; Billy's entire life is engulfed in this business, and he loves every minute of it. He built this company on a foundation of fun.
A graduate of American University, a former Junior Olympic Springboard and Platform Diver, and a Pioneer in the early days of Parkour and Freerunning in the United States, Billy has a grab bag of life experiences. Everything from competing against olympians during his teen years, to being on a Parkour competition TV show. But now he is devoted to delivering high-quality films to clients, while building strong personal relationships with everyone he comes into contact with!
Brian BelidaCreativity Czar
Commonly found by Skipper's side at weddings and corporate shoots alike, Brian makes up the other half of the ``Vest Friends`` duo. Long-time friends with Skipper, Brian came aboard in December of 2015 on a small scale, but quickly proved he was not only a talented individual behind the camera, but his personality meshed with the SkipperFilms' team perfectly.
Cracking jokes literally every minute of the day, Brian is an expert at lightening the mood in a room. This might not sound like a tangible asset for a video production company, but it comes in handy when someone needs to relax on camera, or if the crew needs to take a step back and breath while assessing a situation. Totally cool dude, says ``radmobile`` a lot. 10/10 would hire him again.
Sara WolfleyEdit Wizard
Sara Wolfley joined the SkipperFilms team in October of 2021! After graduating from George Mason University’s Film and Video Studies program, she wanted to be a part of a team that used their skills to give back to their community. Since October she has been living the dream, learning how to edit and grow with SkipperFilms! When she came onboard, she was excited that she could also enjoy the chocolate and tea in the office - not to mention the option of sliding home from work!
Alex MangioneCoffee Snob
Alex is a lifestyle-editorial photographer-videographer coffee lover-maker and freelancer and vlogger. So he naturally has some insanely useful talents to knock out some cool things over here at SkipperFilms. This friendship began in late 2017, when we decided to bring on one extra crew member for a huge conference shoot down in Orlando. We didn't have any more regular freelancers available, so like any great love story, we found some handsome guy on the internet and asked him if he wanted to come with us to Florida 2 days later without ever meeting us. Whatever, it worked, this guy is one of us now! In addition to all of that, he shines as a photographer, and has had the cover photo of two NoVa magazines, Posh Seven and Northern Virginia Style and Living. The fun never stops, and the camera keeps clicking!