Born to tell stories, Jed grew up in upstate NY, and had a camera in his hands at an early age. Even before highschool he started winning awards as a young writer and spent his time designing characters, hustling through his daily paper route, making small wooden trinkets to sell in school.
His entrepreneurial spirit continued to grow and by the time he was 23 he had started and ended more than 10 businesses.
After marrying the love of his life and starting a family, Jed attempted to settle into a career of marketing management and after 6 years as the director of marketing for a manufacturer, found himself unfulfilled and drawn back toward his childhood dream of making movies.
Together with his brother he created an online filmmaker community called Indiefilmer.com which successfully grew to more than 60K unique visitors per month which allowed them to learn the craft of modern digital filmmaking.
This got the attention of an executive producer who offered to partner. In 2006 Jed had the privilege of writing, directing, and co-producing a feature length thriller and Votary Films was born.
Since moving the company to Massachusetts in 2007, Jed's family has grown to 6 children, he has written 3 more feature screenplays, produced hundreds of commercials, mini-documentaries, edited multiple feature films, and led the organization to grow into the award winning production company it is today.
Votary films partners with larger organizations to help them grow holistically through the power storytelling with film/video.
Jed recently finished a book to help other entrepreneurs titled "Story Acceleration - 7 Steps to create momentum in life and business".
February 11th, 2021 | 33 mins
brian robinson, faith story, filmmaking, jed burdick, real faith stories, visual storytellers, votary films
Jed had always dreamed of making a powerful impact in the world by being a full-time filmmaker. Yet, after having the electricity shut off multiple times, almost losing his home to foreclosure, and living virtually hand to mouth for five years with his wife and six children, in desperation he met with a friend who gave him advice that led to a MAJOR decision that shifted EVERYTHING in his business and life.