Our Team

At Awaken Films, our most important resource isn't the latest camera, lens or drone - it's the men and women who tell your story. They are the backbone of Awaken Films.


AL / lead Storyteller, Editor & LICENSCED DRONE PILOT

Al is the brains behind the operation. His primary objective in every video Awaken produces is to craft a story and experience that our clients will value. With an extremely detailed and artistic eye, Al knows what it takes to make Awaken Films truly stand out from other videographers. His ability to get along with basically everyone makes the filming process an incredibly fun experience.  Al loves spending time with his wife and kids and enjoys being a part of quality filmmaking. 


Evelyn McCarter / Lead storyteller & aDMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT

Evelyn is from Dyersburg, TN. She studied electronic media production at Middle Tennessee State University. She now resides in Demopolis, TN. Evelyn has been working in videography since 2010 and loves the many different creative aspects that video production includes. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her husband, Ben, traveling, interior design, spending time with friends & family, taking care of their two dogs and cat, surfing, hunting, fishing, and watching movies.



Matthew / Lead Storyteller & LICENSCED DRONE PILOT

Matthew has been with Awaken Films from the very beginning. The continual growth of Awaken Films is due to his amazing talent and love of story telling. Matthew enjoys spending time with his wife, Megan, and their two beautiful children Elliot and Esther. In the little spare time he has, Matthew enjoys traveling to National Parks (bucket list to visit all 50) and watching movies.


Tyler / Lead Storyteller & LICENSCED Drone pilot

Tyler is from Collinwood, TN and attended the University of North Alabama in which he graduated Cum Laude in 2011 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Communications with an emphasis in Film & Digital Media Production. Since graduating, he has worked on short films, feature films, music videos, commercials, promotional videos and numerous weddings all across the Southeast.


Ricky Lee Nelson / videographer

Ricky Lee has been in video production for several years and has excelled in live-streaming, sound design and cinematography. He and his wife, Heather, have two precious little boys, Lane and Aaron, who keep life exciting and adventurous!