Status Productions was founded sometime in the 1990’s by cinematographer Jon Schellenger to do commercial work and documentaries.
Sometime in the 2000s – his brother, award-winning journalist George C. Schellenger, took it over to focus on science and exploration (it’s a lot more fun than news). Since then we’ve been working on unique productions – everything from behind the scenes of America’s Next Top Model – to the Space Task Force – to documenting Dr. Guy Harvey’s extraordinary research and adventures.
We’ve seen a lot of sharks along the way – both in and out of the water!
George C. Schellenger is a two-time Emmy award winner with more than 20 years experience in television and content development.
He’s worked with leading media and technology brands across the United States from Time Warner to Microsoft (even NASA).
At Microsoft, he helped launch MSNBC.com.
At Time-Warner, he consulted for National Geographic, The Weather Channel, CBS, CNN, ABC, The New York Times, The Associated Press, Reuters – even Robin Leach.
He’s been an adjunct professor at the University of Missouri‘s School of Journalism and even served as Director of Content for the X PRIZE Foundation, working to give away $2MM in a lunar-lander prototype competition.
With his brother, he’s produced and edited a series of award- winning series DVDs on the ocean with a focus on sharks.
He won one of his first awards in 1987 for documenting a Canada Geese restoration project.
He taught non-linear AVID editing in the late 1990s and started using Final Cut Pro in 2001. His passions are sharks, space and creating extremely cool content.