Two people. One Passion. Infinite Stories.

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Amanda & Andrew

We don’t normally do weddings, but when our close friends asked us to capture their big day, we couldn’t turn them down. Our goal was to make the best wedding video ever, and we think we gave it a pretty good effort. Thank you Amanda and Andrew for giving us the opportunity to show the world your love.

Chevrolet “Mom’s Roses”

WINNER 5th PLACE MoFilm Vegas 2014

A father and son finish packing and realize they’ve forgotten something.

Directed by Butter&Sugar
Written by Katie Celia
Cinematography: Keith Lancaster
Producer: Sean Barney
Editor: Matthew Celia
Sound Designer : Tony Roza
Re-Recording Mixer: Mark Camperell, MPSE
Original Music: Ryan Ayers (ryanayersmusic.com/)

Skanska “Welcome to America”

What makes us American? With an anthemic message, this :60 spot for construction company Skanska reminds us what makes this country great is our people.

 

Executive Producer: Sean Barney
Producer: Cathleen Alexander

Music: “Perpetuum Mobile” by Penguin Cafe Orchestra

 

Client: Skanska

Spec Commercial – 2011

Dove – “Through Her Eyes”

If beauty is in the eye of the beholder, than women are truly their own harshest critics. According to Dove research, only 4% of women see themselves as beautiful. Rather than looking through a prism of unrealistic and unhealthy stereotypes, we wondered what it would be like if women saw themselves through the lens of those that love them the most: their daughters. We ask a group of young girls to talk to us about why their mom is beautiful. They cut right to the chase.

Spec Commercial – 2012
Mofilm Production Grant

Cinematographer: Keith Lancaster
Executive Producer: Sean Barney
Original Music: David Celia

CHLA: NICCU Reunion

Every two years the staff of CHLA’s Newborn and Infant Critical Care Unit (NICCU) host a reunion for former patients and their families, unique and inspiring day when the people who save life celebrate it.

Client: Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles – NICCU

Short Documentary – 2012

Off The Floor: The Rise of Contemporary Pole Dance

OFF THE FLOOR: The Rise of Contemporary Pole Dance is the first feature length documentary about the emerging art of pole dance and how it has evolved from its origins in strip-clubs into a movement of feminine empowerment and self-expression. Through the personal journey of one dancer and her company, the film looks at how pole dancers struggle to change public perception while sharing their artistic vision with the world.

More info at: www.offthefloormovie.com

Feature-Length Documentary – Official Selection Manhattan Film Festival, Topanga Canyon Film Festival, Big Bear Lake International Film Festival

Producer: Sean Barney
Executive Producers: Phyllis Koenig & Preston Lee

 

 

Girl Next Door Documentary Series: The Australian Edition

Catch a glimpse into the behind the scenes world of Girl Next Door – A Pole Dance Soirée, the longest running pole dance show in the world. For their 38th performance, director/choreographer Kelly Yvonne invites some of the world’s best pole dancers from Australia to perform, giving them a chance to share their art and talent with an audience that truly appreciates it.

Client: Kelly Yvonne (www.kellyyvonne.com)

Short Documentary – 2013

Work


Services


We’re a lean-mean get-it done team that loves turning raw ideas into reality. Our services include initial concept development, writing, directing, shooting, editing, and post-production.


Development

Whether you want to capture the hearts and minds of your clients or need strong branding to grow your business, we’ll build a campaign that will help you get where you want to go.

Production

Soup to nuts, that’s us! With years of experience, we know how to get all the quacking ducks lined up in a neat and tidy row without ruffling feathers. Production is stressful, let us make it easy.

Editorial

Don’t know how to get those hours and hours of footage assembled into a coherent, concise piece? Let us help you turn that unmanageable mountain into an awesome compelling molehill.

Easy Going

Our positive attitude and good vibes will give you that warm and fuzzy feeling you need to be confident your project is in good hands. In rare cases, Sugar may even bake you cookies.


About


The best things come from basic ingredients. Characters that touch hearts. Stories that inspire/enlighten/resonate. The unrelenting drive and all-consuming passion to bring both to life. Simple and good.
That’s Butter&Sugar.

 

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Matt Celia

“Butter”

 

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Katie Celia

“Sugar”

 

 

Butter&Sugar (aka Katie and Matt Celia) are a husband & wife filmmaking team that love telling stories about dreamers and outsiders. Be it short films, commercials, or their first feature length documentary, the duo bring a dynamic sense of story to every piece. Butter&Sugar met at Chapman University in 2003 while pursuing a B.F.A. in Film Production and have been lunch buddies and co-conspirators ever since. Their short film Confessions of a Peepshow Junkie was recognized as a finalist in Kevin Spacey’s Triggerstreet Film Festival and their thesis project Beyond the Window racked up nominations for Best Undergraduate film, Best Direction, and Best Cinematography. They continued to collaborate with Katie producing and Matthew directing several web series pilots for Warner Bros, commercials, and short-form documentaries. Recently, they completed their first feature length documentary titled Off The Floor about a young woman struggling to find acceptance for her fusion of modern and pole dance styles.  The film held its world premiere in June 2014 and is currently screening at festivals around the country. Along with celebrating the success of their first film, this summer the Celias celebrated their third wedding anniversary. Butter&Sugar are represented by Heroes and Villains Entertainment.

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  • Butter&Sugar LLC
  • 11318 Martha St. North Hollywood, CA
  • United States
  • (323) 723-2415
  • info@buttersugar.com