Port People: Meet Julian and Camille, Juharo Productions
Almost any type of business can benefit from video marketing—it’s engaging, shareworthy, and tells a story. In today’s digital world, video is a frontrunner in content marketing, and Juharo Productions has been producing quality content since following their passions for video and film four years ago. Julian and Camille share more about their business in our recent interview with them.
Q: How long has Juharo been in business? How is business going for you?
A: I [Julian] started the business 4 years ago, and it’s been a real adventure. I have never owned my own company before this, and I am grateful to say it has grown every year. After I found my passion for video and film, there seemed to be real growth in the demand for video content in the world.
Q: Tell me a bit about the backgrounds of the owners…who are they and how did the business get started?
A: I founded the company after picking up a camera and falling in love with the craft of piecing together inspiring stories. I took the leap and left my restaurant management job to follow the dream. I met Camille, my now wife and business partner, while I was filming a wedding in 2016, and she was working in hospitality. We have brought our different skills together to make Juharo what it is today.
Q: Who is your clientele? Does Juharo specialize in serving a specific audience?
A: Our clients are anyone who wants to tell and share their story, be it for business or personal. We have captured stories of winemakers, weddings, artists, and also have captured national food & wine events, real estate videos and commercial work for high end spirit brands. So, we really run the gamut.
Q: What is truly unique about your productions that different from any other? Do you have a signature style?
A: We are a small team that produces high quality content, but we also have a mindset of a boutique creative agency. We can help you not just in video production, but assist with generating ideas for your narrative and brand execution. Camille has worked in hospitality and luxury marketing previously, so she brings a genuinely enjoyable attitude and eye for detail to the production experience. With my obsession with cinematography and well told stories, we make a great team.
Q: What is your favorite part about being a business owner?
A: The unpredictability, it can either drain you or inspire you. And we feel lucky to meet all the great people along the way!
Q: What is the most interesting aspect about your business that many people might not know?
A: We recently relocated to Plum Island and have found new inspirations in our surroundings.
Q: Do you have an interesting story that you’d like to share with the membership? A unique project, location or subject?
A: We are always working on our own side projects, and this year we are going to complete a documentary on truffles. We have been working on this project for about 3 years and hope to have it in festivals this year (and hopefully right here at the Newburyport Film Festival!).
Q: What advice would you give to a young aspiring business owner?
You will meet a lot of different people along your career, always be kind, and true to your work and promises–and you won’t fail.
Q: Are the owners from Newburyport or the surrounding area originally?
A: My wife is from a few different places along the eastern seaboard because her father was in the Navy and I grew up in Exeter NH.
Q: What is your favorite thing to do in Newburyport?
A: Truthfully just walking around and popping into different places and finding something new to taste, smell, or see. And our backyard, Plum Island refuge.
Q: Do you have any special talent(s)?
A: That’s a tough question because even in my spare time I pick up my camera. However, I’m hoping to learn guitar once I cash in my lessons my wife got me for Christmas.
Q: What accomplishment(s) are you most proud of?
A: My Family. And building Juharo from the ground up.
Q: Besides owning a business, how else are you involved in the community?
A: Our first step to be a part of the community was to join the chamber. We have only lived here for two years, so hope we can get involved more.
Q: What are the business’ goals for the future?
A: To continue capturing inspiring projects and amazing stories locally and beyond!