The Coffman Company
The Coffman Company is a multi-faceted organization dedicated to delivering original film and media production design, management and content with unsurpassed customer service. The Coffman Company is an umbrella organization that encompasses three distinct service lines:
- Freelance production services including throughout the production cycle: pre-production, production and post-production. The Coffman Company provides freelance services in: directing, producing, camera operation for high-quality motion and still image products, post production work and animated design;
- Publishing services that include the forthcoming historical piece Those Among Us, and the upcoming magazine, ND Filmmaker; and
- Fine Art Photography products featuring limited and opened edition original photography by Sean Coffman. Commercial photography offerings, including product images and event documentation, are also available.
Sean Coffman is a creative and innovative professional committed to developing and producing work that brings context to local and world issues by giving a voice to the underserved, the neglected, and the oppressed. He has nearly two decades of award-winning experience in the marketing and advertising world, and has been the recipient of two visual arts grants via CultureWorks! and the Montgomery Country Arts and Cultural District.
With over a decade of marketing and advertising experience, he has served as director and producer for a number of award-winning design, multi-media, and film and video projects for The American Screenwriters Association, Iams, LexisNexis, Relizon, public and private universities including Wright State University and the University of Dayton, Procter and Gamble, Toys ‘R Us, and many more.
Coffman was also a founding member of Dance for Film, a non-profit organization devoted to creating works of art based on and educating to choreography for the stage combined with choreography for cinematography. During Dance for Film’s existence, the organization received two project-based grants from the Montgomery County Arts District and Cultureworks! for film and video production. The first was received in 2004 to produce the independent film, Three Women, which premiered to a sold out crowd at the Neon Movies in 2005. The second was received in 2006 for the production of a documentary about the history of dance in Dayton, Ohio.
Previously, Coffman was an executive for Mandalay Baseball Properties (MBP), where he served as the Vice President of Creative Services. He was responsible for the creation and development of MBP’s internal creative agency, and over overseeing and producing work for Minor League Clubs owned, operated, or under consultation agreement with MBP. In January 2009, the internal agency had produced over 2,000 projects. Each project was tracked to ensure high ROI results and brand awareness on both a corporate and team level. In addition to being financially successful for the organization, certain projects were also recognized and granted awards for their creative integrity.
An active proponent of education, Coffman is an alumni adjunct professor for Stivers School for the Arts, where he taught separate classes in video and animation production. Via Dance for Film, he also worked actively with groups of inner city youth to teach the principles of video production, and how to collaboratively work with choreographers to develop projects that fused the world of dance and moving image. Additionally, Mr. Coffman has also held advisory board positions with both the International College of Broadcasting and Kettering Fairmont Highschool’s Media program.
Highly involved with community organizations, Coffman has: been a board member of the Kettering Arts Council; has served as the Membership Coordinator for the Dayton Creative Syndicate; and has served as the Secretary, President-Elect, and President for the Miami Valley Chapter of the Media Communications Association, International. Additionally, he was also a part of the BIRCO Content Committee for the design of BAM/MiLB template based web sites.
Coffman has a BA in Social Theory, Social Structure and Change with an Emphasis in Global Social Theory from Empire State College; studied Humanitarian Diplomacy through the International Federation of Red Cross and Crescent Societies; and has studied in Geneva at the Geneva Academy of International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights.
Sonya Jensen has extensive experience working as an events coordinator and trade show manager for a major pharmaceutical research company for 8 years. During this time, she was responsible for national and international show selection and registration, trade show staff organization and scheduling, and booth design. She was also a member of the national ad campaign team and worked to guide the image of the company.
Additionally, Jensen’s background as an antique business owner provided her with retail merchandising and management experience. Sonya served as the store manager for Antiques on Broadway for two years.