Hugh Daly, President
Hugh C Daly was born in Washington Heights, Manhattan. In 1960, he won the CYO Best Actor Award and was given the lead role as Finian in the School's production of Broadway's Finian's Rainbow. Upon graduating from High School, he won a Scholarship to The Gene Frankel Drama School to continue his love of acting. It was about that time that he discovered that he also had a flair for working behind the camera. He then moved on to NYU and studied Film Production via night courses under the legendary Saul Taffert, while working full time at Columbia Presbyterian Hospital. During his tenure at Presbyterian Hospital, Hugh was called upon to film teaching and surgical procedures in his off duty hours. In surgical scrubs, Hugh stood side by side with the surgical team and filmed over 100 operations for the Orthopaedic Department. Later on, when he was promoted to the Harkness Eye Institute, he also spent many hours in the opthalmology surgical suite where he worked with members of the Carl Zeiss Corp. in wiring the operating microscopes to video outsource into the Institute's teaching classrooms. Hugh founded JHD Productions Ltd. with then partner, Jeffrey Hopkins, in 1979 (JHD is a combination of both names). In 1982, he moved the business to Deer Park, Long Island, NY. In 1990, Jeffrey Hopkins left JHD to form a Wedding Video Production Company. Hugh decided to keep the JHD name and the two remain good friends to this day. As the business grew, JHD moved three separate times into larger and larger spaces within the same building. In 1991, Hugh moved into a 2000 sq.ft. studio facility where the business currently resides today. Hugh also serves as DP (Director of Photography) and advisor to Independent Filmmakers. In 1976, he became a member of The National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (NATAS) and was certified in Electronic Cinematography by the Panavision Corporation in 1984. Today, along with running JHD Productions, he also occasionally works as a freelance engineer for NBC Universal.
Brian Michael Finn, Vice President
Brian Michael Finn is an award winning producer and video editor with over 20 years of experience in independent films and commercial/industrial videos. In 2005, he completed his first short student film called, The Creation of Dr. Grecoz and has since produced, directed and edited various video projects in the areas of sports, medicine, public awareness, branded content, short and feature length films, etc.
In 2010, he was made Vice President of JHD Productions after serving as lead editor since 2001. In 2017, he officially incorporated his long running production company called BMF Studios that he started in 1998, which now mostly handles post production editing and effects work partnered with JHD. His incomparable work ethic has created a long resume of credentials and has allowed him to work closely with various personalities such as Virginia Madsen, John Basedow, Donald Trump, Mark Anthony (just to name a few).
In 2005, weeks before graduating from college, he became employed at NBC News in Rockefeller Center where he works closely with news producers seeking content for NBC Nightly News, Today Show and various MSNBC programs and is often responsible for getting clips ready moments before airing.
He is currently producing and directing his own feature length film that he wrote called Trip to the Moon (on set pictured above), which is being filmed mostly on green screen and will be handling all aspects of post production himself, including 2D and 3D animation. Early samples of his work from the film have already been recognized by various film festivals and conventions around the world who have already shown interest in premiering it. The film stars Robert Broski as Abraham Lincoln, who can also be seen as the Woodsman in the new Twin Peaks series as well as Lincoln in Pee Wee's Big Holiday.