Meet the team at Merryweather Films
While you'll only see some of us on your big day, Merryweather Films would not be what it is today without our entire team. Whether it's behind the camera or behind the scenes, we all do our part to craft lasting memories while offering the highest level of customer service and discreet, respectful day-of coverage.
At Merryweather, we pride ourselves on our commitment to staffing events with a small group of trusted, experienced shooters and handling every aspect of post production in-house at our studio.
Colin Comstock is the owner and founder of Merryweather Films. Colin developed this passion for video at his high school’s TV studio before graduating from Temple University’s Broadcasting, Telecommunications and Mass Media school. After accumulating several years of experience in wedding videography, he wanted to create a new studio that blended artistic creativity with professionalism and a high level of respect for the importance of the couple and their big day. And so, in 2013 Merryweather Films was born!
Outside of his work at Merryweather Films and Arsenal Mediaworks, Colin also plays guitar and banjo alongside his wife, Sarah, in their folk band, Found Wandering. They currently reside in Narberth, PA with their three daughters, and these days, they spend most of their weekends attending children's birthday parties.
James O’Brien wears many hats at Merryweather Films — shooter, editor, drone operator, production coordinator, audio technician, designer, and tech support. He left a career in IT to follow his passion for film and video and has never looked back.
James currently lives in West Philadelphia with his wife, and during the week he keeps busy as the Creative Director at Arsenal Mediaworks. James fills most of his spare time with photography, comedy writing,and fiddling around on his guitar.
Megan Smith is the Studio Manager and Editor at Merryweather Films. She has worked on several independent films in the Philadelphia area. She also has a long time love of events and weddings, and has experience working for a wedding planner and in the Special Event department at Jefferson University.
Working as Studio Manager at Merryweather Films and combining her two passions—video and weddings—is her ideal job. She loves talking to couples about their big day before the wedding, and then crafting a Highlight Reel they will treasure afterwards!
When she’s not at the Merryweather studio, you can find her taking a dance class, hiking with her husband, or adding to her pinterest boards.
Patrick Knight is one of Merryweather’s fine shooters, proud to be with the company since its origin. Patrick lives and breathes videography, running his high school TV studio and later graduating as valedictorian of his film school at Full Sail University. Not only is he gifted behind the camera, but he also has a friendly, upbeat, and approachable personality that has a way of putting people at ease on what can often be a stressful day.
Outside of Merryweather, he works full time managing a lighting company that services commercials, corporate videos, web content, and more. When he's not busy shooting a wedding or working on set, Patrick plays in a volleyball league with his brother, dabbles in juggling, and enjoys escape the room adventures.
Another fantastic shooter at Merryweather, Zach Sayles has a natural gift for composition and cinematography. Upon seeing their finished video, brides and grooms have remarked countless times that they were blown away by the footage and that they often didn't even realize Zach was there. This skill has earned him the reputation of resident "ninja shooter" around the Merryweather studio. Zach is currently a film student at the University of the Arts in Philadelphia. Zach invests much of his time in his dual passions, film-making and skateboarding, whether he's skating himself, teaching kids to skateboard, making films for a skate shop, or shooting 35mm film photography.
Kevin Brinker is an audio technician, shooter and assistant editor at Merryweather Films.
Kevin studied Film & Mass Media at Virginia Tech, through which he developed a love for documentary film. After school, he spent a year and a half producing videos for the Department of Energy Solar Decathlon--a biennial international competition. He’s worked on short films, music videos, and corporate branding videos.
Kevin has always had a passion for human storytelling and loves to capture those intimate moments that weddings can offer. When he’s not working, you can often find Kevin hiking and playing in the dirt somewhere.