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About M-1 Studios

M-1 Studios is a forefront leadership level organization dedicated to the creation of superior productions. The M-1 Studios talented team of award-winning directors, producers, top rated crew and editors along with industry-specific writers collectively apply our knowledge, skill and expertise to transform concepts and ideas into first rate video productions and marketing solutions. 

           We take great pride in the end results and of the creative process along the way.  We continually explore and research the latest in equipment and techniques to provide the most up to date technology to produce a superior product. Our Award Winning customer service is second to none.  Customer Service isn't just a catch phrase for being nice to clients.  At M-1 it's going the extra step to ensure a smooth, positive experience from start to finish of your project.

   M-1 Studios strives to provide you with a high quality video and successful marketing solution.  We honestly state that we stand by our words of "your project on time and on budget, every time."  Successfully Creating Powerful Video since 2008 Based in Metro Detroit, Michigan with offices in Ferndale, Michigan, Chicago, Illinois and Atlanta, Georgia.

Detroit  (248) 246.7966  |  Chicago (312) 637.2275  |  Atlanta (770) 415.0780

The M-1 Team of Professionals

Your Visual Communications Creative Team

Matthew Peach, President/Producer

Chelsey Knapp, Sr. Editor/Director

Andrew Wilson, Photographer/Editor

Conor Byrne, Videographer/Editor

Mike Madigan, Vice-President/Producer

Stephanie Bushey, Lead Editor

David Robichaux, Videographer/Editor

Michelle McAlpine, Videographer/Editor

Eric Winkler, Director of Development

Cody Stauber, Cinematographer

Rod Burnette, Editor

and a host of industry contributors

The M-1 Team of Professionals

Your Visual Communications Team

Matthew Peach, President/Producer

Mike Madigan, Vice-President/Producer

Eric Winkler, Director of Development

Chelsey Knapp, Sr. Editor/Director

Stephanie Bushey, Lead Editor

Andrew Wilson, Photographer/Editor

David Robichaux, Videographer/Editor

Michelle McAlpine, Videographer/Editor

Cody Stauber, Cinematographer

Conor Byrne, Videographer/Editor

Rod Burnette, Editor

and a host of industry contributors

Meet the M-1 Team

Matthew Peach

President | Producer

As President of M-1 Studios, Matthew brings over 18 years of experience as a business and technology consultant throughout the Metro Detroit area. Combining marketing/business knowledge with his film experiences, Matt brings a unique mix of business and creativity to his leadership style with a team of passionate creative individuals with an eye for success.

With M-1 Studios, Matthew meets directly with clients to determine their specific needs and deliver complete and custom video solutions from script to production to final delivery- overseeing the creative team and managing client expectations. He’s built M-1 Studios as a customer-service driven organization with a dedication to quality content.

Matthew credits personal success to understanding the importance of listening to customers and understanding their business needs- not simply just “marketing” to them. As a result, M-1 Studios has grown in fourteen years here in Michigan to more than million-dollar production company and created direct high-quality job positions for employees.

Matthew has vast film experiences behind the camera as a Director of Photography, and a film Director. Many of his projects have screened in top festivals around the country and overseas, winning numerous awards in technical categories, and top awards in writing, directing, acting and Best Film awards. He has trained with Emmy winning producer Charles Cirgenski, and has enjoyed working with Hollywood director William Dear (Angels in the Outfield), and many other film industry professionals over the years.

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Mike Madigan

Vice-President / Producer

As Vice-President of M-1 Studios, Mike oversees many of the productions in order to ensure on-time schedules for meeting client deadlines and the highest production values in terms of video, audio, and graphic/animation design. A graduate with Master’s Degrees from University of Illinois and Purdue University, his background working for nine years with Ford Motor Company in Human Resources roles brought him an understanding of valuing employees and their contributions to helping make a Company not only successful, but a desired place in which to work.

A lifetime passion for filmmaking, Mike started in the film industry as a hobby, and quickly made it his chosen profession- working on a wide range of film and music video projects in many departments and overseeing post-production.

His varied film experience includes Director of the short films Watch Night (2017), 48169 (2013), 4 Pictures (2010), Cadence (2008), Demeter, The Candle, Demeter: Surrender (2007), and Caught (2006). In 2008-2009, his short film Cadence screened at over 14 film festivals including the Staten Island Film Festival (New York) and The Big Island Film Festival (Hawaii). In 2010, his romantic comedy 4 Pictures screened at over 30 film festivals across the US and earned awards for “Best Director” and “Best Comedy.”

Mike also was the Detroit Producer of the internationally-renowned 48 Hour Film Project (http://www.48hourfilm.com/detroit) for nine seasons as one of the largest film competitions in the USA, bringing in over 50 filmmaking teams and 1200+ audience members every July to experience the creativity and excitement of competition-based short film creation.

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Chelsey R. Knapp

Sr. Producer / Director

Chelsey is a University of Michigan graduate who has been blazing her own trail as a filmmaker for 15 years. Since 2012, she has traveled the world working with M-1 Studios while also creating her own films, which have received awards including Best Director, Best Editor, and the Michigan Masterpiece award for her 2017 short, Lemon Eyes.

Chelsey's versatile background in writing, editing, and music have made her a strong asset on a variety of independent films, documentaries, and corporate productions.

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Stephanie Bushey

Senior Editor

Stephanie is a proud graduate of Wayne State University with a BA in Media Arts and Studies. Over the course of her undergraduate career, she produced several short films as well as television segments for Detroit Public Television’s MetroArts Detroit. Additionally, during this time she wrote her first award-winning narrative short.

These experiences, along with her passion for photography and natural eye for detail, have given Stephanie an edge when it comes to editing commercial content for our clients.

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Eric Winkler

Director of Development

Eric brings years of experience in sales, business development, strategic positioning, as well as project management in direct day-to-day contact with both existing and new clients. Eric achieves objectives by executing the day-to-day activities that drive direct results for M-1 Studios, with the focus on meeting and exceeding our customers’ expectations for their video production projects in the planning process.

Raised in his family’s business serving the public, Eric left a young man experienced in operating multi-million dollar companies to start his career in professional business solutions sales. Viewing video production as a needed service through our customers’ eyes, Eric works with client expectations from a creative and budgetary standpoint to achieve the best options. Team is everything to Eric, and his addition solidifies M-1 Studios excellent business-centric, customer-service focus.

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David Robichaux

Videographer / Editor

David is a graduate from Louisiana State University where he received a Bachelor of Arts, Mass Communication. His passion for videography began in college by filming features for LSU Athletics. Out of college he began a career in radio, but videography never left his side.

Apart from being a Digital Producer for a syndicated morning show, he continued to grow his skills and knowledge in video production through freelance videography. He’s always looking for the most eye catching shot when filming and finds editing to be very therapeutic. David is constantly striving to capture dynamic footage in order to edit and produce engaging video content.

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Andrew Wilson

Videographer / Editor

Andrew is a graduate from the Specs Howard School of Broadcast Media Arts.  Andrew worked on a wide variety of projects; commercials, documentaries, music videos, weddings, instructional videos, legal videography and creative short films.  While he is most comfortable behind the camera, Andrew excels at all aspects of filmmaking. 

Andrew is a true creative who seeks to understand the people he works with and foster an environment that leads to the best product possible.  It’s not about just getting it done or making it work, to him, it’s about concise communication with the viewer.

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Michelle McAlpine

Videographer / Editor

Michelle graduated from Eastern Michigan University with a B.S. in Communications and Specs Howard School of Media Arts specializing in Broadcast Media Arts. She has over a decade of experience in the performance arts with theatre, improvisation, and Voiceover acting. She connects her performance background with her work both behind the camera and during the editing process to create captivating content. 

Michelle has experience creating content for school districts, businesses, non-profit organizations, broadcast news, weddings, and Youtube. She especially enjoys the editing process, as she loves to challenge herself to creatively put together the puzzle pieces of a video while catering to a client’s tastes and aesthetics.

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Conor Byrne

Videographer / Editor

Conor Byrne is an Emmy-nominated video producer-editor. During his tenure at NFL Network and NFL.com, Conor distinguished himself as a reliable writer, producer, and editor of captivating videos.

Conor's love (obsession) for film paired with his passion for animal welfare make Conor a perfect fit at M-1 Studios in its animal welfare video partnerships. He has a degree in Film Studies from Boston College, where he competed in Division I athletics as a wrestler (Conor placed 2nd and 4th, respectively, in the state of Maryland his final two years of HS).

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Cody Stauber

Videographer

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