Tiny Terror Productions is a full service production company with offices in Nashville TN and Austin TX as well as production services available nationwide. Founded in 2015 by Executive Producer Jennifer Destiny Ansell and Director Peter Zavadil, the company’s primary goal is to apply creative energy towards cost focused production management. Our marketing strategy is to…ummm…wait…this is starting to sound like the company bio for some post industrial high tech widget factory. Not cool. The fact is, we are here for you. The entertainment business is rapidly changing so we decided to take our 40 plus years of combined experience and apply it towards a lean production philosophy. Basically, except for an occasional nice meal or two, we want to put it all up there on the screen.
Jennifer Destiny Ansell, Partner/Producer
Jen began her film career 20 years ago upon graduating from NYU film school. After receiving her degree, she relocated to the West Coast and quickly found work as an Associate Producer on the CBS hit television series, “The Nanny,” starring Fran Drescher. After a successful run of six seasons the show wrapped and Jen turned attention to her passion: music and music video production. Jen founded Speedway Films in 1999 with her brother, director Adam Rothlein. Speedway developed an extensive client list working with record labels such as Warner Bros, Columbia, Capital, Island Def Jam, Dreamworks, and many others. In 2011, Jen began producing in Nashville for country artists and quickly won a CMT award for Blake Shelton’s Music Video “Kiss My Country Ass”. She has worked with artists in all genres of music producing concert dvd’s and live multi-camera tv specials for artists such as My Chemical Romance, Slayer, Sheryl Crow and many others. Her credits also include working with Reba McEntire, Lady Antebellum, Florida Georgia Line, Eric Church, Hank Williams Jr., Keith Urban, Pink, Gwen Stefani, John Mayer, Eminem, Dr. Dre, Snoop Dog, Korn, Jimmy Eat World, Jane’s Addiction, and many, many more.
Jen remains passionate about music video production and is excited by the new opportunities that lie ahead with Tiny Terror Productions and her new partner in crime, Peter Zavadil. She is invigorated by the ever-changing nature of this industry and is always looking for fresh approaches to help artists and labels bring music to fans and viewers in new and innovative ways.
Peter Zavadil, Partner/Director
Referring to himself as “tirelessly enthusiastic,” or, “caffeine enhanced” — depending on your perspective — Peter has been working in the film business for over twenty five years starting from the bottom and working his way up. Zavadil arrived in the music industry initially as a producer of music videos working with such legends as Waylon Jennings, Chet Atkins, and Tammy Wynette along with countless others. His producing work included a national Emmy Award in the sports promotional category for his work with Hank Williams Jr. and “Monday Night Football”. He then moved into directing going on to work on music video, commercial, concert and television ventures.. As a director, he has won two CMA Music Video Awards as well as many other other nominations with the CMA and ACM awards. He has shot music videos for Jewel, Blake Shelton, Brad Paisley, Charlie Daniels, Reba McEntire, The Black Keys, Kenny Rogers and Eric Church just to name a few.
“I am excited to be applying my various experiences to bear on the new venture with Jennifer and our Tiny Terror Productions. As Jen says, ‘she’s the Tiny and I’m the Terror…” says Peter.
Peter serves on a variety of boards and is a member of NATAS, NARAS, ACM, CMA and the Austin Film Society.