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Porchlight is led by Founder & Executive Producer Kristen Forrest, who began her production career answering the phones at Ridley Scott’s production company, RSA USA, nearly 34 years ago.  Her production career continued to blossom, working with many of NYC’s top production companies, before moving to Nashville in 1995.


Together, with our talented roster of directors and our passion for creativity, we create traditional spots and visual content for brands that tell compelling stories to make audiences laugh and cry, all the while staying relevant in this ever-changing advertising market.  


We continue to position Porchlight as a top Southeast production company with the capabilities needed to take projects seamlessly and cost-effectively from concept to completion.


CAREERS: We are always looking for talented people, including producers, line producers, writers, DP’s, art directors, and all below the line crew. Send your credits and resume to

INTERNSHIPS: Apply for an internship and get professional on-set and office production experience. Our sessions are January – April, May – August, and September – December, but we accept resumes at any time. Send your resume to

Our Team

Nick Lantz

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Mandy Goenner

Director of Marketing + Midwest

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Taylor Campbell

Production Coordinator


Jordan Crabbe


Kristen Forrest

Founder & Executive Producer


Matt Houser

Head of Production

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Heather Byrd

Southeast + Texas

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