About Perspective Pictures & The Baby Mini Doc Project
“Our passion is producing artful mini-observational documentaries that capture magical moments with your littlest ones, giving your family an invaluable time capsule of this wondrous first year together.”
Perspective Pictures is a boutique production company led by Melissa A. Gomez – an award winning documentary filmmaker and mom to a hilariously mischievous toddler. Melissa was in the middle of making a film about her son’s first year and thought, “Wouldn’t it be nice if every family could have artful documentation of intimate moments with their little ones?”
And thus The Baby Mini Doc Project was born. We create mini “day in the life” observational documentaries, ranging from three to fifteen minutes in length, where we put a filmic and artful spin on the “baby / family video” genre while capturing magical everyday moments with your littlest ones. As every parent of an infant knows: time goes by way too quickly. So who has time to capture these moments (with both parents actually in the frame), much less put them together in a professional, creative way, amidst everything else that has to get done? We do! Let us take this one important item off your family’s to do list, and create a beautiful original work of art that will serve as a time capsule of these wondrous first years together, and be shared within your family for generations to come.
Melissa is an award-winning documentary filmmaker originally from the Caribbean island of Antigua. Throughout her career in NYC, Melissa has worked with award-winning documentary filmmakers including Ralf Schmerberg at Radical Media, Academy Award nominated directors Heidi Ewing and Rachel Grady at Loki Films, and Academy Award winning director Alex Gibney at Jigsaw Productions. She co-produced episodes of the Emmy-nominated television documentary series MAKERS for PBS and Nine for IX for ESPN. She has produced behind-the-scenes content for AMC’s Original Series Hell On Wheels and Low Winter Sun. In Antigua, she founded and ran her own production company with her husband Chris, and later worked as a freelance production manager on advertising campaigns for H&M and Malibu Rum. Most recently, Melissa was supervising producer on “Me on My TV”, an 8-part documentary series broadcasting on the cable network FLOW in Spring/Summer 2017.
Melissa directed and produced the feature-length documentary, Silent Music, a portrait of her deaf family which won Best Documentary awards at both the 2014 Maine Deaf Film Festival and the 2012 CaribbeanTales Film Festival, as well as the Audience Choice Award at the 2013 Toronto Deaf Film & Arts Festival.
Melissa has a Masters of Arts degree in Screen Documentary from Goldsmiths College, University of London, and a Bachelor of Arts in New Media from Ryerson University in Toronto.
Melissa is also a certified yoga instructor and spends her days off entertaining (and being entertained by) her son, Inigo.