TEAM BIOS


Join the Swarm!

All Butterfly team members believe in thinking outside the box. Helping you bring your vision to life is our dream come true. Please, do not hesitate to contact us with any ideas or projects, we love to talk!


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Alex Groesch, Founder

Founder of Butterfly Productions, Alex Groesch, believes in uniting talented artists to create unconventional, inspiring works of art. Throughout his life, he has strived to help others think outside the box. After graduating from the University of Notre Dame, he interned at Marketing Matters Inbound and went on to become the Manager of Film and Multimedia of Collaboraction Theatre Company in Chicago. His dream is for Butterfly to become the means by which talented artists bring their visions to life


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Katie Nelson, Director of Marketing

Katie is a graduate of Saint Mary’s College with a B.A. in Communication Studies and Theatre with minors in Advertising and Public Relations. Since graduating, Katie has worked with the Notre Dame Shakespeare Festival for two years and has brought her passion back to her hometown in Metro-Detroit working as an Apprentice at the Tipping Point Theatre. She is now a working actor in Chicago and hopes to use her skills to create meaningful messages, whether that be from organization to public or stage to audience.


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Brian Piazzi, Senior Video Editor

Brian graduated from Illinois State University and Chicago Portfolio School with an emphasis on Advertising and Film. He has used his skills for writing commercial scripts, producing high quality videos, and coming up with creative concepts for a variety of clients and artists.



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Austin Crowley, Head Cinematographer

Born and raised in the Chicagoland area, Austin graduated from Columbia College Chicago with a degree in Cinematography. He uses his skills in photography and film to tell authentic, visual stories. He’s extremely motivated to help artists make their projects a reality, and constantly strives to bring a stronger film market to the Chicagoland area.


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Alexander Akmajian, Editor

Originally from Tucson, Arizona, Alex Akmajian has edited short films, TV spots, promotional pieces, documentary work and more. He has a passion for telling visual stories and is always excited to hear about new projects.


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Daniel Bragiel, Videographer

Daniel Bragiel, a Chicago freelance filmmaker with years of experience in videography, editing/color, and social media, believes every business and person has a story to tell. With his experience in commercials, weddings, speeches, live events, and narrative projects, he’s eager to help you tell your story!


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Zachary Devroy, Editor
Growing up in the suburbs of Chicago, Zach graduated from Columbia College Chicago with a degree in Cinema Arts and Science. With a focus in video editing, he strives to tell honest stories that truly connect with an audience. 

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Brianna Dorn, Editor

Brianna Dorn is a creative living in Chicago, IL. She is a graduate of Northwestern University with a BA in Film and participated in the Senior Directing Program whilst studying there. Brianna works in a variety of roles on any given production, acting as either director, cinematographer, editor or producer. Her passion lies in exploring the realms of the visual arts and is happy to help bring others’ stories to life!