Steve BessermanChief Storyteller, AriJoe Productions, LLC
Steve holds a BA in communication arts and sciences from Queens College of the City University of New York, with a concentration in television and film.
Steve spent 15 years with CBS Television, where he was responsible for the prime-time network broadcast of more than 400 feature films. Steve then joined a healthcare marketing agency where he produced and directed dozens of films and videos for patient and professional education in addition to creating digital experiences for brand and corporate marketing communications
In January of 2010, Steve founded AriJoe Productions, LLC, for the purpose of realizing his lifetime ambition of bringing his parents’ Holocaust Survivors’ love story to the screen. He served as Executive Producer, Writer and Director of this award-winning independent documentary, Only A Number, which has appeared at film festivals, has been broadcast on PBS stations across the country, and is being used in the curriculum of New Jersey schools through the New Jersey Commission on Holocaust Education. Steve also serves on the Advisory Commission of the Mercer County Holocaust & Genocide Resource Center.
Steve has now expanded AriJoe Productions to provide affordable video documentary storytelling for small-to-mid-size businesses, non-profit organizations and people who wish to capture, preserve, and share their family history.