About us

The VISION of Up the Hill Productions (UTHP) is to help people tell their stories whether its for for themselves, for their business, or to capture a priceless memory and in turn the UTHP team gets to tell stories themselves through movie-making.

The MISSION of Up the Hill Productions is to provide excellent and high-quality videography and photography services through one-on-one connection with the client.

Our core VALUES at UTHP is our deep belief that every business, every family, every person has a story worth sharing with the world.

What’s your story? Let us help you tell it.



Film | Photography | Audition Taping | Head Shots | More



We offer a variety of film services such as an Audition Taping Service, Wedding Videos, Advertising, Documentaries, Narrative Films, Promotional Videos and much, much more. We are extremely versatile and can meet the demands of most projects. 

To see some of our film work, please click on the tab below titled "Our Films".



Our photography services include but are not limited to: Promotional/Advertising Photography, Actor Head Shots, Event Photography, Senior Portraits, Real Estate Photography, and Artistic Photography.

To see our photography work, please click on the tab titled "Photo Gallery".

Audition Taping

Our  Audition Taping Service provides Atlanta actors with high-quality equipment, professional actors to read with, impressive editing, and insightful, active coaching. Our goal is to showcase the actor's talents and skill sets and help the actor book! We are currently an in-home service located in lovely Decatur, GA.

Additional information on our Audition Taping Service can be found by clicking the "Learn More" tab.



Cory Phelps

Executive Producer

Cory Phelps is an actor, director, and acting coach as well as the proud owner of Up the Hill Productions, LLC. Cory has worked in film and theatre in many capacities. You may have seen him in commercials for Allgood Pest Solutions, Clearstar, Inc., and Physicians Mutual of Omaha. He has also bounced around the indie film scene in Up the Hill (a UTHP production, Atlanta Independent Film Festival), Portrait of a Young Man, Four Letter Words (writer, a UTHP production), Cold Coffee (CCFF), Love is the Longest Con (CCFF), and the web-series, Home Sweet Misery. Cory has also worked in several theaters in Atlanta, NYC, and South Africa as an actor, director, teacher, and arts administrator.

Education: Western Carolina University, BFA Acting. Website: www.coryphelps.com

Instagram: @phelpscory


Jesse Allard

Creative Producer / Director of Productions

Jesse Allard is a filmmaker and photographer who is also the proud owner of Up the Hill Productions, LLC. Jesse went to Western Carolina University and graduated with a B.A. in Film & Theater, where he not only trained as a producer, writer, director, and editor but learned how to bridge the gap between film and theater. He is currently based in Atlanta, GA working as a freelance filmmaker. He is the writer, director and editor of UP THE HILL, which was accepted in the Atlanta Independent Film Festival. Some favorite past projects include PAWS P.I., LOVE NOTE (Atlanta 48 Film Festival),and THE GREAT MAGICIAN (Atlanta 48 Film Festival). He is currently working in the Locations Department for the Netflix hit, OZARK.

Instagram: @jesserae_a


drew starkey

Marketing Manager

Drew Starkey is a professional actor and freelance writer based out of Atlanta, Georgia.  Now, he is a current partner, and serving as the Marketing Manager for Up the Hill Productions, LLC.  Related work includes a marketing internship at Asheville Community Theatre and creating the social media campaign for ABC Family's State of Grace.  He graduated from Western Carolina University with two degrees in Stage & Screen and Professional Writing.  Studying theatre eventually lead him to working in the film world, appearing as an actor in television shows on Netflix (Ozark), Fox (Shots Fired), and PBS (Mercy Street), as well as in films Mine 9, American Animals, Love Simon, and The Hate U Give. Drew’s writing has also been published in Nomad Literary and Art Journal. He is currently working on the upcoming Netflix show, Outerbanks.

Instagram: @drewstarkey

Contact Us

If you have any questions, need a quote, or would like to provide feedback. Please fill out the contact sheet below. 


If inquiring about scheduling an audition taping please answer the following questions:

-What is the date and time that your audition is due?

-How many sides do you need to film and how long do you think you will need to film each side?

-Which audition package you would like?

-What is your availability each day leading up to the due date of the audition?

Note: There will be an additional $15 charge for audition tapings filmed on the due date of the submission.


Thank you for stopping by! - The Up the Hill Productions Team

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