Craft, Creativity & Character

We have a genuine interest in helping others.

Meet The Team


Katherine Kiraly

CEO / Producer 

Katherine is a the Producer and Creative Director for all projects RTP handles. She effectively manages her crew and the production through leadership and open lines of communication. In her native Austin and traveling across America, she works to create content that inspires communities to know each other and helps local business generate revenue. Her love for film started at a young age, she would regularly choose the video medium for school projects, as well as create fun shoots with friends outside of the classroom. She entered the University of North Texas and pursed a degree in Radio, Television & Film and quickly realized that cinematography was her calling. To support herself through out college she worked as a bartender and waitress, which has given her a keen insight into understanding people and their differing needs. A year after graduation she started Reel Texas Productions to utilize her creativity by helping others tell their story, through video.

James Shields

DP/AD/Camera Operator

As a film and television producer since 2001, and recording and touring musician since the mid-90's, Jim brings a unique and experienced creative spirit to every production. Jim is an award-winning narrative filmmaker with extensive experience in international documentary film making and developing videos for multi-platform marketing efforts.

James Shields
Peter Sowards

Peter Sowards

Audio Engineer

Accomplished A1 Engineer, Peter Sowards has over 10 years of audio experience in the studio and field. A veteran of several productions Peter applies practical and proven recording techniques to all of his projects. Peter and Katherine met while attending the University of North Texas for Radio, TV and Film, where they worked on several projects together both in and out of the classroom. By happenstance they ran into each other at Austin City Limits and began working together again professionally. As an expert at pre and post production audio design, Peter’s acute senses allow him to produce a product of a higher caliber. As an Austin native Peter enjoys spending his free time attending shows and concerts all over the city.

Equipment We Use

Cameras: Sony A7rii, Sony A7sii, Sony A6300, GoPro Hero 3, Canon Rebel t5i
Drone: DJI Mavic Pro
Stabilization/Movement: DJI Ronin-M, 14ft Jib, Rolling Dolly, 4ft Slider, 6ft Slider, 2 Carbon Fiber Manfrotto Tripod’s, 3 Manfrotto ball mount heads.
Sound: 2 Sennheiser Wireless Lavalier Microphones, Zoom H1 Recorder, Rode Shotgun Microphone.
Editing: Adobe Creative Cloud
Lighting: 3-Point LED system, 3-point Lowel Incandescent System, 4x6’ Reflectors/Diffusers
Grip: 2 C-Stands

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