About Us

Corpening Media is a production company created by award-winning writer and director Jeff Corpening. Based in Asheville, NC, and with over 25 years of experience in film and video, Jeff brings together teams of talented individuals behind and in front of the camera to ensure the highest level of quality for every production. These teams are currently working on several narrative projects in various stages of completion. Contact us if you are interested in joining any of our current projects.

Donate (help make the magic happen)

Your patronage will pay for writing, pre-production, direction, lighting, shooting, acting/performing, editing, sound mixing, visual effects, scoring, props, wardrobe, makeup, craft services, shooting permits, insurance, and other various costs associated with our productions. Let us know at the time of your gift if you would like to support a particular project. Fill out the contact form and let us know how you can help.

The Team

Betsy at Corpening Media

Betsy Cardwell, Producer

Betsy has traveled around the globe as a production manager for various music tours, was one of the founders and Artistic Director of Miami’s Acme Acting Company, and served as Production Manager for the Coconut Grove Playhouse. She is a long-standing volunteer for the American Red Cross Disaster Relief and has worked tirelessly at disaster sites around the country whenever called upon. Passionate about the importance of high caliber art to a community, Betsy earned a BFA in Lighting Design from North Carolina’s prestigious School of the Arts.


Ted at Corpening Media

Ted Kendrick, Producer


Ted Kendrick is a Southern storyteller based in Asheville, NC. He holds a B.A. in Literature from UNC Asheville, and has served as a Creative Exec. at Social Construct Films, Marketing Director for Escapist Comix, and Content Coordinator for TEDxAsheville. He was an Associate Producer on feature films THE SONG OF SWAY LAKE and GIVE AND TAKE, Producer on GOOD HAIR short film with Coki Productions, and Production Coordinator for the Cat Fly Film Festival.


 Jeff at Corpening Media

Jeff Corpening, Writer/Director

Jeff has worked in corporate video production for decades and formed Corpening Media to focus on narrative storytelling. He is an award-winning Writer/Director whose work has been showcased on national cable and PBS. Jeff has taught filmmaking to at-risk youth and he holds a BFA in Motion Pictures Production and Sociology from the University of Miami. Some clips from his early/student work can be found in this old demo reel from the late 1990’s.