About us

ShutteRelease Films is a small independent filmmaking studio based in the Piedmont area of North Carolina.  Its principal is Chris Laforet who has been involved in photography since the early 1980’s. ShutteRelease concentrates on video and images of human interest, historical importance, and poignant slivers of life.

In accomplishing its primary mission, ShutteRelease is proficient at shooting photographs, DSLR video, 4K camera and drone video; and in editing with Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Premiere Pro, Davinci Resolve, Adobe After Effects, and Vegas Pro. We are available for independent and paid commercial production. Feel free to contact us if you have a need we can meet. Visit and like us on Facebook ShutteRelease Films on FB, or ShutteRelease Pro and Aerial on FB, or ShutteRelease Moments on FB