Creativity is just connecting things. When you ask creative people how they did something, they feel a little guilty because they didn’t really do it, they just saw something. It seemed obvious to them after a while. That’s because they were able to connect experiences they’ve had and synthesize new things.
— Steve Jobs

Our Founder and Principal Filmmaker is Paul Antico.

Paul has been creating digitally based art in some form for over 35 years, and has been a professional internal and external communicator for 27+ years. Paul is also a skilled emergency response planner, and a counterterrorism professional who knows how to marry art, science, storytelling, and the realities of today's dangerous world into films that make a difference.

Paul is an artist first and foremost. As part of an extensive career, he began with print design, then migrated online, and always with an eye for film and video production using whatever digital tools modern at the time. He was a pioneer in producing impactful content at an early age, and that drive has never ceased.

Identifying a need for a boutique creative firm to make cinematic visuals for markets usually not served by the film industry, Paul founded Anticipate Media in 2011. Both in that capacity, and in past positions with other companies, Paul has created, produced, or consulted on visual artwork of all kinds for varied entities such as:

  • the Massachusetts State Police, 
  • MassDOT
  • the Massachusetts Registry of Motor Vehicles
  • Massport
  • the MBTA
  • the Canadian Royal Mounted Police
  • the US Federal Home Loan Bank of Boston
  • the US Environmental Protection Agency
  • Clear Point Consultants & NetPoint,
  • Infoteria Corporation in Japan,
  • and many more.

Paul's work is also currently trusted and featured by one of the largest government security agencies in the world as part of other employment. His emergency training productions have heavily influenced the production of active threat mitigation training programs for many agencies including the US and Canadian governments.

Paul has also authored or worked in a team to design specific risk-based security measures and other risk mitigation techniques, all of which has formed the bedrock for our modern-day training and promotional films for our high-profile clients.

Yes, we are indeed a "we".

Generally, when you hire Anticipate Media you will get Paul Antico as the primary producer and editor. However, we use the term "we" for a reason; filmmaking is a wholly collaborative process.

It is not often that a film company also has on retainer experts in intelligence gathering and analysis, non-verbal behavior, non-profit global assistance, news and event gathering, reality and sports television, and emergency preparedness. But we do.

We have a team that is second to none and not only can help film your training events or promote your department, we can work with you to actually form those plans and training. It is our job to anticipate what is next - to keep your audience entertained, informed, and most of all, safe. 

Only the most skilled creatives and safety and security subject matter experts work for and with Anticipate Media.

Selected photos courtesy of Jordan Jennings Photography.

You are part of the team. Welcome aboard.

Our approach is a collaborative one, whether with our hired on crews or with you - the client. At Anticipate Media, we believe that we can't begin to craft the emotion and communicative approach you seek on screen without engaging you. We are selective in the jobs and clients we take, because we want to work hand in hand with each client to craft precisely what they need. That means you will be part of the team, working together to ensure the heart and soul of your message makes it through to your audience in the end.