The Industry Resource for Good Stories

Chesapeake Films, a full-service film and television production company, was founded by Joel Franco and Solidaris, LLC in 2006.

Chesapeake Films’ mission is to blend artistic talent with engaging stories to create feature films and television that delight audiences of all ages.

"Share your story and inspire change."

Our Services


Tell your company’s story, demo a new product, or recap an important event. Whether you are a large corporation or an emerging brand, let us engage your customers on another level with a business video.


Create a new campaign, advertise your products and services, or promote upcoming events. Whether for web or broadcast television, we find the core of your message and deliver it to your audience.


Do you need content for those flat screens in the office, or behind the front desk? Enhance the look of your business with custom media designed by our team

Currently in Development

Where Our Children Play
by Joel Franco

Through this documentary project, we want to transform the culture of youth sports by bringing the focus back on the kids. This project increases representation by showcasing children and families from all backgrounds. We will also have a diverse crew behind the camera.

Featured Films



The Dino Costa Documentary Release Information!

Las Vegas, NV – July 14th, 2016 – Dino Costa: Truth Unscripted has officially been released on AMAZON!  You can also purchase for a limited time only, a beautiful hat and polo shirt made in Italy! For more information, please check our website.

New Documentary Release!

Las Vegas, NV – July 23rd, 2015 – One Man’s Journey to Truth to be released outside of the USA and Canada on AUGUST 1st, 2015! Check out our film page for more information,

Authors Corner with Sherry Frazier – Queen of Hoopla

Queen of Hoopla, Sherry Frazier, interviews Joel Franco, founder of Chesapeake Films. Click here to listen to this interview on blogtalkradio.com.

The Hollis Chapman Show on Blogtalkradio.com with Joel Franco, Founder of Chesapeake Films

Friday , June 21, 2013 The Hollis Chapman Show interview with Joel Franco, founder of Chesapeake Films. Click here to listen to this interview on blogtalkradio.com.

Chesapeake Films Shops Screenplay, The War Trail, for Animated Feature

Adventure film with characters Wolfgang Steiner and Dark Moon characters is set in French & Indian War timeframe. Click the link to listen to adventure novel writer Charles McDonald talk about the book on Patrick Walters Show on blogtalkradio.com.Joel Franco will be shopping this property at Cannes. Contact Sherry Frazier atSherryFrazierPR@aol.com to set up a meeting at Cannes,

Chesapeake Films Pitching Screenplay, Based on Susan Ouellette Espionage Thriller About a Chechen Terrorist, at Cannes

Tuesday, April 23, 2013 Chesapeake Films is now shopping an espionage thriller screenplay based on former CIA employee Susan Ouellette’s novel, To Hold and Defend, about a female intelligence officer fighting against a Chechen terrorist. The main character Maggie is a female protagonist fighting unlikely enemies and features the inner workings of the CIA and national

Patrick’s Tuesday Night Review with Joel Franco, Founder of Chesapeake Films

Tuesday, April 2, 2013 Triangle Variety Radio’s Patrick Walters interviews Joel Franco, founder of Chesapeake Films. Click here to listen to this interview on blogtalkradio.com.


Las Vegas, NV March 8, 2013—On February 22, 2013, Joel Franco, founder of Chesapeake Films, talked on air with radio host Dino Costa about the Chesapeake Films documentary “Dino Costa – Truth Unscripted “. Chesapeake Films announces that it has started pre-production for a documentary to be completed in 2013 about the life of controversial


For Submissions:

Sherry Frazier
Frazier Public Relations
628 Kinvarra Place
Purcellville, Virginia 20132
(703) 431-7895 Phone