Our Team

Matthew George- President

Matt has been running Commotion Studios for over five years now. His optimistic approach and youthful exuberance have made Commotion Studios the premier event and multimedia production company in Tucson. Always willing to take on any challenge, Matt’s willingness to work and communicate effectively with our clients is what sets him apart in the local industry.

After graduating from The University of Arizona with a degree in Fine Arts, Matt knew he wanted to take the next step into entrepreneurship right away. By combining his artistic integrity with his positive leadership views, Matt was able to make the transition easily.

Having been born and raised in Tucson, Matt has a willingness to give back to the community as well. Commotion Studios donates more than $40,000 a year worth of services and equipment to local non-profit groups. This is a trend they hope to continue with the positive growth of the company.

Currently, Matt is an associate board member of The American Advertising Association Tucson Chapter, as well as The Boys and Girls Club of Tucson.

In his spare time, Matt is an avid musician, playing guitar, mandolin, drums and a few others. He also recently became the proud father of his first son Owen.

 

Neil Atchley- Director of Photography

While known in Tucson for his work as a cameraman, Atchley’s experience spans all aspects of the audiovisual field, from video editing to event lighting, projection, teleconferencing, and internet.

“Neil brings an incredible energy and a unique skill set to Commotion Studios,LLC said company president Matt George. His vast knowledge and industry experience will allow us to continue our solid growth and increase overall productivity, while maintaining our commitment to customer service and community support.”

Atchley, who studied media communications at Pima Community College, has operated his own videography company for more than 10 years. He also worked with Scottsdale-based American Audio Visual Center administering audiovisual needs at The Ritz-Carlton, Dove Mountain, and spent several years at St. Louis-based Swank Audio Visuals, providing audiovisual expertise at corporate events around the country.

 

Kris Karlsson- Events Technology Director

“One of the best feelings in the world is delivering a vision that exceeds expectations and seeing the positive reaction clients and their attendees have using technology.”

Having worked many years in the hospitality and audio visual industry, Kris knows the importance of customer service and will work closely with clients from event inception through completion. With extensive knowledge of the audio visual field, from audio set-ups to event lighting, seamless video switching, live camera, and show directing. Kris can help determine equipment needs to match clientele vision.

Having lived in Arizona most of his life, Kris understands the importance of creating successful partnerships within the community. An alumni of the Zaki Gordon Film Institute in Sedona, Kris studied Documentary Filmmaking and enjoys creating film projects as a hobby. Kris has over 5 years experience locally as the Event Technology Supervisor at the JW Marriott Starr Pass.