“You’ll often hear me saying “Livin’ the dream.” as a greeting. And while this is entirely true I could have never predicted being in such a position.
I formed Good For You Productions in 2009 and this company is my life; I live to tell stories and I strive to make other people’s lives better. This includes our clients and their audience as well.
Add up working with Natalie and Chris and producing amazing stories for amazing clients and you’ll find the equation for my dream life.
Let’s rewind to the beginning of my life where I never dreamt of working in film. Growing up I played sports year-round but with any free time I would draw and write in privacy.
I believe my creative nature is something innate and once I reached high school it became more of a focus and eventually a discipline in college as I no longer felt it was something I needed to hide, in fact it was something I wanted to promote.
Searching for the right fit I dabbled in all media forms; I’ve been a writer, a newspaper editor, a radio show host and I ended up working professionally as a video and film producer.
For the last 15 years I have been telling stories and making films for non-profits, corporations, small businesses and fundraisers.
Combining storytelling with a unique style Good For You has produced powerful, socially impactful films, videos and documentaries most noticeably Someday Melissa. Someday Melissa has been featured in The New York Times as well as on NBC’s The Today Show with Matt Lauer.
What I love most is being able to make a difference in people’s lives doing something I love.
Even though it never was a dream in my past, it’s certainly a dream for the rest of my future.
In addition to running the company I spend my extra time teaching with The Picture House to give back and encourage young adults to use film as an expressive art-form. I am also Chair of AIM (Art, Industry, Media) an economic initiative in the Hudson Valley, Executive Committee Member for The CPCA (The Center for the Prevention of Child Abuse) and Board of Director of the Hudson Valley Gateway Chamber of Commerce. I also host a podcast called “Simply Complicated” which is an open form conversation diving deep into heavy topics.
Currently I am working on a 12 part mini series of my humanitarian trips to Haiti, Dominican Republic and St Vincent and the Grenadines entitled, “In My Shoes”.
Fun Facts: I’ve seen a UFO…twice, I had an imaginary friend from age 2-6, I climbed Mt. Kilimanjaro in 2018.
Jeffrey holds a BA with a Concentration in Film and TV from Emerson College. He was awarded the Young Professional of the Year by The Hudson Valley Gateway Chamber of Commerce in 2020 and also awarded the Rising Star 40 Under 40 Award by the Business Council of Westchester in 2021. His wife Wendy, 3 children, Mindy Steven, Xavier and dog Pepsi live in Putnam County, New York.”
Jeffrey Cobelli giving a 45 minute presentation on Mind, Body Soul mixed with an entrepreneurial message to 1,000 6th, 7th and 8th graders.
“It has been my understanding that no matter what you are trying to create, there is always a story waiting and needing to be shared. It’s the stories that matter, it’s the stories that inspire and it’s the stories that sell.” Combining storytelling with a unique style Good For You has produced powerful, socially impactful films, videos and documentaries such as Someday Melissa. Someday Melissa has been featured in The New York Times as well as on NBC’s The Today Show with Matt Lauer. “Someday I will make a movie that will change lives…” Melissa Avrin, Someday Melissa