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In 2009, I founded Good For You Productions, and this company has become the essence of my existence. It fuels my passion for storytelling and my unwavering commitment to improving the lives of others. This extends to our clients and their audiences as well.

But let’s rewind and take a glimpse into my early life, where the idea of working in the film industry never crossed my mind. Growing up, sports dominated my time, but whenever I had a moment to myself, I found solace in drawing and writing, nurturing my innate creative nature.

As I progressed through high school, my creative inclinations became more prominent, evolving into a focused discipline during college. I no longer felt the need to hide my creative pursuits; instead, I embraced them and sought opportunities to showcase my talents.

Exploring various forms of media, I ventured into writing, served as a newspaper editor, and even hosted my own radio show. Eventually, my professional journey led me to the realm of video and film production.

For the past 15 years, I have dedicated myself to telling stories and crafting films for non-profit organizations, corporations, small businesses, and fundraisers. Through Good For You Productions, I have been able to combine storytelling with a unique artistic style, resulting in powerful and socially impactful films, videos, and documentaries. Notably, our work on “Someday Melissa” garnered recognition, with features in The New York Times and NBC’s The Today Show.

What I cherish most is the opportunity to make a meaningful difference in people’s lives through something I love. Though it wasn’t a childhood dream, it has undoubtedly become a dream for my future.

Beyond my role in leading the company, I dedicate my spare time to teaching with The Picture House, an endeavor through which I aim to give back and inspire young adults to express themselves through the art of film.

Currently, I am immersed in a project titled “In My Shoes,” a 12-part mini-series chronicling my humanitarian journeys to Haiti, the Dominican Republic, and St Vincent and the Grenadines. So far, eight episodes are available for viewing.

On a lighter note, here are a few fun facts about me: I’ve had two encounters with UFOs, I had an imaginary friend from ages 2 to 6, and I successfully climbed Mount Kilimanjaro in 2017.

I hold a BA with a Concentration in Film and TV from Emerson College. In 2020, I received the Young Professional of the Year award from The Hudson Valley Gateway Chamber of Commerce, and in 2021, I was honored with the Rising Star 40 Under 40 Award by the Business Council of Westchester. I reside in Dutchess County, New York, with my wife Wendy, our three children—Mindy, Steven, Xavier—and our beloved dog, Pepsi.

At Good For You Productions, we are driven by a shared purpose—to tell compelling stories, make a positive impact, and continue to fulfill dreams in the world of filmmaking.

Jeffrey Cobelli giving a 45 minute presentation 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

Melissa Avrin died on May 6th, 2009 from complications of bulimia.