Overview - About
Shoot Blue Productions

A Sonoma County video production company, Shoot Blue Productions offers full-service video production and broadcast television production. Our company has the capability to work throughout the United States and internationally. Most of our work takes place in the North Bay region, the San Francisco Bay Area, and the Sacramento area.

In early 2005, duo James and Leslie Simmons launched Simz Productions in Sacramento, where they lived at the time.  They moved in 2011 to Sonoma County to be closer to where Leslie grew up in Healdsburg and re-branded under Shoot Blue Productions to serve a more local audience.

Shoot Blue Productions (or Simz Productions) started out small, mostly with James working as a freelance videographer for gigs throughout the United States. Through hard work, they launched their first broadcast production in 2006 with the Monsters of Destruction monster truck television series that aired on The Outdoor Channel.

Since 2006, Shoot Blue and Simz Productions have been center stage as a prominent northern California video production company. Our focus is on corporate video production and broadcast film and television production in Northern California. We’ve produced hundreds of videos for small, medium and large businesses, plus a number of local and nationally-syndicated television shows.

Owners Leslie & James, along with a team of skilled and experienced freelancers, have a die hard work ethic and integrity to guarantee that customers get what they need.

The production portfolio includes internet videos or web videos, cable television shows, pilot television shows, corporate videos, training videos, product videos, documentaries, music videos, and more. With its wide client base, Leslie and James are always invigorated by new and exciting projects that come their way.

Our Team

team Players

James Simmons is the Director of Photography at Shoot Blue Productions. He is the lead videographer, overseeing subcontractors as necessary, and he also supervises the post-production team at SIMZ.  Primarily trained as an ENG shooter from his experience in news, James has expanded his knowledge and expertise over the past five years to guarantee quality productions using excellent photography, lighting, and audio for shoots in the field and in the studio.  James has worked in the video production business for over ten years and his work has been seen on FOX, NBC, ESPN, ESPN 2, Spike TV, The Outdoor Channel, and others.  He has served as a producer on both national and local television shows.

Leslie Simmons is the lead Producer at Shoot Blue Productions, helping coordinate shoots and also handling all field producing tasks and script coordination. Leslie also manages all financial matters for the business, develops proposals and contracts, supports the team on video shoots, and dabbles in editing.  She enjoys working with clients and answering questions for those that are new to video and television production.  Prior to working at Shoot Blue, Leslie worked in the social service industry in administration and management for about seven years. Leslie brings organization, technical and creative skills to her position at the helm with James.

Our Clients