MJ Vilardi is an Emmy winning video and film producer with a diverse background in broadcasting, multimedia, and professional development training. He is certified in the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) and enjoys sharing his passion for collaboration and creative team management.
MJ helps businesses communicate complex ideas in a clear and engaging way. He writes and directs “QuickVids” for global organizations that need concise, interesting content for online learning. View a sample here. A frequent contributor to medical and mental health media, he wrote and co-produced “Revolutionizing Life Long Learning,” for the American College of Cardiology; the piece won two first-place Telly Awards. He co-produced a film about the opioid addiction crisis on Cape Cod, and as producer/writer he just completed a retrospective documentary for DARPA to mark the Agency’s 60th anniversary: DARPA – 60 Years of Challenges and Breakthroughs. In May 2019 the film was awarded a first place Telly Award. He recently scripted 3 Billion Birds Lost for the American Bird Conservancy, which alerted the world to the alarming results of a scientific study of North American bird populations.
After studying Communications at Antioch College, Vilardi served as Design Director for WUSA-TV, the CBS affiliate in Washington DC. While Creative Director for a large post-production facility, he designed the animated open for the iconic McLaughlin Group, and worked with Discovery, Marriott, the CIA, and many Fortune 500 companies. As an independent writer/director, Vilardi produced dramatic short films, commercials, training programs, and issue-driven viral videos. Vilardi was Creative Director at Roku Technologies, and design consultant to Washington DC’s technology office and Metro Transit Authority. Awards for Vilardi’s work include an Emmy, a Cine Golden Eagle, an ITVA Peer Award, and numerous Addy and Telly Awards.