Get your message out through visual storytelling

video production & visual storytelling

About PPI - Video Production

We are a bilingual, bicultural video production and visual storytelling company based in San Diego, California. We specialize in high quality video and multimedia, corporate, and non-profit content.


The video production arm of Press Pass International was founded by Laura Castañeda in 2000. She began producing content for clients in San Diego, using her experience as a writer and broadcaster. Laura combined her talents and skills with other media professionals including Producers, Writers, Hosts, Videographers, Graphic Artists, and Editors to produce high quality content for a variety of clients.

The Team

Laura Castañeda

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Adan Perez
Videographer / Editor

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Alex Miller Pastore
Graphics / Editor

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James L. Smith II
Videographer / Editor

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David Pradel
Still Photographer

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Lisa Lake
Emcee / Host

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Roman Koenig
Copy Editing

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Justin Watson
Audio Engineer

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When needed, we also use trusted freelancers with whom we have established long-standing relationships and have confidence that they will help us create your content with passion and professionalism.

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Client Testimonials

  • UCTV

    "Laura is just one of those people who is ideal on all counts. Yes, she’s got the savvy of an on-air correspondent but she’s also very friendly and easy to work with, using her smarts and charm in collaboration with her crews in order to deliver their best work. Her work ethic set an excellent example here and I’m grateful to her for that."

    Shannon Bradley

    Executive Producer

  • Diocese of San Diego/Imperial County

    Laura Castañeda takes the time to understand the client's needs -- and then works overtime to meet them. She selects the right production team for each assignment, which can vary from simple, short videos to elaborate ones. Press Pass International delivers quality work and creative solutions -- all at affordable rates.

    Aida Bustos-Garcia

    Associate Director for Media Relations


A one stop for all your video productions & visual story telling

Camera Operators

Voice Overs



Emceeing / Hosting

Still Photographers


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2644 Adams Avenue San Diego CA 92116