A Few Words About Us

The origin of BBP comes from owner Jae Staats' 9 years as a ballboy for the Phoenix Suns which led into an 18 year career with this NBA team. But more specifically, Jae owes his long-standing reputation and identity as a ballboy to the one and only Charles Barkley. Feature article in Arizona Republic.

Charles regularly beckoned Jae with shouts of "Hey ballboy, come here!" or "What's up, Chumpy?" Deciding the latter was not a good name for a business, Jae chose BallBoy Productions as his company's name after leaving the Suns in 1998.

Jae gained his video experiences from working with the Phoenix Suns. As the assistant video coordinator, Jae's responsibilities included filming practices and editing game film and college scouting reports. The Suns were the first professional sports team to utilize a non-linear editing system which Jae learned to use.

After a successful career with the Suns, Jae started his own business to fulfill his passion for filmmaking and telling stories through video and film. Over the course of more than 20 years, Jae has worked with many high-profile companies and made an impact on the television and film scene in Arizona. Jae also takes pride in his work for smaller companies and non-profit clients.

In 2005, Jae founded the Almost Famous Film Festival. This non-profit organization became one of the largest film challenges in the country with 30 hosted events and more than 1000 films produced under the A3F name. The festival also introduced Jae to Jason Francois who serves as co-director of the A3F and works with BBP on all video and film shoots.


John Sallot, Fmr Marketing Director, Desert Botanical Garden
The Desert Botanical Garden has worked with BallBoy Productions for more than 7 years. During this time we've produced TV commercials to drive attendance, promotional spots for the Conservation Alliance and Culture Pass, and even a short film introducing the Garden to attendees at the annual American Public Gardens Conference. The team at BallBoy Productions is reliable, talented and committed to a great end product and I highly recommend them.
Alyson Hartsock, Advancement & Marketing Director, Rosie's House
BallBoy Productions was so wonderful to work with. They took the time and effort to really understand the vision we had for our video. They made all of the interviewees feel comfortable and really went above and beyond to capture the true essence of our community and story.

Testimonials Cont…

Our foundation has truly enjoyed working with BallBoy Productions. They have filmed and edited several videos for us, always bringing a high level of quality and professionalism. Their ability to remain flexible and capture those special moments leaves me feeling comfortable that our events are in the best of hands! — Lori Yamaguchi, Director, Always Dream Foundation

BallBoy Productions was absolutely phenomenal to work with; they really partnered with us from start to finish. They captured the heart of our message and who we are as an organization, resulting in a beautiful and inspiring video that we will proudly share for years to come. — Elise Peterson, Fmr Marketing Director, Sojourner Center

The commercial Rocks! Jae ... you did an awesome job! We are so lucky to have you working with us. — Marion Weiner, Marketing Director, Children's Museum of Phoenix

Jae always provides high-quality work with the interests of the client and project in mind. He goes above and beyond to meet deadlines and the intricacies asked of him. I would highly recommend BallBoy Productions. — Cylee Gutting, Fmr Director of Events, Arizona Chamber of Commerce