The Heart of a Community Through Film
The Kuhn family has found passion in starting their own business in this small town. Angela and Chris Kuhn, the dynamic duo behind A Huge Production, have not only captured the essence of Arlington through their lens but have also become an integral part of the community. In a recent interview, they share their journey of turning what started off as a hobby into a thriving business and how their connection with Arlington has blossomed over the past decade.
Angela and Chris found themselves drawn to Arlington for its unique blend of small town charm and close knit community. They not only found a home but also embarked on a new adventure. The event that started their journey of owning their own business was the Centennial Sk8 Fest, an event where they created a video to capture and share experiences from the event. “Skate spelled SK with the number eight… that was a really cool event. But that’s what sort of set us up for having a business because we made a highlight video. And that community, the distance longboarding community… It’s a very niche sport. So it got a lot of worldwide attention. And our first paid video gig was in Miami Florida.” This was the start of truly considering changing their career path and becoming full time business owners. Through their experience, they decided to commit and put in the work to do what they love building their business from the ground up.
As they ventured into the world of videography, Angela and Chris found Arlington to be the perfect place to start. The town’s acceptance of artistic endeavors and its tight-knit business community provided a fertile ground for A Huge Production to thrive. You can often find A Huge Production with Chris holding a camera at local events capturing festivals, parades, and farmer’s markets.
One of their favorite gems in Arlington is the Centennial Trail. This picturesque trail, weaving through natural beauty and historic landmarks, symbolizes the town’s blend of tradition and progress. “Our centennial trail… It’s an absolute gem. It’s paved well and it’s very scenic.” They admire its role in fostering a sense of community and connection. Residents and visitors bike daily and other events around the trail bring people together.
For the Kuhn family, Arlington is not just a location; it’s a community that embraces creativity and supports local businesses. Angela and Chris emphasize the importance of fully committing to your dreams and taking risks to achieve them. Their journey from local events to international projects showcases the power of passion and dedication. Angela recommends, “to someone thinking about starting a business… jump in with both feet, put all eggs in that basket. Focus on Plan A. Don’t focus on Plan B because if you do, we found Plan B will happen.”
Beyond the business, the Kuhns have woven themselves into Arlington by participating in local events, joining community boards, and being active members of organizations like MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers). Their advice to future business owners is simple yet profound: embrace discomfort, engage with the community, and keep pushing forward.
A Huge Production isn’t just a videography business; it’s a conduit for capturing and sharing the soul of Arlington. Angela and Chris Kuhn, through their lenses, have highlighted the town’s hidden gems, showcased its vibrant spirit, and captured moments that define Arlington’s identity. Their story is one of transformation, community, and a testament to the power of following your passion.
As Arlington continues to evolve and grow, A Huge Production will be there, capturing the journey and preserving the essence of this beautiful town. Whether you’re strolling through the historic streets, attending a local festival, or simply enjoying a cup of coffee at one of our local restaurants, look around because you may find A Huge Production nearby.