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The Wedding Biz

Jun 26, 2023

Andy is so excited to welcome John and Marijo Eleazar to the podcast in this episode! John and Marijo are the managing directors and visual storytellers of Eleazar Film and hail from the Philippines. They spend their time traveling the world looking for inspiration and excitement but also found a home to raise their children in Vienna, Austria. Eleazar Film creates unique films for people and businesses with stories that they want to tell.

You’re definitely going to want to listen in to this episode because John and Marijo have so many great bits of wisdom and insight to share. They discuss the various terms that help us understand the foundation of what they do, how they create such compelling videos for their clients, how to build videos into your overall marketing strategy, why it’s important to create meaningful relationships, and so much more!

Marijo and John also dive into their backgrounds and how the business got started, a bit into their family life in Vienna, a couple of examples of weddings that they filmed and what made them stand out, etc. Andy really has a lot of admiration for John’s and Marijo’s work, so he is so honored to have them on the show and really hopes that you enjoy his conversation with them. He would really love it if you were to share this episode with at least three people you know who might also enjoy it. Be sure to also subscribe to the podcast if you aren't already so that you never miss a new episode and to leave a top review wherever you listen. That really helps out Andy and the show!


This episode is sponsored by Zola, the fastest-growing wedding platform that connects today’s couples with the right planners and vendors. Zola gives wedding professionals more control, better exposure, and higher quality leads - all with competitive pricing and no annual commitment. Create your free listing at


Have you heard about Stop and Smell the Roses with Preston Bailey on The Wedding Biz Network? Listen as Preston shares the secrets, tools, and technologies behind his extraordinary ability to create a theatrical environment out of any space. Also, don't forget about Sean Low's podcast The Business of Being Creative, where Sean discusses the power of being niched, pricing strategies, metrics of success, and so much more. You can find both shows on The Wedding Biz Network.



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Time Stamps

[0:00] – The sponsor of this episode is Zola.

[1:45] - Today’s guests are Marijo and John Eleazar of Eleazar Film.

[2:57] - Why did Marijo and John choose to settle in Vienna?

[4:52] - John discusses the origin of the business.

[7:08] - Learn about some of the terms associated with the business.

[10:32] - Does Eleazar Film use certain techniques to accomplish their goals?

[13:22] - What is narrative transportation?

[16:31] - How do John and Marijo establish attention amongst short attention spans?

[18:31] - Hear why John does not believe in short wedding films.

[20:22] - Marijo discusses their marketing strategy.

[24:55] - Hear a story of a standout wedding.

[28:20] - John gives details of a wedding during the pandemic.

[30:14] - Hear some closing advice on creating meaningful relationships.

[32:35] - Andy reveals where to find John and Marijo online.



Eleazar Film - PB Live 2023 Day3 (Director’s Cut)

Eleazar Film - 3 Elements of a Compelling Story

Eleazar Film - The Intrinsic Value of a Compelling Story


Find John and Marijo:

Eleazar Film - Website
Eleazar Film - Instagram Page


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