What Happens Next is a versatile and creative production company capable of crafting and executing ideas to fit any style or need. From music videos and narrative fiction to documentaries and commercial work, we offer high-quality video production services at affordable rates. What Happens Next was founded by Mike Celestino and Robert Garren in January 2011.
Mike Celestino and Robert Garren met while studying film at the University of Southern California and have since worked on many creative projects both together and as individuals. Their recent work has culminated in the creation of an independent video production company, designed to provide broader access to their combined talents.
Mike Celestino is an all-around creative type originally from Long Island, New York. He has written and performed stand-up, sketch, and improv comedy on both coasts, hosted his own live-only talk show on the USC campus in Los Angeles, and was an art-history and architecture tour guide at Rockefeller Center in Manhattan. He has also worked for more than five years as a union film and digital video projectionist at one of Hollywood’s most prestigious movie theaters.
Robert Garren has had a passion for film and photography since a young age. He is fluent in both Spanish and English, having been raised in South America by his American dad and Venezuelan mother, and in his travels he has developed a broad view of the world and its people. He enjoys working in a visual medium, as it allows him to explore a variety of approaches to storytelling. He also has over nine years of experience in business and project management.