I love to hear from clients the day after my film shows at their event.
“Just wanted to share that the video was awesome! Two people at my table cried (and then donated $500) and we raised $75K!”
I’m honored to tell important stories that change the lives of both humans AND animals.
If They Could Talk
Videos can be measured in likes and shares, but the true measure of a video is how it moves hearts to action. That’s what “Meet the CEO” does.
It is a beautifully told story that shows the impact of World Vision’s work. It shows that when you provide a Vision Fund loan, a life changes, a family changes, and a community changes. Because the story is true—the story of Jacqueline—a woman who started with a loan for $100 that bought one sewing machine, and then turned her profits into a thriving business that employs dozens of people—Jacqueline was able to then tell that true story to donors who would come to visit her in Rwanda. She also flew to the United States to tell her story. One couple who met her in the United States, saw the video, heard her speak at a conference, and decided to give $1,000,000 to World Vision that day. They have since given more than $5,000,000 and flown to Rwanda to thank her for changing their lives with her story. Another couple sold their ranch for $12 million and gave the money to World Vision. Their relationship with Jacqueline is part of the reason they invest so much of their money in projects in Rwanda.
That is the power of a well-told story.
I love working with clients who cover important stories. Stories that inform and enrich our communities; stories that enlighten, and give perspective. PBS NewsHour is one of those clients. Here are links to some of the stories I’ve filmed for them.
One in ten children will be victims of sexual abuse before their 18th birthday. Dawson Place Child Advocacy Center provides ALL the core services needed by child victims of physical or sexual abuse. Families only have to go to one place to receive everything they need to be safe, to seek justice, and to heal.
Seriously, how can you not come to Worldwide Knit in Public Day?
Created for the Vashon Sheepdog Classic.
Some of my favorite films are shot in less than an hour. While on assignment in Rwanda, producer Kari Costanza and I noticed these four best friends walking along the road. A simple, yet powerful story of friendship.
The Vashon Sheepdog Classic
The Vashon Sheepdog Classic is the most attended herding event on the West Coast. Thee goal was to capture the unique atmosphere and excitement of the trial. And…have a little fun!
“In my last months as World Vision U.S. president, I’m committed to making sure every person in our Rwanda project areas will have access to clean water within five years. This is part of World Vision’s goal to provide clean water for everyone, everywhere we work by 2030 — Rwanda is where we’ll finish the job first.”
Rich Stearns, Former President, World Vision U.S.
A few videos featuring my talented pooches, past and present.
This is the second installment of “Flying Coach”, correspondent John Larson’s series on people he encounters while traveling on airplanes. Donna Hahn is an extraordinary woman, whose family worked as sharecroppers in Arkansas until the Ku Klux Klan drove them away.
Community Homes helps adults with disabilities live rich, full lives. This video was produced for their annual fundraising gala.
Evolved Drive Thru
An internal video introducing Starbucks partners to a new, integrated drive-thru experience.
Mix It Up
An internal project, created for Starbucks partners, rolling out the latest summer drinks.
Prison Pet Partnership
Melissa, Harper, Marriam, and Titan prepare for life outside of prison.
Story Tales Productions
Trailer for the film, Starting at the Finish Line: The Coach Buehler Story
A unique look at the power of child sponsorship, and how it has changed the life of three-year-old Mfihlakalo and her family.
The Truffle Dog Company
Company profile for the Truffle Dog Company
C’mon! What are you waiting for?
11-year-old Tyler Brunst has big dreams of bringing clean water to communities in Africa.
Back in the Swing
Having only audio clips and photos to work with, this is a great example of telling a powerful story with simple tools.
Sometimes to move forward as a storyteller, it’s helpful to look back. These are a few of the stories and assignments that helped shape me. They taught me grit, perseverance, how to push through the tough stuff, and not be afraid to fail.
Winning the War
30 Hour Famine
The Hidden Faces of AIDS
Two women, from world’s apart, prove the power and transformation of World Vision's child sponsorship program.