In 2014, I stood among 30 other camera operators at the famous Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow shooting the World Street Workout Championship. Twenty-nine cameras were pointed at the athlete on stage, but mine was pointed the other direction.
I was capturing the other athletes nervously warming up, the audience raising to their feet during a big move, and the staff of the federation frantically trying to find the musical act for intermission.
I was telling a story. The story was about the culture of this emerging sport and how it was changing the lives of young men and women around the world.
But there was a problem. I only had a cheap camera, one little light and microphone, and a tripod that could fit in my suitcase. No one had heard of this culture, so no investors would take a chance on my film and I spent my last $1000 on a ticket to Europe and a dream to tell the world about this movement.
Years later that film, Raise Up: The World is Our Gym, won "Best of the Fest" at the Hip Hop Film Festival, received global distribution through Red Bull TV, and changed how I’d create my work for the rest of my life.
As an independent filmmaker that dealt with a lack of time, budget, crew, and resources on my shoots, I used simple storytelling tactics to make my film stand out among the flashy content that was popular on social media.
For more than a decade, I’ve worked with nonprofit organizations and purpose-driven companies to create public service announcements, long form documentaries, and short social media videos of inspirational people making changes to take control of their health and happiness.
I saw that these companies and organizations all faced familiar problems in being overwhelmed, overworked, and understaffed.
There was a big opportunity for me to help. What I once perceived as flaws have become my strongest abilities.
I make a lot of impact out of a little amount of resources by following these rules:
Keep it simple.
Find good characters.
Tell great stories.
We help you by finding your unique stories, showing you how to use storytelling to reach your audience, and helping you make memorable videos to inspire action.
Whether six second bumper ads or Emmy-nominated video campaigns, the story is our top priority.
At the root of any trade or transaction is trust. That trust is gained by a personal connection, and those connections are best established through sharing stories.
You’re the hero in your story. We just want to help tell it.
B. Rain Bennett
Director of Production
We serve people and organizations seeking to maximize their
impact on the world by sharing their stories.
2x Communicator Award Winner
We won the Award of Excellence AND the Award of Distinction for our clients, Carcinoid Cancer Foundation.
2x Sharecare Award Nominee
The inaugural year of the Sharecare Awards -- recognizing the best healthcare films. Even though we didn't win, we are most proud of these nominations!
2x Emmy Award Nominee
The Emmy is a universal symbol for success in filmmaking. This recognition launched our work in health and wellness!