We believe storytelling is magic, and our goal is to support filmmaking that puts storytelling first. Great storytellers create connections, bridge gaps, incite empathy, and improve understanding.
As the world gets smaller, the need for great storytellers gets larger. Whether it's an action film, romantic comedy, or even a short web video, a well-told story has the opportunity to move viewers around the globe by endearing us to its characters and seducing us with its insights.
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In this website are some quotes from a few of the storytelling magicians who inspire us. What do you think? Share your thoughts on Twitter, YouTube, LinkedIn, or contact us below. We would love to hear from you!
President & Founder
President and Founder Carl Strecker (IMDb) is a graduate of Pomona College in Claremont, CA. In addition to working in production on numerous projects, Carl is also an accomplished entertainment executive with over twenty years of experience in working for companies such as Disney, Sony, Paramount, Variety, Netflix, and HBO Max. He has traveled to Sri Lanka to film an award-winning tsunami relief documentary, and he and writing partner Greg Bryan co-produced and co-starred in the web series Foreclosure: A Choose Your Own Adventure Comedy.
Director/Producer: Carl Strecker
Music: Don Bodin
An inspiring story of tsunami relief, filmed on location in Sri Lanka.
Six months after a tsunami hit South Asia on December 26, 2004, Muslim-American and Sri Lankan born Dr. M. Rahmi Mowjood led a team of American doctors and medical students on a relief trip. While mentoring medical students and aiding injured villagers, Dr. Mowjood also asks someone to become a member of his own family. Shot in the southern villages of Sri Lanka, the film features original music by Don Bodin and won the Top Applause Award at the International Family Film Festival.
A cold hearted foreclosure bank agent is forced to face some colder, harsher realities.
G.C. Horgan is a powerful mortgage banker who belittles the victims of the housing crisis until he suddenly finds himself unemployed and broke! In the pilot episode, viewers can choose what G.C. should do next: a) “turn tricks for money,” b) “cry it out like a girl,” or c) “make them all pay.” The series pokes fun at the perpetrators and situations of our current economy, and is the first comedic series that covers life under the Occupy Movement and the 1%.
Filmed entirely on an iPhone, with eight supporting characters played by Greg Bryan. More details on IMDb.
A comedy homage to Fox's popular super-intense TV drama.
Jacque Blauer, a production assistant barely keeping the production, his daughter, and craft services safe from sabotage, discovers that the sandwiches are missing and finds himself in a dangerous pursuit. Meanwhile, Director Harold Stalmer sets up for take one and finds himself in a power battle with his wife and his Director of Photography. Blauer follows a mysterious figure onto a catwalk above the stage, and is forced into a climactic confrontation.
Audiences both familiar and unfamiliar with "24" are sure to get a kick out of "Take 24." More details on IMDb.
These filmmakers have inspired us. Who inspires you?
People have forgotten how to tell a story. Stories don’t have a middle or an end any more. They usually have a beginning that never stops beginning.
- Steven Spielberg
There is no terror in the bang, only in the anticipation of it.
- Alfred Hitchcock
In a sense, I think a movie is really a little like a question and when you make it, that's when you get the answer.
- Francis Ford Coppola
I think it is very important that films make people look at what they've forgotten.
- Spike Lee
A film is – or should be – more like music than like fiction. It should be a progression of moods and feelings.
- Stanley Kubrick
When you are editing, the final master is Aristotle and his poetics. You might have a terrific episode, but if people are falling out because there are just too many elements in it, you have to begin to get rid of things.
- Ken Burns
You might have a terrific episode, but if people are falling out because there are just too many elements in it, you have to begin to get rid of things.