Personal or Epic.
Like Vesper Lynd reminds James Bond in “Casino Royale”,
We hazard that some people like to talk about “telling stories”. It sounds nice, after all, right? However, we believe that there’s a huge difference from generic multimedia communication and compelling narrative storytelling across mediums.
At Storytellers Ink, we leverage our training and experience to deliver content that not only communicates, but keep your audience engaged with that communication. The simplest definition of good stories is they make the audience ask “what will happen next?” and we are passionate about presenting your story in a way that captures your audiences’ imagination.
We are an award-winning New York City-based communication and production house that has produced or collaborated on over fifty short, web-based, and feature film projects. From documentaries in Africa to industrials for NGOs in South Carolina to narrative features in NYC, our team sees projects through from conception to delivery.
“There is storytelling, and then there's storytelling.”
When MeCam wanted to launch their wearable video camera, they came to us and asked us to create a piece for the new life-logging camera. At Storytellers, instead of focusing on the specs or features of the camera, we conceptualized the ad as a lifestylethat the camera enabled the user to live. So, we came up with this commercial, shot in two states, with three different groups of people to show the life that MeCam could help you live.
“"A story is a trick for sneaking a message into the fortified citadel of the human mind." - Jonathan Gottschall”
Real stories are powerful, and telling those stories is what we’re passionate about. Finding the human elements that connect with audiences, intertwining visual communication with narrative in order to create compelling media. Storytellers Ink specializes in working with you to understand the story you wish to tell, and then executing that – from concept to delivery – with compelling visuals, audio, and narrative.
The Unreasonables, was a project conceived and created with The Unreasonable Institute, an awesome incubator for startup businesses that address social problems around the world. They wanted to an inside peek into what life was like at the Institute, so together we created “The Unreasonables”, a multi-part web series. Over it’s 2-year run, we produced 17 documentary episodes, a dozen extended interviews with important mentors, and received over 100k plays on the content we created.
The trailer for Season 2 of “The Unreasonables”
A House on Beekman
is a NGO in the South Bronx, the poorest neighborhood in New York City. They approached us to help them tell the story of their vision and articulate their methodology, which we did in this video.Storytellers also produced two other, end-of-the-year thank you videos for donors in 2012 and 2013.
“Compelling storytelling is an art form that these folks have well mastered. Storyteller's Ink brings creativity, experience, and best of all professional integrity in all that they do.”
“A single dream is worth a thousand realities.” -J.R.R. Tolkien
Sometimes an idea is so precise, so specific that it must be communicated through a piece of fiction. At Storytellers Ink, we believe that narrative films have strong impact on audiences, exploring new ideas and capturing their imagination.
Owen Turner is dead. Tired of wandering the underworld, he boards a train bound for “The End of the Line” where he hopes to find rest for his weary soul.
“The Sheol Express” was produced in partnership with the creative direction of our sister company, Bitter River Film & Media. It’s a 30-minute short film that traveled the film festival circuit before recently premiering on iTunes in the Summer of 2013. Check out the website here, and the iTunes page here.
“The Sheol Express” was a full-scale, SAG production shot in a studio in NYC.
Trailer for “The Sheol Express”
We were contracted by Red 5 Studios to write and produce a short fantasy/sci-fi film for their “Continuum” anthology of films. We delivered “The Offering” a harrowing tale of a father and a son who find themselves deep in the forest and have to confront a mysterious force in the woods. “The Offering” was a full-scale location production shot in the woods of Pennsylvania.
We are passionate about helping others realize their vision and enabling good projects come to life. We would love to discuss with you what your production needs and help you make it happen!
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