A good story is irresistible.
Three ingredients make sure your story connects with your audience and transforms them.
Focus on a person.
Instead of highlighting an event, organization, or cause, we find a person your audience can root for so they are emotionally connected.
Without conflict the audience has no reason to stick around. Conflict produces a chemical in the brain called cortisol, which increases attention and focus.
Save the day.
When your mission helps the hero win, your audience experiences a rush of oxytocin, which increases generous giving. Your audience is ready to partner with you.
How much is it costing your mission to continue paying for videos that don't change a thing?
You are only four steps away from your sacred story.
You're the expert. So we buy you a coffee to learn about your life-changing mission. Then, we give you a price range.
+ What will this look like?
It's just a casual conversation. Even if we can't meet in person, we just really want to get to know you and your mission.
+ What will we talk about?
If your mission is young and small, we'll talk a lot about you and what inspires you to change the world. If you have an older, bigger mission, we'll also go into the larger history and results.
+ How long will it take?
We know how valuable your time is. Usually an hour is best so we can really understand your mission.
+ Why just a price range?
There are hundreds of variables that go into cost. But don't worry, because after Step 2, we'll tell you exactly what your story will cost.
+ What's the typical range?
Between $5,000 and $10,000. This is a good starting point for a 5-7 minute video.
As you can already tell, we are not a video company that just shows up on production day and shoots. We believe you aren't paying money for someone to just be a tripod. We have an intensive story/creative process that ensures we are putting your investment where it will make the most return for you.
We create a story that will leave your audience changed and eager to partner with you.
We find a hero with big DESIRE (to get your audience to fall in love), COMPLEXITY (to keep audience engaged), and UNIQUENESS (to surprise the audience).
The best way to communicate how your mission changes lives is to transport the audience from their computers and phones to the place where you change lives. Talking about it is not good enough. SHOWING the audience, rather than TELLING the audience builds trust and trust builds connection.
What do you want you audience to think, believe, and do after watching your video-story? We define this by breaking down 5 Keywords.
+ 5 Words
We create 5 keywords that clearly define the purpose of your video-story. These 5 words will drive every creative decision we make so that your story communicates exactly what makes your mission unique.
Finally, we present a plot that includes the 6 Essential Story Beats. This is your story boiled down to 6 key events, to get your audience engaged, connected to your mission, and eager to partner with you.
There are no hidden fees. We will show you exactly what your story will cost.
+ What exactly will my video cost?
We will tell you exactly what your story-video will cost once we go through Step 1 and Step 2, which are totally free. We will even give you a cost breakdown of exactly where your money is going.
With any professional video services, you can expect to pay between $5,000 and $10,000, including travel costs. This is a good starting point for a 5-7 minute video.
+ Statement of Work
This is a little nifty document that will enable us to start running with your project. It will list the exact product you will receive and when you will receive it.
Now that we understand your mission and have a captivating story, you can let us take it from here with full-service video production.
+ Your Involvement
You can be as involved as you want to be. With your guidance we can handle all the creative decisions. For the practical stuff, we will be asking you questions so the production can be smooth sailing.
+ Our One Rule
SPEAK THE UNSPOKEN. The creative process thrives off of transparency. If you want something, ask! Let us know how we can make your life easier.
Have a quick question? Fill out this form.
Once upon a time, your mission began to change the world.
But that world grew noisier and noisier. Everyday, souls became harder and harder to reach. They needed video that captured the hearts and minds of their audience. They needed story that transforms. And then one day they met the storytellers...
Purpose: Lead creative from beginning to end.
5 Keywords: Story, Authentic, Eucharist, Family, Meeple
Plot: I started Sacred Stories to use the power of story to help life-changing missions like yours transform more lives. After years of serving as a missionary and creating fundraising videos I found the simple and effective solution: story-videos. I'm ready to help your life-changing mission get the funding you deserve.
Purpose: Make your story beautiful.
5 Keywords: Passion, Simple, Heart, Beauty, Justice
Plot: Your story has only 5 seconds to grab attention. So I make sure that every moment of your story-video is stunning. I use color, movement, and light to make your audience feel what you want them to feel: compelled, inspired, eager, or compassionate. I have worked with Comedy Central, Reebok, and Microsoft, but what really inspires me is bringing sacred stories like yours to life.
Purpose: Client relations, meetings, and celebration.
5 Keywords: Liturgy, Garden, Discipleship, Family, Cardboard
Plot: I've served 8 years in missionary work with NET Ministries, where I met my wife. When I'm not buying you coffee to learn about your mission or opening champagne to celebrate your success, I'm training missionaries for the New Evangelization. I'm passionate about helping you spread the Gospel to the ends of the earth.