Christian Leaders from across the country give their opinion on the film "Noah".
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When Paramount Pictures produced Darren Aronofsky’s epic film “Noah,” they asked Cooke Pictures to gather Christian leaders from across the country who had seen the film, and capture their impressions. Shot on location in New York and Los Angeles, this is the short video we produced that has been viewed by hundreds of thousands of people around the world in anticipation of the film’s opening.
Founders Bob & Julie Mendonsa needed a way to tell the incredible story.
Founders Bob & Julie Mendonsa needed a way to tell the incredible story of Naomi’s Village to the world. Bob and Julie believe that a lasting solution to the orphan crisis in Kenya must come from within that country. That’s why they wanted to do more than just rescue children, they wanted to create a place that would change their lives. Naomi’s Village provides nurturing love, full nutrition, healthcare, excellent education, leadership training, spiritual care and counseling, and exposure to the world at large. Our team was proud to be part of the project.
Celebrating the life and ministry of founder Bob Hoskins.
Celebrating the life and ministry of a legend is a daunting task, but when OneHope called us about telling the life story of founder Bob Hoskins, we were thrilled to tackle the challenge. This seven-part video series was played throughout the evening during an anniversary celebration in Bob’s honor. The audience loved the idea of seeing his life in glimpses throughout the live event, rather than a single long video. We hope the idea will change the way more groups plan events like this.
Promo video explaining the purpose of Hollywood Prayer Network.
Founder Karen Covell, and the team at the Hollywood Prayer Network is doing something remarkable - changing the perception of millions of Christians toward Hollywood. Encouraging them to consider the entertainment industry as a “mission field,” they asked us to shoot these stories of Christians working professionally in Los Angeles. Today, this video is used for donor development, as well as making the global Church aware of the power and influence of media, and how we need to pray for Christians called into the industry.
Three short films that describe the past, present and future of the organization.
Succession is one of the most challenging aspects facing major ministry organizations today. So when the highly respected, 70-year-old Back to the Bible Ministries in Lincoln, Nebraska named it’s new Bible teacher - Dr. John Munro - they needed to share that story with the world. They asked the Cooke Pictures team to produce three short films to describe the transition, and how it would impact the organization, as well as it’s loyal ministry partners around the world.
A short film following the continued work of Stella's Voice Ministries
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"Sold or Saved" is short film about the question we must face when it comes to sex trafficking in Eastern Europe. For too many orphan girls, there are only two options: Either being sold into prostitution, or by the grace of God and the help of people like us, being saved from a life of degradation and brutality. Produced for Philip Cameron Ministries and "Stella's Voice," the film asks a simple question that must be answered.
A promo video for Kurt Warner's new USA network TV series "The Moment"
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The USA Network and Grace Hill Media asked us to produce this film based on Super Bowl legend Kurt Warner's new network TV series "The Moment." Giving people an opportunity for a second chance at life is the focus of the show. So we partnered with Grace Hill Media to ask local churches across the country how they could help people in their communities find second chances. The results have been amazing.
A 6-minute Promo Video for the new social action web network.
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Client: The Salvation Army - The Salvation Army asked Cooke Pictures to design a web-based, video driven, social action site that would help tell their global story in today’s digital age. In Salvation Army terms, a “virtual mission station.” The site is capable of archiving tens of thousands of short films, videos, and other media content to share the incredible story of how The Salvation Army is impacting people around the world. Currently the site is a “work in progress” as we continue developing new content, apps, live webcasts, and social media connections to help millions of people around the world share their stories of changed lives.
When the Jesus Film Project went mobile, they called our team at Cooke Pictures to help them tell the story. First, we created this sixty second spot and designed it for younger, international audiences. Then, through a massive online advertising and social media campaign we shared the story with the world. The new app features short films and other content in more than 1,200 languages, and makes it incredibly easy to share you faith with anyone. After all, who doesn't want to see a movie?
Gregory Dickow, pastor of Life Changers International Church in Chicago hosts a national television program called “The Power of Change Today.” Pastor Dickow asked the creative team at Cooke Pictures to design a new open for the program, and this was produced on location at the church.
Cooke Pictures created and produced a series of seven short videos on the history of The Bridge, an influential church in Kernersville, NC, led by Pastor David McGee. The project was developed for the ten year anniversary celebration at the church. You can view all seven videos at the Series Portfolio Page.
A 6-minute documentary produced in Eastern Europe about human trafficking.
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Client: Stella’s Voice - This six minute documentary was designed to increase awareness about the horrific sex trafficking industry throughout Eastern Europe. Filmed in Moldova in the middle of winter, we told the remarkable story of the vast orphanage system throughout former Soviet countries left after the breakdown of Communism. Lack of funding, poor supervision, and broken down facilities have created a system where at 16 years of age, young girls who have never been anywhere but inside an orphanage are suddenly put on the street – where they become targets of sex traffickers. This film tells the fascinating story of Philip Cameron’s quest to intervene in these girls lives, give them a home, help them find a job, and lead productive lives. Literally taking the goods off the market is an innovative way to stop the traffickers and we had the honor to tell their story. This short film was also developed into a thirty-minute direct response program to encourage viewers to help financially support this great work.
When ORU asked us to create a film unlike anything the university had ever done before, we jumped at the chance. We needed to create a short piece that would re-position ORU in the minds of prospective students, potential donors, and the general public. Oral Roberts University is re-emerging as one of the premier Christian universities in the nation, and the team at Cooke Pictures was proud to be part of the project.
A 3-minute promo video launching As1, empowering the Christian community to get involved in the arts.
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Client: A1.org / Grace Hill Media - Hollywood is getting it. Today, there are more and more major movies and television projects based on stories directly from the Bible. Steven Spielberg’s “Moses,” “Noah” with Russell Crowe, The Game Show Network’s “American Bible Challenge” and many more. But the question is – will Christians unite and support these projects? For centuries the Christian community not only appreciated the arts, but were patrons of the arts. As1.org was created to remind Christians of that critical role in shaping today’s culture. Cooke Pictures partnered with Grace Hill Media to create the announcement promo and various web videos, and will continue to help As1.org spread the word. We believe the only way to impact today’s culture, is by the entire Christian community acting “as one.”
A Show Open/Close & Graphics Package for the Time of Grace TV Program.
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Client: Time of Grace - Time of Grace is a media ministry based in Milwaukee, Wisconsin that reminds viewers of the transforming power of grace. We were asked to create and produce a new opening for their thirty minute weekly program featuring speaker and pastor Mark Jeske.
An Unusual Feature for The Southern Baptist International Mission Board
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How often does a film crew have the opportunity to film deep inside a notorious Brazilian drug operation? While filming the work of the International Mission Board in Rio De Janiro, our crew caught the attention of the local drug lord, who everyone called “The Godfather.” This is the story of that sobering meeting and the impact it had on us, and on The Godfather himself.
An fascinating interview with someone facing death....
Ron: Dying with Dignity
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Client: Back to the Bible - When seventy-year-old radio ministry “Back to the Bible” asked us to help create a media project that would reach the next generation, we answered with “Footnote.” In this series of thirty-minute programs we explored a wide variety of issues and ideas, and this was one of the most powerful stories. Ron is dying. He has incurable lung disease, and it was an honor to document his thoughts and feelings during the last months of his life.
A promo to unveil the new Jesus Film Digital Media initiative...
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Client: The Jesus Film Project - The Jesus Film Project came to Cooke Pictures to guide them in re-thinking their brand and identity on the eve of creating and developing a new mobile phone app. To answer a global culture that is shifting to digital distribution, The Jesus Film Project team faced a new challenge. After spending three decades translating the classic “Jesus Film” into every language on the planet with more than 50,000 speakers, it was time to move into the digital world. The result is a remarkable mobile app that allows users to download hundreds of Jesus Film media projects in multiple languages to view on various mobile phone platforms. This short video presentation was design and produced to inspire Jesus Film supporters and donors to catch that vision, and recognize that in the future, “seeing is believing.”
A Spot advertising the new church mobile app company "Oodles Apps".
Client: Oodles Apps - When the Oodles Company rolled out their new line of church mobile apps, they asked Cooke Pictures to unveil it to potential customers in this short video. Working with the Oodles team, we designed the interfaces, and developed this video from scratch – even before the app was finished. That quick turnaround allowed them to unveil the product at a major conference which propelled them to a successful launch.
Client: IMB - In collaboration with IMB and Curb Records, Cooke Pictures shot and produced No Other Name's "Let It Start with Me" music video. The video was shot on-location in Bangkok, Thailand and features the band singing amidst the people there, highlighting the variety of culture found throughout the city. The song is a prayer to be the hands and feet of God, and encourages Christians to let Him "start with me" in going about his work.
Client: Back to the Bible - Our team was honored that “Back to the Bible,” one of America’s oldest and most respected radio ministries selected us to help them design a new program to reach a younger audience. The result was “Footnote,” and this short “sizzle reel” was used to pitch the series to television stations and networks.
A promotional series highlighting financial advisor Deena Marie Carr's new book "The Carr Guide".
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Client: Finance According To Your Faith - Deena Marie Carr is unusual – a top flight financial advisor based in Chicago, who is also a committed Christian. Her challenge was defining that brand, and sharing it with the right target audience. She came to Cooke Pictures, and we helped her discover a unique identity, and develop a message that would connect with the right audience through television.
A promotional series produced for the feature motion picture "Act of Valor."
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Client: Grace Hill Media - When the feature film “Act of Valor” hit theaters across America, few new the cast of the movie were all active duty SEAL Team members. It was a unique movie that demanded a unique approach to marketing. The marketing team at Grace Hill Media asked us to help them develop a massive men’s ministry resource using video clips from the movie, plus original footage produced specifically for the web. We shot on location with SEAL Team members to create an unforgettable online experience for men’s ministries across the country.
The International Mission Board's presentation for the Southern Baptist Convention.
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Client: IMB - Each year, the IMB hosts a presentation at the Southern Baptist Convention. It’s a fantastic opportunity to report on their global missions efforts, and cast a vision for the future. Cooke Pictures has been fortunate enough to be asked to help create and produce their SBC over multiple years, and this is the video presentation that opened last year’s event.
Client: Zig Ziglar - When it comes to motivation and business genius, Zig Ziglar is a legend. That’s why when his organization asked us to help them promote Zig’s new book – which was a compilation of his life’s work – we were thrilled. This is a short promo that was used on television and the web to introduce that book to the business and leadership community.
An Ad Series produced for Back to the Bible's scripture engagement website GoTandem.com.
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Client: Back to the Bible - Back to the Bible’s purpose has always been to teach the Bible, and help people engage the Bible on a deeper level. Realizing the need to reach a new generation, they created “Tandem,” a revolutionary online resource to deliver customized, scripture based inspiration, teaching, and other resources when and how you want it. This spot was designed as part of a series to unveil Tandem to a national audience.
A fascinating interview with the owners of the "Christian" tattoo shop "In The Blood."
Client: Back to the Bible - When seventy year old radio ministry “Back to the Bible” asked us to help create something that would help them reach the next generation, we answered with “Footnote.” In this series of thirty minute programs we explored a wide variety of issues and ideas, and this story is a great example of the unique nature of the program. It’s about a “Christian tattoo artist” and the impact he’s making in the lives of his customers. Enjoy the story. You won’t find many like this out there!
A series of video presentations for Southern Baptist missionaries in Rio De Janeiro.
Client: IMB - This short piece was produced on location in Rio De Janeiro to tell the story of the work of The International Mission Board in the most desperate, poverty stricken parts of that city. Focusing on their work with the urban poor, we filmed this story to share a unique outreach, and the amazing difference this organization is making in that part of the world.
Fern shares the story of the death of her husband...
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Client: Back to the Bible - When Fern’s husband died, her world was turned upside down. Our team had the awesome responsibility and honor to interview her about the experience for the TV series “Footnote.” Fern shared this emotional story, which made a lasting impression for everyone involved in the production.
Cooke Pictures shot, directed, edited, created motion graphics, and produced the pilot episode for a new show called "Footnote"
Client: Back to the Bible
Shot using the SONY EX3 with a Letus Lense Adapter, 22mm, 50mm, 85mm and 100mm Zeiss Lenses
Director/DP: Brad Knull
Consulting Producer: Phil Cooke
Editor: Joey Lege
Written by: Tyler Huckabee
Footnote Theme: Mike Jackson
"100 Pictures": Mothlight Creative
Logo design: Von Glitschka
This show won the Bronze Telly for Use of Graphic Design, the Bronze Telly for Cinematography and the Silver Telly for Editing.
Online promo for the book, "One Big Thing: Discovering What You Were Born to Do."
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Client: Thomas Nelson Publishing - This was a promo presentation to unveil Phil Cooke’s new book “One Big Thing: Discovering What You Were Born to Do.” It was produced in association with Thomas Nelson Publishers and has been used in live event presentations as well as various web applications.
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