our magic rule
Our work must strengthen and nurture connections to the natural world. Period. That's the rule we placed on ourselves when we started our business. It requires trusting an idea rather than reacting out of fear. It keeps us focused on work we are passionate about, rather than seeking easy, wildly profitable work. Because of it, we are emotionally and creatively wealthy humans who happen to be pretty damn good at negotiating the economics of creativity. Some might call it a constraint. We just call it magic.
We collaborate with brands and not-for-profits that believe we will all be better off when more people explore the outdoors and develop a personal connection to wild places.
BRAND AND CONTENT STRATEGY
Meaningful stories can be told when you have a clear North Star. We collaboratively help you distill and sharpen your group thinking into something poignant that resonates internally and externally. When the North Star for your brand is clear, content strategy naturally stems from that strategic foundation.
We plug into your internal marketing team to imagine compelling campaigns that touch multiple channels, always expressed in a genuine way. We can create the video center piece and provide supporting written and visual content for all channels. Our combined efforts result in mobilizing your community with a distinct, creative call to action.
See our Featured Projects for more information on our recent work with Patagonia.
Community gifts: Unique brand expressions
We are story seeking missiles who find and sculpt emotional pieces appropriate for your audience and brand. These pieces express brand personality within the context of current, real stories being lived in the outdoor community. We also specialize in crafted concepts that spark joy, motivation, and passion. Have you done something inspiring for your community lately?
Our workshops help internal teams get out of their everyday headspace. Off-site or in your offices, we help you sort out complicated brand problems in a visual and engaging way. Our aim: creative clarity and actionable next steps. We can address anything from your brand's essence to the nuts and bolts of outdoor storytelling to help your teams better integrate and better create.
outdoor film camp
Does your internal creative team need a boost? We have been running, skiing, biking, and climbing around outside with cameras strapped to ourselves for a long time. We can take your creatives outside and show them the nuanced ins and outs of filming adventure.
EXPERIENCE SOME OF OUR WORK here
p.s. we have won some awards!
- 35 / Arc'teryx
Best Short Film, Flix Mountain & Adventure Film Festival 2015
Best Short, New Zealand Mountain Film Festival (2014)
Best Short Mountain Film, Banff Mountain Film Festival 2013
- The Road From Karakol / Outdoor Research
Jury's Award, Vancouver International Mountain Film Festival 2014
Best of Festival, 5Point Film Festival 2013
Best Adventure Film, Port Townsend Film Festival 2013