WHO WE ARE
Driven by passion, we are an adventurous, daring group of creatives who chase moments that can define a person. Who are obsessed with finding genuine stories that inspire new perspectives. Let’s find your moment.
“Great things in business are never done by one person; they’re done by a team of people”
- Steve Jobs
Founder / Lead creative & FILMMAKER
LEAD Producer / operations
DP & Filmmaker
EAST COAST DP & FILMMAKER
Filmmaker / ac
FILMMAKER & EDITOR
WHAT'S SONDER MEAN?
That word “story” is such an overused word. We aren’t looking to tell the same old story that falls on deaf ears. We are driven to tell your story to inspire new perspectives. Show those moments the story leads to that changes direction.
So what does that even mean? We are crazy passionate about discovering these moments. To make real change in people whether it is an inward or outward movement. Whether it is for a brand that wants to showcase a product, or creating a narrative film that challenges the soul. We all experience moments in our daily lives that lead to the greater story.
What is in a word... a name... a brand? Way too many things. But, I think we need to define what the word "Sonder" means.
n. the realization that each random passerby is living a life as vivid and complex as your own—populated with their own ambitions, friends, routines, worries and inherited craziness—an epic story that continues invisibly around you like an anthill sprawling deep underground, with elaborate passageways to thousands of other lives that you’ll never know existed, in which you might appear only once, as an extra sipping coffee in the background, as a blur of traffic passing on the highway, as a lighted window at dusk.
What is with the
in the logo?
Now that you know the definition of "Sonder", there was some very intentional thought into the logo design. The "o" looks as though it is unraveling more than what meets the eye. That is how we look at stories. There is so much more to a story with threads that lead to what seems like never ending moments of life changing experiences, or even small moments that are part of our character and heart. The crazy part... WE ALL EXPERIENCE IT! It happens all around us with out really noticing it. The amount of story out there is truly mind blowingly endless.
We’re friends, parents, artists, taco experts, sports enthusiasts, goofballs, nerds who love watching and making films
Joshua has his own hip-hop album streaming on Spotify
Clayton makes weird Christmas cards every year.
Evan is into plants
Jay is a taco connoisseur and an avid jogger
Chelsea is a seasoned skier
Nilu plays Blackjack
How we do things around here...
Instead of just telling us your story, or what the film is about, we dive deep into researching stories that are relatable and can connect others to your values and passions. Finding that human element that shows authenticity and heart. We do this with interviewing characters who are part of your brand, pulling out real moments that help define these values. Define what you want your audience to take away from your brand.
Our team is full of diverse filmmakers and creatives with their own style and voice. Which leaves our filmmaking endless with possibilities. The experience each person brings gives a unique perspective to each shoot. No project is ever the same. We are problem solving beasts on set, chasing the light, the emotion and the story while filming. Oh we also have a lot of cool camera equipment like RED cameras, cinema lenses, studio lighting, audio up the wazoo, and so much more.
POST PRODUCTION MASTERY
After spending so much time getting to know your brand and what you stand for, piecing it all together into an epic film is just the cherry on top for us. When it comes to the edit, we fit every sound bite, every song, every visual to express the authentic story that has been discovered. We are just filmmakers who pass off the edit. We see the whole project through like proud parents sitting at a high school graduation ceremony.