We make videos to help those who inspire us.
The social workers and the moms and the entrepreneurs.
The get-no-credit people in this world who are making a difference.
Our videos are crafted with thought and care so that people can focus
on what they need to focus on: their mission.
"Fisherman" - Nature Conservancy
"When We Bake" - Country Crock
In collaboration with Story Worldwide we took a simple story about a real mom in Ohio and brought in over 7.2 million views in the first few months. You can also see the 30 second version here.
"Maine Guide" - Land for Maine's Future
"Remember Me" - Blanchard River Watershed Partnership
How do you get people to care about their watershed? That was our challenge. By using only non-actors and real historical footage we unearthed from 1930's-70's, "Remember Me" went on to win a regional EMMY for best PSA.
"Go Jackson Doll" - Gliding Stars
What began as a fundraising tool went on to play at film festivals across the country. It's currently used as an awareness and educational tool at organizations such as the Akron Children's Hospital and visiting professors at USC.
"Instead of Your Name" - Alzheimer's Association
After premiering to a standing room only crowd, a fund was established to handle the sudden increase in fundraising dollars for Alzheimer's programs. It since has become the single largest source of new donors for the Findlay-Hancock Community Foundation.
Here is a taste of what it's like working with us...
We believe that embracing the spontaneous, making people feel comfortable and having fun make for better people and better films.
The T&F crew
As the founder of Timber & Frame, Ben has worked with organizations in diverse and challenging locations including Bosnia, the Mexican/US border and the Ecuadorian Amazon. He studied at the nationally renowned photojournalism program at Western Kentucky University and his work has been recognized by the regional EMMYs, National Press Photographers Association and the William Randolph Hearst competition, known as the Pulitzers of college journalism.
Thanks to his parents. Dillon was raised on old MGM musicals, Hitchcock, Columbo and Abbott and Costello. During the summer of 2012, he was a Development Assistant at Scott Rudin Productions. He has worked on the movies RED and 21 Jump Street, and his work has been recognized by the EMMYs, Slamdance, IFP, PBS, National Geographic, Screencraft and the Nashville Film Festival.
A nationally recognized singer/songwriter, Micah Tewers has written, recorded, and produced three albums for AvantGuard records. Most recently he scored the feature documentary, Sugar Babe. Micah’s talents in composing, songwriting, and multi-instrumentation give T&F’s videos their voice.
Before landing in audio/visual storytelling, Megan learned to live out of a suitcase and adapt quickly to places that range from the Gobi Desert to the desert-like land of Southern California. Her appreciation for people has led her to tell stories with the WNYC radio show Radiolab and the Minneapolis Star-Tribune. While maintaining her old soul spirit, Megan plans to work with people who love their jobs and have a home with a fireplace.
The T&F Extended Family
Chip has produced over a dozen independent feature films, including Frozen River, winner of the Grand Jury Prize at the 2008 Sundance Film Festival, the 2008 AFI Award, and nominated for two Academy Awards. Chip works in both in fiction and non-fiction storytelling, and especially loves to work with those stories that can live in both worlds- exploring real-world issues through fiction, and creating compelling narratives through documentary techniques.
Alex's #1 question is always, "How can we make the most positive impact?" She has worked with Invisible Children, PRX, & Atlantic Public Media doing outreach, impact & boots-on-the-ground community organizing. As a tireless advocate for any cause that needs her attention, getting Alex on a project lets us sleep soundly at night knowing our work will have a positive influence on people's lives.
Diego the ace cinematographer. He has the moustache, the South American accent, and more talent than we can handle. From Uruguay to Maine and everywhere in between Diego's skills are in demand by clients such as Volkswagon, AT&T and Johnnie Walker, There isn't much he can't make beautiful. Give him a flashlight and he will get you something out of it.
The sweetest sound mixing and foley comes from Brendan and Jamie at Impossible Acoustic. With over 40+ films to their names there are too many to list, but we personally really liked Safety Not Guaranteed.
When he isn't tinkering with motorcycles and loving his dog, Layla, Alex is chasing the light with T&F. Doesn't matter if it's by boat, plane, chopper, or sleddog,..if it needs to get done, Alex will get the shot and usually with a smile.
Over her career Bridget has worked tirelessly advocating for the environment as a photographer, filmmaker and founder of Seedlight Pictures. Working with the likes of Patagonia, Nature Conservancy and Leica.