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
Created to help sway public opinion surrounding a legislative vote that threatened the livelihoods of Mainers, the video helped push the legislation through targeted outreach. The film went on to tour the state with the Camden International Film Festival.
"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.
"21 in 1" - Motorola
In collaboration with VML, we followed famed photographer Ryan Schude as he attempted to take his most challenging photo yet using only a cellphone. "21 in 1" and the ambitious interactive instagram campaign surrounding it, went on to be shortlisted for a Webby award.
"Reissued" - Motorola
In collaboration with VML, Motorola "Reissued" garnered over 30k organic views within 24 hours of launching online. It went on to be picked up by Mashable, The Verge, and Hypebeast among others.
"Faces of Millennial" - Radiotopia, PRX
We wanted to strip away the flashy production value and make a video that was just all story and heart. After interviewing dozens of young people from around the world we created an unscripted and intimate film about being a part of this misunderstood generation.
"Remember Me" - BRWP
How do you get a community to care about their watershed? By featuring only real community members (no actors) and real archive footage dating back to the 1930's we were able to make an emotional connection between the people and their water. This short film when 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 at home and having fun make for better people and better films.
The T&F crew
A regional EMMY Award winning director/producer, Ben has executed projects in diverse and challenging locations including Bosnia, the Mexican/US border and the Ecuadorian Amazon. As the founder of T&F he has had the privilege of working with some of the organizations he admired as a kid growing up in the woods of rural New Hampshire, including the National Geographic Society, Nature Conservancy and Trust for Public Land.
A nationally recognized singer/songwriter, Micah Tewers has written, recorded, and produced three albums for AvantGuard records. Micah’s talents in composing, songwriting, and multi-instrumentation give T&F’s videos their voice. Creating unique compositions from found sounds and recording in unusual places like dusty church attics give his work an authenticity and vitality that stock music can't come close to replicating.
When he isn't tinkering with his old motorcycles or loving on his dog, Layla, Alex can be found chasing the light with T&F. No matter if it's by boat, plane, snowmobile or camel, Alex will get the shot and usually with a smile. Even in the most challenging environments (from Mexican border towns to the wilds of Northern Maine) Alex's mission is to bring the beauty of narrative cinematography to the world of verite documentary.
Wes has been working in every aspect of film production since he was 16 and growing up on the coast of Maine (where he hauled lobster traps between gigs..a useful skill on any team). Wes has worked with Hyperion Pictures as a cinematographer, film editor and script editor for Tom Wilhite, former head of production at Walt Disney. At T&F he keeps the laughs going and makes the ends meet, from production to post.
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.
The T&F Extended Family
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.
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.
Megan is a radio producer based in her closet in Portland, Maine. Before graduating from Western Kentucky University with a degree in photojournalism in 2014 she worked alongside WNYC’s Radiolab, The Minneapolis Star Tribune, Timber & Frame Media, and The Chautauquan Daily. As a radio host and producer she has been recognized by BuzzFeed, The Huffington Post, The AV Club, Medium & The Guardian.
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.
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.
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.