Who We Are
It’s hard to find a video company that excels through the entire process – creative ideas that capture the heart of what you do, strong filming and production, the marketing know-how to get results, and the project management skills to get the job done on time and on budget.
But that’s exactly what our team can do for you. We have been in the video industry for 17 years, and we have a proven process that digs deep to find your brand’s stories – stories that engage your audience and show the world that you’re a leader in your field.
We pride ourselves on strong communication and professionalism, and deliver a finished product that will engage, entertain, and inspire your audience to become your biggest fans.
We have a proven process to find your brand story, and deliver an amazing video that fits your vision and purpose. We’ll communicate with you every step of the way and handle all the details. Here’s what you can expect:
Step 1: Discovery
BOOK A FREE 20-MINUTE DISCOVERY CALL
Step 2: Plan
BUILD A STRATEGY THAT'S CRAFTED IN LINE WITH YOUR VISION AND BRAND.
Step 3: Production
WE PRODUCE A VIDEO THAT GROWS YOUR AUDIENCE, AND MOVES THEM TO ACTION.
Step 4: Distribution
GET MAXIMUM EXPOSURE AND ENGAGEMENT WITH YOUR VIDEO CAMPAIGN IN EVERY PLACE THAT YOUR AUDIENCE CAN ENGAGE WITH IT.
Step 5: Celebration
WATCH YOUR CUSTOMER BASE GROW WHILE WE EXCHANGE HIGH-FIVES!
At Tell Studios, our mission is to help businesses connect with their audience in a meaningful way, and inspire others with their message.
We believe the best way to inspire, capture attention, and motivate audiences is through story. So we tell the stories of the people behind the brand, the customers, and who the customers could be.
We consider our business a success when we’re able to capture the story and heart of your brand, and share what your brand is doing to change the world.
Don’t take yourself too seriously
Have fun. Period.
Celebrate and encourage others
Be fully engaged
Pursue growth opportunities for you and the company
Treat others the way you want to be treated
Seek to know what is good and do it
Director of Production
Grant graduated from Specs Howard School of Media Arts. He is happily married and has 5 beautiful children. Besides being a husband and father, Grant enjoys playing and watching sports, drinking coffee, building things, running, and eating. A lot of eating. His dream job is to create inspiring video content with people he loves at a place he loves going to. Sounds like he is already living out his dream!
Fun Fact: Grant loves to sing! He sang bass II in the “Rochester College A Cappella Chorus” and did vocal percussion (beat-boxing) in a small vocal ensemble called “Autumn” in college. He is now part of the “Rochester College Alumni Chorus”.
Filmmaker + Story Guide
Zac graduated from Oakland University with a BFA in Theater, and has leveraged that degree to explore every nook and cranny of the production world, especially film. He has a loving wife, a playful puppy, a snuggly cat, and if we’re being honest – he’s really just out here living his best life. Zac enjoys writing music, playing video games, and binging Netflix in his free time (but who doesn’t?) He co-hosts several podcasts, and loves the world of media creation as a whole.
Fun Fact: Zac did cartoon voice over in sunny Los Angeles for a year, and got to train with VO legends such as Daran Norris (Fairly Odd Parents), Phil Lamarr(Samurai Jack), and Charlie Adler (Rocko’s Modern Life).
Senior Project Manager
Mike graduated from Baker College with an Associates in Graphic Design and has since worked in a variety of industries from automotive to the medical device industry, all along relentlessly pursuing more creative work on the side as a freelance filmmaker. He has been married to his amazing wife for 12 years and has two incredible daughters who keep him on his toes.
Mike enjoys family movie nights, travel and adventure, mountain biking, hiking and any other activity that gets a camera in his hands.
Fun Fact: In addition to his passion for the world of photo and video, Mike is also a bit of a coffee fanatic. Oh yeah, and he likes to cook too!
Founder + Chief Strategy Guide
With over 17 years as a documentary filmmaker and entrepreneur, Ryan LOVES building partnerships with clients and telling authentic stories that inspire action, highlight legacies, and help grow businesses. He’s a husband of 19 years (and his wife still loves him – seriously!), a proud dad of three kids (and their dog Koda). When not coming up with big ideas, you can usually find him laughing or enjoying a cup of coffee (hopefully not both at the same time).
Ryan also consults other video studios on how to build their business through a weekly podcast and digital courses.
Fun Facts: Dad jokes galore, killer Yoda impression, and Audible addict
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