WE MAKE YOUR CONTENT RESONATE

MESSAGE + EMOTION + CINEMA

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"YOU CANNOT TEACH A MAN ANYTHING.
YOU CAN ONLY HELP HIM FIND IT WITHIN HIMSELF."

- Galileo

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EMOTION: HAPPY/SAD

Dear Larry is a COVID PSA.
Winner of
3 GOLD ADDYS and BEST OF SHOW at the KC AD Awards
2 GOLD and 1 SILVER REGIONAL ADDYS
2 SILVER NATIONAL ADDYS

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EMOTOIN: ASTONISHED

Hot Country Fan Art is a spot for Spotify.

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EMOTION: HELPLESS

Breathing Underwater is a compliance film to end all compliance films.

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EMOTION: SAFE

Covered is a suspenseful safety film.

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EMOTION: HOPE

America United is a segment for the Presidential Inauguration Parade.

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EMOTION: RESILIANCE

Burley Farmer is a short doc about the trials and tribulations of a 5th generation tobacco farmer.

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EMOTION: KANSAS IS NOT THAT BAD

OH MANHATTAN IS A TRAVEL VIDEO WITH OVER HALF A MIL VIEWS ON YOUTUBE

NEUROSCIENCE SHOWS STORY IS THE BEST VEHICLE FOR DELIVERING A MESSAGE THAT IMPACTS BEHAVIOR

HOW STORY CHANGES THE BRAIN

NEUROCHEMICAL EFFECT

A well told story activates neurochemicals responsible for memory and releases the “empathy” chemical - which influences actions and increases motivation.

THEORY OF MIND

The imaginary world serves as a proving ground for vital social skills, becoming a “flight simulator” for real life situations.

EMOTION vs LOGIC

"Neuroscience is proving that even when we think we are making decisions based on ‘logic’, we are often unconsciously being driven by our emotions." - Gartner

MIRROR NEURONS

Observing an action activates the same part of the brain that lights up when physically experiencing the action. Experience is the best teacher.

NARRATIVE TRANSPORT

Properly structured stories focus viewer attention and inextricably tie their emotions to the characters, which leads the viewer to internalize the story’s lessons.

BEHAVIOR <> CULTURE

"Stories are the most effective structure to share information, connect people emotionally to a cause and build commitment."   - Paul Zak, Neuroscientist

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“Because a well-told story wraps its telling around emotionally charged values,
its meaning becomes marked in our memory. These become matrices for future actions.”

- Robert Mckee

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 Writer/Producer BRYAN BELKNAP & Director/Producer MARC HAVENER share decades of film industry experience.

 

 

We're a boutique video company specializing in making audiences feel something.

 

After over a decade working in Hollywood in various roles (Pirates of the Caribbean, Wedding Crashers, Confessions of a Dangerous Mind, see the full list here) we started our own production company.

 

 

For 15 years, Resonate Pictures has been lovingly transforming a company's message into memorable narratives that invoke empathy and emotion. Our collaborators are hand picked to best suit the project's needs. We've had the privilege of working with Altria, Anheuser Bush, Oreo, M&Ms, Biden/Harris, NRG, Spotify, Subway and my Uncle Ben.

 

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“Memories are encoded most strongly when we are paying attention.
When we’re deeply engaged and when information is meaningful to us.”

- Catharine Young