15Four Integrated Media
February 08, 2009
15Four is a film company that works with businesses and schools to create short films for the web that effectively bring out their message.
"Much of our work doesn't call on us to be in a specifically Christian setting, and we're not commissioned [by our clients] to tell a Gospel story. However, in every situation we look for the truth of God based on what we know about His world from His Word. We then try to tell the truth in every story we're given, tap into real human longings and desires we know are there because of what we know about people in God's redemptive history.
"This month we'll be in Atlanta, filming a continuing story about a Burmese family which has been resettled there by World Relief. World Relief does a lot of refugee resettlement, working closely with local churches to provide communities for families from the moment they arrive. We've had the privilege of telling the stories of several of these families.
"Our business has grown to include Washington, D.C. and we're developing relationships with a couple of PR firms down there. As media has shifted dramatically toward[s] the web, we're trying to help organizations of all shapes and sizes convert their stories into short films for the web, not unlike what we did at WTS.
"Currently I'm working to develop new relationships to grow our business, employ more people, and work in bigger markets. As one of two owners, my responsibilities lie here as well as in the creative oversight of all our projects. Kurt Dutra, my business partner, is in charge of production and supervises our four employees. Kurt is the real film maker among the two of us, responsible for the superb quality standard we've been able to establish in all our work. He and I are very different, but sharpen each other as a result. I'm very thankful to God for our long collaboration."