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Powerful video storytelling for purpose-driven organizations

We’re storytellers and filmmakers serving purpose-driven organizations with video production and story development solutions for their biggest challenges.

Based in Vancouver, BC, we work with an expertly curated roster of filmmakers and an outcome focused process for story and creative development that results in powerful stories that shifts perspectives, inspires action and sparks movements.

 

At Skillen & Co., we care about a few things strongly:

Values, purpose and focusing on your mission is priority number one, and all of your communication, marketing and storytelling should align with those values.

We believe you need to guide the heart to move the mind. Emotion is the gateway to action.
Story is the best means of moving people and swaying their decisions.

Telling the right story, in the right way, can shift perspectives, inspire action, and spark movements.

PORTFOLIO

Our Stories

DOCUMENTARY, PSA

BC Athletic Commission: Dangers of Dehydration

DOCUMENTARY

Roots of Indigenous Strength & Entrepreneurship

RISE Documentary

PROMO, BRAND STORY

VeloMetro Mobility

Veemo Promo

POLITICAL, LIVESTREAM

BC NDP

BCNDP

CASE STUDY & TESTIMONIALS

Soulpepper

Soulpepper Testimonial - Indochino

EVENT VIDEO

Big Brothers Golf Classic

Big Brothers Golf Classic

DOCUMENTARY

Emily Carr University of Art + Design: Ron Burnett

Emily Carr University of Art + Design - Ron Burnett

DOCUMENTARY

CAI Capital Partners

CAI Capital Partners

PORTFOLIO

CLIENTS

BC Government

British Columbia Provincial Government

YMCA of Greater Vancouver

YMCA of Greater Vancouver

CBC Music

CBC Music

BC Athletic Commission

BC Athletic Commission

BC NDP

BC NDP

Big Brothers of Greater Vancouver

Big Brothers of Greater Vancouver

CAI Capital Partners

CAI Capital Partners

Doctors of BC

Doctors of BC

Emily Carr University of Art + Design

Emily Carr University of Art + Design

Exit Strategies

Exit Strategies

FASD Forever

FASD Forever

Indigenous Community Leadership And Development

Indigenous Community Leadership And Development

iFinance Canada

iFinance Canada

Joiiin

Joiiin

Perkins + Will

Perkins + Will

Pete Fry

Pete Fry

Pinnacle Pursuits

Pinnacle Pursuits

Soulpepper

Soulpepper

Vancouver Hairdressing Academy

Vancouver Hairdressing Academy

VeloMetro Mobility

VeloMetro Mobility

BC Housing

BC Housing

Canada Border Services Agency

Canada Border Services Agency

SERVICES

OUR SOLUTIONS

Creative Development & Video Storytelling

Story Finding & Creative Development

The most important piece of a video is the story and message. Enlist our collective experience as entrepreneurs, marketers and storytellers to discover and develop the creative and strategy for your videos. We focus on specific, measurable goals and a defined audience to create the impact you’re looking for.

Full Production

Full production

Idea to Audience – our turnkey video production takes a holistic, results based approach to ensure your investment captivates your audience and drives you to measurable results.

Production Services

Production Services

(producing, crew, equipment)

For producers, production companies, agencies and in-house production teams: Do you have the vision already and looking for a proven team that can execute? We manage nimble, fast moving production and post-production teams for your project, specializing on documentary, factual TV and unscripted commercial and brand projects.

Equipment List – additional equipment sourced from our crew and production partners

Please inquire for ratesheet, specific expertise, crew and dates

“The results of Nathan’s video production helped increase the conversion of our sales page from 1.8% to 2.4% – this was HUGE for us. Our video engagement rate has settled at 48% which is above the industry average for sales video’s. This resulted in 10’s of 1000’s of dollars of additional revenue while spending even less on advertising. For the first time in a fiscal year we had sold out EVERY workshop we produced in 2012. Many students complimented the SMD video as being “really well done” in translating the value of our program.”

Matt Astifan, Web Friendly

“I’ve had the pleasure of working with Nathan on several video projects for Big Brothers of Greater Vancouver. He’s always on time, professional and very relaxing to work with. He takes the time to listen and understand any requests you might have during the filming. The end result of the video turns out to be just the way we envisioned it because of his attention to detail and his natural ability to capture the right moments on camera. It’s also amazing how quick and efficient he is when providing us with the finished product. I would not hesitate to recommend Nathan to anyone looking for a top quality video production.”

Stephanie Tolentino, Big Brothers of Greater Vancouver

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We came to Nathan with a quickly approaching deadline for a video we needed to help with our upcoming investment round and launch into the market. Nathan was collaborative and helped make the whole process a breeze, and adapted well to hiccups that were encountered during the filming. He brought his expertise to the table and recommended a set of two videos that best suited our goals for the project. We are very happy with the work Nathan did for us from start to finish and wholeheartedly recommend him.”

Kody Baker, PEng, MBA, VeloMetro Mobility Inc.

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I would highly recommend Nathan. He is professional, personable, talented and easy to work with. He does what he says he will do, when he says he will do it. If you are looking for high quality video work, he is your man!

Sean Jimenez, soulpepper

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"Overall the services provided by Mr. Skillen were excellent. In short Mr. Skillen was extremely professional, skilled and his final product not only satisfied our needs but has been met with some acclaim."

Wayne Willows, BC Athletic Commissioner

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ABOUT US

OUR TEAM

BCAC Dehydration Behind the ScenesRISE Behind the Scenes

Lean production & handpicked talent

Skillen & Co. is lead by filmmaker Nathan Skillen. We handpick a select team for every project, ensuring you get the best fit of talent and value from every production.

A sample of our handpicked roster:

Nathan Skillen

Producer / Director

Gordon Skillen

Account Manager / Business Development

Jonathan Krauth

Cinematographer

Alex Shamku

Sound / Field Recordist

David Daoud

Sound / Field Recordist

Adam Johnson

Post-Sound Mixer / Designer

Stuart Mackay-Smith

Editor / Animator

James Gill

Cinematographer

Anthony Chopin

Camera / Shooter

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