Real. Moving. Stories.
Stop interrupting
and start connecting
Capture passion
to reveal purpose
Touch hearts
to move minds
Celebrate good
to inspire more

We’re an Emmy & James Beard Award-winning storytelling studio that crafts character-driven narratives for film, television and branded entertainment.


Story Discovery & Content Planning

Content Strategy & Planning
Story Discovery
Casting (Real People)

The first step in creating engaging visual content is unearthing compelling stories that reveal a central credo or belief statement. We take great care in casting real people with whom your audience will identify, yet whose story will inspire them to act. Our proven methodology ensures no great story will go uncovered.

“The Credo Nonfiction team took an initial kernel of an idea and turned it into a beautiful six-part web series that has earned more than 17 million views and given a story-driven voice to our Facebook Watch presence. They found amazing stories and subjects across the country that fit our concept and pulled together a masterful production plan on an aggressive timeline.”

– Charlie Garlock, Producer @ Food Network

Content Creation & Production

Brand Films & Original Series (Features, Shorts, Episodic)
Brand Journalism (Feature Stories & Case Studies)

From feature length films to 60-second web videos, photo journalism to podcasts – we capture stories that feel intimate, authentic and inspiring. Our decade of experience working with real people makes our subjects feel at ease, while the conversations and visual content we capture immerses your audience into their world. Deliverables often include video content optimized across social platforms, journalistic-style photography, written case studies and episodic podcasts.

“They were true professionals: from pre-production where they worked out the logistics so we could get to four different locations on budget, to getting stories that were honest and heartfelt out of our principal characters in their own environments, to creating magic in the finished video content through their inspired editing and music selections.”

– Rick Gibson, Creative Director @ Allianz

Storytelling Keynotes & Workshops

Purpose & Mission Workshops (Leadership Teams)
Storytelling Workshops (Communications & Sales Teams)
Storytelling Keynotes (National Meetings)

Drawing on the inspirational themes of our James Beard Award winning feature film THE STARFISH THROWERS, we’ve designed a keynote presentation and interactive workshops that help brands define and reveal their core purpose by highlighting real-life stories that touch the brand.

We’ve also recently developed workshops that helps brand communicators adopt journalistic practices in their content creation, allowing them to create content that feels more like journalism than marketing or advertising.

“I highly recommend this workshop to any leader who is looking to develop, engage and motivate his/her team. Jesse and Jen use storytelling to help attendees envision how to overcome challenges and inspire change. The workshop is truly impactful and the creative approach is refreshing, effective and fun!”

– Amy von Walter, VP Communications & Public Affairs @ Best Buy

Who We Are

Credo Nonfiction is an Emmy and James Beard Award-winning content studio that creates influential visual and audio stories for brands, causes and content platforms. We collaborate with cause marketing, public relations and communications professionals to craft content that reveals purpose with passion. Because we approach each project with a journalistic mindset, the content we produce has little in common with traditional advertising—but often feels similar to what you might find in your favorite digital magazine or Netflix queue.


Get in touch


5749 Nicollet Ave
Minneapolis, Minnesota 55419

Contact Us