The Story Is

Our Story

We are a full-service Cleveland Video Production & Brand Services Company. We are a team of creatives, dreamers, and people person who get wildly excited about the intersection of artistry, intent, and a story well told.

We understand how frustrating it is to cut through the noise to connect with an audience. Many businesses know they need digital content to drive growth, but choosing the right Cleveland video production company can feel overwhelming.

At The Story Is, we pride ourselves on always putting the clients’ brand before our own. We know your brand isn’t just another line-item. It’s the sum of your relationship with customers. We’re committed to helping you grow those relationships.

We use our proven story method along with targeted marketing to clarify your message. From there, we use the best video production team in The Land to create content to connect with your audience and grow your brand.

We specialize in commercial, narrative, and documentary work. We’ve been fortunate to work with a wide variety of clients telling a myriad of stories in numerous ways. We love taking a project from concept to completion.

In today’s fast-paced world, for a story to connect with an audience it must be authentic, have clear direction, and be well told.


What We Do

Create The Story

Creative Development & Strategy

Not sure where to start when it comes to achieving your video marketing goals?

We'll break out the coffee & whiteboard markers to craft a strategy and develop creative to meet your needs.

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Capture The Story

Video Production

Have your video marketing strategy & creative locked down but need a top-notch video production team?


We've been a premier Cleveland Video Production company since 2013. We have the skills to get the job done.

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Share The Story

Distribution & Media Buying

Need help when it comes to distribution and placement?


Our strategic partnerships enable us to help you get your content in front of the best audience at the best time for the best results.

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Our Team

Cleveland Video Production Director

Immanuel Mullen


Immanuel is a director with more than a decade of experience in the commercial film industry and is a well known face in the Cleveland video production scene. After achieving a successful career as a graphic designer and working with brands like Pepsi, Saucony, Target, and BiC, he fell in love with the potential of storytelling through video.

Armed with passion and a camera, he pivoted his career to pursue visual storytelling and found incredible success. Ten years later, Immanuel has worked with national and local brands to tell stories that make people feel, act, and remember a brand.

Immanuel leverages his love for branding and marketing to craft client stories that heighten their brand rather than detracting or competing against it. His approach to filmmaking is to make sure every creative decision serves the story, and the story serves the ultimate brand goal.

Stephanie Mullen


A Cleveland native, Stephanie thrives on seeing an idea come to life. From a seed in the mind to a living creation on screen, she guides all the moving parts of a production to bring it into reality. She loves the community and collaboration that is inherent in every successful production.

For the past 10 years she’s worked on a wide range of projects including films, TV shows, commercial and corporate projects, and documentaries. She has a special passion for travel and deep love for documentaries that tell real world stories in an inspiring way.


Paul Grodell


Paul has rewritten rewrote this paragraph nine twelve times. Is it narcissism? Possibly. He's also obsessed with words and how they communicate.

Paul has over ten years of experience in solving communications problems for organizations. As a Creative Director, his keen insight into how people best receive information has enabled him to help brands grow by utilizing precise, succinct communication methods.

Paul’s first passion is writing. He once wrote a perfect sentence and deleted it soon after. He can’t remember exactly how it was structured. This memory often haunts him at night. And this is the end of his bio that he wrote in the third-person.

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Nathan McLaughlin


Nathan has a beard. A big beard. The kind of beard you tell your friends about after meeting him for the first time.

Nathan is also skilled. Very skilled. He has the type of skills you tell your father about that cause your father to wonder where he went wrong in raising you.

Nathan is also nice. Very nice. The type of nice that makes your mother curious about the books his mother read to raise such an upstanding human being capable of inspiring another human being to write three paragraphs about said human being.


Josiah Mullen


Josiah has never met a stranger nor found it difficult to express himself. He's a soccer aficionado who loves people and is passionate about helping brands achieve their marketing success from start to finish.

Josiah began his professional career in sales and business development
after earning his BA in communications. With over 15 years of sales
experience in diverse industries, his passion for providing excellent service and resources for his customers has only grown stronger. When you give Josiah a call, you’ve got a friend and an ally.