The Campaign for Excellence & Access

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We worked with Western Reserve Academy to craft a compelling video component to support their ongoing Campaign for Excellence and Access. Structured around the main pillars of the campaign, the video follows a day-in-the-life at the school and is driven by compelling interviews with students, faculty, and alumni.


Director – Immanuel Mullen
Producer – Olivia Otten
Director of Photography – Kevin Coyne
1st Assistant Camera – Mike Bacanu
Gaffer – Kieth Nickoson
Key Grip – Thomas Semple
Audio Engineer(s) – Michael Carrisimi,  Nate McLaughlin
Editor – Immanuel Mullen and Stephanie Mullen
Grading – Immanuel Mullen

Our goal was to create a short film to support the launch of Western Reserve Academy's most ambitious fundraising campaign ever. The team from The Story is created a piece that beautifully portrayed our campus and presented the inspiring perspectives of our students, faculty and alumni in a way that resonated deeply with everyone in our community. The film has been shown on our campus, across the country at alumni events and it has been seen in 15 countries outside the United States. The feedback has been inspiring.

Mark LaFontaineAssistant Head of School for Advancement