Our Work

We've produced hundreds of creative projects over the years. Here are just a few examples of recent work, and client case studies below.

 

STRIVE

We partnered with Matt Fradd, author and host of Pints with Aquinas, to create a powerful series that would help men break free from addiction to pornography.

Lives were changed, families were healed, and many men were set free from the grips of their addiction.

To date nearly 50,000 men have taken the STRIVE challenge and it is now in the hands of Covenant Eyes.

 

RISE

RISE is a 30-day challenge that has been transformative in the lives of tens of thousands of men. We partnered with Chris Stefanick and Bill Donaghy to create an innovative, hands-on experience that had never existed before.

Through practical daily videos, challenges, and gripping short films, men are given a plan to be better sons, brothers, spouses, and fathers. 

The feedback has been off-the-charts, with men turning their hearts back to what matters, their families and their faith.

 

Client: Net Nanny

Net Nanny Software, rated #1 by Tom's Guide, has protected home computers and mobile devices for decades.  They approached Cardinal because they needed a series of videos that showed the power of their filtering system and capabilities of a new branded app.

We worked with their in-house marketing team to create a series of 15 app highlight, onboarding, and training videos for end-users, along with an additional series of 25 videos that were designed to help parents understand the pros and cons of various mobile apps in the marketplace. (Sample below)

The work included: sourcing talent, script-writing, location scouting, full-on production, and post-production including extensive motion graphics work.

“Cardinal has consistently exceeded our expectations across several multimedia projects... I couldn't recommend them more highly.”

—Dave Savage, founder Content Watch, the makers of Net Nanny

Here is a sample of the app review videos, designed to help parents understand what's on their kids' phones:

 

Client: Red Bird

Red Bird Ministries is a non-profit that guides individuals and couples through the complexity and trauma that happens after the loss of a child. Their challenge for Cardinal was how to bring order to their mission and present their important work for development and funding efforts. This included the dramatic filming of the story of a couple who suffered the loss of a child and found healing through Red Bird.

We worked with their board to shape an overall strategy and a business model which included a multimedia case for support featuring the couple’s powerful case study.

In addition to other funding successes, recently they were awarded a $100,000 prize beating 600 other submissions in a competitive grant process.

The project included scripting, storyboarding, on-location filming including aerial (drone) footage, and extensive post-production work.

“Exceptional...impactful...We highly recommend Cardinal Studios.”

—Kelly Breaux, founder of Red Bird

 

Client: Mercedarian Sisters

The Mercedarians, a vibrant order of religious sisters that was founded in Mexico and has spread internationally, contacted us to help tell their story in order to drive awareness, increase donations, and promote their charism to young women discerning religious life.

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The project included scripting, storyboarding, on-location filming including aerial (drone) footage, and extensive post-production work.
We worked with the sisters and their advisors to craft an emotionally gripping “Who we are” video to show the beauty and impact of the order, as well as a full 4-part docuseries on the life of the mother foundress, Maria del Refugio.

The footage was also used to revamp their web presence and has already borne much fruit for the sisters.

“Cardinal Studios... is a team of highly gifted professionals that truly made our mission and vision their own. They captured who we are in ways we could have only dreamed of... We can’t wait to have another reason to work with them again! ”

—Sr. Tonia, Mercedarian

 

Client: Joyful Ever After

Damon & Melanie Owens have spent decades helping engaged and married couples get the most out of their marriages. When they decided to found a new organization, Joyful Ever After, they approached Cardinal for strategic planning and product consultation.

Soon, COVID hit and they knew they needed to reach couples online. Using our experience in online product sales and distribution, we worked with them to craft an online summit that, within 6 weeks, drew 39,000 couples, grew a branded Facebook group to 25,000 members, and brought in sales of over $350,000.

“Out-of-the-park, fantastic work... We couldn't be happier."

—Damon Owens, Joyful Ever After

 

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