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Client: JPII Life Center

The JPII Life Center is an organization that combines a pregnancy resource center along with a full-service OB-GYN Clinic. In 2022 we worked with them to produce A Glimpse Inside, a series designed for middle and high school students to help them see the gift of every life within the womb.

For 2023, we developed a Case for Support and series of videos to help them with their $10mm capital campaign, Building for Life. This included individual case studies of women who's lives have been changed by the organization. 

"Cardinal Studios brings together the highest level of professionalism, creative vision, and faithfulness... we could not have had better creative partners in Chris and his team. They provided expert guidance and were responsive to our feedback through the process of scripting, production, and post-production. Even after the completion of the project they have continued to provide us with insightful guidance and tech support. We heartily recommend working with Cardinal Studios!"

—Linda Ruf, CEO


Client: Avila Institute

Dan Burke, the founder of Avila Institute, wanted to capture Avila's very popular Into the Deep live program into a recorded series for online distribution. Our team has produced dozens of series like this over the past twenty years, and we were able to capture the excellent content, testimonials, as well as a series of marketing videos for Avila, all in just one day of filming. 

The response to the series has been tremendous and we are in the planning stages on a future program.

"I have worked with several video production companies. Until Cardinal Studios, I never used any of the others a second time. The Cardinal team was easy to work with, professional, and always delivered what they promised. I plan on using them for our next project and recommend them without reservation."

—Dan Burke, Founder


Cardinal Original: STRIVE

For this Cardinal orginal production, we partnered with Matt Fradd, author and host of Pints with Aquinas, to create a powerful series that would help men break free from their 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 being managed by Covenant Eyes.


Client: Witness to Love

Witness to Love helps engaged and newly married couples get the formation and build the relationships they need to have strong and lasting marriages. 

We worked closely with their team to produce a wide-range of video assets including an organizational "vision" video, an English & Spanish video-based marriage prep series, and multiple training and marketing videos. 

The organization has grown rapidly and is now in over 60 dioceses across the country, serving tens of thousands of couples.

"Cardinal is dependable, creative, and an incredible mastermind on any team."

—Ryan & Mary-Rose Verret, Founders


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.

“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.

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


Cardinal Original: RISE

RISE, a Cardinal original production, 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 profound, with thousands of men turning their hearts back to what matters: their families and their faith. RISE is now in the hands of Real Life Catholic.


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 video-based summit that, within 6 weeks, drew 39,000 couples, grew a branded Facebook group to 25,000 members, and was a huge financial success.

“Out-of-the-park, fantastic work... We couldn't be happier. Cardinal's creativity helped us dream big. Their expertise weaved beauty and precision throughout the project."

—Damon Owens, Joyful Ever After


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. 

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 of Content Watch, the makers of Net Nanny


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