Phil Cooke co-founded Cooke Pictures in 1991. He's produced and directed film and television programming in more than fifty countries, and has been influential in shaping the stories of some of the most successful nonprofit and ministry organizations of our time. He's been called "the only working producer in Hollywood with a Ph.D. in Theology," and "One of the most innovative communicators of our generation."
Founding partner & Vice President at Cooke Pictures, Kathleen is an award-winning actress who casts our media projects & is a key creative leader. She's a national speaker and adjunct professor focusing on developing entertainment internship programs for various universities. She's on the advisory board for the Hollywood Prayer Network & is the director for the West Coast/Hollywood chapter of Christian Women In Media Association.
With more than two decades in media, Dan Wathen has worked with many of today's largest churches, ministries, nonprofits and production companies with a particular expertise in large, multi-camera television events. Dan specializes in working with a wide range of teams helping them connect better with their audience. Every organization and company has a story to tell, and making that story clear is essential. Dan speaks to groups challenging them to be uniquely creative when producing content.
Dawn has a passion for helping our clients reach people more effectively. Along with Aspire One - a branding firm she co-founded almost 20 years ago, she's the lead brand strategist for Cooke Pictures. She speaks at conferences nationwide, guest lectured at the University of Chicago's graduate school of business and is considered one of the leading experts on branding and marketing for nonprofits.
Brad’s work has spanned the gamut of media projects, from producing a feature film which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival, to productions for Fortune 50 companies like Verizon and TV shows for producers like The Jim Henson Company. But his real passion lies in non-fiction filmmaking. In the past two years Brad has worked on five continents where his deep expertise in creative development, emotional storytelling, and directing for volatile situations have been put to the test.
Wendy joined Cooke Pictures after working for a major digital influencer with a combined 14M+ social network audience. With Cooke Pictures, Wendy is helping our clients develop social media strategies that tell their stories effectively. Wendy's vision is to leverage her experience in the digital space to help churches, ministries, and non-profits create strategies that are relevant to how the digital generation interact and connect, thus providing the best opportunity for reach an audience.
There are plenty of people who can produce media content. It seems like every organization in the world has an employee with iMovie or Final Cut Pro on their computer. And the truth is, many of these presentations can look pretty darn creative.
But the truth is, you don’t need another video.
You need a creative tool that moves your audience to action.
Cooke Pictures specializes in producing media that inspires faith, confronts social issues, and creates emotion. It’s as simple as that. If you want to share information, then print a brochure. But if you want to inspire and motivate your audience, then a documentary, television special, short film, feature, or video presentation will make the kind of impact that can change people’s lives.
The Bottom Line? Our projects get results.