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Our mission is to accelerate yours

You have a story that needs to be told. An audience to reach, and a mission to accomplish. We’re here to help. 

Our team is a collection of experienced professionals with deep expertise in media production, consulting, and communications strategy. This combined approach allows us understand your goals and provide the best tools to accomplish them. Whether it’s defining your brand and identity, developing a strategy for making an impact in today’s culture, or creating media to tell that story, we’ve got your back. We specialize in creating media that inspires faith, confronts social issues, and stirs people’s hearts.

We’ll help you make the kind of impact that can change people’s lives and move your audience to action.

Team

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Phil Cooke
Co-Founder & President

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.”

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Kathleen Cooke
Co-Founder & Vice President

Founding partner & Vice President at Cooke Pictures, Kathleen is an award-winning actress and 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 and a National Board Member of The Salvation Army.

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Dan Wathen
Executive Producer

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.

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Dawn Nicole Baldwin
Lead Brand Strategist

For over 20 years, Dawn has worked with ministries of all shapes and sizes to help them tell their stories more effectively. As lead brand strategist at Cooke Pictures, she’s always on the go as a coach, consultant, and sought-after speaker. She has a passion for helping people identify their unique voices and mapping out a plan to get their messages heard. Fun facts: She led Visual Communications on staff at Willow Creek Community Church, and was on the advertising team for Big Idea Productions (Creators of VeggieTales)

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Brad Knull
Producer & Director

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.

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Wendy Wong
Digital Strategist & Project Manager

Wendy joined Cooke Pictures after working for a major digital influencer with a combined 16.5M+ 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.