Phil Collis, Creative Manager, Skoll Foundation
Kikim Media made a short film about our work in Africa. We were surprised just how powerfully they were able to tell the story in a brief amount of time. They described the ‘what we do and how we do it’ very quickly and clearly but surrounded that with evidence of our impact on the lives of individuals, larger communities, and global health. The film had humour, pathos and straight talking all in just eight minutes.
Andrea Coleman, Chief Executive Officer, Riders for Health
Kikim Media has been a remarkable partner in boldly telling Ceres' story of integrating sustainability into the economy. From a complex message, Michael and his team crafted an extraordinarily compelling illustration of how Ceres goes about changing the world. Mindy Lubber, President, Ceres
Kikim Media captured our story accurately and expertly. Their video became an invaluable tool for us, bolstering our outreach efforts and enabling us to promote our work in a compelling and honest way. Almost two years later, we still show the video proudly and receive compliments from supporters and clients.
Willy Foote, Founder and CEO, Root Capital
We have been extremely satisfied with Kikim Media as producers of the Astra Zeneca Nobel Medicine Initiative documentaries. Through all the stages of the production, from the formation of programme ideas to the final edits and animations, the team at Kikim have shown great diligence and care and have been excellent partners to work with. We greatly appreciate their talents as producers of high quality science programming.
Tamzen Isacsson, Head of Broadcast Media, Nobel Media
Our foundation is a small organization attempting to help a rare disease. We were looking for a way to communicate our message in a professional and meaningful way. Kikim Media went beyond our expectations in bringing the highest level of legitimacy to our charity. They pulled together a heartfelt message that helped connect our community at a very affordable cost.
Marc Guillet, Executive Director/President, A Foundation Building Strength
You introduced a new level of thinking, creativity and intelligence to the way we had been thinking about DVD features. The Deadwood pieces quickly became the reference point within the company - the whole company - for creating content about content that isn't promotional, self-serving, superficial, and insulting to the average viewer. The experience of working with you has been one of the proudest and most fulfilling of my recent years at HBO.
Cynthia Rhea, Senior Vice President, Marketing, HBO Video
The book trailer that Kikim Media created for From Seed to Skillet was by far one of the best produced and most beautiful trailers I have ever received from a production company. Kikim went above and beyond and really worked with me to get the right messaging and story across in the video. The trailer was also incredibly well received by viewers and did an amazing job of getting the word out about the book. I would hire Kikim again in a heart beat!
Christina Loff, Lifestyle Publicist, Chronicle Books
The video Kikim Media produced for us has been invaluable as a tool to raise awareness of our programs, to get people to attend our camps and to raise funds to support us. We have been overjoyed with its success. The staff at Kikim was wonderful to work with and they were incredibly sensitive to our community, while still conveying a powerful message about the life-changing services we offer at all our programs, not just our Family Camp program. From the early brainstorming about ideas and approaches, all the way to the end product, Kikim made sure we got what we needed and wanted.
Matts Wallin, Executive Director, Diabetic Youth Foundation
My co-author, Jimmy Williams, and I were impressed and gratified by the level of professionalism Kikim brought to our project. The producers came to the shoot with a comprehensive knowledge of our book, and an organized, intelligent plan for how to communicate its substance, look, tone and scope, all in the course of a 3-minute video. They were very clear in explaining what they wanted from us, and their focused interview questions brought out the best in us. Under rather difficult urban conditions (particularly, lots of ambient noise in a densely populated outdoor location), they captured our book's "story" in all its dimensions, in a short amount of time and in a way that made the process fun for all of us. But perhaps the most amazing part for Jimmy and me was to see the final product and to perceive how precisely it conveyed the flavor of our book and all its parts. We had been very nervous about the whole idea of this kind of video, especially since our book is an amalgam of different things--part garden book, part food book, part personal story. Kikim managed to convey all of this, and to do it in a way that made it feel immediate and alive. Quite a number of people have told us that after seeing the video, they just had to buy our book!
Susan Heeger, Author, From Seed to Skillet
I was surprised that so much could be said and shown in such a short time with so much clarity. Kikim Media did a really fantastic professional job.
Joe Madiath, Founder and Executive Director, Gram Vikas
Thank you again for this wonderful film. It is the best way to explain our work and to fundraise. You have captured the soul of Renascer!
Vera Cordeiro, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Saude Crianca Renascer
Working with Michael Schwarz to produce a film that is powerful and deep about the transformation process for students in YouthBuild was a wonderful experience in itself, and showing the film to people in every possible venue communicates the essence of what we do so much faster and better than I could in a much shorter time, leaving beautiful visual images. We have ordered 1,000 copies.
Dorothy Stoneman, Chief Executive Officer, YouthBuild USA
It has been a real pleasure working with Michael Schwarz and his team at Kikim during the production of a short, Skoll Foundation funded seven minute film to promote the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC), the world's leading marine eco-labelling and certification for sustainable wild capture fisheries. Over a shot but intensive on-location filming trip in the UK and USA Michael and his team managed to capture the essence of the MSC and to tell 'our story' in a very professional, compelling and accessible way. We are delighted with the result and have already used the film extensively around the world. The film has been met with tremendous enthusiasm and interest and I have no doubt, has already contributed to increasing understanding and support for the work we do. What amazed all of us was Kikim Media's ability to capture our story so clearly and so quickly.
Rupert Howes, Chief Executive, Marine Stewardship Council
Your combination of creativity and responsiveness to our special needs exceeded our expectations in every respect.
Mike Goldrich, Chief Operating Officer, International AIDS Vaccine Initiative
Kikim Media's video is a very effective education tool for health care providers. Their professionalism and expertise has resulted in a video with high prodution values that's a pleasure to watch--an important, and often overlooked, aspect of a training video. It has also been a pleasure to work with them and I would highly recommend them as a partner.
Karen Wayman, PhD, Director, Family Centered Care, Lucile Packard Children's Hospital at Stanford
Kikim Media was great to work with and delivered high quality, compelling work on time. As important, their creative work and messaging helped us increase our fund raising by 20% over the previous year.
Joe Fantuzzi, Communications Committee, Menlo Park-Atherton Educational Foundation
Kikim did an exceptional job telling the story of my client's relationship to his daughter. Any video that actually bring tears to the eyes of the opposing counsel, as theirs did, is worth its weight in gold.
Richard Critchlow, Attorney at Law
The Enneagram is a complicated system that normally takes years to learn. Kikim not only mastered its basic framework in very short order, but managed to produce an engaging and reasonably priced program that is unsurpassed as an introduction to the Enneagram. I can't think of a better way for a new student to get started.
Helen Palmer, author, The Enneagram