We produce commercials, promotional campaigns, and documentary shorts.
Team Rubicon - Define Your Purpose
We all have a purpose. Sometimes it’s helping communities recover after a wildfire, sometimes it’s lending a strong shoulder for others to lean on. Over 24,000 veterans and first responders have found a new purpose through continued service in Team Rubicon. This video premiered at Team Rubicon's 2014 Los Angeles fundraiser.
The Story of Team Rubicon
The story of Team Rubicon was written by a team of eight who travelled to Haiti to provide aid immediately after the 2010 earthquake. Today that story is continued through the service of over 16,000 strong. The phrase "burn the boat" refers to the general, who upon landing on the enemy's shore, orders his men to burn the boats so that there is no path other than forward toward victory. From Joplin to the Philippines to Rockaway Beach we've crossed the Rubicon. Now, we burn the boat.
Malcolm: A Story of Redemption
Malcolm escaped the gangs of Los Angeles by joining the Navy. When some demons caught up to him, he entered a long period of darkness and homelessness... until US Vets entered the picture. This is a short version of Malcolm's story produced for the Home Depot Foundation, in support of their partner US Vets.
Team Rubicon PSA 2018
The latest PSA was centered around the new Team Rubicon tagline "Built to Serve". We wanted to incorporate the message of our veterans as a resource and our communities as resilient. As always we avoid the dramatic narrative of a broken community and broken veteran. Sam Elliot, legend of "Lonesome Dove" and "Road House" (among other favorites), generously lent his silky smooth bass to the script written by Kirk Jackson of Going Home Pictures. Airing on HISTORY and various cable networks.
Airborne Wireless Network - Commercial #4
Airborne Wireless Network came back to us ready to tell a story. We wrote, produced, shot, and edited this piece - a four week process from script approval to first airing. 1 of 2 spots in this series.
Airborne Wireless Network - Commercial #5
Airborne Wireless Network came back to us ready to tell a story. We wrote, produced, shot, and edited this piece - a four week process from script approval to first airing. 2 of 2 spots in this series.
Change Your Narrative
JJ Selvig was looking to serve again. He just didn't know it, yet. Then he found Team Rubicon, and he found himself again. Watch as JJ walks us along his road of loss and rediscovery, of action and purpose.
I used archival footage I shot of JJ over three deployments and interviewed him to compile a script.
Team Rubicon - A Sandy Story
Retired FDNY Lieutenant Kevin Callaghan asked Team Rubicon to help him with his pride and joy, a small beach house on Broad Channel Island across Jamaica Bay from Rockaway Beach. His house 15' above the ground took on 3' of oily water and debris, and his neighbor's deck was lifted up by the storm surge and precariously placed on his deck causing it to begin to buckle. It turned out to be a dirty, but pleasant excursion for a small group of TR volunteers on Veterans Day.
Airborne Wireless Network - spot 3
The startup Airborne Wireless Network outfits aircraft to act as a web of satellites in connectivity. Though successfully tested, this breakthrough technology is still in development. With a tight turnaround AWN needed three spots to run on Fox Business, CNBC, and other outlets to showcase the capabilities of their industry-changing technology
New Orleans Tornado Response - Team Depot
Team Rubicon setup a five week response operation for the New Orleans East community struck by an EF-3 tornado. Team Depot joined in for a day of service. This is that story as told by the regional manager for Home Depot.
This second video for Chateau Vert documents highlights from the first few days of last summer's apprenticeship pilot program at the chateau in Le Blanc, France. The youth participants provide reflections in this short documentary-style piece.
Chateau Vert is a 501(c)3 non-profit study-abroad trade apprenticeship program dedicated to helping 'emancipated' foster children ages 18 - 24 receive the attention, mentoring, education and support they desperately need to successfully transition into adulthood. At the 17th century French chateau, our foster kids are taught back-to-basics life and marketable skills. Our mission and vision is to prepare these vulnerable young adults for better paying, long term jobs and to see them build character with qualities such as confidence, patience, problem-solving abilities, teamwork, discipline and the pursuit of excellence.
Your Disaster Response Team
Disaster strike. It's a fact of life. The veteran and first responder volunteers of Team Rubicon stand with the communities affected by these disasters, large and small, to respond in a time of need and help get them back on the road toward recovery. This video was produced for Veterans Day 2015 and premiered at our LA Fundraiser on November 10th. The intention with this piece is to promote the Team Rubicon name as being synonymous with disaster response. HISTORY Channel requested we edit a :30 sec PSA version that has been running during primetime slots.
Team Rubicon - Veterans Day 2012
This is a testimonial from Team Rubicon volunteer Harry Golden, a veteran of the Navy and National Guard. Harry's story is one of heartbreak and triumph. It's why Team Rubicon is here.
Jungle Remedy - documentary teaser
Belizean bush doctor Harry Guy, Sr. treats HIV, cancer, diabetes, infertility and just about anything else you can name. He is known throughout Belize for his successful treatments, however, there is no hard scientific data to validate any of it.
Jungle Remedy is the story of a bush doctor whose secrets and remedies may well stay hidden from society. It ventures into Mr. Guy's backyard kitchen stocked with tropical bark, leaves, and roots as he simmers and brews his ancient elixirs. Jungle Remedy is a story of these treatments created in a world where such things could possibly exist, a world that has not yet fully succumbed to a dependence upon Western medicine. JungleRemedy.com
This Was 2013
In 2013, Team Rubicon showed incredible growth, engaging more veterans through disaster relief and lending a hand to communities tested by Mother Nature. In total, members of Team Rubicon deployed on 19 operations, including our largest international mission to date, and took part in dozens of service projects across the country. Set to the sound of some dirty blues, here's a video highlighting our five largest operations of the year.
The New VMAX Motorcycle - excerpt
Going Home Pictures was given the responsibility to write, direct, shoot & edit the promotional documentary of the complex development of Yamaha’s New VMAX motorcycle. Kirk was given unparalleled access to the engineering and design process behind closed doors at the Yamaha facilities in Japan. Going Home Pictures worked closely with the marketing reps at Japan’s Mode2 and Dentsu, as well as with the president and head marketing reps of Star Motorcyles here in the United States.
The end result is an exciting and informative piece unveiling the much anticipated New VMAX. Above is a 4 minute excerpt from the eventual 19 minute video.
Accordion Sisters - teaser
Aleah and Joane Nahue are students of the accordion. Every Saturday, summer weekday and Jewish holiday they are outside their mother's office in downtown Los Angeles practicing their accordion and possibly making a buck or two on the side.
The Accordion Sisters (working title) is a simple, endearing story of two charming sisters who practice an unconventional instrument while staying true to themselves and their mother's wishes in a conventional world.
Team Rubicon - Rockaway Homeowners
Some very gracious Rockaway Beach homeowners shared their post-Hurricane Sandy experiences with Team Rubicon. Team Rubicon wouldn't exist without their trust and willingness to let our volunteers into their homes. We thank them for sharing during such a tumultuous time.
This Memorial Day - 2013
On Memorial Day, we pause to remember what this day signifies: a time to commemorate those who paid the ultimate sacrifice in service to this country and those veterans lost here at home. This year the volunteers of Team Rubicon choose to honor their fallen brothers and sisters by serving the people of Moore, OK in their time of need.
Team Rubicon - Chase American Giving Awards
Chase bank hosted the 2013 American Giving Awards, and Team Rubicon was nominated. This typography video was a motivational piece to fire up the fans of Team Rubicon to vote in an effort to win $1,000,000 for the nonprofit organization.
Going Home Pictures - Typography Promo
This piece includes our original GHP typography promo, but it is followed by an additional piece including some more info, online video statistics, and client remarks.
This one also includes an original score.
Team Rubisongs - Volume 1
Team Rubicon loves April Fool’s Day. Supporters came to expect some humorous play on the organization’s name. In 2016, we went back to the early-90’s with Team Rubisongs. Shot in about 45 minutes and compiled the next day, this piece is a cult favorite among Team Rubicon die-hards.
This Was 2015
Team Rubicon's members and donors like to be fired up, and they expect to see results. In the same vein opened by the This Was 2013 video, This Was 2015 game a summation of the incredible year. Team Rubicon deployed to 35 domestic and 3 international operations, staged 164 service projects, grew our ranks to 32K members, and deployed 1300 of them for a total of 75K hours in the field.