Christian Shimer is the owner, executive producer, and editor at Legacy Productions.  For 15 years he has been creating his original Video Case Statement genre for non-profits all over the country.  In that time, Christian has developed a creative voice producing mini-documentaries that tell charities’ stories primarily through the voices of their principals and beneficiaries.  

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"Since 2005, I have worked hand in hand with my father, John Shimer, who is a leading fundraising consultant in the United States.  Together, we combined the storytelling techniques of film with the fundamentals of major gift capital development.  Thus was born the 

Video Case Statement!"

Christian has a background as an entertainer spanning back to 1986 when he started working on cruise ships as a night club DJ and worked his way up to become one of the youngest cruise directors in Royal Caribbean International history.   From there his wit garnered him additional credits as a punch-up writer for “Hidden Hills” and a writer for the “Rodney” pilot, as well as several jobs working as a radio producer (music and talk radio) for both local and national broadcasts.


Most recently he served at Angel Wings Entertainment as executive in charge of production for a national TV show pilot spotlighting the unrecognized heroes which are all around us.  Special honors were bestowed to Christian for his MOMA’s House story in Phoenix about human trafficking, and by Camp Pendleton in San Diego for his work on the Wounded Warrior Games Marine Corps Trials.

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He is currently developing a new show for television which incorporates and celebrates the values of altruism and fairness.

“Unlike all the other art forms, film is able to seize and render the passage of time, to stop it, almost to possess it in infinity. I’d say that film is the sculpting of time.”

– Andrei Tarkovsky

Despite all of my hard work, the real magic comes from the amazing people who speak on camera and share their lives so that a meaningful story can be told.  I have been blessed to work with some great human beings, many of which say the most incredible things on camera.  Thanks to all of them.