SUSAN FRANCIS - CEO - THE OPHELIA PROJECT
Ophelia Project is so fortunate to have found Christian Shimer when we did! We were at a critical time in our fundraising and awareness development – and he made all the difference for us! What a pleasure it has been to work with Christian. He is a consummate professional. As producer of all our ‘case statement’ videos, Christian not only provides filming and production excellence, he has professional expertise as a consultant in donor development. Our non-profit organization has benefited greatly from his rare combination of skills, experience and dedication. In addition to all he brings to the table, he is a genuinely nice guy. Thank you Christian for all you have done for Ophelia Project, for our organization, for our staff and board, and for me.
ELIZABETH LIZBERG - CEO - CAMP RAINBOW GOLD
At a time of difficult transition for Camp Rainbow Gold, we were introduced to Christian with Legacy Productions, and he quickly became a part of the camp family. Christian came to our program and went above and beyond in his commitment, research, and dedication to assuring he produced a product that has proven to be as effective as he promised. Christian is a talented filmmaker and photographer who was able to capture the emotion and strength of our program by telling our story through his work. He delivered all that he promised while staying within budget. We are truly pleased with what he has done for Camp Rainbow Gold and have no doubt that his videos will be a part of our future success for years to come!
SUSAN FOX - CEO - JUBILEE WOMEN'S CENTER
Christian Shimer worked collaboratively with Jubilee’s leadership, staff and clients to ensure the mission and vision were integral and key messages were on target. Donors gave to the organization because they were compelled by the mission which the Legacy Productions videos helped to convey. The videos created were unique, theatrical and emotional and helped set the right tone for our messaging. That video elicited a tremendous emotional response from donors, drawing new donors to the organization, as well as helping reconnect current donors to the personal stories of the women their funds helped.
MARAION DOUGLAS - CEO - MOMA'S HOUSE
In 2013, I met two angels, John and Christian Shimer, and my life has forever been changed. MOMA's house opened its doors in 2009 and was unable to get the much-needed awareness out into the community until Christian created a phenomenal video that communicated not only the population we serve but also highlighted survivors' stories. The video that Christian produced has effectively assisted MOMA's house with not only awareness but in our fundraising opportunities as well. It is because of his work that we are able to keep our doors open and hold on to the hope that more doors will open. Thank you, Christian, my true angel!
VICTORY GRUND - CEO - OLD TOWN ARTISAN STUDIO
Christian gave us a key to unlock many doors to funding and it is as simple as saying to prospective and current donors, "We are sending you our short video, which says why we do what we do and why your support means so much." Our mission went from serving 1,887 students in the Coachella Valley 2013 to over 5,000 students in one year and we believe this video was what gave us the exposure we needed. We have received hundreds of positive responses from viewers as to the excellence of this video and often a donation or interest in having us reach out to them follows. We are grateful.
REBECCA YOUNGBLOOD - CEO - CHANGE 4 GEORGIA
Christian Shimer is beyond amazing! He is imaginative and creative, working long days and putting forth a lot of effort! The video he shot and produced for us invokes a powerful response from the viewer, and we have had a plethora of positive comments from people. With every emotional beat, it lifts your spirits and is a moving experience that completely captures the essence of our son, who started a nonprofit inclusive of students. The final product is proof that Christian had a complete understanding of what we do and why we do it. Working quickly and staying calm under pressure are two of his many strengths. We found him to be positive, passionate, enthusiastic, open-minded, and determined! If there was a problem, he found a solution! He put 100% into the insightful, and inspiring video he produced for our organization!
ED PETERSON - CEO - HOUSE HOPE
It's now over five years ago that Christian produced a video for Housing Hope, and we continue to find it to be a valuable resource in the public relations and cultivation of support for our mission. Legacy Productions created a puzzle in the shape of the Housing Hope Logo, which is in the form of a house. The puzzle consisted of six pieces and each program was described as a puzzle piece, which was added to the logo. This was an ingenious way to portray the complex programs of the agency in an integrated and succinct eight minute presentation. Community leaders provided the storytelling in the video, and this added credibility to the presentation.
CINDY JONES - CEO - TWO HEARTS HORSEMANSHIP
Our experience could not have been better! Christian has his own special leadership style which began with the planning stages of the production and carried all the way through to completion. He was able to lead us confidently through each phase of filming and was very careful to ensure that the heart of our mission and our message was made clear. Needless to say, the outcome was a complete success and completely exceeded our expectations. The response we have had as a direct result of this video has been nothing short of phenomenal.
CAROL WHITEWORTH - CEO - SUNSHINE ACRES CHILDREN'S HOME
Your production is the most effective presentation of our legacy, mission and impact in our 58-year history. We have many requests for copies of the video from visitors who want to share the story with other organizations, neighbors, and friends. We have seen an increase in both visitors and donations since we have been using the video for our daily facility tours. The cost was a tremendous value for the quality and professional product and we consider it an investment, which is reaping a great return.
SHARON OSBORNE - CEO - CHILDREN'S HOME SOCIETY
Because of Christian Shimer’s amazing vision and creativity, CHSW was able to tell the story of the families and children we serve in a heartfelt video that captivated our donors, investors, and the general public. From the planning stages through post-production, he worked closely with CHSW to understand our mission and listened to our thoughts and suggestions. He created a visually compelling piece with a clear message that went beyond just an informative documentary by showing why our work in child welfare is so important. It was a fantastic experience to bring CHSW to the screen.
MAGGIE JOSIAH - FOUNDER/FIELD DIRECTOR - AFRICAN HOSPITALITY INSTITUTE
As a non-profit, deciding to create an organizational video presentation as a fundraising tool is both a risk and a crucial investment. The film must tie in all the aspects of your organization from the history of the founder, the need and the cause of your organization as well as the impact and the unseen ripple effect of change your work is making. Christian Shimer did all of that and more for our non-profit, African Hospitality Institute, Uganda, East Africa. He has the talent and experience to capture the essence of your organization, generate interest in your work, and expand your financial base. I highly recommend partnering with Mr. Shimmer in organizational video presentations.