Hollister | The Founder’s Words


The Founder’s Words is a short film about John Dickinson Schneider whose rise to global business success began in 1921 in his parent’s basement in Chicago. Hollister hired us to help tell his origin story so it could be projected in their Inspiration Center, a museum quality tribute to the founder located at their headquarters. Visitors are encouraged to watch the film and look at the artifacts from Mr. Schneiders’s life and legacy.


Client Creative: Jim Paul, Hollister

Agency Creative: Dario Sarlo, The History Factory

Director: Darren Durlach, Early Light Media

Producer: Cindy Miller

Production Designer: Chris Ashley

Director of Photography: Kyle Deitz

Gaffer: Mark Hutchings

Casting: Pat Moran

Talent: Jonathan Helwig

Researcher: Sara Eagin, The History Factory

Visual Effects: Hector Espinosa & Ezra Pailer, Early Light Media

Editor: Jody Weldon, Early Light Media

Executive Producer: David Larson, Early Light Media

Composer: Ian Mcleod

Sound Design / Mix: Nick Sjostrom

Post Sound Producer: Heidi Green

Colorist: Matt Riggieri

1st AD: Kurt Uebersax

1st AC: Aidan Gray

2nd AC: Andrew Hwang

Techno Crane Op: Russell Senato

Techno Crane Assist: Bob Alderman

BTS: John Waire

BB Electric: Jason Hubert

Key Grip: Scott Perryman

Best Boy Grip / Driver: Jason Shinsato

Swing / Driver: Matt Brennan

Construction Coor: Walter Berry

Set Decorator: Evan Devine

Scenic: Lucy Pealer

Shop Assistant: Ryan Hemenway

Hair & Makeup / Wardrobe: Nancy Broadfoot

Script supervisor: Jan Sanders

Account Executive: John Haffey, The History Factory

Covid Officer: Taylor Russell

Craft Service: Wendy Walker

Production Assistant: Joe Waschak

Production Assistant: Nikko Biancheri

Production Assistant: Josh Jones

Gordon Press Provide by Baltimore Museum of Industry. 

BMI Director: Jane Woltereck

Subject Matter Expert: Jessica Celmer

Subject Matter Expert: Steve Cole

Props Delivery: Mark Ward

Additional Camera Equipment supplied by Charm Cine. 

Additional G & E by Serious G & E

Space provided by Harbor Craft Studio. 

Production Supplies by Plus One Rentals.

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