Evolving rapidly and being a center for opportunities, the media and entertainment industry continues to attract creatives with varying personalities and backgrounds. And although competition is fierce and the pressure to make a name for oneself is high, award-winning filmmaker and entrepreneur Brennan Strader is constantly rising to the challenge of securing a coveted spot at the top of the industry.
Brennan Strader discovered his passion for the craft at a very young age, intrigued by the prospect of bringing an idea to life through film. Since then, he has been working relentlessly to learn more than just the fundamentals of videography. At 16, he landed his first large project with a notable oil and gas company, Shell. Working with the brand’s team to create an infomercial made Brennan realize that his passion for content creation is not only a source of income but can also provide a platform for businesses to reach a wide range of audiences and consumers. This partnership opened up new windows of opportunity for Brennan’s career to flourish.
However, Brennan’s journey towards the peak of his career had to take a backseat when he decided to serve on a mission trip in Wisconsin. When he returned after two years, he found himself at a loss with no money and camera equipment and ended up having to start from scratch. So, he dropped out of school and used his college tuition to buy a car and camera equipment to restart his filming business. Although a huge risk, Brennan dug himself out of the trenches to give his dream of building his dream video agency another chance.
Brennan’s perseverance paid off as he managed to form new connections with several prominent business owners and investors who eventually mentored him. As a result, he was able to receive access to hundreds of thousands of dollars in capital, enough for him to establish a number of ventures. For three years, he learned the ins and outs of the business industry through startup and scaling a health and wellness brand, a food storage company, and dabbling in real estate. Then, with the brand new knowledge in business management and marketing experience Brennan gained over the last few years, he identified a new skill set that became his foundation for creating his own digital media company.
From being a freelancer to becoming a full-time business owner, Brennan’s passion for creating has always been the driving force that propelled him to greater heights in his career. Currently, he owns Capture Films, a creative agency based in Provo, Utah, specializing in video, photo, and animation.
“Capture Films is there from every step of the production process. We do writing, storyboarding, video production, and editing. Plus, we also cover animation and photography,” Brennan shared. “We’re the ultimate replacement for an in-house content team.”
Under Brennan’s incredible leadership and guidance, the company now stands as Utah’s #1 video agency and has managed to work with global brands such as the NFL, P&G, Team USA, BIC, and Hello Fresh.
Onwards, Brennan Strader, together with his dynamic and talented team, are committed to helping more brands bring their marketing visions to life. He plans to expand nationwide and support both new and established brands through innovative and compelling content creation.