We’re a team with a unique collection of backgrounds, skills, and experiences. From deep creative and technical experience in video production to nonprofit marketing and strategic government communications, the one thing we share is a commitment to successful outcomes. Sure, we’re kinda geeky around the edges, but we’re passionate where it counts: helping mission-driven organizations find and connect with people who care.
How We Got Here
In his 20s, 5:00 Films & Media founder Esteban Escobar was a successful Chilean skimboard shop owner.
Until he wasn’t.
He did, however, learn to shoot and edit his own commercials before moving back to the U.S. Here, he combined his technical skills with a unique eye for outcome-based storytelling and commitment to social good, turning it all into 5:00 Films & Media.
Founded in 2004 as a boutique video production company, we have since grown into a full-service video marketing agency helping nonprofits, associations, and other mission-driven organizations connect with and engage supporters through the visual medium.
We are located in Columbia, Maryland just outside of Washington, D.C. and we focus on outcome-based storytelling. We dive deep into what’s important to our clients and what’s interesting to their audiences. Then we build a bridge from one to the other using the emotional and clarifying power of visual imagery.
We connect mission to audience. We’ve done it hundreds of times over the last decade or so. We’re proud of the partnerships we’ve forged with our clients through our dedication to their success.
Along the way, we’ve covered five continents and 40 U.S. states, winning more than 60 awards, including the 2011 “Best of Show” film selection at the international Davey Awards.
We’ve learned some things about aligning storytelling with business results. We’d like to share them with you. Contact us to set up a zero-cost, zero-obligation consultation.