Black History Month: Celebrating Modern-Day Black Excellence

Here at Indresano Studios, we’re firm believers in the strength of visual storytelling to amplify a range of narratives. This month, we’re thrilled to turn our focus to a group of remarkable individuals whose stories have been captured through our lenses.

In the spirit of Black History Month, we want to celebrate the rich tapestry of modern-day Black excellence. It’s a time to honor the resilience, achievements, and diverse stories that shape our present and future. We’re excited to shine a spotlight on the voices of those who are making history right now, from their personal triumphs to their incredible athletic feats and innovative creativity.

Impacting the Arts

L’Merchie, Keith, and Adrianna

Meet three inspiring people at the forefront of an organization harnessing the transformative power of art. The video we recorded for this nonprofit focuses on the role of art in fostering community bonds among minorities. They contribute their talents to heal divisions, strengthen community bonds, and drive social progress through art.

Darryl

Meet Darryl, a talented artist at a nonprofit dedicated to inclusive art programs. His creativity knows no limits, showing just how powerful art can be in overcoming challenges. In the video we made for this nonprofit, we capture Darryl’s unique perspective, highlighting how inclusive environments fuel creativity and dismantle barriers.

Inspiring Stories in Overcoming Homelessness

Marcus

Meet Marcus, a former army veteran who conquered homelessness through unwavering resilience. In the video we crafted about him, we learn about his inspiring journey which is a testament to strength and determination.

Sadea

Meet Sadea, a remarkably strong woman who transitioned from homelessness to finding a permanent home. Today, she works at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, reflecting her perseverance and enduring hope. The video Sadea is featured in shows how resilient she has been throughout her experience.

Athletic Icons

Jerod Mayo

Jerod Mayo is a football icon turned head coach for the New England Patriots. With eight remarkable seasons as a linebacker, Mayo’s transition to coaching adds another chapter to his enduring legacy. We took photos of him during his time playing for the Patriots.

James White

James White, the seasoned football running back, left a significant mark during his eight seasons with the New England Patriots. From his college days at Wisconsin to being a fourth-round pick in the 2014 NFL Draft, his story is one of dedication and achievement. Indresano Studios captured photos of him during the peak of his career.

Non-Profit Videos in Boston (Part 2)

Indresano Studios loves to show the work that non-profits do through a creative lens by providing high-quality videos that highlight their outstanding employees, as well as people who’s lives they change for the better.

The Importance of Non-Profit Videos

Non-profits often struggle with fundraising – that’s where we come in. Videos are so versatile and can have a long shelf-life, even after being launched at an event. They can be front and center on your website’s about page, or spliced up into clips that can be used in email blasts or throughout social media!

Creating a video is a huge step in showing people exactly what a difference their donations make to your cause. It’s not often a donor is able to get an insider look into everything your organization offers. Showing your organization’s work in a creative manner is a great way to gain familiarity.

We have a new section of our website to highlight some work we have done with non-profits based in Boston. This blog is a part 2 – check out part 1 here. Now, let’s recap some of the non-profit videos we have made for SPOKE!


About SPOKE

SPOKE (formerly Medicine Wheel Productions) is a non-profit organization founded by Michael Dowling. Their mission is to transform Greater Boston communities from the inside out by inviting all members to participate in the healing and transcendent power of public art.

They are forging a Common Path—one of inclusion and civic engagement—using art as a threshold to help individuals gain awareness of self, community, and the human condition. These next five videos show how they achieve this.

SPOKE At The Threshold Video

This video tells a story at the intersection of art, human interconnectivity, and emotional healing. The goal of the video was to showcase the transformation happening within our client’s organization and to also serve as a tribute piece of the owner’s lifelong work.

SPOKE – Hand-in-Hand Program

Hand-in-Hand, a program created by SPOKE, is an opportunity for at-risk youth and Boston Police officers to meet, bond, and develop a sense of compassion and understanding by spending a day working on art projects together. Hand-in-Hand gives them a space to see one another as human beings and peers, rather than as adversaries on the streets.

Hand-in-Hand Teaser

Hand-in-Hand Videos

We had the pleasure of hosting the 2019 series of Hand-in-Hand events here at Indresano Studios. In addition to hosting the event, we also produced a promotional video to help SPOKE spread their message of inclusion. Former Boston Police Commissioner William B. Evans made a special appearance in this short documentary video addressing the need to raise our own awareness and take an active role in making a difference.

No Man’s Land Video

This video is one we will forever hold dear to our hearts. Thank you to Michael Dowling of SPOKE for inspiring us to create this magnificent video.


We at Indresano Studios have a vast amount of experience in working with non-profits in the Boston area. A video is an amazing way to show people what a difference your non-profit makes in the community.

We are a full service video production studio that handles all aspects of a shoot. Everything from vision & conceptualization to editing & color grading is done in-house at Indresano Studios. This includes story boarding, casting, production, filming, editing, color grading to final deliverables – you name it, we do it.