Fortuna’s project manager Kate Verashaka:
“They come in with the best equipment. The quality of the footage is incredible.”
“The main subject in one of the videos was so impressed he consigned $200,000 worth of watches with Fortuna. Now we are his only auction house.”
“It’s wonderful to work with a partner who really believes in you like Mathias. It can make a person feel really good, feel really proud of themselves, then they can start to shine on camera. Mathias does that—he’s genuinely fascinated and curious.”
Day One hit its goal, raising $100,000 at its gala.
Day One’s former marketing director Namasha Schelling:
“The video was beautifully shot and makes you tear up. He’s a pro, a natural, so good at getting people to spill their guts out. Our director teared up just reading the script.”
“You can tell Mathias is getting something artistically out of it, not just going through the motions and not caring. Other filmmakers just wanted to offer a service and get it done—‘This is what we do; we do it all the time; we can get it done.’ But not Mathias. You could tell he always made time for us, responds quickly to emails. It felt like we were making a movie together.”
Magnason Film acted as the rainmaker, bringing in Emmy award-winning producer Ken Stone, Irene Silver, and Swoop Films as executive producers. Magnason Film gave artistic direction, shot and edited the film.
Aired across the US on PBS as the first film on forced organ harvesting to be broadcast on network TV.
Inspired resolutions from the United States government, Canadian Parliament, European Parliament, and the Australian government.
Watched in 12 languages.
Won 18 film festival awards.
The issue is now being openly discussed on mainstream news networks.
Produced, shot and edited 500 instructional videos in total.
Earned Livestrong’s Annual Outstanding Contributor Award for Consistency in Quality.
One of the subjects—fitness trainer Holly Del Rosso—earned Livestrong’s Woman of the Year Award after shooting 70 videos with Mathias.
“The video was beautifully shot and makes you tear up. He’s a pro, a natural, so good at getting people to spill their guts out. Our director teared up just reading script.”
“Mathias was very confident and natural in his process, and also respected my input whenever I had ideas or concerns. He honored my budget and worked within my time frame. I absolutely love the end result.”
“His gentle approach, drawing the truth out of her, then weaving it together was really impressive. He’s a creative genius.”
“He has an incredible sense of how to tell the story visually. He elevates the quality to a point that I can’t reach on my own.”
“The main subject in the video was so impressed he consigned $200,000 worth of watches with Fortuna. Now we are his only auction house.”
“Mathias is never locked into a certain way of putting a project together. He can help you develop your ideas and open up new dimensions in your story.”
"It is so rare to find professionals who genuinely care about your company's brand or story, share your passion for going the extra mile with every project, and are also incredibly easy to work with. Their talent is unmatched, and consistently exceed expectations."
“Mathias is a creative genius.”
– Marketing Director for Miss World Canada Anastasia Lin
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