Six Years of Campaigns Started with One
The story behind the EARLY BIRDS
The Early Bird Studios team has been working together since the Spring of 2010.
While filming a corporate video on behalf of friends (and future co-founders of TrackR Inc.), our initial crew realized that our ability to capture a full-range of dynamic, cinema-style shots for start-up level clients was hindered by our limited budgets.
Lifelong entrepreneur, and friend of the crew, Jeremy Canterbury took action and designed a brilliant solution in the form of the Revolve Camera Dolly. With the prototype in hand, Early Bird Studios Founder Greg Frank worked with Jeremy to craft a compelling Kickstarter video that debuted in the spring of 2012 while helping raise over $70,000 in 46 days. Created with a budget of just a few hundred dollars, it was this incredible experience that made Greg realize he could help others reach their lifelong goals by creating content to disrupt.
Greg was also in the midst of starting his career in Hollywood at Covert Media, where he coordinated content for more than a dozen international marketing campaigns for wide-release features (Fury, Elysium, That Awkward Moment, Fading Gigolo + more) and created original content for sales and development efforts. The total box office haul for these films stands at over $600M.
Continuing to produce crowdfunding content in his spare time, Greg transitioned from traditional Hollywood to working full-time on crowdfunding campaigns as a Project Director, and later Vice President, at the agency level. Overseeing a slate of nearly 60 Kickstarter & Indiegogo campaigns over nearly 2 years, Greg saw the potential for a video and photo agency specializing in crowdfunding and, in the Spring of 2016, he opened Early Bird Studios - the first crowdfunding studio in history.
Since then, the Early Bird Studios family has grown to a ten member team with a sizable portfolio of crowdfunding (and non-crowdfunding clientele) that's resulted in over $50M in ecommerce/retail sales - and $7M in crowdfunding presales - while garnering tens of millions of views.
As a growing business, we look back fondly on our roots as a constant reminder of why we make videos: to always give value to our customers, to bring authenticity to a (sometimes) wild-west industry, and to affect a positive change in the world through storytelling.
Since then, our videos and photos have helped entrepreneurs, start-ups and established businesses successfully raise tens of millions of dollars while engaging and converting tens of millions of viewers into hundreds of thousands of lifelong customers and brand ambassadors.