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We create the highest quality video, animation, design and other media to bring our clients' stories to life.

We distill complex concepts into high-quality, impactful visual storytelling.

We excel at discovering, developing, and communicating your narratives to the audiences you need to reach. We help you establish your brand, grow your business, communicate your values, and share ideas that will change the world.

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  • Distill your ethos
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  • Distill your ethos
  • Tell your story
  • Translate your vision
  • Distill your ethos
  • Tell your story
  • Translate your vision
  • Distill your ethos
  • Tell your story
  • Translate your vision
  • Distill your ethos
  • Tell your story
  • Translate your vision

Working with Osmosis

"It is always a pleasure working with Osmosis. Time and again, we are thoroughly amazed by the team’s fantastic work. Not only are their videos stunningly creative, but they also demonstrate keen insight and understanding into the core ideas we are seeking to communicate with our content and projects." Caroline Netchvolodoff, Vice President, Education, COUNCIL ON FOREIGN RELATIONS
“The Osmosis team was a critical partner on a series of videos that brought PayPal’s corporate mission to life. Our assignment was humanize the struggles of consumers and merchants outside of the financial system. It’s a challenge to create storytelling around digital technology, but Osmosis’ creative and hands-on approach resulted in content we continue to leverage to reach multiple audiences.” Amanda Coffee, Lead Manager, Corporate Communications, PAYPAL
“We brought in Osmosis to create videos for us on extremely tight time constraints and with very little prior information. They were incredibly professional and responsive and maintained a positive attitude even when there were hiccups on our end. The final product was even better than we expected and created an amazing and emotional experience for our audience.” Susan Pendergrass, Vice President of Research and Evaluation, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION FOR PUBLIC CHARTER SCHOOLS
“We could not be happier with our experience with the Osmosis team. Professional, courteous and extremely talented, we had an amazing experience and we could not be happier with the final product. I would highly recommend Osmosis for your video needs.” Ben Veghte, Vice President of Communications & Marketing, NATIONAL VENTURE CAPITAL ASSOCIATION
“Osmosis clearly has the technical expertise, but where I find their most critical value is in their creative partnership - they dug into our organization and emerged with fresh concepts and compelling scripts that truly embody our brand and mission.” Kate Zickel, Managing Director, Corporate Communications, SIFMA
“Osmosis was one of the few production companies that quickly and easily understood our business. With minimal effort for our organization they were able to bring our company story, culture, people and vision to life. We could not have been happier with our working relationship and end product.” Philipp Saumweber, Founder & CEO, SUNDROP FARMS
"We have partnered with Osmosis Films on a variety of projects from single events to larger campaigns and they are an outstanding creative partner from video concept development through to seamless production planning, execution and delivery! All members of their team bring a great attention to detail, are easy to work with and do a nice job of putting everyone at ease in front of the camera. The Osmosis projects helped deepen engagement throughout our organization as well as with our dealer partners---we would recommend Osmosis to any company looking to do the same!" Dave Bangert, CEO, CHI OVERHEAD DOORS
"Osmosis has been a great partner. Their team is very talented, versatile, engaged, accommodating and creative. They've been very quick to pick up on both the values of our organization and the technical details of our work, and they have efficiently translated that understanding into high-quality videos and interactive features that help us tell our story." Andy Zieminski, National Communications Manager, SUSTAINABLE AGRICULTURE RESEARCH & EDUCATION, USDA
"We found the process how Osmosis develops engaging content for our audience very well structured and highly professional. The six films we created together greatly help to establish the HENSOLDT brand on a global scale and we will rely again on the creative and talented team of Osmosis for upcoming projects." Joachim Schranzhofer, Vice President, Head of Communications, HENSOLDT GROUP
"We have partnered with Osmosis on several large-scale video projects. I have been continually impressed by their ability to tell fantastic stories through video and motion graphics and to help us convey our Cornell Tech mission and vision to the outside world. The Osmosis team consistently delivered videos scaffolded by an editorial vision, a tightly organized crew, and best-in-class technical talent." Michele Hoos, Director of Marketing and Digital Strategy, CORNELL TECH
"Osmosis Films is creative, diligent, and personable in their approach to problem-solving and brand storytelling. Their messaging workshop provided us the opportunity to set clear project goals and develop an effective narrative for our project. Osmosis is easy and accommodating to work with, and we are very happy with the video they created." Valerie Steele, Director, MUSEUM AT THE FASHION INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY

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Our Team

  • James Lawler

    Founder & CEO

    James has over 15 years of experience in documentary films, narrative features, theater, television, and web and mobile design. He provides general creative leadership at Osmosis Films together with Head of Production, Zach Russo and Sarah Cortese, our Creative Director.

  • Zach Russo

    Head of Production

    Zach is responsible for managing Osmosis production from the initial strategy and creative vision through to the final deliverable. Zach oversees our team of producers, editors, assistant editors, production coordinators, writers, sound designers, composers, and more.

  • Sarah Cortese

    Creative Director

    As the Osmosis Creative Director, Sarah oversees the look and feel for all visual deliverables including video, web design, photo elements. She directs our animators through the creation of graphic elements and animation while maintaining the applications of these elements in support of the creative vision.

  • Adrian Mojica

    Director of Post Production and Operations

    Adrian oversees all post-production and operations for Osmosis including the creation and maintenance the production schedule and staffing, on- and off-site asset storage and backups, project budgeting oversight, and equipment.

  • Anne Barliant

    Lead Editor

    Anne oversees the editing of our live-action projects throughout the post-production process. This includes developing and maintaining the vision for the story, and managing / guiding other editors.

  • Josh Eriksen

    Senior Motion Graphics Designer

    Josh works across our clients creating stunning graphics and animation. From lower-thirds to complex data visualization, he ensures our films provide a beautiful and clear visual experience for every audience.

  • Jinju Lee

    Motion Graphics Designer

    Jinju brings visual elements to life through graphics and animation for all our clients.

  • Leah Sherman

    Producer

    Leah acts as a liaison between our clients and the Osmosis creative and development teams, holding the creative vision for the project, maintaining the schedule, handling the project budget, and managing the Osmosis staff.

  • Alison Reader

    New Projects

    Alison helps to shepherd new projects through the ideation and brainstorming to kick-off. We aim to support each client with a variety of communication goals both internally and externally and make sure that strategy is in place before pre-production begins.

  • Katherine Packer

    New Projects

    Katherine works with our clients to pinpoint and launch their next project. Once we create a film, we are always thinking about how it can be used to support all of our clients’ goals and initiatives. Additionally, we partner with our clients to think strategically for all their upcoming needs.

  • Anna La Roche

    Assistant Editor

    Anna works across our clients to create everything from the rough cut through to the final delivery. She applies the vision of the project to each edit and works hand-in-hand with the producer to deliver a successful final product.

  • Axel Baumann

    Cinematographer

    Axel Baumann received his first Emmy nomination in 2005 for Liberia: An Uncivil War, directed by Jonathan Stack and broadcasted on Discovery/Times. In 2008, Axel was awarded an Emmy for Carrier, a 10-part series for PBS. Recently Axel completed cinematography on Herb and Dorothy, an audience award winner at Silverdocs, as well as a biography on Thomas Jefferson for the History Channel.