WHY DO I FILM STORIES?
ON A DAILY BASIS...
you and I both encounter information swarming us left and right, begging for attention. From the advertisements in your inbox to the sponsored post on your Instagram feed, it can often feel like your own voice is getting lost in all the noise.
THAT'S WHERE STORY STEPS IN.
A well told tale is the closest thing to magic one encounters on this beautiful planet of ours. It can make an inscrutable experience feel human, cause us to bond with someone half a world away, and even rouse us to levels of personal potency we previously considered impossible. Despite all these benefits, telling a story all on your own can also feel as daunting as learning to speak a new language.
THAT'S WHERE I STEP IN.
My name is Sam Pike and my love affair with story began at an early age – thanks to *sigh* the awkward jungle of puberty. After dejectedly returning home one day in junior high after unsuccessfully striking up a conversation with a crush, my Mom pulled me aside.
She explained, “It’s really quite easy to talk to girls. Just make it your goal that they talk more than you do.”
“Yeah, but how?” I countered.
“Ask open ended questions. Make eye contact. Smile.”
Doubtful but with nothing to lose, I gave her suggestions a try. Miracle of miracles, they worked! Not only that, but my Mom’s “secret” formula has proven far more valuable than landing me a junior high date. For, those simple skills propelled me on a journey that I could never have imagined and opened up a world of human tapestry that continues to both inspire heartfelt tears and bouts of uncontrollable laughter in their measure.
Fast forward almost twenty years later and storytelling is, quite literally, my life. As founder of an independent live storytelling and interviewing series - The Forum Stories - and full time videographer, I have had the honor to build an intimate knowledge of the creative souls that keep my home city of Denver ticking. I have worked for professional arts organizations, hosted TEDx events, helped found the city’s first Small Press Fest, and partnered with private businesses to hone their message.
Quite simply, I have the skill it takes to transform your story and journey into a compelling narrative that will give you access to new imaginations and opportunities. I have the passion to listen and discover what makes you unique and valuable. I have the resources to do a great job.