We are storytellers
We believe in storytelling through digital video to create powerful branded stories that connect brands with their audience on a personal, emotional level. We are Hurrdat Films.
There isn’t a formula for telling stories that invoke passion, that connect with people on an emotional level, and that captivate the viewer. Each story has a life of its own. We embrace this. We love it. We’re passionate about telling unique brand stories, and it shows in our work.
ABOUT HURRDAT FILMS
Hurrdat Films is Hurrdat’s video production arm. We are a Nebraska-based film and video production company led by Dan Napoli, an accomplished director and documentary filmmaker.
Since 2005, Dan and his team have produced branded documentary films, brand manifestos, and branded doc-u-series that capture the hearts and minds of their target audience.
But wait, you say. Hurrdat was founded in 2010, but your team was producing films five years earlier? You’re right! Let us explain by reading more of the story of how we came together here.
WHAT WE DO
We tell stories that break through the clutter. Through Docu-Profiles, Event Videos, and Feature Films, we create meaningful, memorable connections between your brand and its audience.
A Docu-Profile is a highly-stylized promotional video that feels like a mini-documentary. It gives a cinematic treatment to your story, which creates a deeper connection with your audience and customers.
A 3-5 minute video telling the story and purpose of your event, capturing it’s essence and ambiance like only video can.
The ultimate storytelling experience. Feature films showcase your brand and what it represents in a way that nothing else can.
WHO WE ARE
Dan is the Director of Visual Storytelling at Hurrdat Films. Dan writes, directs, edits, shoots, licenses music, and manages all the aspects of production necessary to produce video projects. In other words, he uses microphones, music, and film to tell stories and move people.
James is a Video Editor & Director at Hurrdat Films and has been working alongside Dan telling powerful brand stories for several years. James directs, shoots, and edits video, and excels at working with clients to capture the essence of their story.
What our clients have to say about us
“Dan and his team have helped Planet Eclipse create an archive of stories that not only reflect the journey of the Eclipse brand, but also help weave a visual tapestry of the paintball industry, through our products, athletes and the teams that have pathed the way for future generations of paintballers. Their knowledge of the industry and involvement in the growth of the sport is something that just cannot be bought and is a valuable asset to our brand, and the sport. As fans of paintball who share our emotional connection with the industry, they are mindful of the kind of stories we should be telling which helps us build a timeless bank of video content for many generations to enjoy. Because of this shared emotional connection our vision is often in sync, making it much easier and very exciting to work on a wide variety of projects. Long may this continue.”Al Woods
“Hurrdat Films is incredibly agile in their approach to working with clients. We came to them with an unfinished concept and they helped us deliver an amazing final finished piece inside of 3 weeks. Their creative thinking really brought our idea to life and without them we could never have successfully navigated to intricacies of the casting, shoot and final editing/finishing.”John Battistini
“The Victory Fighting Championships brand is emerging as a global development promotion for the UFC and is part of their UFC Fight Pass channel, so we need production work that’s local but able to present the brand on national level and I couldn’t be any happier with what I’ve received thus far.”Ryan Stoddard
“We don’t make these films to win awards or to be recognised outside of our industry, but it’s great when we do. We try and create the best possible work no matter what it is that we are doing. Our films get better and better each year, but if we never win an award that’s fine as long as our films are liked, that’s enough. If just one person watches one of films from outside of the industry and decides to give Paintball a go then that’s the cherry on top.”Antony Leadbetter