StoryTel is a private, non-profit media foundation on a mission to inspire people to restore the Sacred.
StoryTel Foundation creates, promotes and distributes compelling documentaries, films, videos and other media that tell the uncommon stories of individuals and organizations who restore the sacred in their own communities, inspiring reverence towards God and the things of God.
What is On Assignment?
On Assignment is StoryTel’s investigative TV series produced for public broadcast and DVD distribution. Regularly featured on EWTN Global Catholic Network and other Catholic television stations, On Assignment captures dramatic, transformative, true stories of people throughout history and today who are saying a humble "Yes" to God's work in the world.
Promotion & Distribution
Making sure people see what we produce is crucial to the success of StoryTel’s mission. Because of this, we give away as much original programming as we can to increase the number of people who will view and benefit from the message of our productions.
St. Peter Catholic Church
StoryTel very much looked forward to the opportunity to work with Father Cook, and it turned out that he was familiar with StoryTel’s work. While interviewing Cook for the documentary, StoryTel learned that, interestingly enough, it was a DVD of the documentary St. John Cantius, Restoring the Sacred that actually inspired Father Cook to visit St. John Cantius Church, while on a trip to Chicago, and moved him towards his effort to renew the aging St. Peter Church building. In this way StoryTel’s work has a ripple effect that extends far beyond the boundaries of a single film or fundraising project alone.
Need For Quality Films & Videos
A video is worth 1.8 million words
When we read, our minds take time to convert text into visual images that we encode with emotion and remember. Dr. James McQuivey of Forrester Research underscores this concept in his research, which found that one-minute of video equals to 1.8 million words.
Video is a powerful communicator
Why spend 10-20 minutes reading about something when you can spend 1-2 minutes watching it? With video, it is proven that most individuals retain 95% of the message, whereas they only retain about 10% of the message from text.
Quality must be as good as Discovery Channel
When people watch any program, they unconsciously compare it to the best on television. If it is not comparable, they simply change the channel and the message is not heard. God's stories must be told with the highest production quality available. That is our mission.