Startup Videos, Explainers & New Media Ads

We are Cape Fear Films (named for the river, not the 1962 Robert Mitchum movie, or its Scorsese remake). We make cool videos for nifty products and services like yours.

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How it works:

If you have a product or service that would benefit from an original web video, the first step is for us to chat and get to know one another. This is where we'll learn about your product, how it fits into peoples lives, and makes the world a better place.

This conversation will allow us to develop several concepts for you to choose from. Once you've selected an idea, we'll further develop it into a script. That's right, a real screenplay. Here's an example, from a video we made for

At this point, you've yet to spend a dollar. “What!?” Yep, true story.

Along with the script, we'll draft a document outlining both the timetable and costs involved. When we go into production, we'll ask for a 50% deposit, with the remainder due upon completion. So, what does “production” entail?


Basically, it's where we film everything. But there's a lot more to that process than you might imagine. We have to scout and dress the locations, hire talented actors and select their costumes, light everything properly and record great sound. It's a far cry from a dude and his handicam. As much tender love and care as you put into your product, we'll put into your video.


Generally thought of as editing (and that's a big part of it), this phase of the project also involves color correction, audio sweetening and music. Speaking of music, one unique benefit to working with Cape Fear is that all of our videos get an original score. No ill-fitting stock tracks here, our music is custom-tailored to the feel of your product or service.


Once you approve your completed video, we'll deliver it to you in a full-resolution, broadcast-ready file, in addition to as many compressed formats as you require.

“So, how much will all this cost?”

That's an understandable question, but it's a tricky one to answer right away. Because asking how much a video production costs is like asking how much a car costs. Before we can answer reliably, we need to know what kind of car you're looking for.

Happily, Cape Fear is able to accomodate almost any budget, from sleek and powerful like 007's Aston Martin, to happy and affordable like Herbie, the Love Bug.

For a better idea of how much your video might cost, give us a ring!

We're here to help.

Did we get you thinking about stories you want to tell? If so ... that's great! We would love to talk with you about those ideas and answer all of your questions. For additional information and references, please feel free to download our resume. We love hearing from new people, so contact us!