A production company and content creation studio.

Torchwerks is a production company and content creation studio that captures images that move to inspire. We are located in Omaha, Nebraska specializing in narratives and branded content. Launched in 2004, Torchwerks has built a reputation with award-winning commercials, narratives, branded content, documentaries and web videos. No project is too big or small for our company. We are storytellers!

 
$1,000+
 
Undisclosed
 
2 - 9
 Founded
2004
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Omaha, NE
headquarters
  • 1111 North 13th Street, Suite 405
    Omaha, NE 68102
    United States

Portfolio

Key clients: 

Pepsi Co., Sprint, Methodist, Portneuf, CSG, Blue Cross Blue Shield ...

PepsiCo - Recycle Drumline

2013 Nebraska Gold ADDY Award Winner

A-FAN - Nebraska Beef

Anne Burkholder is an ivy league graduate, mother of 3, and Nebraska cattle woman. She promotes animal welfare and food safety. She has been making a name for herself among cattle farmers because of her innovative animal handling practices. She feels she has a personal responsibility to make sure her cattle flourish. To do that she takes a holistic approach by caring for the physical, mental and emotional needs of her

CHI Health St. Francis - Frank the Boxer

A commercial filmed for CHI Health St. Francis. 

Torchwerks - Healthcare Reel

We film a lot in the healthcare industry. This reel is compiled with some of our best shots. 

National Safety Council

Practice safe driving. Wear your seatbelt. safenebraska.org

Methodist Health System - Birth Services Commercial

Here at Torchwerks we have the privilege of knowing some of the most talented individuals in the commercial and film industry. For this spot we presented an opportunity for the agency to work with our friend and Academy Award Winning cinematographer, Mauro Fiore (Avatar, Training Day) and directed by Ben Drickey.

Portneuf - Commercial

Portneuf commercial

Nissan of Omaha - Commercial

Not your boring run-of-the-mill car dealership commercial. We had a lot of fun working on this spot for Nissan of Omaha!

2013 Nebraska ADDY Award Winner

One Day, One Month, One Year
A movement based narrative chronicling the periods of time in a person's life during a monumental transition.

KANEKO presents
A Studio Fackler & Torchwerks Productions
Written, Directed, and Edited by Nik Fackler
Director of Photography Ben Drickey
Choreography by Kat Fackler & Steph Huettner
Produced by Patty Dillon & Kat Fackler


Music by Graham Ulicny

Torchwerks - Agriculture Reel

We film a lot of agriculture! Here are some of our best shots. 

Hunting

We can't get enough of the outdoors here at Torchwerks.

Our work is often defined by voice over and music. While it plays an important part in creating an effective message, we wanted to challenge ourselves to create a piece with only images and sound design. Do you know which sound is Frosted Flakes?

Bad Boy Buggies

A commercial filmed for Bad Boy Buggies.

Open Harvest Co-op Grocery - Brand Video

Written & Directed by Nik Fackler. Produced by Laura von Roenn. Cinematography by Ben Drickey.

Open Harvest Co-op Grocery is a cooperative grocery store in Lincoln, Nebraska. They provide an amazing selection of local and organic foods from hundreds of suppliers, including a full service deli, seafood counter, and bakery.

Pizza Ranch - Jellyfish

A Pizza Ranch commercial that Torchwerks directed and filmed. In addition, we did casting and edited this piece. 

MemorialCare - Safe at Home.

Official healthcare partner of the LA Angels baseball.

Torchwerks Reel

Torchwerks is a production company and content creation studio that captures images that move to inspire. The reel shows off some of our best work. 

Reviews

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Video Interviews for Nonprofit's Giving Tuesday Appeal

I was very impressed with their professionalism and collaboration throughout the whole project.”

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
Less than $10,000
 
Sept. - Nov. 2019
Project summary: 

As part of a larger branding initiative, Torchwerks produced a video for a nonprofit that specializes in permaculture. They scripted the video and interviewed affiliated parties before shooting and editing it.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Omaha, Nebraska
Shana Martinez
President, Omaha Permaculture
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Torchwerks produced a stellar video that truly illustrated the heart of the client's work. Even when donating much of their labor, the team delivered a great product that was embraced externally and also by the subjects depicted in the video. Their communication and expertise are both remarkable.

A Clutch analyst personally interviewed this client over the phone. Below is an edited transcript.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

I’m the president of the board for Omaha Permaculture, a nonprofit in Omaha, Nebraska. We focus on taking vacant land and turning them into more sustainable ecosystems. It’s a model similar to community gardening where we also train locals on how to tend to the gardens. We create healthier ecosystems while helping to bring food to neighborhoods.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Torchwerks?

We operate within the expansive field of permaculture, and we’re growing very quickly. We needed help defining our identity and communicating that to people. We engaged Torchwerks to help us narrow down our core messaging.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

Their work largely involved branding strategy. In one specific project, they produced a video where they interviewed city officials that we work closely with, as well as the Karen refugees that run our most successful gardens.

They scripted the questions and handled post-production. Torchwerks also reached out to a musician to create an original score for the video as well. The final product ended up being around four minutes.

What is the team composition?

The Torchwerks crew consisted of about four people. We were also working with a local director who helped with the editing.

How did you come to work with Torchwerks?

My executive director’s wife is an employee at Torchwerks. They’ve been quite involved in our organization.

How much have you invested with them?

They donated much of their labor to the project, so the only person who got paid was the independent director that they brought in for supplemental editing. The market value of what they donated would be between $5000­–$7000.

What is the status of this engagement?

The engagement lasted from September­–November 2019.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

What evidence can you share that demonstrates the impact of the engagement? 

The project was a great success; they’ve gotten nothing but rave reviews from our team. We have a difficult story to condense into four minutes, and yet they really captured the heart of the work we’re doing in Omaha. We used the video for Giving Tuesday in December, and that promotional piece helped with our fundraising campaign. We brought in $5000 from that day and around $10,000 in December, total.

How did Torchwerks perform from a project management standpoint?

Their communication and production style were both stellar. I was in awe, it’s amazing how fast they turned the project around. We communicated through email. They hit our deadlines as well.

What did you find most impressive about them?

They’re a really excellent group. When someone’s donating their time, you might worry that they’d do substandard work. We never had that issue with them because they go above and beyond to ensure a high-quality product. They involved us in every step of editing and reviewing before finalizing the work. I was very impressed with their professionalism and collaboration throughout the whole project.

Are there any areas they could improve?

No, I don’t think so.

Do you have any advice for potential customers?

I’d just recommend anyone to trust them because they’re really able to get to the heart of your hard work. They’re able to narrow down a thematic focus if you’re struggling with that.

5.0
Overall Score
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer