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2017 Leadership Awards

This year marks the 28th Annual African-American Leadership Awards for the city of Omaha and the first for our own Jason Fischer receiving the Leadership Award for Professionals Under 40. First off, a big thank you to everyone for considering the honor, and an even bigger thank you to the Urban League of Nebraska and […]


Nebraska Arts Council Announces It’s Fellowship Award Winners.

Eight Nebraska artists were recently selected as recipients of the Nebraska Arts Council’s 2017 Individual Artist Fellowship award in Performing Arts and Filmmaking. This prestigious program recognizes exemplary work by Nebraska artists on a three-year rotation between artistic disciplines: Literature, Performing Arts/Filmmaking and Visual Arts. This year Jason Fischer and Surreal Media Lab were selected […]


The New Re-elect Ben Gray Website is Live!

City Councilman and City Council President Ben Gray has served the community in Omaha and in his beloved home District 2 for near 40 years, from the early years of photojournalism for KETV news, to hosting his own Public Affairs show, Kaleidoscope, before putting his hat into the political arena, where he’s now represented District […]

  • Michael Ramirez,
  • March 16, 2017

Our own Jason Fischer Joins the Omaha Chamber Board

2016 has been unique in a lot of ways for everyone, especially us, However, 2017 looks to be even bigger year for us now that own Creative Director and Business Owner Jason R. Fischer has been named to the Board of Directors Small Business Representative of the Omaha Chamber of Commerce. (phew, that’s a mouthful!) […]


The Fischer Exhibition at the Fred Simon Gallery

A year ago we worked with renowned poet and artist Frank S. O’Neal to create a powerful video, carrying the message of Frank’s latest poem, telling a story that we all feel worryingly close to. With him we made a short film that has left everyone who’s viewed it stunned and shocked but with great […]

  • Michael Ramirez,
  • December 21, 2016

The 5th Leadership Conference: Ready for the next Beginning

The 5th African American Leadership Conference (AALC) is a wrap, something seen as not having support years ago, is now, still continuing to set attendance records… Still continuing to bring voices to Omaha that some had never dreamed of seeing here. It was just a few years ago when so many said it’s couldn’t be done […]


To 5 years of Leadership and to the next 5

5 years ago a new idea began, bringing together business entrepreneurs, community leaders and industry speakers. It was time to focus on real and lasting change and growth for North Omaha. In just 5 years, thousands of people have come together, networking with some of the best movers and thinkers of Omaha. New developments, new businesses, new […]

  • Michael Ramirez,
  • September 20, 2016

Teaching the Art of Social Media

We’ve worked with OSBN to create a series to highlight them and all that they do for their clients. We’ve spent a lot of time talking with them about social media and content and now they’ve invited us to speak at upcoming workshop, open free to the public who wants to sign up. Jason R. Fischer is the […]

  • Michael Ramirez,
  • September 19, 2016

Out of Frame heads to the Kansas International Film Fest!

We learned this week that Out of Frame will be featured at this year’s Kansas International Film Festival. A full week long event showcasing a huge variety of different films, KIFF is an exciting venue that brings in a crowd dedicated to celebrating film, highlighted as a top film festival nationwide. As always a big […]

  • Michael Ramirez,
  • September 2, 2016

A Summer of Step Up

This summer, like every summer for the last 5 years the Step Up Program has connected local youth with employers. Whats different this year? There’s been a huge expansion of the program since it started, with even more sponsors and partners than before, including having a dedicated film crew (Hint…It was Us!) to share their vision to even more members of […]