Watch Here:

Listen Here:

About The Episode

In this episode, we sit down with Jake Viramontez, an extraordinary storyteller and filmmaker, to discuss his journey from a rejected film school applicant to a successful commercial director and founder of the nonprofit organization Sown. We explore Jake's approach to storytelling, his commitment to creating impactful films for nonprofits, and the importance of compassion and dignity in capturing stories. We also dive into Jake's philosophy of giving and how it has transformed his career and life.

Today's Guest

Jake Viramontez is a talented filmmaker and the founder of Sown, a nonprofit organization dedicated to creating free films for nonprofits worldwide. With a background in commercial directing and a passion for storytelling, Jake uses his skills to make a positive impact by telling the stories of organizations and individuals making a difference. He has traveled to over 60 countries, working on projects ranging from commercial shoots to humanitarian documentaries.

You'll Learn

  • Jake's unique path to becoming a filmmaker and the lessons learned along the way.
  • The importance of storytelling in creating meaningful connections and driving change.
  • How to approach storytelling with compassion and dignity.
  • The philosophy behind Jake's nonprofit, Sown, and the impact of giving without expecting anything in return.
  • Practical tips for filmmakers looking to contribute their skills to nonprofits.
  • The transformative power of focusing on others and creating stories that elevate and inspire.
  • Resources

  • Jake's Instagram: @jakeviramontez
  • Sown's Instagram: @sownforgood
  • Sown's YouTube: Sown for Good
  • Sown's Website: Sown for Good
  • Checkout some of Sown's films: Sown Films
  •  © Chris and Sara 2024 | ALL RIGHTS RESERVED