For Brands

Stories move the world
At Freethink, we create premium, short documentaries about the people and ideas changing our world. Founded by passionate filmmakers, we specialize in finding incredible stories and bringing them to life in bite-sized, 2-6minute videos. Our award-winning brand stories reach millions of young, motivated change-makers every month, shining a light on the frontier of ideas and innovation.
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Short Documentaries
We’ve perfected the short-form documentary and will bring your brand story to life in a high-impact, cinematic experience designed for Youtube, Facebook, Instagram and your content hub.
Robotic surgery unlocks a new era of medicine 5:39
The advancement of robotic surgery systems is expanding physical limitations to allow for minimally invasive procedures and improved patient recovery.
The hidden history in Black genealogy 7:31
This team is restoring generations of overlooked African American genealogy, and people are discovering family histories they never knew they had.
Engineering the impossible: The future of military tech 5:37
Palmer Luckey and his team of outside-the-box thinkers are creating defense technology that the government does not yet believe possible.
Expert Interviews
We’ve created and published thousands of thought leader interviews across Freethink and our sister brand Big Think. Create visibility for your own leaders and key messages in this highly engaging format.
What is inside a black hole? 6:15
Rendering the first black hole image was an important milestone. But in many ways, the true value of the project lies in how it created an opportunity for researchers to change the way they explore the world.
Could the human race survive a supervolcano? 4:51
The eruption of Mount Tambora pushed humanity to the brink of extinction. Today, active supervolcanoes still have the power to nullify our future. What can we do to prepare?
Generalist vs. specialist: Which is the best path to success? 5:47
How many Mozarts and Tiger Woods are there in any given generation? A generalist himself, bestselling author David Epstein says you have to give yourself permission to choose the wrong pursuit or work in a job that’s not your ultimate dream career. These small “failures” are actually major learning experiences that help you inch closer to greatness.
Build Your Own Series
Sponsor a Freethink editorial series or create your own custom show. Series are the ideal way to tell stories on platforms like Youtube and Netflix.
Series | Catalysts
Introducing Catalysts 1:41
It’s time to change how we make change. Join us as we meet inspiring social entrepreneurs who are exploring bold new solutions to big social problems.
How a startup affords rent and ramen: Introducing Ramen Profitable 1:31
Join us as we meet today’s early-stage founders and explore their fight to become Ramen Profitable.
Series | Coded
Coded trailer 2:04
Meet the programmers on the frontlines of the war over security and privacy.
Built-in distribution to the world’s fastest growing network of change-makers
*For every film we create, we deploy the full force of our 12-person expert marketing team to package, publish and promote until your goals are met. 
  • 10 Million
    Followers across 17 social media accounts
  • 11 Million
    Monthly video views across Youtube, Facebook, Instagram and our sites
  • 250,000
    Newsletter subscribers across 4 newsletters
  • 6 million
    Monthly users cross 2 websites
We guarantee 200,000 completed views across Freethink platforms for every video we make with you.
Download our e-book and learn the Freethink approach to branded documentary storytelling

What’s Inside

  • 43 pages of advice on brand storytelling from expert filmmakers
  • Examples of successful brand documentaries

What you’ll learn

  • How to find great stories to tell
  • How to keep audiences hooked
  • How to package content to earn more attention
  • What to measure in brand storytelling
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Dive into some of our favorite brand stories

With Intel: How to go viral in the healthcare space

We told the story of employee Bryce Olson, who leveraged Intel’s technology to beat back his stage 4 prostate cancer and achieved viral success.

The future of cancer research
  • 3 million
    Total views
  • 1.2 million
    Completed views
  • 15k
    Likes, comments, and shares
  • Webby Award Winner

With Stand Together Foundation: Big impact for a small nonprofit

Stand Together came to Freethink with the goal of highlighting the foundation’s social entrepreneurs who are exploring bold solutions to big problems, including their grantee Cafe Momentum.

This restaurant gives at-risk youth a second chance
  • Major driver
    100k+ Facebook followers
  • 18k
    Shares
  • 2.8k
    Comments
  • 3.2 million
    Total views

With Turntide: A big lift for a startup product launch.

Our goal was to drive excitement for not just the rebranding of Turntide, but also for how their bold motor solution will accelerate their journey as a startup with fringe technology to the new standard in industrial technology.

How to reinvent the motor
  • 5x
    Increase in inbound leads
  • 248k
    Completed views
  • 1.3 million
    total views
  • 13k
    Likes, comments, and shares
  • Valuable fundraising and recruiting asset
What brands and foundations are saying about Freethink
  • “This video has become a go-to for our sales team, with universally positive feedback from potential customers.”
    — Palantir Executive
  • “This is the company’s most effective recruiting and onboarding tool.”
    — CEO, Flexport
  • “Wow… didn’t expect to just get teary-eyed at my desk! I love how this underscores the power of a movement to transform healthcare for everyone, everywhere. Huge kudos to Freethink for translating our vision into something so powerful.”
    — SKOLL FOUNDATION Grantee
It’s your turn to tell an incredible story. Let’s move the world together.