Kent Creative

Speak to the heart and the mind will follow.

Video production, photography and fundraising communications for nonprofit organizations.
About Kent Creative
Kent Creative is a boutique production company in Nashville, Tennessee creating media and materials that drive resources to nonprofit organizations. Founded by Jon Kent in 2001, Kent Creative has been the chosen storyteller for more than 100 nonprofit organizations nationwide. In the past two years alone, we've produced media for a wide array of meaningful causes, including medical research (Harvard/Mass General Hospital), cancer support (Gilda’s Club), autism (Dan Marino Foundation), hospice care (Alive Hospice), theater and the arts (The Nashville Rep), environmental protection (Housatonic Valley Association), community building (United Way), poverty (Catholic Charities), developmental disabilities (The TN Disability Coalition), and more. 
Event and web videos, t.v. commercials, capital campaign case statements, annual reports and other collaterals-we create communications tools that engage volunteers, inspire donors and shape public opinion. 
Under our 501(c)inema Productions brand, we produce documentary films that inform and entertain.  Our 2011 film, Embraceable, which has been televised in eight countries and translated into six languages, is widely considered the definitive documentary on Williams Syndrome. 

About Jon Kent
Jon Kent is the founding creative director of Kent Creative and director of 501(c)inema. Jon is a fundraising communicator turned filmmaker with three decades of storytelling experience in the nonprofit sector. Prior to founding Kent Creative in 2001, Jon was Director of Advancement Communications for Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, TN. Jon has provided external production and communications support for many prominent capital fundraising campaigns, including Weil Cornell Medical College's "Discoveries that Make a Difference," Mass Eye and Ear/Harvard's "Bold Science-Life Changing Cures," and Vanderbilt University Medical Center's "Shape the Future." Jon's work has garnered 69 "Addy Awards," a "Silver Telly Award," and multiple CASE National Gold Medals. In 2019, Jon won the Envision Kindness International Photo Contest (nonprofit category). Jon has a B.S. in Philosophy from Belmont University and a master's degree in Institutional Advancement from Vanderbilt University.

Latest Productions

This powerful piece was created for TN death row inmate Abu-Ali Abdur 'Rahman's clemency team. It features Abu singing Amazing Grace and is accompanied by disturbing facts about the injustice of his case. 

Created for the Housatanic Valley Association's annual gala, this short video calls attention to the value, beauty and significance of this watershed. 

This 30 second commercial was produced for Alive Hospice and features an inspirational patient testimonial.

Among our Clients 
Alive Hospice | Catholic Charities | USC Institute for Creative Technologies | Mass. Eye and Ear | Weill Cornell Medical College | The Nashville Conflict Resolution Center | The United Way of Middle Tennessee (with Vision Philanthropy Group) | The Aspen Cancer Conference | The La Jolla Institute for Allergy and Immunology | Massachusetts General Hospital | M. D. Anderson Cancer Center | The Housatonic Valley Association | National Jewish Health | Case Western School of Medicine | The University of Tennessee Health Sciences | USC Keck School of Medicine |Vanderbilt University Medical Center | Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center | Vanderbilt University Department of Medicine |Vanderbilt Institute for Imaging Sciences | Centerstone | Gilda's Club Middle Tennessee | Novartis | 90Ten Communications | Hasbro Children's Hospital | Lake Forest Hospital | Ingram Industries | The Myriam Hospital |Williamson Medical Center (with Vision Philanthropy Group) | Agency for Persons with Disabilities | The ARC of Middle Tennessee |The Lili Claire Foundation | The Autistic Self-Advocacy Network | The Autism Society | Brilliant Minds | Els For Autism | The Center for Autism & Related Disabilities (University of Miami) | The Disability Law Advocacy Center | The Dan Marino Foundation | The Disability Independence Group | The Down Syndrome Association of Middle Tennessee | Marino Campus | The TN Council on Developmental Disabilities | The Williams Syndrome Association | Father Ryan High School | Cornell College | USC School of Cinematic Arts |Vanderbilt University School of Medicine | Lake Forest College | Loras College | MTSU | Rhodes College | East Academy | The Nashville Public School Alliance |The Nashville Learning Group | The Nantucket Learning Group | Stand for Children | Actor's Bridge Ensemble | The Greater New Orleans Foundation | The Nashville Entrepreneur Center |The Nashville Public Library Foundation | The Nashville Repertory Theatre | The Tennessee Justice Center | Land Trust of Tennessee | Students Taking A Right Stand | Bright Horizons Family Foundation | Stand for Children | The Centerstone Research Institute | The Tennessee Disability Coalition| Harvard University Department of Psychiatry 
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