Video Production. Documentary Filmmaking. Nonprofit Communications.
Kent Creative is a boutique production company in Nashville, Tennessee creating media that drives resources to nonprofit organizations and making films that shine a light on the human condition.
Since 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), capital punishment (Justice for Abu) and more.
Event videos, television commercials, educational & instructional films, capital campaign videos, web promos-we create media that engages volunteers, inspires donors, informs clients and shapes public opinion.
In addition to our commercial work, we produce documentary films that inform, provoke and entertain. Our 2019 film, A Stampede of Happiness, starring people with a mysterious genetic condition called Williams Syndrome, is available on Amazon Prime video. Our latest production, You Don't Know Me, is a film about TN death row inmate Abu-Ali Abdur 'Rahman and the celebrity lawyer who failed him. It won Best Tennessee Feature film and the Audience Award at the 2020 Nashville Film Festival.
Jon Kent is the founding creative director of Kent Creative. 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). In 2020 his film, You Don't Know Me, won both the Tennessee Features category and the Audience Award at the Nashville Film Festival. Jon has a B.S. in Philosophy from Belmont University and a master's degree in Institutional Advancement from Vanderbilt University.
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