Looking for a top directing company?

Production companies plan, organize, and execute creative work in the performing arts, film, television, radio, and other video mediums. For example, video production companies may specialize in both filming and directing. Directors are responsible for directing, which entails leading the creative planning and execution of a video or other creative work.

When looking for a video production company, ask about the team's experience with directing. If your in-house team does not have a vision for the video yet, it may benefit you to find an agency that can both film, cast, and direct your video.

That's why we've created this list of the best directing services for you to review. Read through company descriptions, former clients, and notable projects to find the best fit for your business. (And, if you want personalized recommendations, tell us about your project.)

List of the Best Directing Companies

  • 61
    $5,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    Orange CA

    JSP Creative is a boutique digital media production company based in Orange, Calif. The company, founded in 1998, has a team of less than ten that provides video production services to small companies, organizations, and institutions in the automotive, education, financial services, consumer products & services, health care & medical, and nonprofit industries.

    Clients
    CPK
    Children's Hospitals
    Broadcom
    Industries
    Notable Project

    A car company hired JSP Creative to provide various video production services for for functions like events, training, and information drives for dealers. JSP Creative did all of the scripting, sound, editing, mixing, and the final product. The resulting videos received positive feedback from the various audiences they were presented to. 

    "They were able to take a lot of feedback and make adjustments to whatever is needed." -  Former VP, Car Company

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  • 62
    $1,000+
    50 - 249 Employees
    Islandia NY

    Anideos is a New York-based Animation Studio. They were founded in 2019 and have a team of 50 employees who specialize in explainer, traditional 2D, 3D, and custom animation styles. Besides animation services, Anideos also offers website and mobile app development services. From individuals and small businesses to large organizations, Anideos caters to clients from all major industries.

    Clients
    Talent Book LLC
    Teem
    Serge Bov Bola
    Vax Global
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Anideos produced a 20-second animated video to quickly and clearly describe a vaccination record company's services. After receiving a storyboard, the team produced the video, which featured stick figures to satisfy the client's gender- and race-neutral requirement. Anideos completed the project in four days and exceeded expectations. They delivered an animated video that effectively communicates the client's services and received positive feedback.

    "They were great at following up via telephone and provided an incredible audit trail via email." — Board Chairman, Vaccination Record Company

  • 63
    $5,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    Irvine CA

    The Corporate Film Guys is a video production company based in Lake Forest, Calif. The company, founded in 1990, has a team of less than ten that provides video production services to enterprise and mid-market companies in the consumer products & services, financial services, IT, manufacturing, and medical industries.

    Clients
    Avery Products
    Beckman Coulter
    Coca-Cola
    CoreLogic
    Industries
    Notable Project

    An in-flight entertainment company hired The Corporate Film Guys to create internal-use informative videos. As part of the engagement, The Corporate Film Guys create short informative videos to support the company's internal and external customer-facing initiatives. They work closely with the company to assess the current needs and how to address those through these short videos.

    "We like working with them. They’re very turnkey." - Corporate Communications Manager, In-Flight Entertainment Company

  • 64
    $10,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    Ottawa Canada

    Simple Story Videos is a video design agency located in Ottawa, Canada. Founded in 2011, Simple Story Videos' team of approximately 10 employees offers video production, marketing strategy, and broadcast video services. Simple Story Videos works with clients of all sizes from the business services, advertising, and information technology industries. 

    Clients
    Walmart
    Coca-Cola
    HomeAdvisor
    Bell Canada
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Simple Story Videos created two explanatory videos for a medical device company. Both of the videos featured animation. Since launch, both videos have received hundreds of views and have been prominently featured in the client's digital campaigns. The client was impressed with Simple Story Videos' organization and project management skills. 

    "They did a very good job with project management. That’s one of the things they have done best. They have a good understanding of how to lead companies and customers through the process in order to get what they need." - VP Sales, Medical Device Company 

  • 65
    $5,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    Houston TX

    Ctrl Shift VFX is a video production studio based in Houston. Founded in 2017, this company has three employees. Ctrl Shift VFX focuses exclusively on video production services for businesses of various sizes.

    Clients
    OtterBox
    LifeProof
    Liviri
    Notable Project

    Ctrl Shift VFX was responsible for the creation of several animated videos for a phone case manufacturer. They made use of existing scripts to create the animated content for each video. The client reported positive responses to the videos from internal teams and consumers.

    "Because of how engaging and fun those videos are we getting more and more request for those. Those videos create excitement about the product and help push product off the shelves." Creative Project Manager, Phone Case Manufacturer

  • 66
    $10,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    Newtown PA

    Redd Pen Media is a creative digital agency located in Burlington, N.J. Founded in 2011, they have eight employees specializing in brand building through social media content, corporate photography, and video production. They work with small, midmarket, and global companies, primarily in retail, real estate, and media.

    Clients
    Puma
    Foot Locker
    Microsoft
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Redd Pen Media provided comprehensive video production services to an education institution. They created a series of short films to highlight alumni success, including scripted portions, interview segments, and b-roll in each video. Redd Pen Media's videos were essential assets for the client’s email and social media campaigns, receiving 10,000 views and impressing other institutions.

    “Videos produced by Redd Pen media have been a great asset to our story-telling strategies. They have been viewed more than 10,000 times and have been used both on our websites and email campaigns. There is no doubt in my mind that they have added tremendous value to our recruitment process.” – Market Research Analyst, Education Institution

  • 67
    $5,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    San Francisco CA

    Start Motion Media Fundraising Video is a video production studio based in San Francisco founded in 2009. Their team of fewer than 10 experts provides video production, corporate photography, and branding assistance to clients, with videos ranging from commercials and corporate videos to documentaries and explainers.

    Clients
    Stanford University
    Track3t
    Wanderlust
    Notable Project

    Start Motion Media Fundraising Video worked with a storytelling project to create an explainer video with the goal of soliciting potential patrons of the project. The video improved the brand's identity and was able to solicit patronage from individuals.

    "[Start Motion Media Fundraising Video] really guided the process from start to finish. [Start Motion Media Fundraising Video]'s questionnaire was pointed and effective in gleaning my exact objectives. The value that [Start Motion Media Fundraising Video] offers their tremendous because he specializes in making crowdfunding videos." - Founder, Storytelling Project

  • 68
    $10,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    Manchester United Kingdom

    Bearded Fellows is a video and animation agency based in Manchester, United Kingdom. Founded in 2014, this company has nine employees. Bearded Fellows specializes in video production and advertising for companies of all sizes.

    Clients
    Zen Internet
    Royal Mail
    Remington
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Bearded Fellows created video content for a marketing company. The project involved creating storyboards, consulting on the video content, and producing the video. The client has reported significant increases in ROI as a result of this promotional video material.

    "They are professional, friendly, great to work with and the quality of their work is superb." - Managing Director, Marketing Company

  • 69
    $5,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    Ottawa Canada

    Mission + Theory is a video production company headquartered in Ottawa, Canada. Founded in 2019, their team of approximately 5 employees serves small and midmarket clients across a variety of industries. They offer branding videos, documentary-style films, commercial videos, and explainer videos.

    Clients
    Canadian Foundation for Healthcare Improvement
    SoGal Foundation
    Montreal Vegan Festival
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Mission + Theory produced a video campaign for a community-focused muralist. They shot footage of their client working on a large art piece over a three-week period. Their work was received exceptionally well by the client, who was able to promote her GoFundMe campaign.

    "The video has already succeeded in generating significant funds for my project." — Community Muralist

     

  • 70
    $5,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    New York NY

    Team of Scientists is a full-service production company based in New York. The company, founded in 2011, has a team of less than ten that provides video production services to small and mid-market companies in various industries.

    Clients
    American Express
    Hilton
    Capital One
    Delta Air Lines
    Industries
    Notable Project

    An advertising agency hired Team of Scientists to partner with them in producing TV spot commercials for one of their clients. As part of the engagement, Team of Scientists oversaw the project from ideation to post-production. They wrote the treatments, developed the storyboards, cast actors, edited the videos, oversaw color correction. The project was successfully completed and the end client was so pleased they used one of the TV spots in other markets.

    "I didn’t even realize we had a workflow. It was like everything came together organically and on schedule." - Former Creative Producer, Advertising Agency

  • 71
    $5,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    Denver CO

    Telideo Productions is a video production company based in Denver. The small team of fewer than five employees has been around since 2014 and primarily works with small and mid-market businesses in the information technology and advertising and marketing industries. Their video expertise is apparent in their productions for marketing campaigns, trainings, and AdWords.

    Clients
    Arrow Electronics
    Elements Massage
    Zebra Technologies
    Actiontec
    Industries
    Notable Project

    An elections management software company hired Telideo Productions to create a voter outreach video. The video was a three-minute animation that walked viewers through how voting machines work to reduce misuse and confusion on election day. The software company wrote the script, and Telideo Productions created a storyboard and produced the final video, which was translated into multiple languages.

    "They stayed on top of deadlines and oftentimes exceeded them. They remained responsive throughout the engagement and provided helpful suggestions to ensure our translations were high quality and that we were moving along in an efficient manner." – Manager of Proposals and Marketing, Elections Management Software

  • 72
    $1,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    New York NY

    Transcendent Enterprise is a corporate video company based in New York City. The company, founded in 2004, is composed of a team of around 10 who provide video production, broadcast video, and AR/VR development services to various companies.

    Clients
    Facebook
    Spotify
    NYU
    Mount Sinai
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Transcendent Enterprise was hired by a Disability Nonprofit to help them produce four videos: two training videos, and internal and external versions of their compliance video and a HIPAA video. Transcendent Enterprise executed everything related to the videos and met their deadlines.  

    "Even when our team took more time to review things, they still stuck to our deadlines." - Video Director, Disability Nonprofit

  • 73
    $10,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    Chicago IL

    Furnace FPS is a Chicago-based video production firm founded in 2011. Their roughly 2 employees mostly serve small businesses from a variety of industries. They specialize in commercials and documentaries, and they handle all aspects of production.

    Clients
    Northwestern University
    National Suicide Prevention
    Vox Media
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Furnace FPS created a video for a data analytics company. They collaborated with the client on concept creation and scripting before actual execution. Their work enabled the client to build robust awareness campaigns.

    "Their team struck a great balance between conforming to our vision and incorporating their suggestions. They were a very trusted partner in this entire process, acting as a consultant." — Senior Product Marketing Manager, Data Analytics Company

  • 74
    $5,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    India

    MyPromoVideos is a video production company based in India. Founded in 2009, their team of 21 employees provides video production and graphic design services.

    Clients
    UHID
    Kettle Lend
    Smartech
    Industries
    Notable Project

    MyPromoVideos developed the perfect industry solution for their software developer client. Featuring customizable data points and a robust strategic approach, MyPromoVideos’s work resulted in positive client feedback.

    "The video was extremely well received. As a result of the project’s success, we’ve extended our relationship to add clients to their practice through our network in the US." –Project Manager, Software Company

  • 75
    $10,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    Baltimore MD

    Founded in 1982, Producers is a video production agency. Their team of around 55 employees is based in Baltimore. The team focuses solely on video production.

    Clients
    Advance Business Systems
    Under Armour
    Toyota
    Ocean City Tourism
    Notable Project

    Producers produced three videos for an independent school. They were responsible for production from the beginning to the end of the process. The videos conveyed what a day in the life of a student at the school is like.

    "Their ability to really listen to all the different constituents at Potomac School and incorporate their own ideas into the final product was their biggest strength." – Director of Admissions, Independent School

  • 76
    $10,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    Jersey City NJ

    Colormatics is a studio founded in 2014 in Jersey City, N.J. with no more than 10 employees. They specialize in video production, advertising, and content marketing services for clients in the fields of consumer products and business services.

    Clients
    H&M
    The Macallan
    Fiverr
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Colormatics produced TV ads for a freelancer marketplace platform. The platform needed direct response TV ads for their product. So far the metrics are incomplete but the platform is satisfied with Colormatics’ work.

    “I didn’t need to tell Colormatics exactly what we needed; they already had a basic understanding of our product and our objectives.” - Director of Brand, Freelancer Marketplace Platform

  • 77
    $1,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    Poznań Poland

    MADE Productions is a studio based in Poznan, Poland with more than two experts. Since 2014, they have offered their services in video production, advertising, and corporate photography for small and medium-sized businesses.

    Clients
    Skoda
    Nivea
    Red Bull
    Industries
    Notable Project

    MADE Productions produced videos and photos for a toy brand. The brand wanted to showcase their products through exciting videos and pictures. There has been a largely positive response to the assets produced by MADE Productions.

    “MADE were extremely realistic from the beginning regarding project delivery times.” - CEO, Toy Brand

  • 78
    $10,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    Cambridge MA

    Planet Nutshell, Inc. is a full-service animation studio based in Boston, Mass. Founded in 2008, this company has five employees. Planet Nutshell, Inc. offers video production services for businesses of all sizes from startups to global brands.

    Clients
    Google
    Microsoft
    Amazon
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Planet Nutshell, Inc. provided video production services for a social non-profit organization. The project involved the creation of two explainer videos, involving writing the scripts, creating the storylines, making animations, and editing the final video products.

    "Planet Nutshell, Inc. turned out to be great partners for this project. People have loved our videos—they find them interesting and respectful to the populations we help." Director of Strategy and External Affairs, Social Non-profit

  • 79
    $1,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    Calgary Canada

    Headquartered in Calgary, Canada and founded in 2014, Symbol Syndication is a 5 member video production company that also provides SEO to their clients. 

    Clients
    Flagship Business Broker
    Microsoft
    Nissan Canada
    Notable Project

    Symbol Syndication partnered with a business broker company to create videos that show more insight into the clients pipelines and segments of their company. They provided the client with the creative undertaking, video production, editing, and writing of the videos. 

    “Since working with their team, it makes complete sense that they work with such impressive, large clients and accounts. They made the process extremely smooth and were receptive to our needs for the final products.” –– Owner, Business Broker Company 

  • 80
    $5,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    Ferndale MI

    M-1 Studios is a full-service video communications agency located in Ferndale, Mich. Founded in 2008, M-1 Studios' team of 16 employees provides video production for mid-market and enterprise clients. 

    Clients
    AGC
    Habitat for Humanity
    Chase
    FTE Automotive
    Industries
    Notable Project

    A festival events company wanted a video that featured its food, art, and concert festivals. M-1 Studios scripted, shot, and produced a live-action advertisements for commercial airing. The video has received positive feedback since its airing.

    "They have a quick turnaround time. Sometimes, our events need last-minute work and they’re always willing to do so on short notice." – Sponsorship Director, Festival Events Company 

  • 81
    $10,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    Ottawa Canada

    Cloud in the Sky Studios is a media production firm located in Ottowa, Canada. Founded in 2010, Cloud in the Sky Studios' small team of 4 employees specializes in video production. 

    Clients
    NBA
    Blackberry;QNX
    Bank of Canada
    NAV Canada
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Cloud in the Sky Studios was hired by a computer software company to produce a series of videos for the organization. They provided storyboard, creative, and production services for each video. The videos featured live action and animation shots that client uses for both trade shows and features on its website and social channels. The client was impressed with the team at Cloud in the Sky Studios flexibility and ability to meet complex deadlines. 

    "We have challenging deadlines and a rigorous approval process. Cloud in the Sky has been very flexible and adaptive to our process and timeline. I'll let them know when I need something for review and approval, and they’re always able to work within those confines." – Marketing and Communications Manager, Computer Software Company 

  • 82
    $5,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    Milano Italy

    Thirty Seconds Milano is a film production company based in Milan. The company, founded in 2003, has a team of less than ten that provides video production, broadcast video, social media marketing, corporate photography, and digital strategy services. Thirty Seconds Milano serves midmarket and enterprise companies and organizations in various fields that include advertising & marketing and nonprofit. 

    Clients
    Erika Lemay
    Electronic Arts
    Nintendo
    Samsung
    Industries
    Notable Project

    An industrial equipment manufacturing company hired Thirty Seconds Milano to produce corporate videos that would help make them visible in the international market. The resulting video has been instrumental in the significant expansion of the company.

    "Even today, in our sector, the videos made represent an absolute benchmark for other companies." GM, Industrial Equipment Manufacturing Company

  • 83
    $5,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    Zürich Switzerland

    VIVEN GmbH is a video agency founded in 2017 run by a team of fewer than 10 experts. Based in Zurich, the studio provides video production, advertising, and broadcast video services to clients ranging from startups to enterprises from various industries such as advertising, arts, and others. They produce videos such as branded videos, commercials, and documentaries.

    Clients
    Swarovski
    Philips
    SIGG
    Industries
    Notable Project

    VIVEN GmbH was hired by a battery company to showcase their latest product. The video is an explainer that features instructions on how to install their solar battery, as well as interviews with the company's product manager. The video will be used everywhere from websites and social media to customer events.

    "Creativity, speed, solution-orientated, open-minded, flexible" - Communication Consultant, Battery Company

  • 84
    $10,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    Vancouver Canada

    Dancing Line Productions is a 2D animation studio based in Vancouver, Canada, and founded in 2008. Their team of 4 employees specializes in broadcast video and video production. 

    Clients
    DDB Canada
    Black Watch Productions
    Pilotfish Productions
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Dancing Line Productions created videos for a life insurance provider. They created four different animations for the client, ranging from 15 seconds to a minute, in English as well as French. The client reported that the videos have done a great job of increasing awareness about their company. 

    “Their work ethic and talent were valuable to us—we knew the project was in good hands.” – Director of Marketing, Life Insurance Provider
     

  • 86
    $10,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    Novato CA

    Explainly is an animation company headquartered in Novato, Calif. and founded in 2018. The team of fewer than 10 employees provides video production services, with a specific focus on explainer videos. Their clientele is composed of enterprises, midmarket businesses, and small businesses in the advertising and marketing and arts, entertainment, and music industries.

    Clients
    Visa
    HubSpot
    Stanford
    Morning Brew
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Explainly produced an animated explainer video to generate leads. Their work involved writing the scripts and creating the visual design, and the deliverable led to an increase in both inquiries and revenue.

    "We have had numerous prospective customer and active customers tell us they were interested in evaluating [us] based on the Explainly video." – Sr. Sales Manager, Influencer Marketing Company

  • 87
    $5,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    Irvine CA

    Based in Irvine, Calif., 7 Hills Productions is a full-service video production company. Since 2018, their small team of two assists a variety of clients with their video production needs. 

    Clients
    Google
    Chivas
    Porsche
    Northwestern University
    Industries
    Notable Project

    7 Hills Productions creates videos for an education startup that showcase their program offerings and highlight their keynote events. The team is involved in all aspects of pre- and post-production. They've delivered high-quality, simplistic videos.

    "They're always professional, making the best videos for us." – Director of Digital Marketing, Education Startup

  • 88
    $5,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    San Diego CA

    New Evolution Video is a video production company based in San Diego, California. Founded in 2007, their team of around 10 employees provides video production, marketing strategy, broadcast video, and content marketing services.

    Clients
    Daimler
    Verimatrix
    SONY
    Pura Vida
    Industries
    Notable Project

    New Evolution Video assisted in the rebranding and repositioning efforts of a surface protection manufacturer through a promotional video. They operated with about five different sets, chose the locations, helped pick the actors and actresses, worked on sound, script editing, and workflow. The company's employees internally praised New Evolution's skill and quality video production.

    "They made an excellent job of extracting what our real need was and bringing some creativity to help deliver it." – Global Marketing Director, Surface Protection Manufacturer

  • 89
    $10,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    Chicago IL

    JV Studios is a video production company based in Chicago and founded in 2012. Consisting of their 2 co-founders, they solely provide video production services for companies of all sizes.
     

    Clients
    Sephora
    Ulta Beauty
    The Wit Hotel
    Notable Project

    JV Studios produced several videos for a family-owned farm. These videos included a documentary-style production as well as several clips for social media purposes. These promotional videos led to an increase in sales for the client.

    “Our sales have nearly quadrupled since we released some of the videos. Our investment in the project has already paid for itself because of how positively received the videos have been. Our internal team is delighted.” – Director of Finance and Marketing, Family-Owned Farm
     

  • 90
    $5,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    Indore India

    Motionvillee is a studio based in Indore, India, and founded in 2011. With no more than 50 professionals, they offer video production solutions for small and medium-sized companies in the industries of advertising, arts, and consumer products, among others.

    Clients
    Good Year Tyres
    ARM Semiconductors
    Grab Taxi
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Motionvillee produced videos for a university department. The videos were animated to showcase the effects of postpartum onset anxiety. The department was satisfied with the videos.

    “The videos are exactly what we wanted and will be used in our grant-funded research study.” - Assistant Professor, University Department

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