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

  • 91
    $5,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    Wilmington DE

    Frame Freak Studio is a cartoon animation studio based in Wilmington, Del., with an office in San Salvador, El Salvador. The studio, founded in 2014, has a team of less than ten that provides video production services to various companies.

    Clients
    Coca-Cola
    Pepsi
    Burger King
    Procter & Gamble
    Industries
    Notable Project

    A content and media company hired Frame Freak Studio to help produce 12 episodes of a short animated series. The collaboration produced a total of 13 episodes. These episodes were loved by the audience.

    "The team was able to mimic the level of depth that our other animator was achieving and they produced the animations very quickly." - Co-Founder, content and media company

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  • 92
    Undisclosed
    10 - 49 Employees
    Lagos Nigeria

    Rushing Tap is a video marketing agency based in Ogba, Nigeria. The agency, founded in 2014, has a team of less than ten that provides video production, social media marketing, content marketing, digital strategy, email marketing, PPC, and corporate photography services. Rushing Tap serves small and larger-sized companies in various industries.

    Clients
    Transcorp Power
    Elizade
    L'eola Hotel
    Fanmilk
    Notable Project

    A marketing communications company hired Rushing Tap to film the European Union's electrification projects in rural communities in Nigeria to create awareness about the projects. Rushing Tap produced three videos that were used in the awareness campaign, which was successful.

    "They are young, very creative, work smart, udpates their equipments regularly and delivers on timeline every time." - Deputy Creative Director, Marketing Communications Company

  • 93
    $1,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    Toronto Canada

    Origin Films is a video and photo production company headquartered in Toronto. Founded in 2017, they currently have about 9 team members. They specialize in video production services. 

    Clients
    Haste Hustle
    TO Film
    K-Swiss
    Notable Project

    Origin Films provided full scale production services to create a promotional video for a mobile gym. They filmed on location and captured footage from three different areas to highlight the brand mission. The video increased the client's visibility and secured new clientele. 

    "Their team is always early when delivering work." — Owner, Mobile Gym

  • 94
    $1,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    Inglewood CA

    Lemonlight is a video productions agency headquartered in Marina Del Ray, Calif. It also has offices in Miami, New York City, Chicago, San Diego, and Austin, Texas. Its team of 39 employees specializes in video production, content marketing, and broadcast video. It was founded in 2010 and works mostly with mid-market firms. 

    Clients
    Hyatt
    Audi
    Uber
    Accenture
    Industries
    Notable Project

    An independent school hired Lemonlight to produce branding videos to show prospective families.  Lemonlight scripted, produced, and gave feedback on the final, 90-second product. The client was so impressed by the video that they have asked the team at Lemonlight to film and create additional content. The client was impressed with the team at Lemonlight's professionalism. 

    "We were happy they were really easy to work with. The two onsite crew members that came the day of the shoot were fantastic. They were really considerate and thoughtful but also engaged with the people they were shooting. They knew all the right questions to ask which made everything easy and seamless." – Head of School, Independent School

  • 95
    $5,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    London United Kingdom

    Kartoffel Films is a video and animation agency run by a team of less than 50 founded in 2012. Based in London, the company provides video production services for clients that work in the fields of education, health care, and non-profit, creating videos such as interviews, training videos, commercials, and more.

    Clients
    Kings College London
    Macmillan Cancer Support
    GFK
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Kartoffel Films once worked with a business school to develop animations and videos for their alumni. The school had limited staff for projects of this nature, and thus had to outsource from Kartoffel Films for assistance. The videos made by Kartoffel Films are meant to showcase the winners of the annual alumni awards of the business school.

    "Even within the last 2–3 years, we can really see a difference in the quality of our videos and animations. We’re internally aware that they’ve set that bar for us. Our team has noticed a huge quality difference on our social channels, which have grown substantially. We can’t attribute all of that to their work, but they’re definitely a part of the recipe that’s helping to grow our success. " - Creative Director, University Business School

  • 96
    $5,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    Marrickville Australia

    Fat Salmon is a Sydney-based video production firm founded in 2015. Their team of approximately 5 employees handles all aspects of production, like scripting, filming, and visual effects. They create all kinds of videos, including explainer films and commercials.

    Clients
    Careerone
    Romance Was Born
    The Australian Institute of Management
    Notable Project

    Fat Salmon created promotional explainer videos for a telecom-focused SaaS. They delivered two video pieces to explain the functionality and distinct architecture of the client's software. The finished videos have enabled the client to pitch their solution to companies.

    "They are young and dynamic with fresh creative ideas, and they deliver very high-quality work for a reasonable price." — Executive Director, Telecom-Focused Marketing SaaS

  • 97
    $5,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    Bnei Brak Israel

    Highlight Films Israel is a production services house established in 1998 based in Bnei Brak, Israel. With a 12-person team, the company provides assistance with video production, broadcast videos, and corporate photography to the advertising and entertainment industries. They specialize in documentaries, brand videos, and commercial videos.

    Clients
    Netflix
    BBC
    National Geographic
    Microsoft
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Highlight Films Israel was commissioned by a film company to execute a film shoot. Highlight Films Israel aided in the logistics and equipment for production, complete with fixers for handling permits and any issues that may arise. 

    "Highlight Films Israel exhibits excellent communication skills. There was no language barrier. They were knowledgeable about the happenings within Israel." - Head of Production, Film Company

  • 98
    $1,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    Dallas TX

    Lonely Lane is a creative agency that is headquartered in Dallas. The company is made up of less than 10 employees and specializes in video production, finance and accounting outsourcing, and business consulting.

    Clients
    G-Eazy
    Aspire
    #OneDream
    We Can Be Heroes
    Notable Project

    Lonely Lane offered consulting services to a business in their early start-up period. Specifically, they helped their partner start their financial activity and plan their early stages of media development and implementation. The client was pleased with the team's work.

    “Everything is running really smoothly. We're very happy with their work and we hope to continue working with them.” – Producer, Media Company
     

  • 99
    Undisclosed
    10 - 49 Employees
    Riyadh Saudi Arabia

    ALMONTAGE Entertainment  is a video production firm based in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Founded in 2009 ,their team serves clients in the retail sector. Services include video production and video advertisements.

    Clients
    Jarir Bookstore
    General Commission For Audiovisual Media
    Microsoft
    Oracle
    Industries
    Notable Project

    ALMONTAGE Entertainment created a marketing video for a mattress company. The video received high praise and the team was very communicative.

    “They are really a creative company”  – Marketing Manager, Sleep Company

  • 100
    $5,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    Detroit MI

    Three Lyons Creative is a video creative services company based in Detroit founded in 2014. Their video production, corporate photography, and graphic design services are handled by their team of 5. They mainly work in the non-profit industry, as well as the entertainment and education industries. They specialize in interview, live event, and commercial videos.

    Clients
    Tart
    Celsee Diagnostics
    Henry Ford Learning Institute
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Three Lyons Creative worked with a non-profit organization to film workshops and summer camps of students and teachers across two sites. The videos allowed the organization to secure a spot at a conference for one of their workshops.

    "They craft stories that are in line with our vision, mission, and purpose. What’s more, I had to leave the summer camp due to a family matter. But Three Lyons Creative was able to carry out the work flawlessly without supervision." - Director of External Relations, Non-Profit Organization

  • 101
    $5,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    Boston MA

    Cintri is a media and production agency based in Jamaica Plain, Mass. The agency, founded in 2018, has a team of around ten that provides video production, branding, social media marketing, and content marketing services to enterprise and smaller-sized companies in the arts & entertainment, IT, automotive, and other industries.

    Clients
    Red Bull
    Boston Beer Company
    Scotty Lago
    Camille Kostek
    Industries
    Notable Project

    A machine design software company hired Cintri to produce a promotional video that will be sent to customers and featured on the front page of the company's website. Cintri handled storyboarding, all of the filming, post-production editing, and adding the animations to create the final product. All throughout the production process, the company's internal team had previews. A total of 16 versions of the video were submitted, varying in length, orientation, and language.

    "Everyone we sent the video to is very impressed. It’s very cool and very futuristic." - Founder, Machine Design Software Company 

  • 102
    $5,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    Winter Park FL

    Vibrant Media Productions is full-service video production and photography company based in Winter Park, Fla. Vibrant Media Productions' team of 6 employees offer exclusively video production services. Founded in 2011, Vibrant Media Productions works with clients of all sizes from the real estate, advertising, and business service industries. 

    Clients
    National Geographic
    Twitter
    Fox Sports
    NFL Player's Association
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Vibrant Media Productions worked with a corporate event company. Vibrant Media Productions filmed a 4-5 day event the company held and compiled footage into a video for promotional and informational purposes. The work included conducting interviews, shooting headshots and time lapses, collecting drone footage, and crafting 3D graphics. According to the client, Vibrant Media Productions showcased poise and professionalism. 

    "They’re calm even when put under stress, and never complained. A lot of people are shy on camera, so Vibrant Media Productions’ ability to make people comfortable allowed them to always get the right shot. They’re also creative, and their quality of work was outstanding." -  Sales Manager, Corporate Event Company 

  • 103
    $5,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    Moscow Russia

    Lava Media is a studio based in Moscow and founded in 2013. Their team of fewer than 50 offers video production and social media marketing solutions for mid-market and enterprise-level clients across various industries.

    Clients
    Rimmel
    Reebok
    3M
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Lava Media provided digital marketing solutions for a smartphone company. Lava Media also created YouTube content for the company. This grew the company by 7% of the market share.

    “Their team was flexible with their full-cycle production.” - PR Director, Smartphone Company

  • 104
    $1,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    Montréal Canada

    Founded in 2014, Cat Around Films is a video production agency. Their team of around 5 employees is based in Montreal. The team focuses on video production and broadcast video.

    Clients
    Sephora
    3M
    AltusGroup
    Four Seasons
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Cat Around Films produced multiple videos for a real estate forum. They were responsible for both scripting, filming, and editing the videos. The team also advised forum speakers on their lines.

    "The company received a lot of new leads, a noticeable amount of new job applications came in for our recruiting, we became a favorable company in the bidding process." – Director of Business Development, Real Estate Forum

  • 105
    $1,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    Ümraniye Turkey

    Eklektika Video Production Company is a studio based in Ümraniye, Turkey, and founded in 2017. Their team of more than 10 offers video production solutions for clients in the fields of advertising, arts, and business services, among others.

    Clients
    Canon
    Singapore Airlines
    Mapfre
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Eklektika Video Production Company produced videos for an international media company. The company needed to film abroad but lacked a team to do so. The company is satisfied with the results provided.

    “I’m thrilled with the results. The first video that we filmed is my highest performing video for Buzzfeed.” - Video Producer, International Media Company

  • 106
    $25,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    Dallas TX
    DHD Films is a small video production company. Founded in 2000, the firm is in Dallas, Texas. Their services include video production and event marketing & planning.
    Industries
    Notable Project

    DHD Films produced an institutional video for a nonprofit from start to finish. The 70-minute long video involved scripting, graphic content, and editing footage featuring interviews with more than 50 people.

     

    ‘’They were exceptional from beginning to end.’’

  • 107
    $5,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    Charlotte NC
    The Littlefield Company, a video production agency, is in Charlotte, North Carolina. The small firm was established in 2018. Their team offers video production, corporate photography, content marketing, digital strategy, and more.
    Notable Project

    The Littlefield Company was hired by a software and services company to create a brand story and produce a video. The goal was to show the client's personality, products, and services.

    "They came up with creative ways to show or convey a point, and the finished product was second to none."

  • 108
    $1,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    San Diego CA

    Crystal Pyramid Productions is a video production company founded in 1981. The company is located in San Diego, Calif.  The streamlined team currently includes 2 employees. Crystal Pyramid Productions offers a specialized focus on video production and broadcast services. Clients include highly recognizable global brands from the nonprofit, retail, and entertainment industries.

    Clients
    Netflix
    Adidas
    American Red Cross
    Disney
    Industries
    Notable Project

    A financial services firm needed support with producing a new video for their website. Crystal Pyramid Productions took the script and filmed, edited, and produced the four minute promotional video. The overarching goal of this engagement was to improve the firm's online brand visibility. As a result of Crystal Pyramid Productions' work, the financial services firm expanded their web presence.

    "The video received a lot of positive feedback from my clients. Most of my business is word of mouth, and I know the video helps legitimize me for people who don’t know me personally." –Owner, Financial Advisory Firm

  • 109
    $5,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    New York City NY

    MotionCue is a video production agency based in New York and founded in 2010. With a team of less than 50, they lend their expertise in video production, graphic design, and broadcast video to clients ranging from small and midmarket businesses, from industries such as IT, healthcare, and advertising & marketing.

    Industries
    Notable Project

    One of MotionCue's projects involved work with a freelancer platform. The platform needed an explainer video that showcased the idea of a manager at the platform. The video was more or less done on time, with little-to-no supervision needed to produce a satisfactory result. This resulted in positive feedback from both the manager and their co-workers.

    "It was easy to tell they were experts. Their responsiveness was on point and they knew the right questions to ask, which moved the process along right away. I felt very supported by them. " - Enterprise Sales Manager, Freelancer Platform

  • 110
    $1,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    London United Kingdom

    London Video Stories is a video production studio based in London with a team of fewer than 10 professionals. Founded in 2012, the studio lends their expertise in video production and broadcast video services for midmarket firms in various industries, such as advertising, business services, and education.

    Clients
    Centaur Media
    Oxford Instruments
    Econsultancy
    The European Commission
    Industries
    Notable Project

    London Video Stories once worked with a leadership expert to help produce corporate educational videos. The target audience was deemed hard to engage, but with the help of London Video Stories' efforts, the client of the leadership expert considered the project as "the best video series we have ever seen".

    "They bring a fabulous can-do attitude and creativity to their editing. on time delivery, high quality of work, 100% reliability" - Marketing Leadership Expert

  • 111
    $10,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    Costa Mesa CA

    Column Five is a creative agency founded in 2009. They are based in Irvine, Calif., and have an office in Brooklyn, N.Y. Their 57-person team provides content marketing, public relations, and video production services to their clients in the advertising & marketing and business services industries. 

    Clients
    Microsoft
    A&E
    Nike
    LinkedIn
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Column Five designed a full-service campaign to market an update for a popular web browser. They build a site and carried out SEM, email marketing, and social media marketing to drive awareness for the campaign. Their efforts brought positive impressions for the commonly ridiculed browser, which earn laud from the client. 

    "One of the things that makes them so strong as an agency is the fact that they pride themselves on being client-led. They are an extension of your team. There is no ego and no attitude to the way that they work." – Creative Technologist, Web Browswer

  • 112
    $5,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    Savannah GA

    Founded in 2000 and headquartered in Savannah,GA, eThree Media is a electronic media production company. The one person team focuses on video production and broadcast video services for enterprise and mid market companies. These clients fall into the manufacturing, health care, advertising, marketing, and education industries.

    Clients
    JCB
    Bridgestone
    Golf Channel
    South University
    Industries
    Notable Project

    eThree Media partnered with a healthcare system after multiple previous projects to provide video production for the two anchor hospitals the company represents. The project was successful in its execution for the client and they are impressed by the work.

    “They’re great project managers, and they always ask the right questions. They bring in all our projects under budget and at very reasonable rates. They have a stronger skill set than any other agency in our region.” – Marketing Manager, Healthcare Provider

  • 113
    Undisclosed
    50 - 249 Employees
    New York NY

    Established in 2017, AdSide Media is a mobile & app marketing and video production agency. Their midsize team is located in New York, New York and Sankt-Peterburg, Russia and offers mobile & app marketing and video production.

    Industries
    Notable Project

    AdSide Media produces creatives on mobile apps for a game development studio. The goal was to upscale UA campaigns for the client's top racing game. To support this, a lot of additional video ads are needed.

    "We are very pleased with the results."

  • 114
    $1,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    Panama City Panama

    Founded in 2009, VISUAL INC is located in Panama City, Panama. With nearly 10 employees, they provide video production services for enterprise and midmarket businesses focused on business services, marketing, and advertising industries.

    Clients
    Philips LATAM
    Soenergy INTL.
    CIAT
    Acciona
    Industries
    Notable Project

    VISUAL INC supported an international organization's large scale project that spanned six countries in Latin America. They conducted interviews, filmed video content, and offered expert consultation. They produced a high-quality and unique video.

    "VISUAL INC produced a high-quality and unique video for our international organization." –Communication Coordinator, International Organization

  • 115
    $1,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    UNM NM

    White Whale Pictures, Inc. is a video production agency in Albuquerque, N.M. Founded in 2003, their team of under 10 also has an office in Colorado Springs, Col. and serve small business clients in energy, advertising, health care, and government industries. 

    Clients
    Berkshire Hathaway
    Crowley Fuels
    TCB Energy
    Industries
    Notable Project

    White Whale Pictures, Inc. created a PV for an energy company. The video showcased the good deeds that the company has done for their local community. The company was pleased with White Whale Pictures, Inc.’s level of professionalism and quality.

    “I was really impressed by the vision (White Whale Pictures, Inc.) had after taking the time to talk to us and understand our objectives.” – Environmental Manager, Energy Company

  • 116
    $5,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    Miami FL

    Maxime Photo and Video is a photo and video production company based in Miami, Florida. Founded in 2013, their team of fewer than 10 employees provides video production and other design services to small, midmarket, and enterprise businesses.

    Clients
    REV Group
    Adidas
    Avocados From Mexico
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Maxime Photo and Video shot and produced promotional videos for a marketing firm's website. The videos featured various stunts, complex camera angles using drones and trucks, among others. They built the concept, designed the wardrobe, lighting, and technical necessities, developed the storyboard, as well as the scripts, and filmed and edited everything.

    "They were personal. Even though this was our project, they treated it as their own. They took its mission to heart and worked as if it were for themselves, which is typically not the case."  Business Developer, Marketing Firm

  • 117
    $5,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    Montréal Canada

    IND Films is a creative studio based in Montreal, Canada, and founded in 1999. Their team of more than two offers video production, broadcast video, and corporate photography solutions for clients in the fields of advertising, nonprofit, and IT services.

    Clients
    McLaren Montreal
    Lightspeed
    Bombardier
    Industries
    Notable Project

    IND Films produced a demo for a live entertainment company. The company needed a demo to pitch to potential clients. Nine out of ten people that were sent the demo loved it.

    “I’ve worked with a lot of video production companies and they all want your first-born child to do it. They charge for every change you make. IND Films wasn’t like that at all.” - CEO, Live Entertainment Company

  • 118
    $5,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    Vancouver Canada

    Your Story is a video marketing agency based in Vancouver, Canada. Founded in 2017, they have between two and nine employees specializing in results-driven video marketing campaigns for small, midmarket, and global companies typically in business services, consumer products, and finance. Their expertise covers video production, photography, content strategy, paid campaigns, and remarketing.

    Clients
    Marriott International
    Hublot
    Aston Martin
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Your Story produced multiple videos for a restaurant's internal and external needs. They created an Instagram Stories template and email functionality. Featured lunch specials have sold out at a markedly higher rate thanks to the work by Your Story.

    “The videos we've released have been doing really well. They bring in a ton of business for us. We sell out every single day that we use their template, which is ridiculous.” – Marketing Manager, Restaurant

  • 119
    $25,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    Port Melbourne Australia

    Four Quadrant Films is a studio founded in 2013 in Melbourne, Australia with over 10 experts. They are professionals in video production, broadcast video, and content marketing services for mid-market and enterprise-level firms in the fields of advertising and marketing.

    Clients
    Bentley
    Coca-Cola
    Canon
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Four Quadrant Films produced various videos for a household cleaning brand. The videos were used in multiple advertising campaigns to increase customer recognition. The brand experienced an overall sales increase thanks to the campaigns.

    “That efficiency, in combination with their ability to get along well with clients, is what makes them stand out so much from other creative agencies.” - Marketing Director, Household Cleaning Brand

  • 120
    $1,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    Eugene OR

    Located in Eugene, Oregon, Kinetic Text Animation is a video production company. They provide video production and were launched in 2012.

    Industries
    Notable Project

    A medical robotics company partnered with Kinetic Text Animation for video production services. They made an explainer video to convey the client's vision targeting investors, doctors, and patients.

    "I always felt like they were ahead of me during the production process."

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