Really, it's everywhere. We shoot and produce films ranging from web videos to broadcast documentaries to scripted films in factories, on international locations or with sets in a studio.
Our years of experience creates high-quality finishes for every project —
engaging scripts, top-notch photography, great sound, talent-friendly and client-friendly atmosphere, and sharp-eyed, creative editing - all delivered in a way to make our clients say, "Wow!"
100+ hours of national Broadcast television
over 400 Internet videos
long and short drama and comedy films
Grizzly Adams Productions
Poet's Walk Productions
City of Loveland Water & Power
City of Timnath, CO
Weld County Chamber
BW Container Systems
APC Automotive Technologies
A. L. Productions
Hansen's Natural Sodas
Names & Numbers
Colorado Christian University
University of Northern Colorado
Steve Manshel - Musician
Gary Schmidt - Musician
Colorado Music Hall of Fame
House of Neighborly Service
Habitat for Humanity
Athletes in Action
Meals on Wheels
Compassion Walk for Water
The Children's Foundation
Kawasaki Kids Foundation
The Corporate Core
DIRECTOR • DP • EDITOR
33+ years experience
"The impact of a story is amplified when told well. Excellence in telling stories is always the goal."
Soon after David Priest (director, camera, editor) began his career in the 1980’s, he became a key player on hundreds of productions ranging from short films to documentaries to corporate messaging. Keeping on top of quality storytelling and messaging is equal to his attention of using appropriate technology for each project.
His passion for film history began as a young child growing into an extensive knowledge of filmmaking and its evolution. This passion has not wavered and he shares this knowledge with other film enthusiasts through presentations as well as being a mentor.
In 1993, he and Brenda Rundback formed Shadow Play Films. Production has provided them opportunities for exercising creativity and ingenuity, learning about a vast array of topics and national and international travel.
Since his school days, David has known only one career — working full time in the production industry. It goes without saying that David receives much enjoyment from this career.
“For 30 years, I have directed, shot and edited a vast variety of programs. Constantly refining storytelling techniques as well as keeping on top of technology while being a life-long connoisseur of classic films (Grades A-Z) keeps me moving. Other quirky interests include photography, guitars, very
fast cars and vintage chairs.” ~ David
29+ years experience
"Stories become part of us and create action — hopefully pushing us toward a better life."
Brenda Rundback (production manager, lighting director), began in the production industry in 1987 when she started working with David Priest. Having an education in office management and an interest in the creative side, production has provided a career using both. Plus having the opportunities to learn about a slew of topics!
David and Brenda formed their company in 1993 with an initial focus on independent feature films. Over the years, they’ve been principals on productions ranging from short films to documentaries to corporate messaging of all kinds. Brenda enjoys the logistical details and the occasions when she can paint a scene with light and shadows. And, nothing is better for her than being part of a story that can make the world a better place, even if for just one person.
Common sense, resourcefulness and being observant are among the necessary tools of production Brenda learned growing up on the family ranch.
“I find I fully engage both sides of my brain with my work and I love it — the Left as the production and office manager and the Right by creating scenes of rich emotion, tone and authenticity through the use of light and color.
My love and respect for the beauty in God's amazing designs in nature began with my growing up on a ranch. Ask me about riding horseback to a one-room grade school.” ~ Brenda