In the fall of 2011, Christopher Simons left the advertising world to follow his passion, storytelling.
After five years in the agency world producing brand-driven commercials and image videos accross the Midwest, Chris created Diesel Pictures. It would bring the Iowa filmmaker and videographer back to his roots, and closer to his original mission behind the camera; to tell great stories.
While still producing award-winning ads, Chris' main concentration is on emotional storytelling; commercials, web videos, short films, feature films, documentaries and television programming.
Cultivate Iowa - Donate from Diesel Pictures on Vimeo.
We created this spot for Cultivate Iowa to encourage people to donate produce to their local food pantries. Get out there and donate!
Created as a fundraising awareness video, Chris produced, shot and edited this piece for United Way of Central Iowa.
Common Ground from Diesel Pictures on Vimeo.
Choose2Choose from Diesel Pictures on Vimeo.
Chris edited and was the Agency Producer for this piece for Choose2Choose, an awareness campaign for consumers right to choose the foood they feed their families, be it processed or organic. It's your choice!
Shot and chopped, this piece plays in the sponsor suite and the hauler attracting attention as spectators pass by.