INT. Corporate Building - Midday - Small Midwestern Town - Winter
Two guys sit in a dark room. Heavy curtains keep the blinding sun at bay, only allowing a few shafts of light to slice through the room. The room's sole occupants lost track of time hours ago. Their eyes are fixed on computer monitors as their fingers pound away at the keyboard. They are silent but for a random joke shared between the two of them before returning to their separate work. Music occasionally pours out of the computer speakers from the video editing software in which both are working.
Suddenly, Luke, the older of the two turns to David and utters a simple line that would change the course of their lives.
LUKE: Hey, you wanna just form a company to do this instead of being freelancers?
On that cold winter's day in 2012, Luke Renner and David Neidert created, what was at the time, a video production company called The Story Shop. Since then, and now rebranded, Tilt23 Studios has grown into a team of dedicated storytellers, crafting high-end video production and digital advertising. We've established ourselves as a trusted storytelling partner, bringing depth, nuance, creativity and strategy to our work.
Based in Indianapolis, Indiana, we serve clients around the country and the globe spanning healthcare, state and federal government, nonprofits, B2B services, education, community development and more. In 2020, we also wrapped production on our first feature documentary film, What Lies Inside.
A NAME IN ACTION
Earth, hurtling through the cosmos, is tilted on its axis. But not just at any angle, the perfect angle. It's a 23 degree tilt that makes it possible for humanity to thrive. A few more degrees in either direction and life as we know it wouldn't exist.
Tilt23 serves as a metaphor not just for the impact we want our work to have on our clients but it also represents who we are.
We fundamentally believe that each of us has the responsibility to make the world a place where all humans can thrive. Therefore we are committed to kindness, equity, justice and wellness.
In the end, Tilt23 is more than a name, it is a way of life.
(Yes, we used to be The Story shop. Read more.)
Some of us love cats. We all love dogs. We all enjoy sharing a meal together. We drink a lot of coffee and tea and beer. We like old school video games just as much as the new ones. We watch more movies than we care to admit. We prefer Instagram over the rest but probably spend too much time on all of them. About half of us remember and loved the 80s. All of us loved the 90s. We all agree that over is better than under. We laugh a lot. We watch the Super Bowl for the ads. Celebrating our differences is just as important as what we share in common.
Most of all, we give a damn about each other and our work.
We're all grown up now but we were cute kids.