HardPin

HardPin Full-service production company specializing in live stream and digital video experiences. Founded by members of President Obama’s campaign video team.

www.HardPinMedia.com - HardPin is a forward-thinking production company founded by the rising stars of President Obama’s campaign video team. With a complete roster of producers, directors, writers, cinematographers, editors and motion graphic artists, we are a full service video production company specializing in live stream and digital video campaigns. We spent 2012 traveling aboard Air Force One, directing and filming the President of the United States, producing live online broadcasts of some of the world’s biggest musical acts, shattering YouTube records and helping change the way the world experiences a presidential campaign. We produced more than a thousand videos that attracted over 120 million views. We directed, filmed and streamed more than 30 live events with the President, other elected officials, musicians and celebrities. We have honed and perfected our online video strategies working for President Obama, and now we want to bring our expertise to your next project.

Mission: www.HardPinMedia.com - HardPin builds digital video experiences by embracing emerging technologies. We produce high-end, online video campaigns, and we specialize in creating custom packages for live streamed events and performances. We work closely with performers, politicians and causes to develop strategies that engage audiences. Our productions do not merely entertain but ignite action and produce results. How we accomplish that is different for each project. Our team of filmmakers, storytellers and tech gurus can design and implement tailored plans for any and all phases of video production.

HardPin believes that Black Lives Matter. In that spirit, we’re sharing our colleague DaeQuan’s short film, “What If Bla...
06/03/2020
WHAT IF BLACK BOYS WERE BUTTERFLIES?

HardPin believes that Black Lives Matter.

In that spirit, we’re sharing our colleague DaeQuan’s short film, “What If Black Boys Were Butterflies?”. Please read his words, watch his film, and share with others.

“A year ago today I wrapped filming on my short film, What If Black Boys Were Butterflies?, and unfortunately the film feels even more relevant today. I wanted to create this film because I found that while other boys can enjoy a childhood of freedoms, for many reasons, “Black boyhood” is a brief, complicated existence. W.E.B. Dubois wrote about this in Souls Of Black Folk, saying, ”Throughout history, the powers of single black men flash here and there like falling stars, and die sometimes before the world has rightly gauged their brightness.” At an early age, Black males are often labelled as violent and troublesome, over-policed in their communities, and forced into hyper-masculine gender norms. To me, If Black Boys Were Butterflies is an urgent social document. For us, freedom is a luxury. Throughout history we’ve found this to be true, and through this film I wanted to explore that idea. Showing young black men enjoying their youth and seeking liberation from these complexities, alongside the intimate off-screen conversation between the two Black men, provides a closer look into this American reality.

This film has played at a number of film festivals, both domestically and abroad, and is now even a part of an art exhibition. However, today I am making the film available for public viewing today, as art should be accessible to the people when they need it most. Here is the link, and thank you to everyone who played a role in making the film!”

What If Black Boys Were Butterflies, is an experimental short film centered around a conversation between two Black men, as they discuss what Black Boyhood…

02/13/2020
United Nations OCHA

HardPin partnered with the United Nations OCHA to help launch their global campaign ‘What It Takes.’ Our mission at HardPin is to support a progressive agenda and work hard to do our part in making this a more just place to live in. It has been an incredible honor to help create this video that sheds light on the amazing work of humanitarian UN aid workers. Every hour of every day, the United Nations is delivering aid to alleviate the suffering of people caught in crises across the globe. As the humanitarian challenges grow, so does the commitment of ordinary people doing extraordinary work. They are UN humanitarians – and they have #WhatItTakes.

What does it take to get food and medicine to record numbers of people, in some of the most dangerous places on earth?

This incredible response is powered by compassion. It is driven by individuals who put themselves on the front lines to help people in desperate need.

Find out #WhatItTakes to be a United Nations humanitarian. Share these stories to inspire your friends and family today: un.org/whatittakes

01/16/2020
Happy 2020 from HardPin

In 2019, we were proud to work for some of the most inspiring candidates, companies and causes, and we’re excited about what lies ahead in 2020.

07/12/2019

Please take a moment and watch this video. Yazmin was doing what any parent would do, fleeing violence to find a better life for her two year old daughter, Mariee. Due to the unsanitary conditions at the border camps, and a mother’s plea being ignored, Mariee passed away. She could have been saved if she was given the proper treatment, but these treatments were denied. This administration has created this nightmare, this administration is responsible for the death Mariee. Thank you to all the amazing people and organization who are in this fight and allowing @hardpinmedia to be a part of it. Special thank you to @fams2gether for trusting us. We will not stay silent. Call your representatives and demand them to #closethecamps

07/01/2019

Please take a moment and watch this video. If we do not make change now, children and their families will continue to suffer the nightmare this broken immigration system has created. We need to close the camps, we need a new immigration system and we need it NOW. Without activists, immigrant voices, defendants, and lawyers sharing what they’ve seen, we will continue to live in the dark. We stand with all immigrants. All families belong together. We will look back at this moment in history with horror. We cannot stay silent. The entire Hardpin family is beyond grateful for the opportunity to join forces with @fams2gether .

04/22/2019
365 Days of Love

In honor of earth day share this love letter to our one and only, Mother Earth. 🙏🏼🌎

In this love letter to mother earth, we reflect on all the wonders and beauty given to us by our one and only planet.

04/01/2019
ACLU

Great work by the whole HardPin team! We are so proud to partner with the ACLU, helping them put together this powerful live event to kick-off their Rights For All Campaign.

The American Civil Liberties Union kicks off the Rights For All campaign, an effort to encourage presidential candidates to support civil liberties and civil rights for all. Join us, and learn about how you can make a difference, engage with candidates in this non-partisan campaign, and ensure that voters everywhere in the country know what's at stake in the upcoming presidential election.

Visit https://www.RightsForAll.us to get involved.

03/29/2019
Women's History Month

The Future is Bright.
The Future is Now.
The Future is Female.
#womenshistorymonth
...

Thank you
@jamiraburley, @shefighter, @lina_khalifeh, @repdebhaaland, @cathymyers_wi, @repjahanahayes, @annemartinforjudge, @sosairen, @habibat11, @dfcworld, @kiranbirsethi, @vitalvoices, @classyclaws, @mindysbakeshop, and so many others who are working to make this world better for everyone!

Giving a #wcw shout out to some of the inspiring women of Vital Voices , who constantly affirm for us that we all have t...
03/27/2019

Giving a #wcw shout out to some of the inspiring women of Vital Voices , who constantly affirm for us that we all have the power to create more good in the world.

Thank you @namegabechouchou, @daniellesantlot, @ariesuster and @panmelacastro for giving us your time and your voices!

#tbt to our last HardPinU in our NYC office! The jr staff & interns learned all about how to set up & light a portrait l...
03/21/2019

#tbt to our last HardPinU in our NYC office! The jr staff & interns learned all about how to set up & light a portrait lead by our very own Russell Calkins.

Looking forward to seeing how these future filmmakers put their skills into action!

We are always honored to have Hillary Clinton in front of our camera, especially in collaboration with Already Alive Las...
03/18/2019

We are always honored to have Hillary Clinton in front of our camera, especially in collaboration with Already Alive

Last Monday was no exception. Thank you, Secretary Clinton, for co-founding Vital Voices to empower and uplift women around the world and for speaking with us about their exceptional work. You are our #mondaymotivation every week.

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03/14/2019

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02/22/2019
Aida Flores

Happy GOTV weekend, Chicago! HardPin recently opened a new office here, and we had a blast making this spot for Aida Flores for the 25th Ward. Aida's energy is infectious, and she's ready to fight for her community.

Now get out there and vote!

Aida Flores became a mom at 14 years old. But with the support of her community, she went on to graduate high school, then Georgetown and Harvard Universities. She returned to her neighborhood to be a public school teacher and principal because education changed her life.

Now Aida’s running for city council because she wants to make sure every kid in Chicago has the same opportunity to succeed that she had. Let’s make history and elect Aida Flores alderWOMAN for the 25th Ward!

6 years old and growing!  HardPin team keeps getting bigger. 🤩
02/06/2019

6 years old and growing! HardPin team keeps getting bigger. 🤩

Great night out with the HardPin NY team!  The Nets lost but we did get to watch the 'Greek Freak' put on a show.⛹️‍♂️
02/05/2019

Great night out with the HardPin NY team! The Nets lost but we did get to watch the 'Greek Freak' put on a show.⛹️‍♂️

01/21/2019
365 Days of Love

365 Days of Love

What would you say to Dr. King if you had the chance? A grandmother and granddaughter read letters they wrote to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in honor of his birthday.

Last November Florida voters passed Amendment 4, a bill that restored the right to vote to thousands of Floridians with ...
01/09/2019
Restoration — Hardpin

Last November Florida voters passed Amendment 4, a bill that restored the right to vote to thousands of Floridians with a previous felony conviction. On Tuesday, Amendment 4 went into effect and thousands of citizens were able to register to vote again.

But the fight is far from over. In four states: Wyoming, Iowa, Kentucky, and Virginia disenfranchisement is enshrined in their state constitution.

in 2016, then Governor Terry McAuliffe attempted a mass restoration of voting rights. This is the story of that effort.

With ACLU, New Virginia Majority and others.

On April 22, 2016 Christopher Rashad and Tammie Hagen had their voting rights restored by a sweeping executive order issued by Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe. Then just four months later, the Virginia Court struck down McAuliffe's executive order, requiring him to issue pardons by hand. As one of...

10/19/2018
Take On America with OZY – Baltimore

An awesome job by the Hardpin team that helped bring this to life. We couldn't be more proud of you!

WATCH NOW: The premiere episode of Take On America with OZY. Join Emmy Award winning Host Carlos Watson for the first of four town hall conversations confronting today's most pressing issues.

100 Voices. 1 Explosive Conversation. Welcome to #TakeOnAmerica with OZY. Welcome to a groundbreaking town hall series with a twist. OZY travels across the U...

08/15/2018
Jahana Hayes

Jahana Hayes: teacher, mother, advocate, and Connecticut’s Democratic nominee for Congress. It’s been an honor to help tell your story and share your truth, Jahana Hayes You’ve showed the world that people are powerful. Now it’s time to take that power and run. Congratulations on this victory....on to November!

People from my neighborhood are strong, but aren't supposed to run for office. Here's the thing: I know a thing or two about advocating for people. If you believe like I do that when Congress starts to look like us, no one can stop us — share this video with your friends and join Team Hayes: https://jahanahayes.com

07/19/2018
Jahana Hayes

Go Jahana Hayes!!!! We are so proud of you and this amazing video we were able to create with you. #Teacher2Congress

In case you missed me on MSNBC!!!

#jahanahayes4congress #findmeonrowb #ct05 #msnbc #teamhayes

07/17/2018
Our Moment

Another powerful Ad for an amazing candidate. Let's get Dan Koh to congress. Let's go!!!

07/14/2018
NowThis Politics

Go Jahana!!! We are so proud of this video, and so thankful to work with such an amazing candidate. If you know anyone in Connecticut, please share this video with them and let’s get this awesome teacher into Congress in November!

America's Teacher of the Year is running for Congress — here's her first campaign ad

07/12/2018
Jahana Hayes

So excited about this one. What a candidate, what a video! Great work Sierra Lindsey Kos Russell Calkins Hamad Altourah Tom Miller and Liz Richards

People from my neighborhood are strong, but aren't supposed to run for office. Here's the thing: I know a thing or two about advocating for people. If you believe like I do that when Congress starts to look like us, no one can stop us — share this video with your friends and join Team Hayes: https://jahanahayes.com

06/25/2018
Teens Attend Their Dream Prom • Queer Prom 2018

"Why are you hiding? The true you is amazing and no one wants you to hide that."

We hope that everyone had a fun, safe and energizing pride weekend! This year's Queer Prom court was an inspiring group who reminded us how important it is to share our stories. We had a fantastic time with them and are so excited to share the experience with you.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hoIQw3k1B7k

"I'm going to be talking about Queer Prom for the rest of my life." "Love Is Love" performed by Australian recording artist Starley Credits: https://www.buzz...

06/25/2018
NowThis Politics

Super excited to share the short film we made with Vital Voices and Already Alive to raise awareness and help bring an end to child marriage. Check out the full film at StoriesForGood.Org #Stories for Good

Half the girls in this country are forced into child marriages — but someone is finally trying to put a stop to it

06/18/2018
Teens Get A Surprise Invite To Their Dream Prom • Queer Prom 2018

It has been hard to gain perspective or keep our eye on the long view recently. To hold onto the hope of a future for our country that is free from hate, discrimination and inequality.

Thankfully, we were able to spend the past two weeks with these five inspiring High School Grads, filming and editing this piece for BuzzFeed Video. They are smart, funny, incredibly thoughtful and their stories remind us what that longview looks like.

We hope you enjoy getting to know them as much as we did. And that you come back next Monday, June 25th to see their makeovers and prom night!

Happy #Pride Month to all the young ones who may not know they have a community out there for them - we are here with open arms.

We flew 5 incredible teens across the country to New York City for BuzzFeed’s Queer Prom. These are their stories. Credits: https://www.buzzfeed.com/bfmp/vid...

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06/13/2018

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06/12/2018
Dan Schulman

So excited to share Ep 1 of Never Stand Still!!! Dan talks to Senator Tammy Baldwin about how her experiences have guided her and how adversity has shaped her. More episodes coming soon!

On this episode of Never Stand Still, I was honored to speak with U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin. A lifetime public servant, she is the first female Senator from Wisconsin and the first openly LGBTQ Senator in American history. We learned that we both got our start on the middle school student council and talked about her long commitment to public service.

06/06/2018
Dan Schulman

Launching next week!!!

I’m looking forward to sharing my new show with you all. “Never Stand Still” is a lesson I learned from my martial arts trainer – often the hard way. I find it’s applicable to business since standing still is asking to be hit. Over the past few months, I’ve been meeting with other CEOs and leaders to get their thoughts on the topics of business, innovation and entrepreneurship, and hearing their perspectives on how to “Never Stand Still.” I have 10 episodes lined up for the first season and hope you’ll follow along.

“Our win is for working people, for women, and for Indian country.”Incredibly proud to have been part of Deb Haaland for...
06/06/2018

“Our win is for working people, for women, and for Indian country.”

Incredibly proud to have been part of Deb Haaland for Congress' historic win last night. There’s never been a Native American woman elected to Congress, but that changes this November.

A huge congrats to our longtime partner McKenna Media. You are as fierce as they come. And thanks to Deb Haaland and her remarkable team for letting us be part of the ride. Congress needs a voice like yours. What a historic day!

06/02/2018

It was a joy to work with @buzzfeed to capture the glory of #queerprom #withgalaxy 🌈🏳️‍🌈🎉
Such a magical way to kick off #pridemonth !!!
Full of hope and happiness this week.

05/01/2018
Dan Koh

Another HardPin Production!!! Great video for an amazing candidate.

I’m so excited to announce the launch of our first TV ad of the campaign! I'm running for Congress to stand with you, stand up to this president, and fight for the values that make the American Dream possible for all of us. Watch below and share to help spread the word about our campaign.

04/26/2018

BIRTHDAY OF THE DAY: Teddy Goff, Co-Founder of Precision Strategies, Obama 2012 Digital Director, and Clinton 2016 Senior Adviser.

Teddy was instrumental in placing me in my dream job as President Obama’s director/producer in 2012, hiring me to help make Hillary Clinton’s launch video, and helping our fledgling group of filmmaker creatives grow up to form a company that strives to make good work for good people. Teddy, I am so thankful for your brilliance and always pushing me (and us) to be better. HBD TG, ❤️ Sierra and the HardPin crew.

Super proud of Hardpin sister-friend Madeline Kos for being one of the artists picked to design the most rad Mother's Da...
04/22/2018
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Super proud of Hardpin sister-friend Madeline Kos for being one of the artists picked to design the most rad Mother's Day cards.
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Excited to finally share this film we made last year. It was such an incredible experience meeting and working with Chief Kachindamoto to tell the story of her incredible work to end child marriage. Watch the film at storiesforgood.org
That Part. Thank you.
This has been one of the most rewarding projects I've ever produced. Couldn't come out at a better time. Incredibly proud of Mia Sorensen for her courage and strength to write how she feels and let us make this film with her.