FWD:labs

We create original film, web, and design work for those who want to turn it up to eleven

FWD:labs is full-service — from idea throught to the long haul

Based in Los Angeles, California

We craft original video content, custom website experiences, and results-oriented marketing.

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Turning great ideas into greater results

Here's some of our best work

Our film, web, and design deliverables help make decisions, win awards, generate new customers, and communicate a whole lot of information.

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GameStop x Funko "Bounty Hunter Collection"

FWD:labs was asked by GameStop to produce a series of seven videos promoting their collaboration with Funko. Our shorts were seen by hundreds of thousands on social media, generating additional sales.

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David Sheingold "Gasoline"

FWD:labs came recommended to the musician from one of our other videos and we worked with the artist to come up with a creative approach to his idea for wanting to get something splashed on his face for his first professional music video.

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Occidental College

FWD:labs collaborated on messaging and locations for impactful on-campus interviews. We also edited together in-house footage from trips and campus b-roll. And we shaped a multi-part storyline to help engage prospective students, to feel empowered, welcomed, and represented at Oxy.

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National Union of Healthcare Workers

FWD:labs produces scripted and unscripted videos for the union as well as multiple custom WordPress plugins plus front-end landing pages, helping position values and stories to highlight campaigns and topics.

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UCLA Graduate Division "Impact Stories"

FWD:labs crafted short portrait videos on pre-planned subject matters for the division of UCLA which spans all of their graduate programs. They found the case studies, and we produced the rest.

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Polaroid "The Mandalorian"

FWD:labs was reached out to by Polaroid's social media agency to do an unboxing video. What we delivered won a Telly Award.

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Troy Creative Inc.

FWD:labs collaborated with the boutique video shop on their design while handling all of the back-end of their CMS-powered website.

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EntertainmentGentle Giant Ltd.Film

EntertainmentSimon ThirlawayWeb

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OrganizationKleverdogFilm

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OrganizationUCLA Gold Shield "Portraits"Film

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UnionUTLA ElectionsFilm + Web

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EntertainmentLouiza "Swim At Night"Film

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EntertainmentStudio CartsWeb

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Short FilmSilverlake AfternoonFilm + Design

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OrganizationLA County LibraryFilm

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EntertainmentLoungeflyFilm

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Entertainment20/20 CameraWeb

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Small BusinessLaw Soup MediaFilm

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OrganizationUCLA INFEWSFilm

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Small BusinessOrganize!MediaWeb

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OrganizationHealthy California NowWeb

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Small BusinessChef AdelWeb

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PoliticalWarren LoganWeb

Those are just some of the highlights. Let us know what you're looking for and we've probably done something just like it before.

Inspiring innovation on the daily

We also make web apps on the side — because we can

One web app is for films and filmmakers to show off their best work. Another is for social media marketing analytics to chart out the next ad buy. We made a small business bookkeeping web app to organize expenses and revenue. There's even one for mobile apps to browse by film job needs. And one more just celebrated 27 years online (with a 22 episode web series). They're all about solving problems, saving time, and being helpful.

Beyond those inventions, we've also hosted salon gatherings and written think-piece articles.

From small businesses to big ideas

Our clients hire us to create simple solutions and/or solve complex problems

We often help elevate startups, unions, higher-ed, nonprofits, and entertainment clients.

UCLA
National Union of Healthcare Workers
Oxy | Occidental College
Roaming Hunger
UTLA
Healthy California Now
California Teachers Association
LA County Library
Medicare For All
Stage THIS
We also work for individuals without logos and those who prefer white label work.

Together, we can make something great

Let's collaborate

Based in Los Angeles and founded by cinematographer Aaron Proctor, FWD:labs has been in business since 2006.

We would love to hear about what your project goals and discuss where we can go together.

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