PatrickOrtman, Inc. is now part of PluckyStudios!
Why We Do It
We believe that stories connect us. A well-told story can help your brand or idea stand out and get noticed. And sometimes a story can change the world.
We're all about creating great stories through video, but we're more than a video production company because we also help our clients with video strategy and creative. Meanwhile, most advertising agencies try to do it all. That's not us, either. We are a video agency, and we focus on creating and commercials & branded video content that helps companies get results.
How We Do It
We're total nerds about all things story, from Aristotle to Joseph Campbell. To us, every brand is on its own Hero's Journey, and we always save the cat. And don't get us started about the craft and technology of filmmaking unless you want to stay up all night talking 4K, anamorphic bokeh, CGI/VFX, and classic movies.
You know that table of super-cool kids in high school lunch? We were the other ones. The ones obsessed with the deep tracks from 20-year-old albums. The ones who directed and wrote the school play, but usually didn't land the lead role. The ones who crashed the talent show with loud alt-punk music that made the prom queen cry. We've always been about keeping it real.
And we're all about access and transparency: when you work with us, you get direct access to our creative team and real talk about budgets and scheduling. Life's too short for less.
What We Do
PluckyStudios is a video agency that makes award-winning, results-getting commercials, branded video content, and high-end corporate films. We work with a lot of financial services and fintech companies, and we work with a variety of other kinds of brands, nonprofits, and educational institutions to tell their stories.
Video Production Awards
We have won over 20 awards for our commercials and video productions. We've won ADDYs, Tellys, IMAs, Platinum Awards, and a few BEST DIRECTOR awards. Our videos have had millions of views, and our original films have been in over three dozen film festivals around the world.
In The Press
A lot of media companies have written about us. Some of the publications in which we’ve been featured include:
- The New York Times
- The Washington Post
- Atlanta Journal & Constitution
- St. Petersburg Times
- USA Today
- Toronto Star
- Time Magazine
- Japan's NHK Network
- PDN- Photo District News
Once upon a time, our founding partner designed and built websites for a living while making short films and mobisodes (short videos for your mobile phone, it was a thing). One day a guy called and said he'd been watching them, and asked if he could do a TV commercial for his company.
A few years later, Patrick Ortman had become an award-winning bicoastal filmmaker with offices in New York City and Los Angeles. His eponymous production company was getting some very interesting clients, and one day he formed a collective of plucky and creative visonaries to help take things to the next level. PluckyStudios was born.