Aristoi
 
 

ABOUT US


the pinnacle of effective communication is

Telling A Great Story

 
 

Who We Are

Aristoi Media is a visual communications production company specializing in sophisticated, impactful, and cinematic portraits. Serving all of North America and beyond we bring a global perspective to local stories, whether intended for theatrical release, news broadcast, or online distribution. With a broad network of media and marketing professionals we are able to assemble experienced crews ranging from one to twenty people, all while delivering on budget, on time, and consistently performing above our weight class.

Purpose

Our mission is to connect you with your audience by developing your own authentic voice. It is our belief that people respond to stories which are told with sincerity, originality, and insight—and it is our conviction that how you choose to communicate can make or break public trust; it can build public support, or destroy it. As a team of thoughtful creatives and curious dreamers our work strives to inform, empower, and inspire.

 
 
 

 “Ian was fantastic to work with! He has a great eye and is very collaborative. I look forward to working with him again!”

Mitch Monzon, Executive Producer, Energy BBDO - 2018 Network of the Year

 
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 RECENT WORK

 

 

2019 PRODUCTION REEL

A LEADING VOICE IN the creation of SOPHISTICATED, IMPACTFUL, AND CINEMATIC PORTRAITS

 
 
 
 
 

STUDIO AND LOCATION PHOTOGRAPHY

FOR DIGITAL AND PRINT PUBLICATIONS

 
 

 
 

A Note From the Founder

“APATHY AND INDIFFERENCE; IGNORANCE AND MISUNDERSTANDING. THE GRAVEST PROBLEMS IN OUR WORLD STEM FROM THESE TWO ROOT CAUSES; BUT MORE THAN ANY OTHER MEDIUM OF COMMUNICATION A THOUGHTFUL NARRATIVE HAS THE POWER TO TRANSFORM THEM—TO TAKE OUR APATHY AND MAKE US CARE, TO UNRAVEL OUR IGNORANCE AND HELP US UNDERSTAND. MORE THAN AN ESSAY, TUTORIAL, OR POLEMIC, A STORY CAN NURTURE THE GREATEST DRIVER FOR CHANGE AND HUMAN ADVANCEMENT THAT WE HAVE: EMPATHY.

WHETHER YOU ARE A COMPANY, AN INDIVIDUAL, OR AN ORGANIZATION, WE ALL FACE THIS SAME BASIC CHALLENGE: THE PUBLIC DOESN’T YET KNOW OUR MISSION, OR WORSE, THEY DON’T CARE. IT IS NOT ENOUGH TO BROADCAST THE SAME OLD TIRED PLATITUDES, LEST WE MERELY ADD TO THE NOISE—IT IS NOT ENOUGH TO SHOUT, USE FLOWERY LANGUAGE, OR POST BEAUTIFUL IMAGES—INDEED IT IS NOT ENOUGH TO SIMPLY HAVE GREAT IDEAS AND ASSUME THAT PEOPLE WILL WANT TO LISTEN.

TO TELL OUR STORIES WE MUST ENDEAVOR TO KNOW OUR AUDIENCE AND STRIVE TO UNDERSTAND WHAT THEY NEED AND WANT—TO UNDERSTAND HOW WE MIGHT EASE THEIR SUFFERING, HOW WE MIGHT INSPIRE THEM TO GREATNESS, HOW WE MIGHT FORM MORE RESILIENT AND LASTING SOCIAL BONDS. EFFECTIVE COMMUNICATION IS THE HALLMARK OF STRONG LEADERSHIP—WHETHER IT IS IN BUSINESS OR IN OUR COMMUNITIES—AND TO BE EFFECTIVE IT MUST BE DRIVEN BY A SENSE OF PURPOSE.”

— IAN VAN ALAN, OWNER AND FOUNDER OF ARISTOI MEDIA

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About the Founder

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With six years in production Ian Van Alan is experienced in both documentary filmmaking and branded content creation having worked with brands like CHOBANI, TOYOTA, and NISSAN, cultural influencers like TIM FERRISS and THE ROCKY MOUNTAIN INSTITUTE, and broadcasters like NBC, MCCLATCHY, and HGTV, as well as other top production companies like PARK PICTURES, MSSNG PECES, and BESE.

In 2018 he founded Aristoi Media with the mission of advancing America’s original democratic and egalitarian ideals. Serving the core mission of improving our national conversation—so that the best ideas truly have a fair chance to be heard—Aristoi Media strives to create the very best in premium content while nurturing our shared sense of aspiration, responsibility, and togetherness.

Ian’s most significant storytelling influences span literature, poetry, fashion, music, theater, and cinema. His guiding principles are integrity, humility, patience, and service.

 
 
 

 
 
 

“Ian was wonderful to work with. He was professional and went out of his way to make sure the shoot was a success.”

Nirma Hasty, Producer, NBCUniversal

 
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