A PRODUCTION COMPANY WITH BENEFITS


Digital Advertising  |  Film  +  Video Production


Since we began in 2005, Ascender has produced exceptional branded content—including animation, commercials and short films for businesses, federal government agencies as well as advocacy groups and museums. We also develop and produce factual/ unscripted documentary content for broadcast television networks.  We pair next-level digital marketing  and design services with our fearless storytelling to help our clients engage, motivate and inspire like never before.

Let us tell your story.

Recent Work

Making Gumbo Jubilee: The Triumph of Howard Conyers

This short film chronicles 24 hours of preparation by Dr. Howard Conyers, rocket scientist, BBQ Pit Master and host of PBS Digital show ‘Nourish’ as he roasts a whole cow for his landmark Gumbo Jubilee celebration.

Gumbo Jubilee was a community-wide celebration of African-American culinary heritage and foodways hosted by Dr. Conyers. The event was  a part of the 300th commemoration of the city of New Orleans. The event was held on Saturday, October 20th. Many notable African-American chefs, historians and food writers traveled to New Orleans to support the event.

Dr. Conyers, a South Carolina native, has received national attention for his whole pig roasts and lectures on black foodways.  However, this was the first time he ever endeavored to roast a 300-pound cow–and it has not been done in the city of New Orleans in over a century.


Past Projects

“Women, Girls & HIV” feat. Dionne Warwick

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The Family Block Party | Animated TV Spot (2016)

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PGAAMCC: Sharing Our Stories (2016)

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HUD Partnerships Build A Healthy Home

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HUD: Restoring Your Home After Flood

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HUD: Building Healthy Homes

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The Gospel of Healing: Volume I: Black Churches Respond to HIV/AIDS

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Coming Home (USCG 2013 TV SPOT)

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Ascender Demo (2018)

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AHS | US Census Animation (2017)

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Kate’s Story | TB Survivor Stories (2017)

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US Coast Guard Recruitment Campaign (2012)

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