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Since 2005, Ascender has produced exceptional motion-based content for digital marketing campaigns. We also develop and produce factual/ unscripted documentary content for broadcast networks.  Our work pair next-level  marketing and design with our fearless storytelling to engage, motivate and inspire like never before.   When great stories must be told, let us tell your story!


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We care about history, environment, health, science/technology, global foodways and social justice. 

We dream of worlds not yet discovered and seek opportunities to document and share the best of our culture, improving our way of life.  

We tell unforgettable stories about unique people who push boundaries--inspiring us to reach higher. Be more.

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Recent Stories

Making Gumbo Jubilee: Triumph of Dr. Howard Conyers

DOCUMENTARY SHORT  (TRT: 9:00 Mins) |  AFRICAN AMERICAN FOOD HISTORY

The Story

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. It 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.

Process

  • Producers:     Paul Grant &  Tracey Grant
  • Production Coordination/ Travel:   Tracey Grant
  • Camera/ Director / Editor:   Paul Grant
  • Color Correction/ Sound:     Jackson Clay

This short film was edited and mastered by our team in 5 days.


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