Destination Cleveland | Spring Tourism Video

Here in Cleveland spring is so much more than just a season! It is an opportunity for Clevelanders to enjoy the changing season, sometimes all 4 in the same week! With a promise of summer around the corner, the city is eager to get out and enjoy the scenery and activities that make the warmth so worth it. Cheer up Cleveland, The food trucks are out and Cleveland Indians baseball is back!

Nike | LeBron Soldier 10 FlyEase product release video

“It’s about us empowering every kid and everybody to understand that we are all athletes,” – LeBron James.

Nike Basketball’s  enlisted the help of Purple Films to capture the latest product launch of a new shoe for Cleveland Cavaliers LeBron James. LeBron invited children from Cleveland Clinic Children’s Hospital Center for Rehabilitation  to the Cleveland Cavaliers practice court to debut the Nike LeBron Soldier 10 FlyEase. The FlyEase is special because it allows athletes of all abilities to be able to easily enter the shoe and perform.


WKYC Rising | Corwyn Collier

“It’s not just about me, I think that’s why I served, that is why I teach that there is more than one option to get to the next level if you want to, and you can be successful no matter what situation you came out of.” – Corwyn Collier

Corwyn Collier is a Teacher and United States Army veteran who served his country at home and abroad. With the love of his family he found the strength to keep fighting and never quit. This persistance was awarded to him as the winner of the Cleveland Cavaliers Every Fan competiton and was awarded prizes from the Cavs as well as Speedway. He’s a teacher at Maple Heights High School.



WKYC Rising | Stephanie Nunn

“I’ve taken that creativity and I had the opportunity to do other things that inspire myself, inspire other people and encourage people who may have some challenges.” Stephanie Nunn

Stephanie Nunn has used her vision to create her fashion line “The Nadira Collection”. Stephanie helps others that are going through the same problems of Blindness by hosting a fashion show in which the proceeds raised are donated to Preventing Blindness a Non Profit that specializes in helping the community to become aware of the early warning signs of blindness and how to take steps to prevent it.



WKYC Rising | Malieke Graham

“I knew what I wanted, I knew what I wanted to do, So I went for it” – Malieke Graham

Malieke Graham is a Sophomore that has a real passion for Basketball. He earned his spot on Varsity by proving to them that despite how he looks and acts that he has the passion to continue working everyday to be the very best he can be. Malieke has overcome many obstacles that many of us take for granted everyday. With his passion nothing can stand in his way of accomplishing his goals.



Nike | Kyrie III release video

“You make your choice. Either you do the things you didn’t necessarily want to do and achieve greatness you never thought you could achieve or you don’t do it at all.” – Kyrie Irving

Kyrie Irving talks about the release of his 3rd shoe the Kyrie 3. The love of the game is a strong motivator and its that enjoyment that keeps so many playing the game and Kyrie is no exception. “It’s a beautiful thing to see what hard work can get you” says Kyrie and we couldn’t agree more!  Remaining true to who you are is essential to becoming who you can become and reaching your higher purpose.

Check out the full release:

WKYC Rising | Allison Clarke

“You know if you have means or you have talent, you have an obligation to do something with it,” -Allison Clarke

Allison Clarke is the driving force behind Flashes of Hope, a national non profit that provides an invaluable service to children that are going through cancer treatment. Her inspiration came while her own son battled cancer. Flashes of Hope provides children and their families with pictures taken by professionals. Allison receives support from donors as well as Photographers, Makeup Artists, Stylists and others that just want to support the cause.



WKYC Rising | Dani Pajak

Dani Pajak is the owner of Disowned Customs on Cleveland’s west side and the host of Esquire Network’s new competition series Wrench Against The Machine.

Dani is growing both locally and nationally. Dani learned how to change it all when he stepped away from the thing that was wreaking havoc on his life.

“None of this would have been possible if I would have not put down the first drink and started to change my life,” says Pajak.



WKYC Rising | Demarco Sleeper

“Demarco just echoes what I wanted my artistry and my dance to do,” says the company’s founder Mary Verdi-Fletcher. “Taking hold of your life and finding the things that give you joy and going after them.”

The factory worker now turned professional dancer has advice for those facing adversity.

“Don’t just sit around and not do anything and stop living life,” says Demarco Sleeper. “I don’t want to have self-pity. People do that and the time and energy they put into doing that they could be putting it into helping themselves”



Ohio Lottery | Relive the Moment TV Commercial

The Cleveland Cavaliers dominated in the post-season of the 2015-2016 NBA Season. To commemorate the victory, the Ohio Lottery launched a television commercial campaign with Marcus Thomas encouraging Cleveland’s fans to Relive The Moment that the Cavaliers seized the victory. Purple films was brought on to produce the commercial that aired on television to advertise and drive the ticket sales.

Client: Ohio Lottery

Agency: Marcus Thomas

Video Production: Purple Films


WKYC Rising | Margo Hudson

Margo Hudson learned to rise when she saw what hardwork and dedication could do. With the help of Seeds of literacy Margo turned her life around by getting her GED, opening herself to possibilities she never knew existed. Her story has inspired many other to not be discouraged by failure but to persevere and fight through it to get what you want.




WKYC Rising | Katie Burns

Katie and Kevin Burns are two people who’s love held them together in the face of an unimaginable situation. Katie runs the nonprofit Forever My Baby You’ll be, offering help and support to grieving families and couples who have lost an Infant.




WKYC Rising | Nathan Mumford

Cleveland Heights native Nathan Mumford is in the business of restoring hope and giving light to those walking down Cancer’s dark path. His Motivation? His Past. – Danielle Wiggins




WKYC Rising | Dejuan Kelker

The congregation at Burning Bush Church is young, dynamic, and engaged in the inner-city community. The force behind it all, DeJuan Kelker. But people aren’t drawn to this pastor because of his sermons or his beautiful church. They’re actually drawn to him because of his background. – Danielle Wiggins



WKYC Rising | Ricky Smith

“Born and raised in Northeast Ohio, He’s the face of a national McDonald’s ad, and founder of the nonprofit Random Acts of Kindness Everywhere. But what many people don’t know is that the path to Ricky Smith’s destination all started when he lost everything, and learned to rise from the ashes” – Danielle Wiggins



WKYC Rising | Robert Ziol

Taking a step, going for a run, many of us take our mobility for granted. Not Rob Ziol of Medina, You see, for most of his life, Rob believed he was a man made up of broken pieces and leftover parts. But that all changed when Rob learned to connect with the word “run. – Danielle Wiggins



WKYC Rising | The Bishops

DeNica Bishop thought she had the power to create a life full of perfect moments. She married her college sweetheart Kenan.
Their first kiss…minutes after saying I-do. They settled in Akron and had a beautiful and healthy baby girl.

A few years later…

They brought home Morgan Riley Bishop another gorgeous daughter, but Morgan was different. She would be the one to teach her parents how to face trials and rise. – Danielle Wiggins



Jason Kipnis for President Campaign Video

“You can’t miss with Kip, Kipnis for President”

“Always Hustles, Great Attitude and always gives 100%”

Jason Kipnis is hoping to get the support of his fans in this years Fresh Brewed MLBPA Elections. Kipnis says that he’d make every night Dollar Dog Night as well as getting cheerleaders for the team. Jason‘s fans believe he is a great candidate because he always hustles, has a great attitude and always gives 100%.

Jason Kipnis for President

“Every night would be Dollar Dog Night”

Jason Kipnis for President

Show your support by VOTING FOR JASON KIPNIS over at Fresh Brewed Tees

#KipnisForPres #VoteKip #Kipnis2016

Shuicide Holla / Hit Dem Folks (Music Video)

It was in 2010 that Purple Films got its first taste in business. Our customer base was small and our niche was extremely focused. We quickly put together a solid body of work, all of it rap videos. Recently, a Cleveland artist’s song has gone viral. Feels good to take it back to where it all started for this new video:


Gregor Blanco for President Campaign Video


San Francisco, Vote for me! – Gregor Blanco

The MLB PA has a new presidential candidate, San Frans’ Gregor Blanco. Watch his campaign video and vote Blanco at Fresh Brewed Tees.

San Franciso Giants Gregor Blanco for President Fresh Brewed Tees Purple Films

Parker Hannifin – OTC Video

Parker Hannifin, the global leader in motion and control, needed a simple yet effective way to share their value added solutions to their prospects at 2016’s Offshore Technology Conference.

Jason McGuire, business unit manager, explains how a global technical expertise makes Parker Hannifin a valuable partner in the oil and gas industry.

Parker Hannifin Coupling Video


Tim Marquis, project manager, discusses how Parker’s coupling technology ensures secure, repeatable connections, even in challenging subsea oil and gas applications.

Parker Hannifin On Site Video


Scott Kane, program manager, describes how Parker’s Onsite Services team helps oil and gas partners to maintain their fleet and minimize downtime.

Francisco Cervelli for President Campaign Video


Francisco Cervelli President Campaign Video


Pittsburgh Pirates‘ catcher, Francisco Cervelli has always been a man of the people. The Italian Venezuelan has quickly become a fan favorite in the Steel City. A fierce competitor and beloved personality, Cervelli has decided it’s time to take the next step. In April of 2016, Cervelli announced his candidacy for president.

 Pittsburgh Pirates baseball FRANCISCO CERVELLI FOR PRESIDENT Fresh Brewed Tees Purple Films

“It’s going to be huuuuge,” said Cervelli. When asked about why fans should vote for him over teammate and all-star Andrew McCutcheon, Cervelli playfully responded, “It’s time for a new face. He gets all the attention.”

Cervelli is a team leader and one of the best catchers in the MLB. He hopes to lead the team to another World Series and bring the great city of Pittsburgh a championship.

Francisco Cervelli For President T-Shirt

Hotcards Glitter wraps

Magical Glitter Wraps by Hotcards

Hotcards uses Ohio Video Production for advertising

This is the story of Hotcards Magical Glitter Wraps.

Once upon a time there was a company named Hotcards. Their marketing was good but needed that extra degree to start boiling. That extra degree came on one fateful morning when a little girl, a container of glitter and a  gust of wind changed Hotcards vehicle wraps forever!

Hotcards Glitter Wraps 2

The shiny sprinter attracted and distracted many, causing accidents and spilling coffee every mile of the way.

Corporate business around Cleveland Ohio using Purple Films for web video production
Hotcards corporate brand video

Weapons of Mass Creation Video

“Creativity is the free will to just do something different and to do whatever you want to do to express yourself” – Glen Infante

Weapons of Mass Creation Fest was the perfect opportunity to capture the knowledge and energy of creative entrepreneurs. Inspirational motivation is provided by Johnny Cupcakes, Blueprint, Nate Utesch, Jeff Finley, Mike Kubinski, Glen Infante, and more.

“What are you going to do so differently that people remember you?” – Johnny Cupcakes

Weapons of Mass Creation Fest is Cleveland’s creativity festival for the artists designers and makers! WMC was packed with Music, Workshops, Discussions, Keynotes and Tons of inspiration.

A look inside WMC Fest. from Purple-Films on Vimeo.

Hotcards – Back To Business

When summer break ends, these kids don’t just get back to school – they get back to business! This is what happens when you’re children discover Hotcards… they succeed.


There’s a beautiful symbiosis to LeBron James’s relationship with his hometown, Akron, Ohio. His strong work ethic is drawn from the city’s industrious origins; James’s success has inspired his community.

On September 27, 2015, James officially launched his new shoe, the LEBRON 13, before 2,000-plus Akron locals. It was a special moment for James, as he also celebrated his pledge to support the future leaders of the city and the message that all within it are “built for greatness.”

Acclaimed playwright and poet Lemon Andersen delivered a special poem to James and Akron during the event. A timely sequel to his 2013 “Rubber City Soul” poem, Andersen’s new composition, “The Akronite,” illuminates the special relationship between James and Akron.

See official story on

Parker Hannifin Corporation | Video

Parker 3-Inch Positive Displacement Lobe Pump

New video highlighting Parker Hannifin Corporation, the global leader in motion and control technologies. Parker and Dixon Pumps have developed a new high-performance 3-inch (76 mm) positive displacement lobe pump. Available in 20 and 30 hp configurations, the pumps can transfer up to 230 and 330 gpm (870 and 1,249 lpm), respectively, at 140 psi (965 kPa).
Parker Hannifin Corporation Video






With an efficient and compact design, the pump is 40% lighter and shorter than any comparable model available. The pump is capable of continuous operation at full capacity without any liquid inflow, eliminating the risk of premature failure due to dry-running. A precision thermal protection circuit monitors both the pump and motor to prevent overheating, which can damage internal components.

Andrea Vecchio | Live Your Playlist

What is YOUR song?

Why do you listen to the same lyrics over and over again? For motivation? Nostalgia? Heart break? Through story-telling and some adult language, Live Your Playlist: How To Get Your S*** Together One Song at a Time will tell you how to become empowered through the music that you love! Live Your Playlist is not a typical self-help book. You’ll read advice on how to live your walk out song (after a bad breakup); how to fine tune your people picker (after a betrayal); how to be the lead actor in your life (when you doubt yourself); why to ignore “what ifs” (when you’re redefining what you want to be when you grow up);the reasons to forgive (when you never hear the words “I’m sorry”) and more! This book is honest and raw. Funny and heart-breaking. Strong and vulnerable. Live Your Playlist takes you on the writer’s journey of job loss, betrayals, health scares and life-changing moments (including memorable exchanges with Hollywood A-listers). But behind every story, there is truth on how to become stronger, wiser and healthier while you’re trying to get your shit together one song at a time.

“Live Your Playlist takes you on the writer’s journey”

To see Andrea’s current adventures head over to her Blog.

Head over to our blog for a peak of what we’ve been working on recently.

WMC Fest 6 | The Host’s Journey

How did our host, Aaron Sechrist, end up gaining the will to inspire an entire nation of Weapons of Mass Creation just like you? Watch and find out.

The sixth annual Weapons of Mass Creation Fest goes down in just a couple weeks at the Allen Theatre. If it’s related to design and stuff (that’s industry jargon, by the way), it’s showcased here, with talks and artists and panels and workshops and the list goes on and on and on, and so does our love for one of the best fests in Cleveland. The site is here, with a full lineup and schedule. Below, a pump-up video of sorts from friend of the program Aaron Sechrist. It’s 187 percent fun.
Cleveland Scene

Thank you to our sponsors Go Media, Purple Films, OkPants, Cinecraft Productions, Lean Dog, Tremont Athletic Club, the Zach Bruell Restaurant Group, Playhouse Square.

Mace Brand Nite Beams Video

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How do you keep a bicycle rider and support crew safe while racing across the country, often along dark highways with poor visibility?

That was exactly the problem facing participants in the Race Across America (RAAM), a 3,000-mile cross-country race starting in Oceanside, Calif. and finishing in Annapolis, Md. Riders are accompanied by their support crews consisting of drivers, mechanics, medical specialists and others, who all need to be ready to spring into action at a moment’s notice, around the clock.

At night, along busy highways, safety is a constant concern. That’s why the crew of racer Brian Toone wore Mace® Brand Nite Beams LED accessories.

“If I need something, they had to hop out of the car on the spot,” Toone says. “When you’re in and out of a car on the side of the road like that, visibility is extremely important.”

Toone’s crew maintained visibility by wearing Nite Beams arm bands, leg bands and ball caps, each outfitted with a bright, highly visible LED beam, alerting teammates — and even more important, passing drivers — of their locations.

“I rode for at least part of the night, every night of the race, so they were all out there with me at whatever hour of the day I was riding,” Toone says. “They’re my supporters and my motivators. I need them out there with me, and I need them to be safe.”

Equipped with Nite Beams accessories, Toone’s crew helped him finish seventh in his first Race Across America, with a time of 10 days, 14 hours and 20 minutes.

“All of us on the team were rookies as far as the RAAM goes,” Toone says. “I think our Mace equipment helped give us some peace of mind knowing that we were being as safe as we could out there. Our equipment helped us get to the finish line, and get there in one piece.”

Learn more here:®-Brand-Nite-Beams-LED-Products-Bicycle#.VbEIvJWRiMl

Hotcards “Become Known” Brand Video

“Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven’t found it yet, keep looking. Don’t settle. As with all matters of the heart, you’ll know when you find it.” – Steve Jobs