Once Films

Cinematographer

Cheerleaders for St. Louis since their inception, Once Films is a documentary-style commercial production company that champions the stories of both leaders and underdogs, locals, eccentrics, community-centric groups, passion-driven people, characters, companies large and small, nonprofits, and just about anyone willing to take a risk and forge their own path. With a studio in the heart of Midtown, their work exists at the crossroads of original content and advertising, blending the best of both worlds. Discover more at oncefilms.com.

Once Films Crew

Contributions


Making a Mark

In creating custom wood pieces through Mwanzi Co., Jermain Todd is taking the St. Louis maker movement around the globe.

Jermain Todd produces custom wood pieces at Mwanzi.

Call of the Wild

For Kari Musgrave, honing her veterinary skills at the world-class Saint Louis Zoo is a dream come true.

portrait of st. louis veterinarian

Urban Oasis

Theo Smith thought he’d become an urban planner, but Kennedy Forest in Forest Park beckoned.

Sweet Dreams

La Patisserie Chouquette co-owner and executive pastry chef Simone Faure has become the maven of macarons in St. Louis.

baker

Masters of Light

Just as their great-great grandfather did, Aaron Frei and his siblings are coloring St. Louis with hand-crafted stained glass.

Emil Frei

Cool Rider

Sump Motorcycle owner and mechanic Mike Henneberry just might love your bike even more than you do.

Sump Motorcycles

Planting Seeds

Angi Taylor found meaningful work in St. Louis’s growing agriculture industry.

Barrelling Along

Creating barrel-aged beard oils helped Jeremy Allen Stanton rediscover his fire.

Family Matters

Angie Smart is an accomplished violinist with the St. Louis Symphony – a career her son Theo Bockhorst might want,…

Angie Smart and Theo Bockhorst rehearse in the green room at Powell Hall.