About

About Us:

Changing the world starts with a story. That’s where Forward Frame Media comes in. We work with nonprofits, like minded political campaigns, charities, and start-ups to inspire change through video content creation. We move your cause FORWARD.

From coming up with an idea all the way through uploading to YouTube, we are there every step of the way. We write, direct, shoot, and edit, turning your message into a compelling narrative that will show the world who you are and generate the action you need.

We work for change we wish to see in the world. You want to make the world a better place? Forward frame media is here to get you over the finish line.

Other Services:

Video Editing:
Already shot it and just need an editor? We can turn hours of footage into the best 30 seconds you’ve ever seen. 

Web Development:
Need a website? We can build yours from the ground up exactly the way you want it. 

Music Composition:
You need music composition or music consulting on a video project? We can ensure your video hits just the right note to unlock your audience’s hearts.

Communication Consulting:
You have your video but can’t figure out the right 144 characters to go along with it? We also offer social media and communication consulting.

The Team:

Founder & Video Producer: Jesse Medalia Strauss
Jesse founded Forward Frame Media to be an affordable and effective partner for nonprofits, campaigns, startups, and change-makers who want to tell their story and get their message out.

Jesse grew up in New York City where he developed a passion for filmmaking, digital media, storytelling, and advocacy. He directed and edited a half hour documentary on political advertising called “I Approve this Message” and is working on a feature length documentary on economic inequality. Jesse is a graduate of American University, where he earned his bachelor’s degree in Film and Media Arts and his master’s degree in Political Communication. Before going out on his own, Jesse worked as the Digital Communications Associate at Better Markets, where he created graphics, ran the social media accounts, helped with the creation of a new website, and sent out mass emails and press releases.

Digital Director: Craig Johnson
Craig joined Forward Frame Media in 2016 as the Digital Director because of the company’s commitment to progressive causes.

Craig grew up in Phoenix, Arizona and attended college at the University of Arizona where he developed a love for philosophy and politics. While attending American University, he worked on various campaign’s from state delegate to congressional races developing his communication skills. While politics has always been a love, the web had been a hobby, until Craig taught himself the ins and outs of front-end web development. Now he can build state of the art dynamic websites, like the one you are on now, from the ground up. Craig is a graduate of American University, where he earned his master’s degree in Political Science with a concentration in American Politics.