Film & Television

Projects in production and development

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EARLY ADOPTER

The Chain

THE CHAIN

When Cats Fly

WHEN CATS FLY

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JORDAN

Completed

JORDAN


Logline: A small-town Sheriff finds a little girl lost in the woods, and then begins to doubt the mother who appears to claim her.

Five-year-old Jordan walks miles through the night in the wake of a car accident on an isolated mountain road. But when small-town Sheriff Gil Lujan finally locates the girl's missing mother, Jordan claims the woman is an impostor. What follows is a story of psychological suspense and danger about the ferociously powerful bond between mother and child - and how far each one will go to protect it.


Genre: Thriller
Status: Completed. Some rights available.
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THE CAPTIVE

Completed

THE CAPTIVE


Logline: A young man is spirited away to a secret underground prison for reasons he can’t understand, a young man seeks truth in the face of physical and mental torture.

A science fiction/action thriller set in an unspecified future, this series follows an unsuspecting twenty-something who is spirited away to the depths of a secret prison, where he is faces a brutal interrogation and attempts to escape with the help of a seductive but enigmatic Trustee.


Genre: Sci-Fi Thriller Webseries
Status: For all rights contact Sundance Channel.
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THE ORIGIN OF MAN

Interactive

Interactive case studies

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Stop Sex Traffic

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Novolog

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Virtual Rounds

Commercial

Branded entertainment & Documentary programs

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The Visit

Drama

The Visit


An excerpt from the long-form drama Three Windows, a film for television about three individuals living with bipolar disorder.

In this scene, single mom Jessie is visited by a social worker, who sees signs that suggest Jessie’s bipolar disorder might not be fully controlled by her current treatment.


Client: Eli Lily
Network: PTN Healthcasts
Services: strategic & creative development, writing, directing and production
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Diminishing Perspective

Drama

Diminishing Perspective


The trailer for the long-form drama Diminishing Perspective, a film for television about a chronic heart failure patient. Building inspector John Orson struggles to keep his family together and maintain recommended lifestyle changes in the face of his diagnosis.


Client: Novartis
Agency: Symbiotix
Services: strategic & creative development, writing, directing and production
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I Know The Days

Drama

I Know The Days


A scene from the short film Smoke Alarm, the story of woman grappling with the devastating effects of Alzheimer’s disease, and the loving daughter who desperately wants to help her. In this scene, a physician discovers his patient has been adept at hiding the true severity of her mental impairment.


Client: Forest Laboratories
Network: PTN Healthcasts
Services: strategic & creative development, writing, directing and production
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The Gift

Documentary

The Gift


An excerpt from the documentary film It Takes All Types, part of a campaign to promote organ donation at historically black colleges and universities. In this clip, a woman talks about her battle with kidney disease, and the moment she learned she would receive a new kidney from a generous donor.


Client: Novartis
Agency: Symbiotix
Services: strategic & creative development, recruitment, directing and production
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In Session

Drama

In Session


An excerpt from the long-form drama Three Windows, a film for television about three individuals living with bipolar disorder. In this scene, a psychiatrist talks with a young patient in denial about his diagnosis, and tries to convince him that symptoms of untreated bipolar disorder are negatively impacting his life.


Client: Eli Lilly
Network: PTN Healtcasts
Services: strategic & creative development, writing, directing and production
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Today at 3:49pm

Drama

Today at 3:49pm


A scene from the short film Rush Hour, the story of a husband and wife struggling to maintain their independence in the face of his increasingly debilitating Alzheimer’s symptoms. In this scene, Walter Cronyn becomes lost on an urban street, unable to remember where he is or why he is there.


Client: Forest Laboratories
Network: PTN Healthcasts
Services: strategic & creative development, writing, directing and production
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Stop Sex Traffic

Documentary

Stop Sex Traffic


This short documentary series was designed to educate physicians and medical students about the reality of sex trafficking in the United States, and to teach healthcare workers how to recognize and respond to patients who may have been trafficked. In the introductory video, a physician outlines the scope of the problem.


Client: American Medical Women’s Association
Services: content development, writing, directing and production
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Glioblastoma

Documentary

Glioblastoma: Virtual Rounds


In this educational documentary, a physician describes a case of newly diagnosed glioblastoma, details the course of treatment he recommended, and explains the patient’s response to treatment and current health status. The glioblastoma patient offers a personal perspective on his battle with this deadly disease.


Agency: CME Incite
Sponsor: Genentech
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Ovarian Cancer

Documentary

Ovarian Cancer: Medical Documentary


In this educational documentary, three women with ovarian cancer describe their interactions with healthcare providers during diagnosis and treatment, providing physicians with key insight about the patient experience. Their physician then describes the course of treatment all three patients have undergone, and details their response to treatment.

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Agency: CME Incite
Sponsor: Genentech

Who What Where

Start a conversation

culpepper/williams leverages cutting edge technology and the time-honored power of story to craft compelling media for a diverse audience.

Stuart Hynson Culpepper is a producer, director, and strategic thinker and with roots in the indie film scene. Karin Diann Williams is a writer, director and playwright with a background producing fringe theatre. They established culpepper/williams in 2005 with the mission of creating digital experiences that impel successful collaboration and forge community. Today, CW maintains a network of talented independent media artists who share a dedication to artistic integrity, social consciousness, and artistic innovation.

Culpepper/Williams • 332 Bleeker Street, 35e NYC 10014646.389.6737 • @cwhello
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EARLY ADOPTER


Logline: An insecure millennial is an eager test subject for a scientist seeking to perfect the human genome. What happens at the top of the food chain if you add one more level?

Synopsis: Insecure millennial Aaron leaves his graphic design job and travels to a remote mountain laboratory where he’s volunteered to be a human guinea pig for Hal, a charismatic scientist bent on perfecting the human genome. As Aaron gains incredible physical abilities, he begins to suspect Hal’s stunning wife Gia is another test subject. Irresistibly drawn to her, Aaron gives in to his passion, but soon learns Gia is a slave to her husband, addicted to the daily injections only Hal can provide. Even worse, Gia’s missing child may have been Hal’s first victim, a boy turned into a hideous monster lurking in the woods. With so much to lose, yet so much to gain -- can Aaron rescue Gia from captivity?


Genre: Sci-Fi Horror
Status: Development/Packaging
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THE CHAIN


Logline: Thousands of chain letters swarm the internet promising wealth and power to those who reply and disaster to those who don't -- this one is real.

Synopsis: Alone in a new city with a new job, Tanya succombs to the seductive promise of a mysterious chain letter. At first, the chain demands only a simple act of charity in payment for whatever she wishes. So Tanya reveals her true heart’s desire: the death of the violent ex-lover who’s been stalking her. Tanya is shocked when her wish inexplicably comes true. But soon, she begins to believe she can really have it all: wealth, excitement, even the man of her dreams. As the chain fulfills her deepest desires, the price it extracts becomes deeper and deeper. Once she becomes inextricably entwined in the chain, Tanya finally uncovers it’s awful secret -- and learns the only way out could be murder.


Genre: Sci-Fi Thriller
Status: Packaging/Presales/Finance
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WHEN CATS FLY


Logline: When the local animal shelter loses its funding, a gang of kids scheme to get their furry friends adopted by creating the internet’s most viral crazy cat videos.

Synopsis: The only child of busy single dad, twelve-year-old Rennie desperately wants a kitten to keep her company. But when her father takes her to the local shelter, she learns it will soon be closing its doors. The kittens may find forever homes, but no one seems to want the older strays. So, with help from her skater friend Grandy and computer-geek Malcolm, Rennie makes it her mission to get all the cats adopted by making every cat into a social media star! With Malcolm’s talent for digital effects -- along with the natural charisma of their furry friends -- their crazy cat videos are sure to go viral. But can they make sure each cat finds a home before time runs out for the shelter?


Genre: Family-Tween Comedy
Status: Development/Packaging
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PATH: Physicians Against Trafficking Humans


The American Medical Women’s Association wanted a way to raise awareness of sex trafficking in the United States and educate healthcare workers to recognize and help trafficking victims. CulpepperWilliams designed this educational campaign to reach young physicians and medical students, offering them vital information and encouraging them to educate others in their schools and communities. The site engages young healthcare workers using elements of gamification and social media, with recognition for top contributors to the campaign and top medical schools whose students have complete the program. Learners are invited to spread the message of the PATH project by downloading learning materials and hosting live discussions. Activity on the website is documented on an interactive map showing the location of learners who’ve participated in the program. The program design also incorporates pre-and post-assessments to document impact.


Client: American Medical Women’s Association
Services: strategy, copywriting, video production, digital design & development
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NOVOLOG FULLSTEP E-LEARNING PROGRAM


Novo Nordisk wanted an engaging, web-based platform to educate healthcare providers about a new approach to diabetes treatment. This interactive site was developed to inform physicians about the FullStep study, a trial which included a practical, straightforward, patient-titrated approach to bolus insulin intensification. Guided by voice-over narration, learners navigate through a series of cards featuring video, animated graphics and interactive elements. Learners can flip each card to access more detailed information. The site also incorporates a brief exit interview to assess the impact of the program on learner behavior. The e-learning program was designed to maximize the features of HTML-5 optimized for webkit browsers. A separate site with limited interactivity was constructed for learners accessing the url via older technology.


Client: Novo Nordisk
Agency: McCann Echo Torre Lazur
Services: digital development
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GLIOBLASTOMA VIRTUAL ROUNDS


CME Insight needed a web-based platform to deliver continuing medical education to a wide audience. The virtual rounds website was designed as a versatile learning destination for continuing medical education program delivery. The site incorporates a pre-test to gather information about users and to assess their knowledge of glioblastoma before navigating through a series of documentary videos. As the learner moves through each section of the program, their progress is shown on a status bar. The site also offers access to a downloadable slide deck. After successfully passing a post-test, learners are able to download a certificate documenting their completion of the program. The site also incorporates an online forum where physicians can discuss the virtual rounds program, sharing medical information and insights.


Client: CME Insight
Sponsor: Genentech
Services: digital design, UX, development, video production
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THE ORIGIN OF MAN


Logline: When Nick, a thirty-something single, meets the twelve-year-old son he never knew he had, he and his two roommates forced to become role models, and come to terms with their identities as men.

A happy-go-lucky single, Nick never suspected he had a son -- until twelve-year-old George began stalking him. Soon Nick and his roommates, womanizing Ed and lonely heart Mitch, have a lot of growing up to do. Amidst bad blind dates, family drama and health crises, can they help George become a man by figuring out what that means?

Selected to competion in 7 international festivals. Winner Audience Award, Karlovy Vary. Nominated Best Debut, Munich.


Genre: Comedy
Status: Completed. All rights sold.
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