About Brian

Brian Elliott is the owner and lead cinematographer of Focused Story Films. He’s been passionate about storytelling as long as I can remember, and passionate about videography since I first held a video camera in 2005. 

Brian grew up in the beautiful Pacific Northwest just East of the Seattle Area. He developed a love of nature and beauty that coincided with his discovery of video. By the time he moved from Seattle to St. Louis he’d produced dozens of short films and commercial projects.

After moving to St. Louis he attended Southwestern Illinois College where he finished top of his and according to the department head produced, “the best films to ever come out of the program”. It was during film school he discovered his love of wedding film making. 

After visiting Kansas City in 2012, he moved to the beautiful metropolis in 2013 and began Focused Story Films. He currently lives with his dog, Chico. When he’s not producing videos he can be found dancing, drinking coffee, or exploring Kansas City. 

Professional Bio

Since beginning his career in wedding and commercial film making he has shot dozens of weddings around the Kanasas City Metro. 

He has also produced video content for companies such as the Museum at Prairefire, Core Strong Fitness, and the Holt Company. 

Brian loves working with other creative entrepreneurs, artists, and professionals to give them the content that they need to take their business to the next level.  His passion for the creative process comes through in taking even the most uninteresting topics and crafting videos that engage and inform his viewers. 

Brian’s unique voice and eye for captivating imagery serves to increase business owners’ customer engagement and revenue. He always asks the question “how can I create imagery that better communicates to my clients’ audience and presents them as the expert”. 

One of Brian’s greatest unique strengths is the understanding and execution of emotion in video. He uses this powerfully in his wedding films to connect couples with their wedding day. “If I’m not feeling and connecting to the wedding story I’m telling, I keep working until it feels right.” This secret ingredient brings a special magic to every wedding film and many of the commercial projects Brian produces.

No matter if you need a branding video, consistent content, or a stunning reminder of the most important day of your life, Brian and the Focused Story Films team are equipped to deliver what you need.