WHAT MAKES US DIFFERENT:
Most companies don't take the time to learn about people's lives or explore their communities. Instead they resort to mass-casting calls, conducted by armies of interns over long-distance.
In contrast our motto is "boots on the ground". We fully-immerse ourselves in the cultures and communities we work with, sometimes for a year or more. We take the time to learn all we can to best bring the stories we want to tell out into the world.
Our brand is upscale, life-style driven, focusing on the sophisticated enclaves and interesting subcultures that make America diverse and interesting.
WHO WE'VE WORKED WITH:
SAMPLES OF SUCCESS:
Southern Charm was the brainchild of Vainglorious co-founder Whitney Sudler-Smith. After falling in love with the charms of Charleston, South Carolina in 2012, Smith passionately set out to cast and pitch a television show that would feel as unique as the city itself.
With the help of Vainglorious partner John Paul Horstmann, Smith successfully cast and filmed a pitch that was picked up by Bravo. A pilot was ordered, and six seasons later ratings are still high and the world is still enjoying Southern Charm.
After the success of Southern Charm, the team at Vainglorious set their sights on New Orleans.
Resistant to merely do a "knock-off" of Charleston, they immersed themselves in the culture and communities of New Orleans for more than a year, and emerged with an inspired concept that told the story of this unique city. Southern Charm: New Orleans went on the air in 2018 and was renewed for a second season.
Ultrasuede: In Search of Halston
Ultrasuede was born out of Whitney Sudler-Smith's reverence for 70's icon Halston, the first designer to put American fashion on the map in a big way. The film boasts interview with such luminaries as Liza Minelli, Anjelica Huston, Diane von Fürstenberg, Andre Leon-Talley, Stephen Burrows, Billy Joel, and Nile Rogers.
It premiered to much fanfare at the Tribeca Film Festival and has been played widely in distribution on Showtime and other media outlets.