About Seven/Seventy-Nine

We are filmmakers, storytellers, visual artists, animators, video editors, writers, motion designers, lovers of life, and all around good people. Everyone has a story to tell and we tell those stories in compelling and visually appealing ways.

it all started in a harvard dorm room...

Well, no, it didn't. But it does involve a college, the University of Cincinnati to be exact. That's where Seven/Seventy-Nine co-founders Drew Money and Dan Phenicie met. It was a simpler time. Seinfeld had just gone off the air, people listened to music on CDs and watched movies on DVDs, and the Zip Drive has just arrived on the market making it possible to store an astonishing 100MB of data on a single disk! 

7/79 started in a garage…

Well, sort of. Phenicie lived in a garage in his final year of college. To be fair it had been converted into a residence but at one time it was used to repair taxis. Anyway, at a party one night at this garage Money and Phenicie were talking about what they planned on doing after college when Money mentioned that he was thinking about film school. Phenicie was working as a production assistant at a local TV station at the time which had sparked a unexpected love of media and filmmaking in him. All of the beer consumed at that party (and since) have erased the memory of who made the suggestion, but the two friends decided to make a short film. That short film didn't work out too well, but they learned a lot and they kept at it. 

A hobby that became a career...

This part is true. Filmmaking became a hobby for Money and Phenicie. They volunteered on other productions. They made short films and documentaries on the weekends, and they entered competitions like the 48 Hour Film Festival. Eventually The Christian Moerlein Brewing Company offered to pay them to make a TV commercial and the rest is history.

they went full time during the worst economy since great depression...

Also true. Money and Phenicie quit their regular jobs and went full time with Seven/Seventy-Nine in January 2010. At the time, the world was still reeling from the Financial Crisis of 2007-2008. What better time to quit steady good paying jobs with benefits to go start a business, right? 

This story has a happy ending...

Because it seems to have worked out. Since 2010, Seven/Seventy-Nine has had the opportunity to create video content for P&G, Evenflo, Mead FiveStar, Curel, Jergens, the Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber, the Jewish Federation of Cincinnati, Scripps, the University of Cincinnati, John Frieda, and many, many more.

Contact us today if you would like your name added to that list.