History in the Making

Today, Oregon made history. Here at Studio Kate, we're doing a little dance, because we kind of love being a part of history (and we've had to keep this project a secret for so long!). Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU) raised $500 million in less than two years to trigger a $500 million match by Phil and Penny Knight; that's $1 billion for research dedicated to early detection of lethal cancers, right here in Oregon. The OHSU Foundation selected Studio Kate to produce the video story celebrating the occasion, and we share their joy in the result. We are thrilled to finally be able to share the celebration with you! Take a deep breath, turn up the volume, and bask in a story that will make your day, just as it has made ours.

We dedicate this story to the members of our crew and our partners at the OHSU Foundation who have beaten cancer, and to our family and friends fighting it today. We are also forever grateful for our time working with the incredible, unstoppable, undaunted Bryce Olson and his lovely daughter (who joyfully consumed a whole lot of cereal during the shoot!); you'll soon meet them in this video. He is a role model for us all, as are all of the people fighting cancer who participated in this video. 


More than 10,000 donors joined together to meet the match. Meeting the Knights’ $500 million fundraising challenge marks the largest documented challenge pledge to succeed, according to researchers with the Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy.

Executive Producer/Director Kate Raphael
Director of Photography Randy Sellars
Assistant Director Matt O'Connor
Production Coordinator Natalie Walker
Sound Brian Mazzola
Editor Slater Dixon
Composer Jessy Ribordy
Sound Design DigitalOne
Camera Operators Kenny Allen | Tom Hanson | Will Walle
Camera Utility Scott Uyeda | Gary Sadler | Steven Rogers
Stylist Melanie Clark
Production Assistants Lane Clark | Jeff Hammond | Magda Serpa | Beth Sherlock
Props/Graphic Design Sean Roney
Props/Printing Stevens Integrated Solutions
Talent Extras Only
Equipment Rental Picture This Productions