Nonprofit video strategy & production
that raises the support you need.

Tell your story, raise the support you need, and save money in the process.


  • Our videos have helped nonprofits raise over $500 million.
  • Over 300 videos produced for nonprofits in 32 countries.
  • Our productions have aired on television (Showtime, The Movie Channel) and through premium internet outlets (Hulu, Huffington Post, Gospel Coalition, etc).


The first “Chronicle Project” was in 2004, a feature documentary about ministry in Africa for Showtime television and the Movie Channel. 

Since then, Chronicle has produced hundreds of videos and helped raise over $500 million for nonprofits. They’re bi-vocational, ministry-minded storytellers. If you watched the Rio Olympics opening ceremonies you also saw some of their documentary footage during the broadcast. They founded a nonprofit of their own along the way, Deidox, which tells stories of what God is doing around the world. Over 2,500 churches have used their films. Along the way they even did a comedy series for Hulu starring Christine Lakin, Kristen Bell, Seth McFarlin, Kristin Chenoweth, and more. This series was fun, but it more than anything reminded them how much they love serving nonprofits.

In 2011 Chronicle Project relocated from Pasadena, CA to Austin, TX. Since then they’ve focused on helping nonprofits both locally and globally.
Tell your story, raise the support you need, and save money in the process.

Clients (Partial List):

Union Rescue Mission
Eden Reforestation Projects
Mission of Hope: Haiti
Mobile Loaves & Fishes
ELI China
Teach Overseas
Saddleback Church
Deidox Films
Heart for Africa
Carrying to Term
TX Catholic Conference
Cooperative Baptist Fellowship
Los Angeles Police Foundation
International Justice Mission
Shared Hope International
World Relief
Not for Sale
Azusa Pacific University
Adventures in Missions
Christ Together Greater Austin
Mexico Outreach
Fuller Seminary
US State Dept. TIP
Crisis Pregnancy Center


Dave Mahanes


David has overseen the production of documentaries and commercials for over ten years, including the award-winning documentary Dear Francis and the web series Lovin Lakin. He has produced and filmed projects in several countries including, Swaziland, Rwanda, Kenya, Mexico, Turkey, Thailand, and Morocco. Previously David worked with I-40 Films, a film/video production company, where he oversaw the production of commercials including award winning spots for Ford and the Carolina Hurricanes.

Brent Gudgel


Brent has been directing documentaries for over ten years, including Dear Francis and the upcoming Lovin’ Lakin web series (starring Kristen Bell, Seth McFarlin, Jamie Lee Curtis, Kristen Chennoweth, and Christine Lakin). He has directed over 200 productions in over 20 countries including Vietnam, Thailand, China, Tibet, Uzbekistan, Tanzania, Indonesia, and the Czech Republic. Brent loves following people around with cameras – which he acknowledges is kinda weird – and then scouring the footage to find the compelling story.