Cultivators of creativity

What is a Hotbed, anyway?

an environment that favors rapid growth or development

Authenticity is what we do best. We plant creative seeds and work closely with our clients to grow them into high performing, attention grabbing, heart warming videos.

It's more than just pretty pictures.

Those are easy enough to pull off with the right equipment. And by themselves, they don’t do much to win customers.

The bigger challenge is putting the pieces together in a way that makes people actually feel something. That means telling a story.

Stories captivate audiences. Stories start conversations. Stories stick in your head. Stories make you care.

Because we have filmmaking backgrounds, we understand exactly how to leverage story to draw out human emotion. We use movie moments to make marketing magic. It’s why our work stands out — and why we’ve been successful since our founding in 1998.

A few of our buddies:


Mike Paulucci

Executive Producer/Director
When you work with Hotbed, Mike will be one of the first people you meet. He’s our strategic lead, main project architect. With a knack for creative problem solving, Mike loves figuring out the most striking — and effective — ways for you to use video to reach your business goals. Mike is an award winning director and producer with over 15 years experience. He’s screened films at over 100+ film festivals internationally.

Stokes McIntyre

With a background in directing, editorial, and live production, Stokes founded Hotbed in 1998 with the goal of bringing film quality taste and sensibilities to commercial projects. A successful entrepreneur, Stokes has driven Hotbed’s success for over twenty years and established its strongest relationships.

Josie Bowlin

Senior Producer
With her extensive background in video project management, Josie will be your primary contact throughout the production process. She's a relationship wiz, video production expert, and an enthusiastic fan of Disney-Pixar's Cars franchise. Partnering with the creative team, she is here to take your project from start to finish, on time and on budget, with as little stress as possible.

How we think:

The way we work is just as important as what we do.


We have so much more momentum when we’re all working together, maximizing our individual strengths toward our collective goal.


There’s not a problem that’s too tough for us to solve. We’ll keep working until we get it.


We’re open and honest in all our communications with you. You’ll always know exactly what’s going on with your projects.


Working with us should be something you look forward to. After all, we’re making films together — what’s more fun than that?


The video process can be complex. Setting very clear expectations up front — and throughout our work together — ensures you get exactly what you’re looking for.

Let's create something special.

Let’s talk about how we can collaborate to make something amazing — and amazingly effective.