Helping others find their voice is where Cole discovered his own. As an award-winning director & producer, the art of storytelling for Cole is about the empowerment of human life.
His work has taken him all over the world, telling stories from the foothills of the Himalayas to the rice fields of the Philippines, creating branded content for companies including YouTube Originals, Snapchat, NBC, The International Olympic Channel, Facebook, and more.
In 2018, Cole spent eight months producing the award-winning show Far From Home. A documentary series following six extraordinary stories of Olympic hope. The show was recognized for its caliber and won two Silver Telly’s and a Gold Telly Award. It also gave the athletes the opportunity to share their story with the world, and with International Olympic Committee president Thomas Bach. His focus on impactful storytelling has helped further the development of India’s first winter Olympic training facility, has generated millions of views online and has won him numerous awards including a Clio Entertainment Award for editing. Cole was awarded as Music Bed’s 2017 Film Initiative recipient and the recipient of the 2019 MAST Fellowship. Most recently Cole’s film Second Sight was hailed as the 2020 Mountainfilm Spirit Award recipient and the Telly Awards Silver award in Branded Documentary and Directing
Beyond the stage of accolades and client work, Cole’s ambitions lie with creating memorable stories that leave the audience with a deep connection to the human experience. He has spread his mission from screens to streets by working alongside the American Film Showcase, as a film expert, to bring storytelling to countries around the world. His passion for empowering stories has granted him the opportunity to speak on the TED stage, and conduct filmmaking workshops in Turkmenistan.
Currently, based between Salt Lake City and Los Angeles, Cole is now working on a feature-length documentary on the new Olympic Sports.
It is his life’s mission to urge brands, networks, and organizations to not only support quality storytelling but stories that can help reshape our world in a positive way. Cole wants to use film and story as a tool to promote the advancement of human potential and human connection. With this mission at the core of who he is, he will provide something that films sometimes lack, impact.