Produced by Joey Bina.

Dairyland is the story of the Weninger Family and their dairy farm in Woodland, Wisconsin. This film was Bina’s capstone project for his Masters Degree at Loyola University. Even though he was limited and couldn’t create a longer film due to the pandemic, he was very happy with how this turned out. He believes that there is way too much negative press about the farming crisis in Wisconsin. He just wanted to let people know that, even though there is a farming crisis, there’s still good people out there fighting to put food on your table. They deserve to be recognized, especially during a global pandemic.

Joey Bina is a storyteller, photographer and actor from Los Angeles, CA. He has been behind and in front of the camera since 2011. He is very fortunate to be able to pursue this type of career and hopes to continue for years to come.

Our Coordinates, Your Adventures.

Produced by Brenden Arney.

Our Coordinates, Your Adventures. is a travel campaign for Thailand. Arney’s grandmother is an immigrant from Thailand and he has been wanting to visit his entire life. He finally had the opportunity to make the trip and spent 30 days traveling the country, capturing pictures, videos, and drone footage. He then put everything together in a fun advertising campaign, and rebranded their homepage to be more modern and timely.

After being introduced to Microsoft Paint as a child, Brenden Arney became passionate about digital creation. Throughout his life he’s prioritized learning new creative tools in order to explore and experiment with that passion.

Who Will Take Care of Me?

Produced by Maria Pimentel.

Who Will Take Care of Me? is a documentary film exploring the challenges faced by a growing population of elders.

Maria is a solutions-driven, multilingual videographer and producer with proven excellence in videography, content production/editing, social media management, and production techniques. She graduated from the Loyola DMST program in 2019 and now works as the Multimedia Coordinator at Japanese American Service Committee (JASC).

Love, 2020

Produced by Julie Young.

​2020 became the year of the COVID-19 global pandemic. For single people, is there any hope to find love from six feet apart?

Young woman smiling.Julie is a Midwest native and graduate of Kent State University. After several years working in the visual content creation field, she decided to pursue a master’s degree in Digital Media and Storytelling at Loyola University Chicago. She is enjoying expanding her knowledge of digital production tools in an effort to become an expert storyteller in a variety of mediums. Her video “Love, 2020” was nominated for a BEA award under Microdocumentary.

Small Heroes. Big City.

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Produced by Richard Giraldi.

Small Heroes. Big City. is a photography project that uses action figures, large spaces in Chicago and the viewer’s depth of field to create a realistic comic book world.

Richard is a content and social media specialist with over ten years experience creating compelling content for print and digital with an emphasis on engaging storytelling techniques. He graduated from Loyola’s DMST program in 2015, and he currently works as the Digital Marketing Associate for BreakFree Solutions, an IT transformation company that focuses on helping businesses accelerate to the cloud, operationalize DevOps and automate IT processes.

My Way

Produced by Tongtong Yue.

My Way is an interactive film about a car enthusiast. Ron works in a packaging manufacturing company. He has a deep love with cars. In the story, he talks about how he strikes a balance between his job and hobbies in his daily life.

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Tongtong Yue is a filmmaker and photographer from Beijing, China. She likes to express her understanding of art through technology and software.

Deep Leap

Produced by Peter Banda.

Deep Leap is a video about dancer, choreographer, and teacher Fernando Ramos based in San Juan, Puerto Rico. He uses dance to know his body, keep form, and connect with people. Although he does not earn much from dancing, dance is his life and source of joy.

Peter has come to appreciate the craft of telling stories. He has done many short, compelling documentaries ranging from homelessness, refugee experiences, as well as nature stories. What he has found valuable in doing these stories is learning how to connect with people and find meaning in their experiences. He was born and raised in Lusaka, Zambia.

The Power of Words

Produced by Kaitlin McMurray.

#WordsStick is a campaign designed to spread awareness and generate conversation about the power and impact of words. This project includes two commercial/PSA videos where twelve strangers discuss the most hurtful and the most encouraging phrases that have been said to them throughout their lives. The project was created by McMurray for her Capstone project.

A Midwesterner at heart, Kaitlin grew up in Cincinnati, Ohio and graduated from Loyola University Chicago with a B.A. in Journalism and a B.S. in Psychology in 2013. She returned to her alma matter in 2017 to pursue a master’s degree in Digital Media & Storytelling in order to hone in on her video production and post-production skills. She graduated in 2019 and now works as a Producer and Creative Project Manager at GroundFloor Media and CenterTable.

La Fundacion


Produced by Anne G. Scott for COMM 373: Special Topics – Digital Storytelling in Santiago.

La Fundacion is a short documentary about Fundacion Paternitas, an organization in Chile that helps reintegrate former prisoners into society.

Anne is a storyteller. She tells nonfiction narratives via writing, film, and live performance. The stories range in topic from criminal justice to women in comedy to her own personal anecdotes. In 2015, she received her Master’s Degree from Loyola University Chicago in Digital Media and Storytelling. While in school, she focused her studies on documentary filmmaking. 

A multimedia portfolio from graduate students of Loyola University Chicago's Digital Media & Storytelling program