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On production from Mali to Guatemala.

Spending time in places with limited access and  even more limited resources forces you to rely on what you have on hand to get the job done.

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Climbing higher everyday.

Taking the right steps with calculated confidence towards our common goal of reaching the top.

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Pulling from every color in the sky.

We believe that there is more then just blue up there.  We work tirelessly to bring project to life with color and creativity.

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Getting there by any means necessary.

Slowing down or giving up was never an option.   We like to think we are heading towards our destination in style.

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Sets of Lincoln to the hills of Golgotha.

We’ve been busy working on a wide range of productions ranging from Spielberg’s “Lincoln” to Mark Burnett’s “the Bible”.

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Not your average production company.

Our team approaches each and every production with a passion for going beyond expectations.  We strive to do it differently from the other guy, working to make your project standout as something different.

WORK

Recent Work // Here are some fun projects from around the globe.

Mandate productions cover the globe. From News documentaries in the North Pole to PSAs for PG&E, Mandate is there.

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Green Machines

Eco-adventure pilot, showcasing people, places and things connected with the environmental movement in the United States. The latest and greatest in terms of design, creation and ideas. Hosted by survivor …

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HP Proteus

Proteus a prototype research vessel.

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Fox Shox

Fox Shox is a leader in suspension technology with the goal of strengthening their reach into Super Motocross covering the Oakland tour of their Euro Team riders.

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C8 – Medisenors

Leading the development and research in the field of medisenors.

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Cartels – Participant Media

Non-scripted action TV series Episodic TV series about the rise of global criminal organizations and the efforts to stop them.

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Colossus – Computer History Museum

Take a journey back in time and explore the creation of computers and the many ways they have served us.

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Armed Forces Network

Segment for Armed Forces Network Mandate founder Kaj Larsen travels to Mali to produce a segment for Armed Forces Network documenting Flintlock 2013 an annual African led military exercise that …

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CNN – ICE WARS

Travel aboard a US nuclear Submarine at the top of the world.

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Killer Joe – Behind the Scenes

Behind the Scenes for Killer Joe Behind the scenes documentary on the making of Billy Freidkin’s new movie Killer Joe starring Matthew Mconnaghuey and Emile Hirsch.

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Eli Lily – Patents

In association with Mandate Production’s collaborating partner The Impact Media group, Directed by Bryan Rawles

Road Rider: San Francisco Chase

Check out this Santa Cruz Skateboards, RoadRider Video shot in SF this Winter!!! 1:30min version has some awesome Skating in it! Inspired by the greatest car chase in movie history! …

Under the Dome

Toby Thiermann, Mandate’s Co-founder is on set shooting the 2 hour mega documentary for Stephen King’s Epic CBS thriller, “Under the Dome”.  Toby is working along side accomplished Hollywood documentary …

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Lincoln – Steven Spielberg’s Epic Historical Feature

Toby Thiermann worked on Steven Spielberg’s Lincoln for nearly 6 months in Richmond Virginia.  Filling many rolls on the film: Working in the Production Design Dept, Behind the Scene, and …

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CBS – Stephen King Series “Under the Dome” – Trailer

Mandate is on set shooting the 2 hour mega documentary for Stephen King’s Epic CBS thriller, “Under the Dome”.  Toby is working along side accomplished Hollywood documentary mastermind Laurent Bouzereau …

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NAVINFOWEST – Navy Office of Information West

Mandate Production’s CEO Kaj Larsen takes Hollywood to the Navy!  Hollywood to the Navy Tour visitors pose in front of an MH-60S helicopter at Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron TWO ONE …

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Play Battleship with 4 Star Admiral Michael Mullen

Sit down at the Naval Academy with the retired man who was once the highest ranking officer in the US Armed Forces, probably lose all your battleships in 20 seconds, …

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Revealed: Jon Stewart and General Petraeus’s Secret Connection

  Want to go backstage at a taping of the Daily Show with Jon Stewart? How about a grueling workout led by General David Petraeus? (It’s hard. I know. I …

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Plantronics – Savor

Delivering the latest in mobil hands-free devices.

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Prosys – TerreMark

“Problem Solved” – Prosys wanted to bring their problem solving skills to a wider audience the result was three national spots showcasing Prosys customers. Directed by Bryan Rawles in association …

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Government Contracting

Mandate Productions is a Service Disabled Veteran Owned Business with a long track record of working with the Federal Government as well as state and local government. We bring a …

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Crisis Management

Mandate brings agility and clear strategic thinking to any crisis. Our production company understands the need to address the short and long term implications around unanticipated events that impact business …

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Event Promotion

We can throw a party! At Mandate we use the same Mission Planning model from the military to execute high caliber precision branding events from press conferences to trade shows …

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Philanthropic Engagement

Mandate is deeply committed to Corporate Social Responsibility. We provide strategic guidance and production services for a wide range of social entrepreneurs who are committed to improving their communities. Additionally …

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Community Relations

Mandate is deeply involved in the community around their headquarters in Los Angeles, Ca. We understand that working with local governments and civil groups is essential. We can design custom …

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Public and government affairs

Mandate has a strong track record of engagement with local, state, and federal governments.

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Digital outreach and social media

At Mandate we are experts in digital outreach and social media. We understand that the world turns at the speed of digital, and can help clients manage their relationships and …

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Media Relations

Mandate started in News. As producers, shooters, and correspondents our founders understand the DNA of the 24 hour news cycle and can help clients use all 1440 minutes of that …

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Strategic Communications

Mandate helps clients understand and engage key audiences through the use of coordinated programs, plans, themes, messages, and products. We are adept in both internal and external strategic communication to …

forest

On production from Mali to Guatemala.

Spending time in places with limited access and  even more limited resources forces you to rely on what you have on hand to get the job done.

climb

Climbing higher everyday.

Taking the right steps with calculated confidence towards our common goal of reaching the top.

baloon

Pulling from every color in the sky.

We believe that there is more then just blue up there.  We work tirelessly to bring project to life with color and creativity.

boat

Getting there by any means necessary.

Slowing down or giving up was never an option.   We like to think we are heading towards our destination in style.

set

Sets of Lincoln to the hills of Golgotha.

We’ve been busy working on a wide range of productions ranging from Spielberg’s “Lincoln” to Mark Burnett’s “the Bible”.

patagonia

Not your average production company.

Our team approaches each and every production with a passion for going beyond expectations.  We strive to do it differently from the other guy, working to make your project standout …

RECENT WORK

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INSIDE MANDATE

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CULTURE

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Awards and Certifications

Mandate is an award winning media production company. We specialize in making high quality and high impact products for our corporate and government clients.

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