About Dawnrunner

Dawnrunner Inc. is an award-winning film and video services company founded in 2006 in the San Francisco bay area. Recently, Dawnrunner has moved its base of operations to the Sierra foothills, and we have expanded in game development and book publishing.

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FILM & VIDEO PRODUCTION

Our small crew of passionate and experienced filmmakers have a knack for innovation. Since the company's founding, the company has tackled diverse commercial and creative projects. Dawnrunner's relationships with many Bay Area freelance filmmakers allows us the ability to handle projects ranging from small three-person projects to large-scale productions. 

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BOOK PUBLISHING

There are great stories waiting to be told, but navigating the world of indie book publishing can be a challenge. Dawnrunner Press is a new division of Dawnrunner that's dedicated to bringing these stories to market. We offer a full suite of publishing services—from editing, to covers, to marketing—so writers can focus on writing without worrying about how to get visibility for their books.

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GAME DESIGN

Video games bring together Dawnrunner's passions of visual storytelling and writing. From initial concept to production, Dawnrunner is ready to tackle projects that bring stories to life in this exciting medium.

Dawnrunner is committed to enhancing our community. In 2013, we received a Communitas Award for leadership in community service for our work on the Film Experience – the Summer Camp we put on each year in partnership with Starting Arts in Santa Clara. Inspiring the next generation of filmmakers is one of our missions.

AWARDS

Signal Detected - Adobe Creative Jam Competition
People's Choice Award, 2015


Signal Detected - Adobe Creative Jam Competition
Best Video, 2015


Shalom CCP Commercial
People's Telly Award, 2015


Dawnrunner Demo Reel
Bronze, 2015


Shalom CCP Commercial
Bronze, 2015


Starting Arts "Arts: Brings the Kids Back to Life" Commercial
Bronze, 2013


Dawnrunner Demo Reel
Silver, 2014


The Darkest Matter - Feature Film Entertainment Category
Silver, 2013


The Darkest Matter - Feature Film, Low Budget
Silver, 2013


Starting Arts - Brings Kids Back to Life Commercial - Low Budget
Silver, 2013


Communitas Award for Leadership in Community Service
2013

“Symphony” - Empty Clip Studios – Release Trailer
Gold, 2012


Starting Arts "Arts: Brings the Kids Back to Life" Commercial
Gold, 2012


The 2012 Game Developers Choice Awards
Platinum, 2012


“8Bit Style” – Game Developers Conference/UBM TechWeb Commercial
Honorable Mention, 2012


Trace Chronicles Short Film
Platinum, 2012


”The Arts: Brings Kids Back to Life” Video for the Web/Non-Profit
Platinum, 2013


"The Darkest Matter" - Creative Directing
Platinum, 2013


Game Developers Choice Awards 2012
Video Production/Motion Graphics - Gold, 2013


The Darkest Matter - Feature Film
Platinum, 2013


The 2012 Game Developers Choice Awards
Motion Graphics - Platinum, 2013


Shalom CCP Commercial
Gold Award of Excellence, 2015


Dawnrunner Demo Reel
Award of Distinction, 2015


The Darkest Matter - Feature Film Category

Visual FX and Graphics - Silver, 2013

 
 
 

TESTIMONIALS

“James Fox and Dawnrunner Productions provides stellar work in terms of video production, editing, and creative consulting. James and his team always delivers an exceptional final product with professional project management.”

Ben Veechai, Vice President Marketing and Corporate Communications - Asia at Informa Markets

JAMES FOX 

CEO & FOUNDER

James Fox is the Founder and CEO of Dawnrunner and brings with him the creative power of 14 action-packed years in the film industry. As the principal Director for Dawnrunner he has lead the company through numerous award-winning projects He has been recognized within the industry for his passion and determination to advance the industry through education and outreach, and has spoken numerous events. His ``breaking down barriers`` approach to filmmaking, creativity and technical street-smarts have labeled him a visionary for the future of visual storytelling through new methods and technological innovations. He refers to his crew as family, and provides strong and charismatic leadership - and an inexhaustible well of excitement and energy.

 
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