At Open Eye Creative, we believe we all have a responsibility for taking care of the planet and each other. And we’ve discovered that telling stories about our relationships with each other and the world around us is one of the best ways to do that.
We’re on a mission to help socially and environmentally responsible organizations share amazing stories, build thriving communities, and achieve remarkable goals. We do this through video—one of the most powerful tools available to inspire change on small and large scales.
Our vision is a world in which sustainable, responsible organizations rise to the top and are empowered to do their very best work.
Open Eye Creative was formed in 2017, but our story begins before that.
As an environmental scientist, Liza Hoos had always been fascinated by the beauty and complexity of the natural world and humans’ complicated relationship with it. Her research brought her to coastal communities in Mexico and the island of Palau, where she filmed and directed several documentaries between 2013 and 2016.
Rachel Healy learned the power of multimedia storytelling while working as a writer and journalist. Her interests led her to Central America in 2014, where she spent several months creating short films for public health and educational organizations that protect some of the most vulnerable populations in Nicaragua and Costa Rica.
When Liza and Rachel first met, they connected over their similar videography experience and their desire to make the world a better place through the power of story. Soon after, Open Eye Creative was born.
We’re based in Durham, NC but serve clients everywhere.
Photo by Big Dog Little Bed Productions.