We are innovative artists producing stories that demand a better future.

We produce entertainment that inspires conversation, generates hope, builds empathy, and activates compassionate change.

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Radiant studios

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Our Beliefs

Above all, we believe in the power of story. Every one of us is a product of the stories we tell, the stories we are told, the stories we dream, and those we share. Nothing can enlighten and challenge our perspectives with more impact than an honest, well-crafted narrative. This is why we think unity and progress begin with experiencing and sharing more meaningful stories with one another.

On these ideas, we founded Radiant Studios. We are a collection of innovative artists dedicated to producing entertainment that inspires conversation, generates hope, builds empathy, and activates compassionate change.

What Drives Us

Empathy is the way forward

Every story is many

Entertaining honesty

If we are to coexist and respect one another we must learn each others’ stories. We believe well-told stories help us see that our common experiences are more powerful than our concerns and fears of each other.

We believe that no story is complete, that every story has many perspectives and those perspectives deserve to be represented, examined and shared.

We aspire to use entertainment to engage audiences around ideas that help us all understand important truths that can be hidden by our individual experiences. We believe these truths can lead us to a better reality and a better future.

THE TEAM

Scott Swofford

President

Scott Swofford has spent 35 years creating content for nearly every major studio. From 2010 to 2016 Scott acted as director of content for BYUtv where he developed over thirty series, winning 51 regional Emmys. Scott has also produced IMAX hits like Mysteries of Egypt for National Geographic, Roving Mars for Disney, and Shackelton’s Antarctic Adventure.

Jared Shores

VP Development

Jared Shores is an Emmy award-winning producer and director with over 2 billion streams. He has guided numerous series including Granite Flats, starring Christopher Lloyd and Parker Posey, Audio-Files, featuring Imagine Dragons, and Studio C with its breakout hit, Scott Sterling. He most recently produced the short film Refugee, starring Jason Beghe and Omar Sy, and directed the digital series Happy Hazel.

Terri pappas

VP Production

Terri’s production experience spans over thirty years and includes epic dramas, episodes of Dr. Who, and countless national commercials. With experience in productions from Lithuania to China, there’s little she could encounter that would surprise her. She’s known for her work on docuseries Relative Race, Random Acts, and scripted dramas Extinct, and Dwight in Shining Armor.

Chris Horton

VP Marketing and Distribution

Chris Horton is an accomplished marketing and distribution strategist. Prior to Radiant, Horton founded and led Sundance Institute’s inaugural creative marketing, distribution, and financing program, supporting over 200 films with groundbreaking distribution deals and marketing grants, including Columbus, which grossed over $1m at the box office and received four Independent Spirit Award nominations. In 2013, he was named one of the film industry’s 30 leading innovators in Indiewire's inaugural Influencers List. From 2002-2011, Horton worked with John Sloss and his companies Cinetic Media and FilmBuff. He lives in Los Angeles with his wife and daughter, and enjoys backpacking, wine, the Grateful Dead, and Oregon sports.

Kenneth Bills

Producer

Kenneth has spent his career producing cause-oriented content for clients including The United Nations Foundation, The Church of Jesus Christ, Deseret Industries, Choice Humanitarian and other organizations focused on improving the world. He’s worked on social initiative campaigns with hundreds of millions of streams and that have helped raise millions in donations and volunteer hours.

Chad Rowland

Producer

With a degree in film and media arts from the University of Utah, Chad has gone on to make a career out of video editing. He excels at pushing the boundaries of conventional storytelling while infusing it with nuance and heart.

Ella Hamme

Production Coordinator

Ella has spent the last five years working in the film industry. She worked as a set production assistant, cast assistant, and now works as a production coordinator for Radiant Studios. Her credits include work on a variety of cable TV series including Disney Channel’s Andi Mack.

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Sneak peek at our 2020 projects. Play reel.

Sneak peek at our 2020 projects. Play reel.

Sneak peek at our 2020 projects. Play reel.