Long Story Short

Naysayers may claim that starting a business in the middle of the worst recession in decades is a bad choice. But when you have a true passion, a clear vision of what you wish to achieve, and the will to do it, then it’s the perfect time. In 2008, with a 2-month old son and a family that depended upon 2 incomes, Jessica Stout followed her passion to tell stories in a meaningful way. After honing her craft working for the Today Show, The Oprah Winfrey Show and ABC News, Jessica founded Long Story Short Media a firm specializing in short form, multi-use video and live content production.

A special focus for Long Story Short Media is producing socially responsible work that supports programs that improve lives and support community development. Projects for Green Mountain’s Free Trade Campaign, the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation, and the Gates Foundation’s Living Proof program to improve women’s health services worldwide are just a few of the stories they have translated.

In 2011 City First Bank partnered with Long Story Short Media to finance the purchase of their first headquarters building on Georgia Avenue in Northwest DC. Plans for the property include a total renovation of all three floors to include new office space, a conference room and production space. For Long Story Short, the renovation is about more than growing their business. It’s also about the opportunity to help with revitalizing the neighborhood and contributing to the health of the community.

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Community development is at the very heart of what we do.


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