Nice To Meet You
Hello! I’m Robert Kinlaw, the founder of Wonder Storytelling.
I founded this company to provide video production services with a focus on quality and authenticity, using lessons I’ve learned from many years spent telling real stories about real people.
My story as a creative video professional began in 2011, when I started working on a documentary about my hometown. I was fortunate enough for that film to become regular programming on North Carolina Public Television, and at age 19, had the privilege of watching my documentary premiere on television.
Telling True Stories
Two years later, I graduated from the UNC School of Media & Journalism, and created online video content for a few news outlets before taking a full-time job as Director of Multimedia with EdNC, an innovative nonprofit newsroom that covers education throughout the state.
For EdNC, I traveled to schools and communities with a video camera in hand, capturing documentary footage with folks from all walks of life. It was an amazing opportunity to interface with many different sides of humanity while doing my best to record it all.
I’m very grateful to say that my videos have been included in several film festivals over the years and been awarded several times, including a national first-place award. Most recently, My Name Is Merle was awarded Best History+ Documentary at the 2023 Longleaf Film Festival.
When I was ready to create my own production company, I wanted the name to succinctly describe the feeling our content should create in viewers. After the word “wonder” came to mind, I looked up the definition and loved what I found:
- — (noun) a feeling of surprise mingled with admiration, caused by something beautiful, unexpected, unfamiliar, or inexplicable.
- — (verb) desire or be curious to know something; feel doubt.
In our view, this is what encapsulates great content regardless of the medium. It’s the target we aim for on every project at Wonder Storytelling.
At Wonder Storytelling…
We start with listening.
We tell authentic stories that create delight.
We uplift people who are changing the world and those who are powerless to do so.
We make audiences think harder and feel more intensely than they did before.
This is our recipe for restoring wonder in the world.