Speak Up Productions, founded in 2008, is a St. Louis based production company that is creative for a purpose. Our goal is to entertain, educate and challenge people to action through story.

In our fast paced world, people choose to engage precious time exploring their imaginations, relationships, convictions and futures through the lens of a story. We hope to be the avenue through which they see stories that are raw, original, and true. Raw in the sense that we don’t distance ourselves from stories that make some people uncomfortable, but get right into the heart of the issue. When it comes to being original and true, author C.S. Lewis said it best, “No man who values originality will ever be original. But try to tell the truth as you see it, try to do any bit of work as well as it can be done for the work’s sake, and what men call originality will come unsought.” We invite you to join us on this journey.

Our stories & footage have been covered in over 1000 media outlets including national programs like CNN, The View, and Univision’s Aqui y Ahora.

Learn more about the heart behind Speak Up Productions from Founder Dan Parris:

This talk was given at a local TEDx event, produced independently of the TED Conferences. In his talk, Dan Parris explains that we can make a difference in the world through our time, talents, and treasure.