Render & Rise

Render & Rise


Film, Audio & Video ProductionWoman Owned Business

About Us

Render & Rise is a content studio for the good food world.

The food-focused offshoot of Phase 4 Media, Render & Rise was founded in 2021 by award-winning filmmaker, Sarah Hesterman. Sarah has been producing content for global creative agencies, production companies, brands big & small, foundations and non-profits for over 15 years.

We are filmmakers with a passion for food, using docu-style storytelling techniques to produce content that is as authentic as it is inspirational, partnering with agencies and direct-to-client to ideate, produce and post-produce content from script to screen.

We work with farmers, restaurants, chefs, food brands, entrepreneurs and other stakeholders in the food system to capture stories of where food comes from, where it needs to go and why you should care. For foundations and non-profits, we act as consultants and partners, advancing the mission of our clients by creating content that helps tell their story powerfully and effectively, engage wide audiences, grow awareness and ultimately impact change.


  • Branded Content
  • Documentary-Style Filming & Interviewing
  • Live-Action Production
  • Video Editing & Post-Production
  • Graphic Design & Animation


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