About us. What we do.

i.e. – in other words: id est [Latin]  It is used to bring clarity.

i.e. media uses an individually-tailored multimedia approach to provide a platform for marginalized subjects, and create positive change in the world.

Want to see how we can help you tell the stories that you’re passionate about?



In 2008, several socially-minded creative activists started iEmpathize—a 501(c)3 that uses media to empower people to end child exploitation.  

In 2011, they founded i.e. media, serving clients through cause-based strategies and impact media production. They consult with businesses and organizations on empathy culture, allowing them to engage and communicate their causes more effectively. They are experts in areas of particularly difficult subject matter, bringing dignity to the way stories are told and messages are transmitted.

Being an i.e. media client means that you’re also giving back to iEmpathize—proceeds from all projects go to offset administrative costs and media production for our work to prevent the exploitation of vulnerable youth.



Collectively, our team has decades of experience telling stories internationally.  We are award-winning filmmakers and photo journalists. We are internationally-respected human rights strategists and influencers.  Every member of our team is a relentless advocate for people and our planet.  We create media that creates change. 

Brad Riley is an activist, speaker, producer, director and consultant. A life-long social entrepreneur, he is the founder at iEmpathize and the media advisor and a founding board member with Truckers Against Trafficking, named by the United Nations as one of the 100 best practices fighting human trafficking in the world. 

Jessie Marek has been a producer/director and location sound mixer since 2008, and has had the pleasure of telling stories from more than 45 countries.  Jessie holds a BA (Film Studies) and a BFA (Film Production) from the University of Colorado at Boulder. She loves spicy food, loud rock and roll, and working on media that makes the world a better place.

Notable projects include the documentaries Be Relentless (2017), the story of a Mexican human trafficking survivor who broke the Guinness World Record for the longest triathlon, and Consumer Revolution (2016), which profiled eight farmers on three continents who are using animal agriculture to improve grasslands.Their work has garnered international attention for impact and media contributions by the Nobel Peace Prize Forum, the United Nations, the United States Congress, Women in the World Summit, Women’s Forum, BBC, CNN, FOX, Discovery, ESPN, The New York Times, The Washington Post, international film festivals and more.


Consultation  I  Creative Concept  I  Production  I  Implementation

Documentary  I  Campaign Media  I  Multimedia Exhibits  I  Media Curricula  I  Corporate Cause Media



“i.e.’s impactful and moving media was incorporated into the Women in the World Summit’s segment on the perils facing women and girls in Mexico and Central America. The brilliant and original footage informed, engaged and inspired our audience. We are so grateful for the partnership… and hope we can work together on women’s issues in the future.”
-Alyse Walsh (Producer, Newsweek/Women in the World Summit)




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