Concept Creation - Production - Story-Driven Post

Everyone has a story

What We Do

About Wannabe

At Wannabe, we are always striving to move forward, always chasing the next dream.

After all, if you're not a Wannabe, you're a has-been.

Real Stories

Wannabe Films was founded in 1998 to support the passion projects of founders Wayne & Kelli Franklin. That meant they had to keep overhead low and their footprint small. Today, that lean and mean attitude still drives everything Wannabe does. The goal with every project is to give the client much more than their budget would suggest is possible. And whenever we can, we like to build those projects around stories rooted in what is real. Whether a feature-length documentary, a doc-style short, or a narrative TV spot based upon a true story, real stories have real impact. 

Real Impact

That lean and mean approach to production, when combined with our documentary sensibilities, has allowed Wannabe to help tell the stories of many worthy causes from non-profits paving the road out of poverty to foster programs to cancer support agencies. Stories are the currency of our business. Our goal is to invest them wisely.

Our Services

From small run-and-gun shoots to large cinema-style productions, from turnkey projects to editing services, Wannabe can take on your project regardless of scope or development stage.

Concept Creation

We evaluate your story and tailor our approach to your budget.

Specialized Production

Wannabe will assemble a team specific to your needs.

Story-Driven Post

Our post-production approach is all about narrative structure.

Talent and Experience

With 20+ years of experience, our services are not about tools, but expertise. 


We believe our work speaks for itself. Browse our most recent projects below.


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