Commercial film and photo creating content that matter for brands that matter.


We are a full-service cinematic content creation studio.

Our directors, producers and cinematographers partner with agencies and brands in creating content to expand brand identity and awareness. We spend our time crafting documentaries, scripted films, commercials, animations and VR experiences.

The Human Expansion Co. was founded by veterans of the advertising, public relations, and entertainment industry.

After many years of internationally recognized collaborations, it was time to expand.


David G. Stone

Dave is on a mission to photograph every unchartered corner of the world in his spare time. He doubles as a creative director and film director in real life. Prior to founding The Human Expansion Co., Dave traversed the advertising and public relations landscape from Chicago to DC to LA, ultimately leading film creative and production for Ogilvy & Mather in the US West as a creative director and Head of Film. His work has been recognized by the Emmy Awards, Addy Awards, Webby Awards, Telly Awards, W3 Awards, North American Excellence Awards, the Brand Film Festival and more.


Jason Cochard

Jason hails from Southern California, where he has lensed award-winning feature films and television shows for more than 14 years as a cinematographer. His work has been featured internationally. Prior to founding The Human Expansion Co., Jason ran a content production company, producing award-winning work for brands and other clients. With an aesthetic that embraces authenticity and rejects artifice, Jason’s quest is to explore and expand the human experience with a contemplative, honest storytelling voice which resonates with viewers.



John crafts stories that spread understanding across boundaries of cultures and identities while simultaneously inspiring and instilling audiences with wonder. Before donning a pair of aviators and shifting his focus to producing, John spent many years in the Middle East and Latin America supporting local communities and working to prevent violence. He led advocacy programs in Washington, D.C. for the largest U.S. network of conflict resolution organizations working around the world. He also mentored dozens of homeless and runaway youth in Los Angeles. He lends this unique background, skill set and sense of purpose to bring to engage audiences and bring his cinematic projects to life.