Joanna Kohler is a filmmaking artist dedicated to working with intermediaries, organizations and institutions to capture compelling stories to move missions, data and people toward a common goal.  Storytelling is the art of listening; listening to clients, participants, community and stakeholders while bringing over 15 years of experience in documentary production.  Trained in participatory facilitation, years of experience within nonprofits and youth work the goal is always for a sustainable story told with the participation of those who know the stories best while producing high quality messages unique to each client.



Clients have included:

  • Minneapolis Youth Coordinating Board
  • Hennepin County Library
  • Teenwise
  • Sprockets
  • Youth Violence Prevention Initiative- City of Brooklyn Park
  • ToP Facilitator’s Network
  • Hennepin County
  • Wilder Foundation
  • Youthprise
  • Community Power Against Violence
  • University of Minnesota
  • Hennepin County Diversity and Inclusion
  • Partnership Academy- Charter School
  • Minneapolis Public Schools
  • Minnesota Minority Education Partnership
  • National League of Cities
  • St. Kate’s MIPS Department
  • MN Department of Human Services
  • Brooklyns Bridge Alliance for Youth
  • Ignite Afterschool
  • Grave’s Foundation