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The art of storytelling and the science of psychology

By combining the art of authentic, powerful storytelling with the psychology behind how you inspire and motivate people we transform your ‘culture on a page’ to ‘purpose and passion in reality’. The results speak for themselves.

Reuben Pillsbury

Reuben Pillsbury

I have a personal mission – to help inspire and educate people through storytelling. I’ve directed and produced prime time TV shows and documentaries for the past 15 years with work screening in over 100 countries.

Top moments would be winning the Best Reality TV Series at the NZ Screen and TV awards, and being bowled over by a lion whilst filming The Lion Man series. My shows have been finalists at the awards several times, and I’ve judged various categories in those awards for 6 years. I served for 3 years on the board of the NZ Screen Directors Guild where I ate a lot of cheese and crackers. As a Post Grad I studied fine art at the New York Studio School and I received a B.A. (first class), from Bard College.

I started Real TV in 2006 with Kim Goodhart (co-founder) in order to help business’ better communicate and inspire stakeholders, customers and team members.

Kim Goodhart

Kim Goodhart

While studying for an MA (Hons) in Psychology at the University of Edinburgh I became fascinated with the human mind, what motivates people to rise above their situation, achieve their dreams and create a fun and fulfilling life.

Research work on documentaries took me into the world of film and television. I became interested in the hero story and studied screenwriting with UCLA. What intrigued me about the creation of a hero is how a dream or goal is sparked in an individual, what motivates them to make their dream a reality, inspires others to join them on their quest and then drives them through adversity to achieve that goal.

In 2006 I combined my passion for how to inspire and motivate people with Reuben’s (co-founder) skill for emotive, powerful story-telling and launched Real TV with the purpose of using real stories to inspire people.

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"I had a great afternoon filming with Real TV. The team were brilliant. Friendly, professional and obviously very experienced at their job. The final video is creative, inspiring and informative. A great result."
Sir Stephen Tindall
Founder, The Warehouse

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