We are 15 full-time artists, producers, and business-types interested in work that people are proud to share and glad they made time for.

Our Menu

Five products. Five processes. Unlimited creativity.

PRODUCT

DocuBrand™

All the essential storytelling you need to launch
or refresh a brand + a year of social media.

PRODUCT

Turnkey Production™

For large organizations whose needs
have grown beyond occasional production.

PRODUCT

Original Recipe™

The Short Order-developed process for measuring
and optimizing creative ideas.

PRODUCT

Agency Jawn™

For agencies whose fully-baked creative
just needs that perfect frosting on top.

PRODUCT

Fresh Series™

The gold standard, for when you're ready
for the next level of audience engagement.

Not sure what you need?

COMPARE OUR PRODUCTS

Five ways to engage. Infinite creative possibilities.

No two projects are the same and there's no way to template good ideas, but through hundreds of thousands of hours of trial and creative experience, we have arrived at the following five products and processes, optimized to produce the best results for our customers.

  • DocuBrand™

    The essential starter kit for products, services, companies, organizations, and teams of all sizes.

    • A documentary approach pinpoints the voice of your brand organically, without a pre-imposed narrative.
    • Choose from a robust collection of media deliverables, including video, audio, stills, ready-to-publish prose and more.
    • Non-profit and small company rates available.
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  • Turnkey Production™

    For medium-to-large corporates and organizations whose needs have grown beyond "handling it in-house".

    • A dedicated Production Manager and a 15-member creative and production team, to efficiently handle every aspect of production.
    • Scoping and bidding of all production projects, submitted through internal communications channels.
    • Access to $1,000,000 (and growing) of equipment and studio space, included on all projects.
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  • Original Recipe™

    You have objectives. We have a creative process to find the perfect recipe to meet them.

    • We'll create a beautiful creative proposal with concepts for your project - each measured against the 5 Universal Ingredients of Story.
    • Choose a creative concept tailored precisely to your objectives, requirements, and budget.
    • A small creative retainer engagement allows us to create everything you need to fully pre-visualize your piece.
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  • Agency Jawn™

    Hello agencies with beautifully clever creative. Meet our in-house roster of directors.

    • Experienced directors, with the technical skills (and expert support team) to execute your project from the first take to final cut.
    • Two soundstages. A grip truck. A myriad of in-house equipment. Our scale optimizes your production costs at every level.
    • Present your budget, or we'll automatically scale production to three levels with three bids.
    Get a Budget
  • Fresh Series™

    When you're ready to invest long-term in your audience, we're ready to make sure you get it right.

    • Distribute engaging episodes to your audience, on all the platforms and channels they frequent.
    • Position yourself as an expert in your industry, while building trust with your customer base.
    • We'll do all the speculative, creative pre-production necessary to build you a long-lasting Fresh Series. Once we're there, production is standardized for efficiency.
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  • But can Short Order do XXXX?

    If you can’t see how your needs fit into one of our products, it's probably an Original Recipe™, but if that doesn't seem quite right, give us a call

Studios

We own 15,000 square feet in Wilmington with three studios including two 29' by 47' real honest-to-god soundstages with cyc walls, $1m in state-state-of-the-art production equipment, and 9 editing suites. We also have a very hip, very much smaller office in South Philadelphia.

Philadelphia

Philadelphia:
1901 S 9th Street, Unit #507, Philadelphia, PA 19148


We have the privilege of working with many clients great and small:

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Are you passionate about solving challenging creative problems? Does the idea of putting less-than-good work out into the world haunt your dreams? Are you hardworking and (mostly) cheerful to be around?

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