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Meet Jeremy Pape of Collective Culture in Downtown

Today we’d like to introduce you to Jeremy Pape.

Jeremy, please share your story with us. How did you get to where you are today?
In 2012 I originally picked up a camera to start filming music videos for my amazing and talented friend Turner Jackson – for our then active art crew Welcome to the D.O.P.E. Game. We had tons of fun, success, and adventures together, but in 2016, my best friend passed away. This was a turning point for myself and our group of friends. We were all getting older and it was clear the party had stopped and we all needed to make a pivot. Not ready to go into the workforce, my current partner Jason Coates and I started Collective Culture, a boutique video production company. Starting with smaller clients and artists, Jason and myself have now grown Collective Culture to the point it is at today.

Overall, has it been relatively smooth? If not, what were some of the struggles along the way?
NOT smooth at all, there were deaths, arrests, and financial struggles throughout the entire first year of Collective Culture. It was frankly a painful ride, but through it all we always had the art we were making and each other. In a way, it really solidified Jason and myself as more then just friends and business partners. It got way deepr then that over the course of our first year. It was FAR from easy, but I wouldn’t change a thing!

Please tell us about Collective Culture.
Collective Culture is a botique production company. We specialize in taking brand stories – be it a large corporation or a local artist – and bringing that vision to life. I have won the Denver Westword “Best Of” 3 years in a row for my video work and involvement in the community. What separates us from others is what we jokingly call the J&J factor. I am the artsy fartsy empath, I will make your shit look COOL. Jason is the brass tax, lets figure out the narrative and details fella. Together we blend these maternal and paternal vibes and really create something brilliant for our clients. Right now our proudest accomplishment has been growing our company to a six figure business and we have our sights set on 7 in the near future. Other then that, we are both proud fathers and really enjoy the role that has been playing in our life as well!

If you had to go back in time and start over, would you have done anything differently?
If I was to have started over, HANDS down, I would have been MORE critical of my circle and pushed the ones who I now know are the winners much harder. When you are young, you have the whole “the more the merrier” mentality which I have learned is NOT THE CASE! I would have cut the dead weight that stifled my growth much sooner then I did.

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