Brett Culp, who will keynote the America’s Credit Union Conference in June, believes in the power of video and film to inspire and empower.
“As I started to fall in love with filmmaking and improved as a storyteller, I realized my gift was to be able to find light in dark spaces; to be able to see the power and the goodness in people and in their life stories even when they could not see it for themselves,” Culp tells the CUNA News Podcast.
His 2013 documentary, Legends of the Knight, which tells true stories of individuals who become real-life heroes through their love of the comic book character Batman, is prime example of that gift.
Culp also pioneered a new approach to distribution for the documentary, allowing anyone to screen the film in their area in exchange for donating all proceeds to charity. The film raised more than $100,000.