We believe lives are changed through telling stories!
Founded in 2009 by director/producer Zack Lawrence and his wife Natalie, Standing Sun Productions is an independent production company based in Southwest Colorado, focused primarily on the production of independent films and new media productions.
Our Core Values
At Standing Sun Productions, we have three core values:
- Family without Compromise: We believe that the family is one of the most important things in anyone’s life. Investing quality and quantity time with your spouse and children leaves a far greater legacy than any professional accomplishment. Because of this value, we want to create a work environment that allows our team to not be forced to sacrifice their family for the sake of their career.
- Challenge without Defiling: We believe that stories can be told in a way that can challenge someone’s view of the world without dragging them through the muck of gratuitous violence, sexuality, and language. While the golden rule of film making is “Show, Don’t Tell,” we believe that in the right situations, “Imply, Don’t Show” is often far more powerful!
- Excellence without Settling: We strive for artistic and professional excellence in all of our productions. We want each project to push us to higher levels of quality than the project before it. Even if we fall short of the highest quality, we will never allow ourselves to settle for “good enough.”
The name “Standing Sun” comes from the Biblical account in Joshua 10, when the Lord answered the prayer of Joshua to make the sun stand still in the sky until Israel had defeated their enemies. This miracle demonstrated God’s power and authority, something that Standing Sun wants all of its productions to reflect.