Encounter. Awaken. Inspire. 

The Holy Spirit is the creative breath we hope fills our lungs. Whatever we do, we always strive to leave room for a new approach—with each project— to be open to the Spirit working.

We not only look to tell authentic stories, but strive to be authentic human beings. We find that as a team we work best when we are just...ourselves. We are proficient at all artistic and technical aspects of the storytelling process, as well as being connected to a network of creatives to build the necessary crew for projects of any size. 

We desire to produce projects that are effective catalysts to encounter, awaken, and inspire people. Telling stories is the best way we know to bring beauty and truth into the world. 

In the end, we love what we do! 

 
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DAN JOHNSON

Founder and Creative Director

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JONATHAN WEISS

Producer and Editor

 
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JACK & JAMIE MCALEER

Founders

Jack spent most of his life involved with Krispy Kreme Doughnuts, working his way through the ranks, ultimately becoming Executive Vice President of Marketing, Concept Development and Brand Department. He served on the Krispy Kreme Board of Directors from September 1990 to September 2005, and was part of the team who took Krispy Kreme public in 2000.

Jamie supported Jack in his career and raised their three children, Lauren, married to Dan Johnson, Jennifer, married to Philip Martin, and Alexander.

In 2015 we felt inspired to respond to Pope Francis’ The Joy of the Gospel and his idea of using new and creative methods to help others encounter Christ. After many years of supporting (and being formed by) many awesome Catholic organizations and after taking stock of the gifts and talents within our immediate family, we decided to leverage those gifts and connections and create something beautiful for God and our Church. Our own faith had been awakened by an encounter with a youth minister and his family in North Carolina and we longed for others to experience something similar. So after much prayer and fun dialogue, 4PM Media was born.

Our company’s name comes from John 1:39. In the first chapter of the Gospel of John, disciples of John the Baptist first see and speak with Jesus. This encounter must have rocked their world, because John even records the time: “It was about 4 in the afternoon”. Pope Francis asked us to use a “new language of parables” or stories to share and spread the faith, so that’s what we are endeavoring to do.

Additionally, we enjoy time with friends and family, especially our 8 grandchildren! We assist with a variety of Catholic entities including Catholic Radio, Cursillo, Legatus, Respect Life, Catholic Schools and Conferences. We have also been blessed to serve on many national boards including Life Teen, Franciscan University of Steubenville, Legatus and EWTN.