Brainroot Light and Sound, LLC

What is “Brainroot”?

Brainroot Light and Sound - Kansas City Documentary and Video Production


We’re working hard to produce relevant and inspiring documentaries. We’re a very small group, we’re based in Kansas City, and we’re giving it our all.


“Make no little plans. They have no magic to stir men’s blood and probably themselves will not be realized. Make big plans; aim high in hope and work, remembering that a noble, logical diagram once recorded will never die, but long after we are gone will be a living thing, asserting itself with ever-growing intensity.

Remember that our sons and grandsons are going to do things that would stagger us.

Let your watchword be order and your beacon beauty.

Think big.”

~Daniel Burnham, Architect of the World’s Columbian Exposition. (1846-1912)

What is “Brainroot”?

Brainroot Light and Sound is a small video production company in Kansas City, Missouri. We are a small group of guys that have a knack for video and a heart for our city. Brainroot began inauspiciously in August of 2008 when Paul David Benedict and Christopher Cook thought, talked, and decided in a 7-day period to move down to Kansas City and start a freelance video company. The two chose video production because they’d been bonafide AV geeks since their high school years. They chose Kansas City because Paul’s parents had moved to Kansas City and there was an open basement for beginnings.After a few months, the duo moved their operations to midtown and, in February of 2009, incorporated the limited liability company of Brainroot Light and Sound. In truth, they had no real idea what that meant. But, while they were unpracticed at being businessmen, they continued to be solid video guys and Brainroot continued in brisk business. They valued creativity, community, and provision. Over the following year, they learned the painful lesson that many business-owners are forced to learn – that the busy-work a business forces on you can be burdensome.Mid-2010, Paul David left in order to devote the energies that were being forced into the busy-work back to purely creative endeavors – the majority of which can be seen at Iowa Film Makers. Shortly after, Judge Simpson came onto the Brainroot roster in order to help fill the workforce gap.