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Any Event... Any Size... Anywhere!

ShowHouse offers the creativity and resources to turn your event into an Experience!

Imaginative ideas, staging, media, speakers and entertainment; combined with flawless, budget-conscious execution. ShowHouse provides the people, planning and production to create impact.

ShowHouse is an Event Producer and Video Production Company in Minneapolis

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Meeting and Event Production Services

CONVENTIONS + MEETINGS + Video + A/V SUPPORT

For over 18 years, our trusted Minneapolis-based production company has produced hundreds of conventions, meetings and large-scale events. Our tag line is “Experience in Events,” which has a double-meaning.  It speaks to our experience in this business and that we endeavor to create experiences for your key audiences.  

ShowHouse Productions is dedicated to making your Conventions, Corporate Meetings and Private Events into Memorable Experiences!

Event Creative

  • Creative Concepting
  • Theme Development
  • Script Writing
  • Talent Casting & Direction
  • Costuming
  • Set Design
  • Original Music
  • Entertainment
  • Speakers
  • Speech Coaching

Event Production

  • Staging and Set Construction
  • Lighting Design and Control
  • Sound Design and Control
  • Speaker Support Development
  • Media Production
  • Pyrotechnic Displays
  • Special Effects
  • Production Management
  • Facility Coordination
  • National and International Event Production

Media Production

  • Creative Treatments
  • Script Writing
  • Casting
  • Talent Direction
  • Narration
  • Studio and Location Shooting
  • Post-Production and Editing
  • Musical Scoring
  • Graphics

our authentic approach

We Are Great Storytellers

We are great Storytellers. Everything we do in events or media highlight our client’s stories, but the key in telling your story is being Authentic. 

Now, in the age of content, social media and endless outlets for expression, times have changed. The opportunity brought on by more meaningful storytelling also presents a new challenge. With nearly three quarters of company executives saying that they will be engaging in more content and storytelling, more companies risk making the mistake of not being true to themselves and their brand.

Consumers expect traditional marketing to be a glossier representation of the brands they buy. “It’s a commercial, of course they are saying they’re great,” is often a consumer attitude. Yet this opportunity is very different when you engage in a more relationship-building storytelling approach. The audience be it external or internal demands a deeper level of authenticity. The fact is that we live in an age of authenticity and you can’t embrace storytelling without embracing the necessary honesty that goes along with it. Harnessing the power of story requires an “all in” approach, celebrating the good and at the very least, not ignoring the bad.

But this isn’t all doom and gloom. It’s quite the opposite. The beautiful thing about storytelling is that, while it has the ability to enrich and engage your audience like never before, it also has the ability to change your organization in a profound way – from the inside out. Embracing and being honest in your journey to make them better certainly provides the unique experience of allowing your customers to journey with you, learning together, as you move towards making a difference in the way you do business. They will reward you for your authenticity with their loyalty. But even more so, it allows your internal audience, the people who give their lives to your organization, to see a picture of your organization that looks less like a faceless corporation and a whole lot more like a real community. If done right, you’ll achieve that connection.

Media Production Mastery

We cover all aspects of video and media production. 

When we bought MediaCraft in 2008, we aimed to expand our capabilities and further our expertise in having a media company dedicated to telling our client’s stories whether it was for their brand to a consumer audience or their internal audience. 

The acquisition gave us state of the art edit suites, equipment and personnel dedicated to telling our clients’ stories. 

Demo Reel

Additional Full-Length Productions

WideScreen Video Sample

80′ widescreen video for a convention opener.

Highlight Video Close

Closing video that highlights all the events that took place during the week.

Infomercial Sample

30-second informercial for an international client.

Have a Look Behind the Scenes

As seasoned video production professionals, we know what it takes to get it done. 

Experience in Entertainment

When you need to make a memorable experience, ShowHouse provides the people, planning and production to create impact.

From name talent contracting to lining up musical and novelty performers, bands or hosts, we’ve done it all.  As a “concept-to-completion house,” we’ve scripted and produced hundreds of skits, original musical production numbers and more, all with the coordination of creative with sound, lighting & staging support that pull off a powerful performance. 

Serving You Since 2002

For over 18 years, we’ve built our reputation on a solid foundation of creative delivery and execution.
Our clients are leaders in their respective industries.

A Long Tradition of

Trusted Industry Leadership

Meet Dave Robertson

President + Client Manager

Dave is a Partner of ShowHouse Productions, where he leads a collaborative team of associates in creative, production, meeting planning and event marketing.  He oversees all key accounts, provides strategic planning and relationship management for clients. Dave has worked extensively with notable companies on numerous marketing initiatives.

Dave has held a succession of increasingly responsible positions in addition to forming ShowHouse including: President of Mediacraft, a media production company. Prior to starting his own company, Dave spent 10 years as Vice President for Jack Morton Worldwide as General Manager of the Minneapolis office, working his way up from Director of Marketing. Dave has also held client management positions at a leading sales promotion agency, incentive marketing firm and advertising agency.

Dave is known for his ability to dig deep into the stories and ask the compelling questions that uncover brilliant strategy. 

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A Team of Talent

We put only top quality professionals in every role to help us execute a flawless event for your audience.

Your team will be assembled based on the unique needs of your project. Each ShowHouse member has the critical skills and professional experience to assure you your event will succeed.

Amy Oriani

Executive Producer
Show Caller
Stage Manager

Becky Nowlin

Executive Producer
Show Caller

Eric Olson

Creative Director

Michael Spoodis

Creative Director

Tom Ordover

Creative Director
Media Producer

Ryan Maneri

Producer
Director

Alex Pennacchia

Director of Photography

Robert Vaaler

Shooter

Dave Merfeld

Shooter
Editor

Karl Demer

Audio Engineer
Producer
Musician