Our sentencing mitigation video productions are high-impact and designed to induce leniency. The Nimbus Film Group will work with you and your legal team to create a persuasive video presentation that incorporates interviews, depositions, photos, graphics, professional voice-over and background music.

Video Goals:
  • Help the judge better understand the defendant’s situation
  • Save valuable time and judicial resources
  • Influence the charging decisions and sentencing strategies of the prosecution
  • Convey information about the defendant’s life, character, background, past hardships, family and current environment
  • Portray the defendant’s human aspects, their potential value as a citizen and future prospects
  • Bridge cultural differences

Video Value:
  • Gives the judge the time and opportunity to decide when to view the video
  • Addresses factual and moral issues that support the argument for a shorter or more lenient sentence
  • Assists in decisions that go beyond sentencing guidelines – speaks to the discretionary part of sentencing
  • Offsets the estimated 90% of negative information provided about the defendant by the prosecution with sound and compelling information
  • Useful if the defendant or a witness can’t come to court
  • Allows the defendant to express remorse and the family to make a plea

Gathering information for video biographies also assists with client intake and relationships by discovering additional facts about the client’s case, clarifying accomplishments and expectations, and developing claims and/or defenses.
Our videos are customized exclusively for the parties at risk. A well-told story can cover causation, liability and damages. The Nimbus Film Group will work with you and your legal team to create a persuasive video presentation that incorporates interviews, depositions, photos, graphics, professional voice-over and background music.

Video Goals:
  • Save valuable time and judicial resources
  • Convey information about the victim’s quality of life, character, background, family and environment before and after the event
  • Portray the victim’s s human aspects, their potential value and future prospects and/or limitation that result from the incident
  • Help the judge better understand the victim’s situation

Video Value:
  • Allows opposing counsel and the parties at risk to see the facts as you will present them at trial and may cause them to reevaluate their position(s)
  • Often prompts settlement
  • Helps avoid the emotional trauma of a trial
  • May eliminate the risks and costs of a trial

Gathering information for video biographies also assists with client intake and relationships by discovering additional facts about the client’s case, clarifying accomplishments and expectations, and developing claims and/or defenses.
High conflict divorce cases are extremely difficult because there are typically many complicating factors and judges are required to consider and give equal weight to each facet of a family’s situation. Divorce, separation, and parental responsibility often present complicated emotional and nonlegal issues, requiring a family court judge to be informed about the effect and results of any professional interventions, coaching, psychological treatment, or attempts at dispute resolution that may have taken place before the case reaches the courtroom.

Video Goals:
  • To help the judge navigate the parties’ case adequately and to coordinate related issues
  • To explain the effects of possible no contact, hardships, the conflicts over finances, children and to provide a scope of family life history before the divorce
  • To help illustrate the details around characteristics and concerns - personal attachments, economic uncertainty, emotionally and psychologically driven issues
  • To help a judge understand ancillary issues that might include personal investments, bankruptcy, estate planning, contracts, taxes, business status, financial commitments, military factors, immigration issues, civil law issues, and criminal situations.

Video Value:
  • Save valuable time and judicial resources
  • Saves the judge from emotionally charged testimony - presentations are drama free
  • Opposing counsel and the parties at risk see the facts as you will present them at trial and may cause them to reevaluate their position(s)
  • Often prompts settlement
  • Helps avoid the emotional trauma of a trial
  • May eliminate the risks and costs of a trial

Child custody cases, whether high-conflict or not, can be extremely complicated. And a judges’ decision will have a life-long impact – positive or negative – on the family so it is critical to present a story that is not only legally solid but accurate, fair and compelling.

Highly contentious custody cases must focus on the child's "best interests" and decisions are made with the ultimate goal of fostering and encouraging the child's happiness, security, mental health, and emotional development into young adulthood. It's often in the child's best interests to maintain a close and loving relationship with both parents, but the practicalities of promoting and maintaining such relationships can be the main challenge in resolving a child custody dispute.

The court must explain how it reached its overall opinion. The information presented in our videos can help the judge carefully consider all of the evidence presented by both parties and make a decision based on the weight of all the evidence combined.

Video Goals:
  • Help judges recognize patterns of behavior and understand how to best structure their approach, courtrooms and manage their communications with families
  • Help judges understand the human challenges of child, adolescent, and adult family members and how they impact appropriate intervention strategies and case processing
  • Elicit evidence necessary to ensure justice without creating an appearance of impropriety or bias either for or against the litigant.

Video Value:
  • Gives the judge the time and opportunity to decide when to view the video
  • Can help mitigate the impact of the Guardian ad Litem (GAL) report
  • Helps avoid dramatic testimony or unpleasant litigant interactions
  • Helps to lessen the emotional trauma of a trial/hearing
  • Allows the judge to focus on intimate, emotional, and all-encompassing aspects and factors of the parties’ personal lives, past interactions and historical relationship with the child
  • Offsets the estimated 90% of negative information provided about your client with sound, honest and compelling information
  • Useful if a witness can’t come to court
The definition of parental alienation is broad, and many of the symptoms are similar to those of legitimate estrangement. This allows those alleging parental alienation a wide berth, making it more confusing for the courts to decide.

Ambiguities can be easily used to cast the parent who alleged abuse or alienation as a liar and to discount anything the child says as the product of manipulation. A well-done video can offset and demystify ambiguity around testimony, allegations and professional assessments while impacting decisions in a powerful way.

Video Goals
  • Illustrate and prove that there was a positive, pre-existing relationship with the children up to the divorce with visual examples rather than narrative
  • Give a visual glimpse into a parent’s current state vs. their previous state before the separation and alienation issues
  • Provide greater insight into the truth about a parent and what’s in the child’s best interest in order to decipher, assess and make a decision
  • Help identify behavior patterns of alienation for the consideration of mandated reunification therapy

Video Values
  • Gives the judge the time and opportunity to decide when to view the video
  • Can help mitigate the impact of allegations and ambiguity
  • Helps avoid dramatic testimony or unpleasant litigant interactions
  • Helps lessen the emotional trauma of a trial/hearing
  • Helps the judge independently focus on intimate, emotional, and all-encompassing aspects and factors of the parties’ personal lives, past interactions and historical relationship with the child
  • Offsets the estimated 90% of negative information provided about your client with sound, honest and compelling information
  • Useful if a witness can’t come to court

WHAT OUR CLIENTS ARE SAYING

  • — A. Melvin McDonald, Attorney | Jones, Skelton & Hochuli, P.L.C.
    “The presentation was magical. The presentation, which captured my client’s remarkable life, was far more effective than written statements or public comments made by his supporters.”
    — A. Melvin McDonald, Attorney | Jones, Skelton & Hochuli, P.L.C.
  • — A. Melvin McDonald, Attorney | Jones, Skelton & Hochuli, P.L.C.
    “This presentation became one of my greatest aids in an effort to convince and persuade the judge to reduce the sentence to the minimum. This lesser sentence, for a very difficult and mottled case, was the outcome of this collaborative and very effective biographical film presentation effort.”
    — A. Melvin McDonald, Attorney | Jones, Skelton & Hochuli, P.L.C.
  • — A. Melvin McDonald, Attorney | Jones, Skelton & Hochuli, P.L.C.
    “I highly recommend Pamela and her production company’s work. The sample she will share represents a sensitive approach to a delicate and important task”.
    — A. Melvin McDonald, Attorney | Jones, Skelton & Hochuli, P.L.C.
  • — A. Melvin McDonald, Attorney | Jones, Skelton & Hochuli, P.L.C.
    “I found  the use of a video biography to be a highly effective tool for conveying a defendant’s life history and progression, along with details of the incident and the mitigating circumstances. Pamela’s style of presentation spoke a million words about my client’s true disposition, temperament and personality. It condensed a remarkable 28 years of life into a compelling 7 minutes. ”
    — A. Melvin McDonald, Attorney | Jones, Skelton & Hochuli, P.L.C.

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Nimbus Film Group
PAMELA ZACHA
Austin, Texas
301-467-0555

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