Small team, big impact.

We are here to amplify the voice of our clients and make long-term partnerships. We don’t just make stories: we make your vision come to life. 

Our Purpose

Storytelling is the most powerful tool to inspire action and make positive change:

  • Stories break down complex info into relatable concepts
  • Stories help us empathize with people and all living beings who are different from us

We know you want to change the world. We can help you do that, one story at a time.

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We work with

  • Climate Innovators & Entrepreneurs
  • Climate Tech (e.g. regenerative food & agriculture, energy)
  • Educators & Scientists
  • Universities
  • Government Agencies
  • Media & Publications
  • Social Enterprises
  • Nonprofits

Our Services

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Film

We produce short films, explainer videos, product videos, documentaries, and short-form content. Our video services include:

  • Animation (2D & Mixed Media)
  • Live-Action Film Shoot
  • Drone Footage
  • Audio & Sound Engineering
  • Editing
  • Post-Production
  • Photography
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Design

From moving images to digital design, we got your back! Our design services include: 

  • Illustration
  • Infographic
  • Short-form content
  • Storyboarding
  • Animated GIFs
  • Social Media Graphics
  • Zines
  • Resource Guides
  • Interactive Installation
  • Projection Mapping
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Strategy + Campaign

We help our clients look into their pain points and challenges, and discuss what we can do to help elevate their organization and initiatives:

  • Design & Video Strategy
  • Video Marketing
  • Social Media Marketing
  • Social Campaign
  • Content Distribution
  • Creative Consultation

Our Team

We are a small team providing big impact. We work with a diverse team of creatives to cover projects big and small.

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Margaret To

Co-founder // Creative Director

I'm a Hong Kong designer, animator and director based in Tongva and Chumash territory (Los Angeles). My passion lies at the intersection of art, interactive media, and activism. My work has been featured at the Getty Center, LA County Museum of Art, Museum of Contemporary Art Zagreb, and more. I co-founded Studio SAKA to dedicate my creative skills towards amplifying social and environmental initiatives in LA communities and beyond. I'm also the Co-Lead for Climate Designers' LA Chapter, a community of creatives fighting for climate action.

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Eldon Arena

Co-founder // Cinematographer

I started my filmmaking journey as a cinematographer back in 2013 in the wedding industry. I have shot 500+ events across the U.S. I have extensive knowledge in Cinema Cameras (RED, Sony, and Canon), and am a drone + FPV pilot. My goal is to continue using my filmmaking expertise to tell meaningful stories around the world.

What does SAKA mean?

SAKA came from the word magsasaka, which means farmer in Tagalog. We are inspired by the hard work of a farmer, and see the parallel between farmers' work and our creative process. A farmer plants seeds and nurtures them into food that feeds our bodies; a creative idea always starts small as a seed, and gradually grows and flourishes into stories that feed our minds and impact the world.

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Work With Us

Curious about our process? We have prepared an animation guide here. For more information about our video or design production process, send us a message!

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Copyright © 2022 Studio SAKA. All Rights Reserved. We acknowledge the Traditional Owners, Indigenous Peoples, Elders and Ancestral Spirits of the land we live and work on.