Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation

Gordon and Betty Moore established their foundation to create positive outcomes for future generations. In pursuit of that vision, they foster path-breaking scientific discovery, environmental conservation, patient care improvements and preservation of the special character of the San Francisco Bay Area.

The foundation hired Kikim Media to make videos featuring the research of three scientists they are currently supporting.  Each video presented different kinds of storytelling challenges because of the very different fields in which the scientists work: frugal science, microfluidics and ancient DNA.  We’re proud of the way we addressed each challenge and very excited by the possibilities of telling more stories like these.


“Working with Kikim Media to document our global community effort with the Foldscope was a remarkable experience. The team brought so many innovative ideas to the table about how to truly tell the story that captures our community and the work we do. It’s so much fun to work with a creative team that gets the story from day one.”

-Manu Prakash, Principal Investigator, Foldscope

“We thoroughly enjoyed our experience working with the team at Kikim Media. With too little guidance from us, they managed to take a jumble of complex scientific terms and weave them into a stunning and effective product that tells the story of our scientific research. Michael’s approach is both personal and creative; he has both a passion for storytelling and a keen eye for the perfect combination of narration and imagery to convey even complex ideas with clarity. I look forward to our next opportunity to work with Kikim Media!”

-Beth Shapiro, PhD, Associate Professor, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, UC Santa Cruz

“Working with the team at Kikim Media has been a true pleasure – the video they did for us brought to light our research in unique ways, and making it has been an inspiring experience in its own right!”

-Roman Stocker, Principal Investigator, Stocker Lab