Directors

-Jeff Saunders-

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CINE Golden Eagle Winner, 2 time National Emmy Nominee, ADDY winner, Several Telly's.

Documentary, Commercial and TV work for clients including:

2020 NBC Sports Olympic swimming feature, Philidelphia 76/ers hype video, Phillidelphia Flyers hype video, PBS NOVA-Mysteries of Sleep, 
NFL-Super Bowl LII interview with Justin Timberlake, NOVA-Decoding the Weather machine, NBC Sports-2016 Olympic Swimming Features, National Geographic, Discovery Channel, PBS, ESPN E:60, HBO, Showtime, Big Lots national campaign, Charbroil Grills, Wells Fargo, Best Buy, Target, 2U, City Drive Films-Landmarks Live in Concert (Brad Paisley, Alecia Keys, Kings of Leon),

MUSEUM FILMS: "Tides of Time" Flint Hills Discovery Center, "Texas Deep Time"-Witte Museum (San Antonio, TX), National Police Museum (Washington, DC). All for Donna Lawrence Productions.

International travel experience in 32 countries including The Peruvian Amazon, the Serengeti, Tanzania, Zanzibar, Easter Island, Kenya, Ethiopia, Bali Indonesia, Malaysia, Taiwan, China, Honduras, Nicaragua, Guatemala, Argentina, London, France, Amsterdam, Ireland, Spain, Portugal, Russia, Switzerland, Denali Base Camp-Alaska, Attu Island-Alaska, Kodiak Island-Alaska, Chile, Vietnam.

Owner/Operator:
Arri Amira Premium, Canon 17-120 zoom lens, Sigma Art PL Cine Prime set, Sony FX9, (2) Sony FS7's, Canon 5D Mark IV. PL, Nikon & Canon mount lenses, Ronin M 3 Axis Stabilizer, Libec Jib arm, Wally Dolly, Dana Dolly, HMI’s, Tungsten, Aladdin LED’s and a Dodge Ram Promaster G&E/Camera van.


 

Contact Info

Phones: (612) 802-6854 (Cell)

Email Address: jeff@jsaunders.com

Websites: www.jsaunders.com

Credits:

Title/Name: 2020 Olympics swimmer feature
Client/Production Company: NBC Olympics Division
Year: 2020

Title/Name: Mysteries of Sleep
Client/Production Company: NOVA/PBS
Year: 2020

Title/Name: Phillidelphia76'ers Hype Video
Client/Production Company: Phillidelphia76'ers/Triglass
Year: 2019

Title/Name: Decoding the Weather Machine
Client/Production Company: NOVA
Year: 2017

Title/Name: Super Bowl LII - Justin TImberlake Interview
Client/Production Company: NFL
Year: 2018

Ryan Grams - Director of Photography

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Ryan Grams is an award winning Director of Photography and Producer based in Minneapolis.

Watch My Demo Reel

I shoot with Arri, RED, Canon, and Sony.

Show me a camera, and I'll put it to work.

Commercial / Film / Documentary / TV

I've shot for Google, Facebook, Walmart, General Mills, MTV, 3M, UPS, Ferrari, Time Magazine, Wired Magazine, San Diego Zoo, Princess Cruises, AT&T, Verizon, T-Mobile. 

I typically respond to requests in 1 hour. Text me - Call me - Email me

My eye for framing, lighting, and movement combined with my extensive camera knowledge, provides the moving content your audience deserves. Whether your project calls for a A7s or a RED Monstro, I'll make that camera sing. I'll make sure you have the a quality image with a real connection to the subject.

I understand that communication is key. Whether it's with the client, the talent, or the crew, I know how to keep my department motivated and inspired. I'm able to grasp the vision and run with it. My wide range of production experience helps me to make sure your shoot is completed in a timely and cost efficient manner while striving for the highest quality possible. 

I look forward to hearing from. Don't hesitate to reach out with any questions.

 

Contact Info

Phones: (763) 221-0736 (Cell)

Email Address: ryangrams@gmail.com

Websites:
RyanGrams.com
Director/DP Reel

Credits:

Title/Name: Client/Production Company: Uptop Films
Year: 2016

Title/Name: Client/Production Company: CutJaw Film Co.
Year: 2015

Title/Name: Client/Production Company: Uptop Films
Year: 2014

- Proper Studios -

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We are visual storytellers that believe the proper way to engage your audience is through authentic human connection.

Our team of creatives is based out of Minneapolis, Minnesota and we specialize in broadcast commercials, branded content, and documentary work. We love creative partnerships and collaboration that requires highly visual content to meet goals and share incredible stories. 

We also have a modest inventory of equipment that we rent out for productions including a RED 8K Helium cinema camera, c-stands, flags, lenses, and other misc. supplies. 

 

 

Contact Info

Phones: (651) 200-8126 (Cell)

Email Address: tyler@properstudios.com

Websites: Proper Studios Website

- Stumptown Media -

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Stumptown Media produces commercials, product, promotional, corporate and industrial videos. We specialize in time-lapse, movi and aerial production (FAA & MNDoT Certified & Insured). Visit our website at www.stumptownmedia.com for details and samples of work.

 

Contact Info

Phones: (608) 698-3326 (Office)

Email Address: support@stumptownmedia.com

Websites: Stumptown Media

Contact(s):
Dusan Harminc, (608) 698-3326, dusan@stumptownmedia.com

[ Richter Picture Company ]

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Richter Picture Company has been serving advertising & PR agencies, corporate marketers & small businesses, and campaigns & non-profits since 2010.

Our projects are collaborative, creative, and focused on delivering maximum value.

And our clients say we're geat to work with and we deliver outstanding results.

Tyler Richter works as a freelance director of photography and crew for production companies, independent producers, and network organizations.

We can bring the following resources to your next production, all owner-operated:

Let's talk about your project! Call or text 651-269-0389.

Thanks for visiting,

Tyler Richter

 

Contact Info

Phones: (651) 269-0389 (Cell)

Email Address: tyler@richterpicture.com

Websites: Richter Picture Company

Committee Films

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From national spots and lauded digital campaigns to prodigious documentary specials and top-rated network series shot worldwide, Committee Films is a production company specializing in commercial, corporate and branded content as well as smart, authentic television programming with an increasing focus on OTT and digital platforms.

 

Contact Info

Phones: (952) 448-9312 (Office)

Email Address: cindy@committeefilms.com

Websites: committeefilms.com

Micheli Cotroneo

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Micheli is a prolific Writer/Director with 10 years of experience across multiple on and off set disciplines. No project is too big or too small, he just wants to work with people who really care about what they're doing.

 

Contact Info

Phones: (651) 315-3398 (Cell)

Email Address: micheli@ambiguous-films.com

Websites: Micheli's Portfolio Website

Contact(s):
Micheli Cotroneo, (651) 315-3398, micheli@ambiguous-films.com

Credits:

Title/Name: Writer
Client/Production Company: Ambiguous Films
Year: 2020

Title/Name: Lead Production Assistant -
Client/Production Company: Ravenstream Media
Year: 2019

Title/Name: Camera Department -
Client/Production Company: New Century Pictures
Year: 2017

Title/Name: Director - National Television Ad
Client/Production Company: The Richard Painter Campaign
Year: 2018

Title/Name: Co-Director -
Client/Production Company: Flip Script Films
Year: 2015

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Drive Thru Productions and Editorial

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Drive Thru, Inc. is a full-service production and digital post-production house specializing in motion-picture production, creative editorial, and visual effects for advertising and entertainment content.   We offer solutions to every step of the motion picture process, including (but not limited to) broadcast and web content.

Drive Thru Editorial is post-production for any motion-picture medium.  In addition to creative editing and Company 3 color, we offer motion-graphics, animation, compositing, on-line and finish.  We utilize state of the art equipment and a roster of artists whose work has not only won awards, but  has also won kudos for its streamlined efficiencies and resourcefulness.

We've been in business for 31 years and in that time we've worked with clients like Subaru, Target, Fingerhut, Jack Links, H&R Block, Scheels, Honda, and many more. We also specialize in "Tourism" spots such as Costa Rica Tourism and Belize Tourism. For details on these and other projects, please visit our website.

 

Contact Info

Phones: (612) 338-4656 (Office)

Email Address: beth@drivethrutv.com

Websites: Drive Thru Editorial

Contact(s):
Mark Setterholm, (612) 338-4656, mark@drivethrutv.com
Bob George, (612) 338-4656, bob@drivethrutv.com
Beth Wilson, (612) 338-4656, beth@drivethrutv.com
Heather McCollum, (612) 338-4656, heather@drivethrutv.com
Patrick Levno, (612) 338-4656, patrick@drivethrutv.com

Dusan Harminc

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Freelance Director/ Producer/ DoP. FAA and MNDoT certified and insured drone Pilot.

I come with multiple camera package options, motorized time-lapse dolly rigs and the MOVI. 

 

Contact Info

Phones: (608) 698-3326 (Cell)

Email Address: dusan@avnoy.com

Websites: Avnoy.com

Engines Running

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A roster of directors and creative souls ready to collaborate on any project.

 

Contact Info

Phones: (612) 252-3930 (Office)

Email Address: tammy@enginesrunning.tv

Websites:

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Vokee Lee

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Film/Commercial Director/Producer/Writer. Reel and Resume on website. Would love to hear from you!

 

Contact Info

Phones: (651) 366-9248 (Cell)

Email Address: vokeelee@gmail.com

Websites: Freelance Filmmaker

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MindTwist Studio, LLC.

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We are a film and video production company based in Minneapolis, MN, focusing on cinematic narrative across fiction, documentary, and commercial projects. With a variety of cultural and creative backgrounds we bring a unique approach to any project we pursue.

 

 

Contact Info

Phones: (612) 222-7550 (Cell)

Email Address: info@mindtwist-studio.com

Websites: MindTwist Studio

Contact(s):
Cici Yixuan Wu, (831) 240-8030, cici.yxwu@gmail.com
Sebastian Schnabel, (612) 222-7550, filmmaker.schnabel@gmail.com

Credits:

Title/Name: Promotional Videos
Client/Production Company: CreativeMornings Minneapolis
Year: 2019

Title/Name: Theater Performance Videos
Client/Production Company: Pangea World Theater
Year: 2019

Title/Name: MayDay Documentary 'Children of Spring'
Client/Production Company: In The Heart of the Beast Theater
Year: 2018

Title/Name: Rice Park, St Paul - Promotional Video
Client/Production Company: Sensible Land Use Coalition
Year: 2016

C.J. Renner

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Writer/Director of multiple feature films, GUNN (2017) and American Tender (2018), as well as shorts and commercials. Renner holds degrees in English and education, and comes from a background of comic book and graphic novel writing. With a large network of MN and CA collaborators, he specializes in working with collaborators and clients to bring a concept from inception to screen effeciantly and professionally. 

Renner is focused on telling important stories that are also salable and marketable to ensure that each project becomes a contribution to sustainable film careers for everyone involved.

With his fingers in the local music, visual arts, comics, and film scenes, C.J. is always excited to connect about potential film/tv projects... whether to help someone navigate the MN film landscape or bring his writing and directing vigor to a new gem.

"What Renner did with GUNN is so spot-on perfect, you'll wonder why no one has tried it before... keep an eye on C.J. Renner because this may be the calling card of a superstar" --Unseen Films

 

 

Contact Info

Phones: (612) 554-8036 (Cell)

Email Address: mrcjrenner@gmail.com

Credits:

Title/Name: GUNN
Client/Production Company: Feature Film
Year: 2017

Title/Name: American Tender
Client/Production Company: Feature Film
Year: 2018

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Soledad Street Pictures

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An acclaimed director of shorts films, commercials and intense stage productions, Erick Sommers recently signed a two-picture deal with a large Chinese production company, is attached to direct a feature in Minnesota and continues to develop his own feature-length screenplays including a modern-dress Shakespearman adaptation. 

An easy and experienced traveler, holding a current US passport as well as M-class (China) and E-6 (Korea) visas and fluent in several language, Sommers is available for directorial work worldwide. 

 

Contact Info

Email Address: ericksommers@gmail.com

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the Movement pro

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I am the writer/director/editor of the multiple award-winning No 1 Nollywood film, COMING FROM INSANITY.

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt8470448/?ref_=nv_sr_2

 

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Email Address: yakinropo@gmail.com

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Uptop Films

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Uptop Films meets its clients needs by using all that film has to offer, whether that’s handling the project from end-to-end or providing our expertise in concepting, story capture, directing, filming, editing, graphics, sound design and high fives!

Uptop Films believes Joy is a powerful creative force. When you step onto an Uptop Films Set you can feel the fun atmosphere paired nicely with the professionalism needed to create such high quality production. It’s this type of environment that allows everyone involved from clients to cast to crew to to be their best - resulting in highly approachable films that connect with audiences everywhere.

Uptop Films has worked with clients like UPS, Ferrari, Under Armour, Walmart, Allina Health, Cargill, The Wilder Foundation, New Horizon Academy, Rasmussen College, Lutheran Social Services an many more.

 

Contact Info

Phones: (612) 567-2221 (Office)

Email Address: hello@uptopfilms.com

Websites: Uptop Films

VenUS Directions, Inc.

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Bilingual (Spanish/English) Over 25 years of experience. DP/Director, Award winning Documentary Filmmaker. Professional Voive Over Talent. Teleprompting Services.

UAV services

Founder/Owner of VenUS Directions, Inc. since 1991 International Experience Personable/Accurate/Innovative and Efficient

 

Contact Info

Phones: (612) 720-2221 (Cell)

Email Address: andres@venusdirections.com

Websites: www.venusdirections.com

Contact(s):
Andres Parra, (612) 720-2221, andres@venusdirections.com

Credits:

Title/Name: Without Papers - One girl's story
Client/Production Company: Andrés A. Parra, DP/Director/Producer
Year: 2016

Title/Name: Medtronic The Next Steps - Referral Video
Client/Production Company: VenUS Directions.Inc
Year: 2012

Title/Name: The Catallia Story
Client/Production Company: VenUS Directions, Inc
Year: 2010

Title/Name: One Mind One World
Client/Production Company: ECCO International
Year: 2010

Title/Name: TB Education Video (Spanish)
Client/Production Company: Mayo Clinic
Year: 2011

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Directors / Directors Of Photography / Teleprompters, Operators / Narrators, Voice Talent

WOMO Studio

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WOMO Studio is a storytelling and animation production studio based in Saint Paul, Minnesota. 


We are an independent studio currently developing and producing short films and original content while providing character animation production services with a satellite crew of local artists and overseas collaborators.

 

Contact Info

Email Address: mike@womostudio.com

Websites: WOMO Studio

Contact(s):
Wendie Owens, wendie@womostudio.com
Mike Owens, mike@womostudio.com

Credits:

Title/Name: Emmy Award winning Director "Danger & Eggs"
Client/Production Company: Amazon Stdios/Puny Entertainment
Year: 2107

Title/Name: Animator "Hair Love"
Client/Production Company: Sony/6 Point Harness
Year: 2019

Title/Name: Storyboard Artist "Valt The Wonder Deer"
Client/Production Company: Dreameast Pictures
Year: 2018-2019

Kelly Youland

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Dedicated video producer with 20 years experience working on both the production company and agency side, creating award-winning broadcast, documentary, social media, digital, podcasts, radio and beyond. Organized, creative problem solver with proven ability to juggle whatever needs to be juggled! Fun, passionate, energetic (yet calm under pressure) personality who loves the push-and-pull between her creative storyteller heart and detail-oriented, check-it-off brain.

Client work include: Dick's Sporting Goods, Make-A-Wish Foundation, UnitedHealth Group, Optum, Cargill, MTV, ESPN, Medtronic, 3M, Dell Technologies, Gillette Children’s Hospital, Polaris, BASF, St. Jude Medical, Boston Scientific, Hazelden, Cox Communications, People Serving People, Bakken Museum, Jazz Pharmaceuticals, Phillips Eye Institute Foundation, TreeHouse Youth Outreach, Super Stretch Yoga, Guardant Health, Clinic Sofia, Heart Safe, St. Luke’s Hospital, U.S. Army Reserve, Medela, Gopher Resource and more.

I also write, direct and love conducting interviews. Let’s work together! Please contact me for resume and latest credits.


 

Contact Info

Phones: (612) 810-9721 (Cell)

Email Address: kelly@quesocreative.com

Websites: Queso Creative