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Directors in Chicago, IL

Mark Grismanauskas
3 (100%)
We are an entertainment company. We will host live events such as concerts, art exhibits, comedy, etc. There will be a video studio/office space for our video/web clients. Additionally, we will sell our own merchandise as well as goods on consignment.
Director
Video Editor
Film Editor
Videographer
2D & 3D Computer Animation / Animator
3+
Logan Bowes
10 (100%)
I'm a graduate of The Harold Ramis Film School at The Second City in Chicago. I have a strong video/film background and have been working on productions in the South Gulf coast region and here in Chicago for the last 8 years. I moved to Chicago because A) I've always wanted to and B) to attend the film school which has been the best decision I've ever made. Since I've been in this school I've directed one documentary about Chicagoland video arcades, and two comedy sketches. I'm still in post-production on my final thesis short film, titled "The Leviathan", about an arcade owner and his lackeys trying to handle an abrasive customer while attempting to get people into their struggling arcade by promoting the mythological game, Polybius. In 2018 I've worked extensively as a freelancer on various shoots around town ranging from corporate/conference videos to short films to documentaries. I've done a little bit of everything ranging from camera operating, steadicam, DP, sound mixing, video editing, color correction, and more. I'm currently seeking full-time employment at a production house or, if possible, just start getting enough freelance work that I can work for myself.
Director
Producer
Writer
Director of Photography
Editor
3+
Scott Lynch
4 (100%)
Creative Director, Cinematographer, VR Developer and Producer
Director
Cinematographer
Producer
Visual Effects Supervisor
Joe Baughman
1 (100%)
I'm a music video creator and cinematographer from the South Bend area (just 90 minutes outside of Chicago).
Director
Steadicam Operator
Camera Operator
1st AC - Focus Puller
2nd AD
2+
FOR HIRE
Kenneth Browne
I'm a Chicago based director, DP, editor & FAA licensed drone pilot. I run my own small video production business dealing directly with clients in sports, fashion, travel, food, corporate...you name it! I also get contracted by production companies and post houses on a regular basis as well.
Director
Director of Photography
Editor
Video Editor
Drone Operator / UAV Pilot
Kendall Jackson
Chicago based Freelance Videographer and Photographer. Co-founder of Bored Youth Collective.
Director
Associate Producer
Editor
Music Video Director
Producer
5+
Jon Anderson
I'm a director/editor based out of Chicago, from Minneapolis originally. I went to Columbia College, and am currently in pre-production for my first feature, shooting late February.
Director
Editor
Motion Graphics Artist
Writer
Photographer
Chris Vergara
Hello! I am a 20-year-old Director/DP in the Chicago land area.
Director
Director of Photography

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Tin Nguyen
1 (100%)
Chicago Based Filmmaker focusing on Cinematography. MFA at Columbia College Chicago Freelancer
Director
Director of Photography
1st AC - Focus Puller
2nd AC - Clapper / Loader
Grip
1+
Ben Bishop Gibson
4 (100%)
I am a Chicago-based actor/filmmaker. My production company, Not For You Productions, started as a comedy youtube channel, but now makes shorts and is working towards it's first feature. Our films usually focus on the comedy of a serious situation.
Director
Writer
Film Editor
Actor - Film & Television
Actor - Commercial
Troy Lewis
I graduated from Northwestern University in 2017, and work as an independent filmmaker based in Chicago.
Director
Cinematographer
1st AD
Art Director
Director of Photography
2+
Luis Cardenas
HELLO! My name is Luis. I am a filmmaker, graphic designer, and an illustrator. My background is in print design but I have expanded my horizons into film. I am a former member of the production team behind Chicago Underground Comedy operating out of the Beat Kitchen and I'm currently the director of photography and editor for BSP Films. My most interesting work stems from helping other people shine. There are many talented folk out there and I strive to capture them at their best. I love learning about the process behind many other creative endeavors, not just my own.
Director
Director of Photography
Cinematographer
Editor
Color Correction / Color Grading / Colorist
1+
chris martin
Filmmaker, Photographer, Instructor
Director
Actor - Commercial
Camera Operator
Director of Photography
UBK Studios, LLC
UBK Studios, LLC is an entertainment content creation company that develops and produces film, television and digital content based in Chicago, IL. Founder Brian Ernst has spent the majority of his professional career in journalism and freelance videography but has found his greatest success in short form comedy. He and his fellow producers, Mitch Brinkman & Nathan Hennenfent, made their festival debut in 2015 with their short web series "Dirty Laundry", a one room, single camera narrative featuring a blossoming friendship. As a former Chicago Tribune video producer and current full time video director, Brian has trained in writing at the Annoyance and iO Theaters. During his tenure at the Tribune, Brian spearheaded several series, including the Theater Loop Showcase which aimed at recreating and documenting the theater scene in Chicago. UBK Studios hopes to bring more gear to ShareGrid to help our fellow filmmakers in the community produce as much good work as possible. Happy Filming!
Director
Editor
Cinematographer
Digital & Visual Effects Artist
Camera Operator
3+
Gerald Niekissa
Hey there, My name is Gerald N I usually go by NastyDog I'm a singer and song writing based in Chicago IL I also DP and Edit Short, music videos and interviews.
Director
Color Correction / Color Grading / Colorist
Director of Photography
Scriptwriter
Brian Almalvez
Co-Founder, Team Mascot at Pogi Studios. We produce commercial films for fashion, sports, and narrative projects.
Director
Cinematographer
Editor
Commercial Director
Dom Kegel
Director, producer, and stunt performer based in Chicago.
Director
Director of Photography
Stunt Coordinators
Actor - Stunt Players / Stunt Person
Camera Operator
1+
Marcus Aubin
After watching the Lion King as a 3-year-old, Marcus obtained a passion for film and never looked back. He started creating home films at the age of 7 and continues to improve his craft with each passing year. Now, Marcus attends film school in Chicago, where he hopes to improve even further. He creates all sorts of videos, from feature films to documentaries to experimental pieces. With each film, he hopes to tell a compelling story that emotionally captures the audience.
Director
Producer
Production Assistant
Editor
1st AD
3+
Myron Davis
I'm a Chicago-based filmmaker who is currently finishing up work on a web series.
Director
Film Editor
Actor - Film & Television
Writer
Schilling Film
5 (100%)
Brian Schilling is a Photographer & Filmmaker. He creates raw and poetic imagery that explore the contrast between intimate stillness and frenetic energy (which he lovingly refers to as ‘the gaze and the fury’). The result is a visual and emotional richness that stays with you. Through major advertising firms, Brian’s brand work includes; Pinnacle Vodka, Harley Davidson Motor Clothes, Kraft, Pepsi Co, Aramark, S.C. Johnson, Weber Grill, and Chicago Blackhawks. Brian’s lifestyle photography for the 2016 Chicago Bears campaign ‘Chicago Style’, appeared on bus shelters, bus wraps, and billboards throughout the city. Leon Bridges, R. Kelly, Trent Reznor, Jeff Tweedy, Michael Shannon, Nic Offerman, Dwayne Wade, Skylar Diggins, Jordan Spaeth, Duncan Keith, and Sen. Dick Durbin include a few of the celebrities Brian has had the honor of working with. As the President of the Midwest chapter of the American Society of Media Photographers, Brian is dedicated to advancing the practice of image making, and mentoring the next generation of art entrepreneurs. Currently, Brian is collaborating on a feature documentary celebrating Wax Trax! Records. It explores the Chicago store and record label that helped build the new wave, punk, and industrial music scenes. Brian’s 2016 horror collaboration, Loop, is currently racking up awards on the indy film fest circuit.
Director
Director of Photography
Commercial Photographer
Portrait Photographer
Producer
5+
Nathaniel Cruz
I am Nathaniel Cruz. Thank you.
Director
Designer
Sound Designer
Web Designer
Art Director
1+
Arnold Martinez
I’m a 30 year old graphic designer and filmmaker living in Chicago. I have been designing and making films for about 17 years - winning awards and prizes for my work. I pride myself on my eagerness and ability to learn. I am fascinated by the endless ways in which we as artists have control of the narrative. Due to my attention to detail, I am constantly absorbing ideas from my everyday life. I am very passionate about my work and driven to satisfy my clients.
Director
Director of Photography
Cinematographer
Editor
Film Editor
5+
Sergey Avetisyan
5 (100%)
Cinematographer Student At School of the Art Institute of Chicago Born in Armenia Lived in Los Angeles Go to School in Chicago
Director
Cinematographer
2nd AC - Clapper / Loader
Fernando Avila
I started my company, Social Impact Films, under a different name on March 16th, 2009. Starting and managing a business of my own was harder than I could have ever imagined as a twenty-six year old creative. But here I am more than 10 years later, enjoying what I do and working with people that I admire. When it's all said and done I want my work to reflect the human spirit that makes us special. Stories of overcoming challenges, community-building, and elevating those that don't normally have a voice inspire me every day.
Director
Video Editor
Cinematographer
Video Producer
Camera Operator

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