WE ARE

LEEWAY FILMS

A CHICAGO FILM PRODUCTION COMPANY

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There’s very little that makes more sense to us than film and storytelling. There’s a visceral emotion that overcomes you when you watch movies and videos, and we relish more than anything in creating those stories. We crave to brave bigger, aspire to pioneer bolder and strive to stand distinct in making films and videos that connect deep within.

There’s very little that makes more sense to us than film and storytelling. There’s a visceral emotion that overcomes you when you watch movies and videos, and we relish more than anything in creating those stories. We crave to brave bigger, aspire to pioneer bolder and strive to stand distinct in making films and videos that connect deep within.

 

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CREATIVE & RESULTS-DRIVEN CONTENT

SOME OF OUR PROJECTS AND PARTNERS

We’re making new magic happen every single day,
but here are a few of our recent video projects.

Seattle Sounders FC

Seattle Sounders FC

Pitch Video

10th Magnitude

10th Magnitude

Brand Video

Rise Buildings

Rise Buildings

Sales Explainer Video

Honest Buck

Honest Buck

Graphics Pitch Video

Krave Jerky

Krave Jerky

Commercial

BorrowUp

BorrowUp

Proof of Concept

Purap Oasis Cushion

Purap Oasis Cushion

Commercial

Big Hill Ciderworks

Big Hill Ciderworks

Brand Video

Smoke BBQ

Smoke BBQ

Commercial

INTENTIONALLY INTEGRATED

From the very first ideas sketched on a napkin through implementation and distribution, an integrated approach allows creative content to reach its full potential.

ANY VIDEO YOU NEED

We approach every video project with the goal of making it better than you imagined it could be. From national TV spots to social media content – we understand your marketing goals and we’re here to help you get there.

VIDEO MARKETING STATS THAT MEAN SERIOUS BUSINESS

54
of consumers want to see more video content
139
increase in brand association/recognition
59
of execs prefer video over text
66
more qualified leads with video
88
more time spent on websites with video content
95
of users watch an explainer video to learn more about a product or service

ANY VIDEO YOU NEED

We approach every video project with the goal of making it better than you imagined it could be. From national TV spots to social media content – we understand your marketing goals and we’re here to help you get there.

IN GOOD COMPANY

We’ve worked with some amazing partners and we’d be thrilled for you to join the ranks.

 

FILMS

SEEING STORIES AND THE WORLD THROUGH OUR LENS

Our passion projects drive us. We’re serial collaborators and know it takes a team to bring exceptional stories to life. We believe that great films happen when great people get together.

Connection

Connection

Short Film
2017


Production Company:
Leeway Films


About the film


A man and the world around him goes into a panic when the internet just up and leaves.


Credits


Writer & Director: Ryan Schwalm
1st Assistant Director: Jamie Brown
Starring: Ryan Sanders, Brittany Cox

Western Sol

Western Sol

Short Film
2017


Production Company:
Slackline Films


About the film


Darkness and light collide when a meek rancher, being bullied by outlaws, uses the cover of a solar eclipse to regain his freedom.


Filmed live during the solar eclipse in 2017.


Credits


Director: Benjamin J. Strickland Writer: Austin Glass
Executive Producers: Austin Glass, Benjamin J. Strickland, Brian Wilkerson
Producers: Jennie Glass, Steve Glass, Collin Joseph Neal, Ryan Schwalm, Jamie Brown
Starring: S. Joe Downing, Phillip Wheeler, Sean McGehee, Andrew Scott McIntyre
Director of Photography: Austin Glass

Yoga for Savlador

Yoga for Savlador

Short Film
2016


Production Company:
Wanderhouse Productions


About the film


A prodigal sister returns home to San Juan Islands, desiring to sell an original Dali in order to save the world she and her husband have built. But first, she must win the artwork by defeating her free-spirited sister in a yoga battle.=


Credits


Director: Stefan Hajek
Writer: Wesley K. Andrews
Producers: Rosalie Miller, Stefan Hajek, André Kirkman
Starring: Rosalie Miller, Anna Marie Clausen
Assistant Camera: Ryan Schwalm
Script Supervisor: Jamie Brown


Dessinez-moi

Dessinez-moi

Short Film
2009


Production Company:
Chevalierfool Productions


About the film


An artist’s model becomes annoyed after years or not being used as his artist’s muse, but finds life is better with her after leaving.


Credits


Writer & Director: Ryan Schwalm
Starring: Ashley Brown


Awards
Campus MovieFest 2009 – Best Picture (DePaul University)

John Doe

John Doe

Student Film
2007


About the film


A chance meeting of two broken hearted people leads to a young woman daydreaming of a different life with the new stranger.


Credits


Writer & Director: Ryan Schwalm
Starring: Elizabeth Brown, Spencer Mulé


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We create video content that is original, engaging and most importantly, results-focused. We’ll blend our values with cultivated creativity to make something truly unique for you.