let’s film a spot,
change a mind, take a stand.
let’s share what’s real,
make a friend, build community.
because content is more than content,
it’s life, in glorious motion,
captured for screens large and small.
let’s treat a production
like a family gathering,
a script like a story,
and clients like the partners they are.
let’s capture the message,
connect and delight,
and build a bridge between emotion and information.
let’s use the power of film for good.
Our directors have won awards for films, spots, and their stylish choice of hats. See their work.
Limbo Films isn’t about the space between, it’s about the dance, the way we bend over backwards for every single project and client. It’s what we’ve done since being established by award-winning Director and Cinematographer Gary Nolton in 1992. We produce spots for Ad Agencies, concepts and scripts for tech giants, web content for every industry from sportswear to healthcare, and pro-bono videos supporting social causes and non-profits we believe in.
We’re a full-service creative production company who creates content that inspires – and matters.
Be it communicating stories that elevate brand awareness, or producing award-winning spots, we combine big city production with small town egos to create work that moves the needle without moving away from the budget.
strategy + branding concept
complete video production
editing and finishing
Gary NoltonDirector, D/P
Our founding Director/D.P. has done it all, but specializes in Lifestyle/Sports/Americana. Detail oriented, fast and perpetually upbeat, Gary is a treat to work with. Also an award-winning photographer, you can see his still work here.
Kari LunaCreative Director / Writer
Kari Luna is a creative director/writer who specializes in strategic and curiosityfilled branding, advertising, interactive and promotion. She’s helped everyone from entrepreneurs to Fortune 500 companies find their voices to tell their stories, create connections across all mediums, and develop engaging creative that works.
Kari brings ad agency experience without the attitude, an innate love of strategy, fresh ideas, and an instinct for story. She’s a pro at branding from the ground-up, creating campaigns from scratch, and anything that needs as script. She’s also an award-winning author.
Padraic is a director, cinematographer and photographer originally from Cape Town, South Africa. While still a young man, he’s already directed multiple commercials for European brands, spots for several Northwest clients and a number of fashion films. He has a great eye for marrying composition and lighting to the needs of a story.
Guy has 9 years experience as an editor & sound designer here in Portland, but is a relative new-comer as a Director. We are excited to have him join Limbo and know his fresh point of view will be well tempered by all those years of client relationship experience. In just 2 short years Guy has directed 2 noted Short Films and several broadcast commercials, the best of which you can see right here!
For over 15 years, Nik has been writing & directing digital content for social media, broadcast, launch events, and top-level executive presentations. Clients such as Microsoft, Intel, Amazon, Nordstrom, and Zulilly have turned to him time and again.
Nik is an intuitive, playful creator who connects easily to people through laughter and making them feel welcome. His deep Greek roots bring positive energy and enthusiasm to every project in order to cultivate a productive and creative work atmosphere.
With a background in theatre arts he prides himself on being an actor’s director, particularly in the comedy realm.
Nik is strategic, curious, communicative, and personally engaged when working with clients. Conveying the target message in the most economical and visually dynamic way is in his words ‘my one job”.
Brandon SchoesslerMotion Graphics Creative Director
Brandon’s expertise is rooted in the development of creative concepts that speak directly to the markets trying to be reached, and are customized for the media channels they will be reached most effectively.
For over 20 years Brandon has been working at the forefront of visual technologies and has Senior-level skills in motion graphics, animation and visual design.exploring the best uses of media to convey effective messaging for clients. Brandon consistently helps clients modify their marketing strategies to better impact the audiences through holistic brand thinking and conceptual brand engagement.
Limbo listens and works hard to achieve our creative vision. We know that they will bring ideas to the table, are flexible on set to make great things happen and will see the project through to the last bit of finishing if need be. They have made us look very good to our clients.CRAIG OPFER - CREATIVE DIRECTOR - MAGNETO BRAND ADVERTISING / PORTLAND
Working with Limbo Films is always a wonderful experience. The team is buttoned up from a production standpoint and creatively, the work is always stunning.EMILY BARROW - BROADCAST PRODUCER - ZIMMERMAN ADVERTISING / FT. LAUDERDALE
No matter what the project, Limbo adds excitement to our idea, finds ways to knock down roadblocks, and gives it their own creative spin to make it the best it can be. That’s why we’ve done dozens of projects together over the years!TINA TACKETT - EXECUTIVE CREATIVE DIRECTOR-LOOMIS ADVERTISING / DALLAS
We have been working with Limbo Films for several years across many assignments. The team consistently delivers and exceeds our creative vision. Gary is a true talent who is passionate, collaborative and always gives 110%.LAUREN FLEMMING - EXECUTIVE CREATIVE DIRECTOR - EPSILON / CHICAGO
When placing a creative concept in the hands another, you must have complete trust in their ability not just to execute upon it, but to truly bring it to life. This is why I have turned to Limbo Films for my most important projects over the last 20 years. They don’t simply meet expectations, they exceed them. Every time.GARY FULKERSON - PARTNER & CREATIVE DIRECTOR, DVA ADVERTISING & PUBLIC RELATIONS IN BEND, OREGON
I can’t say enough about my time with Limbo Films, during the 3 spot campaign production of MicroSoft’s launch of their new operating system (MS365). With our aggressive schedule, and no real margins for error, I thought it best to work with Limbo throughout the production, in order to keep us as flexible/efficient/true to the creative. It was one of the best production decisions I’ve made, because NOT only did we produce such GREAT work (on time, and in budget), but we had an AWESOME time as well.DAX ESTORNINOS - PRODUCER - POSSIBLE / SEATTLE