we are limbo films


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what

let’s film a spot.
change a mind.
take a stand.
let’s share what’s good,
make a friend, build community.

because content is more than content,
it’s life in glorious motion,
captured for screens large and small.

so let’s treat a production like a family
a script like a story, and clients like the partners they are.

let’s capture the message,
connect and delight,
build a bridge between emotion and information

let’s use the power of film for good.

 
 

work

big city production, small town egos

Our directors have won awards for films, spots, and their stylish choice of hats. See their work.

about

about limbo films

We helped Bulleit Bourbon raise brand awareness. We created a campaign for Samsung that brought big ideas to screens of all sizes. And we gave Blazers fans something new to cheer about. We also develop spots, strategy, scripts, and creative that launches new brands and revives existing ones. And we’d love to do that with you.

Limbo Films isn’t about the space between, it’s about the dance, the way we bend over backwards for each and every project and client. From tv spots for agencies to campaigns for tech giants, pro-bono productions for causes we love to video campaigns for everything from sportswear to healthcare, Limbo Films is s full-service creative production company who creates content that inspires – and counts.

our-capabilities

our capabilities

strategy + branding

development

scripting

complete video production

motion graphics

editing and finishing

directors

meet our crew

Limbo Films is a full-service production company creating distinctive media for all platforms.

Gary Nolton

Gary Nolton

Director, D/P View Details
Kari Luna

Kari Luna

Creative Director / Writer View Details
Padraic O’Meara

Padraic O’Meara

Director View Details
Guy Baker

Guy Baker

Director View Details
Nik Perleros

Nik Perleros

Director View Details
Brandon Schoessler

Brandon Schoessler

Motion Graphics Creative Director View Details
Gary Nolton

Gary Nolton

Director, D/P

Serving as Director, D.P. and editor, filmmaker Gary Nolton is the complete package. He’s been creating stunning, award-winning imagery ever since studying film at the prestigious Art Center College of Design in his hometown of Los Angeles. Gary now concentrates on shooting broadcast commercials, digital content, and corporate communications. He’s also shot several documentaries and short narrative films.

Over 25 years of image making experience have served him well as clients often praise his creative solutions, striking compositions and beautiful lighting. Agency Producers consistently note his ability to work quickly, create footage with copious editorial options, and maintain a mellow, collaborative working atmosphere.

Gary’s directed and filmed spots for Adidas, Blue Cross, Bonita Bay, Budweiser, Coca-Cola, Converse, Del Taco, Dove, Dunlop Golf, Gatorade, Honda, Intel, L.L. Bean, McDonald’s, Microsoft, Napa Auto, NIKE, Nikon, Nintendo, Papa John’s, Precept Golf, SBC, Sprint, Sony, Tommy Bahama, Windstar Cruises, and hundreds more. Really, hundreds. Also an award-winning photographer, you can see his still work here.

Kari Luna

Kari Luna

Creative Director / Writer

Kari Luna is a creative director/writer who specializes in strategic and curiosity-filled 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 O’Meara

Padraic O’Meara

Director

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 Baker

Guy Baker

Director

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!

Nik Perleros

Nik Perleros

Director

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 Schoessler

Brandon Schoessler

Motion 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 audiences through holistic brand thinking and conceptual brand engagement.

we-have-produced

we love the work. we also love our clients.

agencies include:

Burrell/Chicago Cramer-Krasselt, Dentsu/Tokyo, Doe-Anderson, Epsilon/Chicago, Fahlgren, Fleishman-Hillard, GSD&M, Godwin Group, Hunt-Adkins, Indigo Slate, Loomis/Dallas, Moxie/Atlanta, MUTT, Peter Mayer/New Orleans, Periscope, Razorfish, Rogers/Townsend, Rubin Postaer, Sandstrom & Associates, Wieden & Kennedy/Portland, Wong Doody, Zambezi / Los Angeles

clients include:

Adidas, Bulleit Bourbon, CamelBak, Coca-Cola, Dunlop Golf, The First Tee, Five Star Notebooks, Gatorade, Gerber Blades, Honda, Kent State University, LaQuinta Inns, Leatherman Tools, Les Schwab Auto, McDonald’s, Microsoft, Napa Auto Parts, NARAL, NIKE, Nikon, Norwegian Cruise Lines, Outdoor Life Network, Papa John’s, The Portland Trail Blazers, Precept Golf, Purina, Rust-Oleum, SBC, St.Louis Children’s Hospital, Subway Sandwich, The Wounded Warrior Project, Yeti.

client-logos
  • Budweiser
  • Bulleit
  • Coca-Cola
  • FiveStar
  • Gatorade
  • Napa
  • Nike
  • Portland Trailblazers
  • Subway
  • Yeti

 

props

you’ll love working with us

  • 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

 

 

behind-the-scenes

behind the scenes

contact-us

let’s get rolling

representation

Deirdre Rymer
310.795.8173
Dee@blushla.tv

Laurel Dobose
Mid-West
312.282.3476
laurel@gypsyreps.com

Kathy Hirsch
South
504-717-6247
bernadotte217@bellsouth.net

say hi

Gary Nolton
Owner/Director
gary@limbofilms.com

Judy Kettler
Executive Producer
judy@limbofilms.com

Kari Luna
Creative Director
kari@limbofilms.com