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A content creation company unlike any other. Powered by the intrinsic creativity of our artists and their deep seeded need to tell stories that resonate beyond the screen.

ODDMACHINE

A content creation company unlike any other.

Powered by the intrinsic creativity of our artists and their deep seeded need to tell stories that resonate beyond the screen.

Schorem:  “Scumbag Barbers of Rotterdam”

directed by Seth Henrikson

ILLINOIS TOURISM: “Whisked Away”
*ADWEEK – spot of the week

ABOUT US:

Assembled in 2008 ODD MACHINE began with a clear and straight forward mission: To create the best solution for creative content anywhere. This means we employ the best technology along with the brightest and most creative practitioners. We strive to execute each project efficiently, to exceed expectations and deliver with a smile. Our goal is to make each project better than our last. This mindset is the bedrock that our culture has been built on.

DIRECTORS:

Seth Henrikson is Odd Machine’s Co-Founder and the creative driving force of the company. As a Director he recently wrapped his first feature film “Pottersville” starring Michael Shannon, Christina Hendricks, Ian McShane and Ron Pearlman. His early passion for Documentary film led to a unique cinema verité style that has bled into his love of animation. Above all, he is a storyteller who strives to make every piece a hint of dreams, nightmares or fond memories. 

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Los Angeles based Director James Mann has been focused on creating branded short films that blur the boundary between advertising and documentary. It is a delicate line to tread but each film searches for the heart of the brand and finds new, unique and impactful ways of communicating that to the viewer. He has worked with brands like Intel, Jeep, Sony, McDonald’s, Dodge, and Ikea. With a storyteller’s heart, and a cinematography background, James’ work is uniquely visual, genuine and engaging.  He earned an MFA in Cinematography from Art Center College of Design in 2006. Winner of 2017 James Beard Foundation award for Video and Technical Excellence.

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Moving effortlessly between working in front of and behind the camera – whether he’s writing or directing – Adam has been busy with projects ranging from creating and starring in the comedy ‘Hollywood Residential’ for the Starz Network, to playing the iconic ‘Naked Man’ on ‘How I Met Your Mother,’ to directing award-winning commercials. Adam’s clients include MasterCard, VW, Cat, SafeAuto, Lenovo and AEP. His background in theater, improvisation, comedy and the classics provide a broad foundation that informs Adam’s filmmaking philosophy: Always Tell A Good Story.

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Brian has been Shooting and Directing for over ten years. His diverse body of work includes award winning commercials, short films, branded content and photography. Brian has worked with many advertising agencies including Ogilvy, Leo Burnett and FCB. He has done some of his best work for mega brands like Land’s End, The Chicago Blackhawks and Harley Davidson Motor Company. He is calm under pressure and up to any challenge. His technical ability combined with his artistic approach makes Brian the perfect choice for visually creative projects. His passion for film, comic books, photography, and martial arts give him a unique perspective behind the camera. Brian graduated from Southern Illinois University, where he received a B.A. in Cinema & Photography.provisation, comedy and the classics provide a broad foundation that informs Adam’s filmmaking philosophy: Always Tell A Good Story.

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SETH HENRIKSON

a storyteller who strives to make every piece a hint of dreams, nightmares or fond memories 

FINISH LINE: “Journey”

HUAWEI “The Interview” 

SAAVN “Overdrive”

JAMES MANN

Winner of 2017 James Beard Foundation award for Video and Technical Excellence.

TASTEMADE: “Blank Canvas”

JERSEY MIKE’S: “Delivered To You” 

LL BEAN: “Uncharted” 

LAS VEGAS: “Making the Menu” 

CACIQUE: “Regeneration” 

SUBARU: “Live, Love, Drive”

ADAM PAUL

Moving effortlessly between working in front of and behind the camera

CANVAS: APIS

DOMTAR: “Better”

CLOSET BOX: “Trunk”

BRIAN SCHILLING

His technical ability combined with his artistic approach makes Brian a solid choice for visually creative projects

LAND’S END: “Work Wear” 

RAYBESTOS: “Brookville” 

FIRST DATA: “Fat Witch”

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Real People, Real Food, Shot Real Pretty.

See for yourself why Director James Mann won the 2017 James Beard Award for Visual Excellence.

 

 

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Seth Henrikson recently wrapped his first feature film “Pottersville”

starring Michael Shannon, Christina Hendricks, Ian McShane and Ron Pearlman.

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