MINNEAPOLIS, MN — Engines Running (www.enginesrunning.tv) is a new venture launched by Gregory Shultz, founder of Gasket Studios. The venture aims embraces the ‘hive mind’, allowing a collection of experts and artists from various disciplines to collaborate on projects that range from filmmaking and photography to animation, visual effects, virtual reality and creative concepting.
“Over the past few years, we have been asked to work on more and more integrated campaigns,” explains Shultz. “Clients know they need creative content, but they don’t always know where that content will be distributed. It became clear to us that we needed a new creative venture where we could provide clients with a wealth of options, depending upon what the needs of their projects are. So we created Engines Running.”
Shultz, Romslo and Bradley
At its inception, Engines Running is already representing several creative minds. Maribeth Romslo is a filmmaker, director, cinematographer and story lover. Brian Bradley brings vision as a musician, painter, filmmaker and photographer. And Greg Shultz has worked as a director, animator, artist and Chief Creative Officer, not to mention as the founder of Gasket Studios.
“Thrilled to be part of this collection of talented media makers who know the value of telling strong stories and the importance of putting people first in every project," enthuses Romslo.
"The creative landscape is always evolving,” adds Bradley. “It's our job as artists to forge new paths and change with the times. When Greg Shultz told me about Engines Running, I immediately recognized it as a new type of creative venture, one that is light on its feet, and quick to respond to any and all demands. Engagement and interactions rule the new world of media. If you're not being heard or seen, it's because someone or something else is more captivating. Greg has curated a new group of talent that has the ability to create not only effective but absolutely brilliant work that will attract audiences on every platform. I am personally very excited to be part of this new formation, this new type of creative neural network that can produce work at increasingly higher altitudes.”
Also part of Engines Running is F:30 Films. Managed by executive producer Barth Ward, F:30 Films is a collective of directors from all over the world. With F:30, Engines Running brings into its ranks a roster of seasoned commercial directors.
“To launch Engines Running, we have brought together this amazing and diverse group of talented filmmakers, directors and storytellers,” concludes Shultz. “Each talent represents a unique voice or perspective, that we can offer clients. We’re thrilled to get started.”