We don’t just concept content, we produce it.
Our lean team of five boasts over 61 years of combined video production and post-production experience. With experienced cinematographers, editors, sound engineers and graphic editors, we have the talent to meet most production needs efficiently, cost effectively and beautifully. Here’s an introduction to this creative and savvy group.
Andy Gorzalski, Executive Producer
For 22 years, Andy has worked in film production and partnered with creative agencies worldwide. His experience ranges from hands-on filmmaking, film financing, creative development, visual effects and all scales of production from the microbudget corporate video to the 100-million-dollar Hollywood film.
Andy has produced broadcast television commercials and storytelling content for many clients, including the NBA, Al Gore’s The Climate Reality Project, Corona and Porsche. In the visual effects world, he managed a visual effects studio in west Hollywood and Santa Monica that produced hundreds of spots in every category, including Super Bowl spots for Budweiser, Nike and NFL Network.
Jon Hanusa, Senior Broadcast Producer
For over 12 years in agencies and also in the film production world, Jon has produced broadcast television commercials and groundbreaking storytelling content for clients, including Cedar Fair Amusement Parks, Visit Orlando, Can-Am ATVs, K2 Skis and the NBA. Beginning in 2008, Jon helped develop the methodology and storytelling approach for About Face Media, which employed high-end documentary filmmaking for brand content. The pioneering group partnered with award-winning filmmakers to tell authentic stories for brands and developed content with many clients, including Walt Disney Resorts, 3M, Unilever and Wilson Sporting Goods. He has contributed to and produced independent films that have gotten worldwide distribution and appeared in festivals everywhere.
Jess Ayala, Associate Producer
Jess is a founding producer in Bader Rutter’s new team of the agency’s internal post-production studio group, and she has produced on-location shoots that encompass every creative approach, including testimonials, instructional, documentary storytelling and traditional spots. She manages post-production with the Bader Rutter editing team, ensuring the vision of the creative team throughout as well as maintaining aspects of the group as an agency business unit. Jess was integral in launching the agency’s Diversity & Inclusion group and lends her creative and production skills to LUNA MKE, which supports the Latinx arts community in Milwaukee.
Cole Quamme, Senior Editor, Director, Cinematographer
Cole helps lead Bader Rutter’s internal studio group serving as senior editor as well as directing and shooting projects for the agency’s entire client list. At his previous agency, he helped develop their internal creative studio group and partnered with creative teams working across their agency network of New York, Chicago, Phoenix and Milwaukee. He has delivered award-winning work for clients, including Corona, Porsche, BRP Motorsports, Johnsonville Sausage and Evinrude Outboard Motors. He’s always maintained a foot in the independent film world as well as shooting and directing shorts and music videos that have been featured in the film-festival world. Cole also has been an accomplished musician for over 20 years.
Elliot Jackson, Editor
Elliot is a long-tenured editor in Bader Rutter’s internal studio group who brings problem-solving creativity and a strength in 2D animation to a wide slate of client projects. He has created great work for every client at the agency and recently led an effort for the Milwaukee Bucks on the global NBA sales stage by directly pitching some of the biggest CMOs in the world through video storytelling for the team. He has a wealth of experience through years of diverse freelance projects and learned the critical speed needed while at Milwaukee’s NBC affiliate. Whether it is capturing the heartbreak and hope of the local community, telling stories of farming tradition for Bader Rutter, or supporting efforts in production to contribute to the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Milwaukee, Elliot brings an artful approach to every single project.
We’re happy to report that this team is back at shooting content in real life. We’ve been vetting the scope and variables of production for safety to bring production back for our clients. Recent projects have taken our team to Wisconsin, Iowa, Minnesota and Missouri over the past few months.