WHO WE ARE
Here at the Cabin we love what we do. We’re storytellers and image makers by trade. Whether it’s that of a company or an individual, we strive to tell authentic stories.
From product videos to personal documentaries, we believe each project has its own voice and we tailor each of our productions to meet the needs of our clients.
Commercial • Documentary • Corporate
Behind the scenes, we’re always working on passion projects. We produce and direct feature length and short documentaries that have screened both across the country and internationally.
Told through the eye’s of the event’s patrons, "Vannin’" takes you into the sun drenched world of “show-fields”, “puppy truckers”, and the enigmatic “two percent” movement; offering a entertaining all access look into a unique and often forgotten American subculture that saw it’s rapid rise and fall in the late 1970’s. "Vannin'" - A documentary about vans, vanners, and the custom van movement. (2014 - 60 minutes) www.vanninmovie.com
Featured New Release on Amazon Prime! Summer 2018
Hill Climb offers a candid look into the nearly 100 year tradition of the Mt. Garfield All Pro Motorcycle Hillclimb. The film is a snapshot of the riders, their bikes, and the enthusiasts that camp out on the shores of Lake Michigan for this exciting historic event.
(2017 - 11 Minutes) www.hillclimbdoc.com
Throughout the 1970s, brothers Jerry and Jeff Kellogg of Muskegon, Michigan were a force to be reckoned with in the sport of marathon canoe racing. rowing up along the north branch of the Au Sable River as second generation paddlers, the brothers won their first local race as teenagers and never looked back.
The brothers took home consecutive wins in the 120 mile Au Sable Canoe Marathon; all while battling 15 hours of steady paddling through the night. Their contribution to the sport of canoe racing set new standards for racers to come with over a decade worth of top 5 finishes.
(2018 - 19 Minutes) www.northbranchdoc.com
The year is 1977 and the custom van movement was at full-tilt-boogie. Midwest Vans Ltd. was a club at the center of everything. Over 500 members strong and with multiple chapters, Midwest Vans set out to throw a truck-in to best all truck-ins. At a small campground in Monticello, Indiana, they set about building a ramshackle resort town around a small pond they christened "Sleeze Lake". They expected a few thousand people and a good time. When over 6000 vans and upwards of 20,000 people showed up that's when the sh*t hit the fan! Sleeze Lake: the greatest party you've never heard of.
(2019 - 50 Minutes) www.sleezelake.com
The goal of The Skatepark-Concrete Dreams is to make a positive difference in peoples’ communities through the medium of action sports and the public spaces that facilitate them. The series shows a skatepark being created from conception to completion in three segments taking place over a decade. Using verite documentary footage, interviews, archival video, and photos of community meetings and fundraisers, we create an engaging storyline that shows how dreams can become reality even if the obstacles are many.
Paulina Jimenez, Villa Park IL resident, artist and super-mom, becomes this Chicago suburbs most passionate yet unassuming skateboarding advocate. With zero experience in municipal activism, she arms herself with the Tony Hawk Public Skatepark Development Guide and fervently rallies local skateboarders, businesses, and residents to support fundraising efforts for a new community skatepark. Concrete Dreams profiles Paulina as she enthusiastically navigates the often bumpy road of Village Board meetings, funding sources, and deadlines, all in an effort to create a safe space for her son and the community to skate.
(2019 - 52 Minutes) www.concretedreams.tv
Chicago, IL, 60647