MINNEAPOLIS, MN – Inspired by the creative vision of Gregory Shultz, founder of award-winning Gasket Studios, a new venture has been launched: Engines Running. An international team of award-winning directors and new media visionaries, Engines Running is a unique collaboration of creative souls whose talents range from filmmaking, photography, animation, visual effects, virtual reality, and creative concepting.
The initial brainchild of Shultz, Engines Running was born from seeing a gap in the industry. Bucking the traditional creative process of top-down ideas, Engines Running embraces the hive mind. If two heads are better than one, then five heads are better than two, and by bringing in experts and artists from various disciplines, Engines Running's clients get to tap into a wealth of possibility and creative know-how.
“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.”
"The creative landscape is always evolving,” adds Director Brian 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," sums up Bradley.
Part of Engines Running is F:30 Films, a collective of directors from all over the world.