We may be motley, but we are a crew.

ANTHEM Films is a start-to-finish film production company creating harmony between sound, image, and graphics. Since 2009, Anthem Films has been creating feature films, music videos, commercials, and promotional content for a wide spectrum of clients. With our team of directors, graphic artists, and editors we can tackle any project you throw at us.

The Team

DJay Brawner

Founder

DJay Brawner is a Chicago born, San Francisco native, and current Los Angeles resident. His soul filled with the desire to rock, he toured the United States in a terrible Ska Punk Band. Ready for the next level, he toured Europe in his much better Punk Band. Next, he ran NewBandTV for 3 years, setting the internet on fire with a syndicated music video channel and hours of never seen again content. He is quite sarcastic and dishes out a lot of shit, but you’ll find he can’t take any shit himself. It’s a double standard, and DJay is sorry, but not sorry about it. His career in film started as a PA working on the sets of his favorite bands. Now, DJay is producing or directing projects for his favorite bands, brands, and actors. That’s what’s up! As exciting as the hustle is, it just wasn’t enough, and something was missing. That was until the birth of his daughter Brixton (named after a Clash song). To supplement the amount of energy he requires to balance a 1-year-old daughter and Anthem films, DJay ingests Mexican Food at least 8 times a week and has an IV of cold-brew stuck in his veins.

Nicole Swedlow

General Manager/Controller

Nicole began her career as a college radio DJ, DJ Dorothy Gale. By day, she was a seemingly average student just trying to pass her Introduction to Psychology class like everybody else. By night, she turned it up as DJ Dorothy Gale, an alternate personality she embodied who served Wizard of Oz realness. Although her DJ days are over, Nicole’s still got the beat worse than the Go Go’s. You can find her angry dancing through the office harder than Kevin Bacon in Footloose. Nicole suffers from a severe coffee addiction and major wanderlust, which is why she has yet to live in the same place for more than five years. On quieter evenings, she plays the cello for her boxer, Elsie, whom she loves more than most people. Nicole is really great at telling jokes, but if you ask Elsie… well, that’s a matter of opinion and personal taste. There are endless intriguing facts about Nicole, but who’s she trying to impress?

Blake Greenbaum

Executive Producer

Blake Greenbaum was born and raised in Baltimore, Maryland. Ever since he was a boy, Blake has always dreamt of the big city life. With 3 bucks, 2 bags, and 1 Blake, he hit the road to make his dreams come true. His journey has brought him all around the world enriching his soul with culture “Eat. Pray. Love.” style. Blake spent two years living abroad in Rome where he became a fluent speaker of Italian. With his time in Italy, he explored his love for cooking as an amateur chef; learning how to cook dishes such as gnocchi, eggplant parmigiana, and Tiramisu. Abroad, his German citizenship allows him to say “deuces” to his fellow Americans and utilize the less crowded European citizen line at customs. Back in the States, Blake’s first job in entertainment was as a PA on The Wire (his favorite show to this very day). Want to meet Blake for coffee?! Keep in mind, Blake only expects the best of the best when it comes to coffee (but he’s not a snob about it).

Gabriel Younes

Creatve Producer

At the age of 17, Gabe Younes was “let go” from his hometown record store for giving himself a discount on a Bright Eyes’ CD. He thought it was a pretty kick ass way to get fired, but his mother surely didn’t. That same year, he attended the Denver Warped Tour and witnessed some pour soul break their leg in the mosh pit. The trauma from the experience made him question how Punk he truly was (not very). Rather, if given a choice between The Beatles and The Beach Boys, Gabe would choose The Kinks because, “they really deserve more love, right?” And for all of you dying to know, Gabriel is a lover, not a fighter. With that said, his favorite things include long walks on the beach in the moonlight, ferris wheels, county fairs, broken down cars, tales of suburban tragedy, 1960’s soul music, 80’s New Wave, The French New Wave, and most new waves for that matter.

Brett Solem

Post Supervisor

On Monday nights you can find Brett supporting his local residency bands. On other nights, you can also find him watching B movies and grind house films at vintage movie theaters such as The Vista and New Beverly. You’ve never heard of them? He’s not surprised… Solem’s favorite film is in fact Blade Runner and feels if you’ve yet to see this movie then you should probably just end yourself. Brett collects vintage digital watches, so he always knows when it’s time for breakfast tacos and double shot americanos from Homestate. Get on his level, people. Spontaneous and unpredictable, he takes off to Joshua tree every chance he gets. If you don’t feel completely incompetent about your life, he’s edited feature films…11 of them. Brett has one single weakness, and that is his inability to whistle. Although, try not to mention it. He has serious FOMO about it, for he could never whistle along to ‘Young Folks’ by Peter Bjorn and John.

Abigail West

Executive Assistant

Abigail suffers from Middle Child Syndrome which makes her to feel left out or neglected in almost any situation.This leads her to misbehave to get attention, work as little as possible, and not participate unless told to do so. On the other hand, she is very creative, goes with the flow, and is the office peacemaker! Yas, middle children! Her disability is the reason she solely lives off of PB&J, cereal, and pizza. Don’t worry! Abigail dances away those nasty carbs as she spends most nights and weekends frequenting at EDM concerts and festivals. You’ll always find Abigail living life on the edge of that bass drop and capturing the moment with subpar photos. Because life is always better when it’s “shot on the iPhone 6”. On more low key nights, Abigail loves curling up on the couch to watch cheesy movies. She has yet to see Star Wars - or almost any movie pre 1994.

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