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

While some know her as Nicole Swedlow the hip cats at UC Davis remember her prolific run as music wizard DJ Dorothy Gale, host of a late night music show on the college’s local radio station. Nicole left her alter ego behind and filled the void with knowledge of Star Wars, Harry Potter and a never-ending love for her dog Elsie. In her downtime between feeding her coffee and travel addictions, Nicole can be found telling the driest of jokes known to the human race. Nicole Swedlow is a reader, a scholar on ska music and most importantly a really radical friend and person.

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).

Amy Silliman

Head of Production

Amy Silliman's dreams of being in film production began at an early age. She would illustrate storyboards of parody shorts starring her animals. Years later, Amy developed a strong connection to the other side and receives the occasional visits from her late pups (spooky). A film connoisseur, Amy’s favorite movie is Jurassic Park… the original, obviously, but she does appreciate Chris Pratt’s iconic performance (am I right, ladies?). The happiest day of Amy's life was the day her daughter, Alexis, was born. It was her dream to raise Alexis in the woods to become a bad ass assassin child; instead, Amy and Lexi binge watch Attack on Titan together…from the couch. A Jill of all trades, Amy has worked on every type of project under the sun, even traveling around the world and producing internationally (she’s pretty cool). Amy has been producing for “a long time,” working with Youtubers before Youtube was even a thing #influencer. To maintain maximum productivity at Anthem Films, Amy shot guns red bulls (lol, you think I’m joking). Fun Fact: Amy loves zombies, and she sometimes falls asleep to the soothing sounds of groaning and gnashing from The Walking Dead. #glenndeservedbetter

Chris Fleck

Senior Director of PNW

Not only does he go by Fleck, he doesn't want you to forget it.

May Iosotaluno

Creative Producer

May Iosotaluno’s father once told her that her name means “little sister, lonely moon”, and ever since — she’s never been more on brand. Born and raised in the city of Angels, May is inherently cultured, chic, and chill. Some say she peaked in high school when she was on the Oprah show for winning an essay contest, but May was just getting started. After graduating USC Film School, she made her mark in the art department at Pixar in the bay area (represent). Like a whisper in the wind, May heard LA calling for her return, so she joined the content team at Snapchat. To fuel her wanderlust, May made a promise to herself to travel every year. Most recently, she’s explored Patagonia, Vietnam, Shanghai, Berlin, and Japan (just to name a few). As an ice breaker, her go-to facts include her inability to whistle or swim well… which eerily resembles Kate Winslet a la Rose circa Titanic #neverletgojack.

Paul Giacomazzi

Jr. Creative Director

Pauly Giacomazzi is an OG ‘93 Leo, Cancer cusp, and that’s about as relevant as it gets. The youngest with three older sisters, Paul suffers from “youngest child syndrome” which means he’s highly social, confident, creative, and adept at getting others to do things for him. Growing up in Gilroy, CA, Paul is haunted by the question, “have you ever been to the Gilroy Garlic Festival?!” The answer: Once, and he hated it. Sprinting from his garlic heritage, Paul moved to Los Angeles to chase his dreams of living in the big city. Since then, he’s made it his mission to embody his millennial hipster truth. This means: Coffee, black. Whiskey, neat. Floral shirts and floral IPAs. Living in an instagram filtered world, Paul’s always chasing the light for an urban photo shoot. Wanna hang? You can catch Paul at any karaoke bar singing his heart out to “Semi-Charmed Life” by the Third Eye Blind.

Gabriel Younes

Creative 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

Editor

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.

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