Your message doesn’t simply need to “cut through.” That’s a given.
It needs to resonate. Captivate. Delight. It needs to spark a conversation and move a relationship forward.
We are Anchor Films, and we’re here to help you do exactly that.
Anchor Films was founded by Matt Ayers and Brian Myers in 2012. With an entrepreneurial spirit, we’ve been able to bring a unique approach to production in the Midwest and across the country. Often co-directing, we find that four eyes can be better than two—that is, if you’re interested in compelling, memorable and fuss-free productions. MORE
Let's talk a little more about the heart of this company. We're driven by story. We believe in relationships, and we make decisions with intentionality and a sense of purpose.
Most importantly, we’re passionate about doing great things together—with you and for you. Don’t just think of us as executors; think of us as collaborators.
Anchor Films works with ad agencies or directly with businesses to provide a no-nonsense approach to production. We’re committed to helping our clients discover and refine the key messages they must deliver, with a generous helping of fresh ideas along the way.
Web Bring your online presence to life with our unique brand of storytelling. Whether introducing your services or launching a web campaign, working with Anchor Films means collaboration, precision, and authentic narratives crafted with care. Whether introducing your services or launching a web campaign, bring your online presence to life with our unique brand of storytelling.
Broadcast You’ve got a few short seconds to create a connection and tell your story – let’s make them count. We work with you to hone your message and convey it with clarity, with superior execution and attention to even the smallest of details. You’ve got a few short seconds to create a connection – let’s make them count. We’ll work with you to hone your message and convey it with clarity.
Timelapse Sometimes, your story has parts so big you need a special tool to showcase their scope and scale. Timelapse photography can do just that, and it happens to be one of our specialties. Some stories require special tools to showcase their scope and scale. Lucky for you, timelapse is one of our specialties.
Motion Motion Graphics can outline complex processes, help deliver an idea that’s more on the conceptual side, or dress up traditional video footage. We keep them in our hip pocket for just such occasions. Motion Graphics can outline complex processes, deliver conceptual ideas, and dress up video footage. We keep them in our hip pocket for just such occasions.
Side Projects We don’t just do this stuff on the clock – we live it. And sometimes we discover a story so good we can’t help but tell it. We approach these stories the only way we know how – with an eye for the exceptional and a tireless dedication to quality. We don’t just do this stuff on the clock – we live it. And sometimes we discover a story so good we can’t help but tell it.
The Anchor Films blog is home to behind-the-scenes insight, final cuts that sing, and real examples of what it’s like to work with a team that’s intently focused on creating great work.
We wanted to make sure that our love of community, creativity and craftsmanship spilled over into our everyday work–so we spent countless hours renovating an old candy factory in our hometown into a modern, loft-style studio where we can do things the way they’re supposed to be done. Great things can happen anywhere, and they do right here. Every day.
But it’s more than that. It’s a place for live painting and food trucks, your favorite band and The Next Big Thing. We’re dreaming up the best events we can think of and making them happen here.
Because why should big cities get all the good stuff?