HOW WE WORK
Inflatable Film is a full service film and video production company based in Seattle, Sun Valley (ID) and Maui. We work with projects from initial concept and development all the way through post-production and distribution. We specialize in unique and intimate storytelling around the globe, with over 50 years combined experience in the film / video industry. We have filmed in more than 30 countries and pride ourselves on working in remote locations with limited resources. In the last 10 years, Inflatable Film has attended more than 75 film festivals (and counting) around the globe. We scale our team based on each project and enjoy collaborating from the very beginning (development) through the very end (distribution & outreach) to make sure your work is seen.
Our work includes a variety of genres and formats:
• Branded Entertainment
• Feature Documentaries
• Narrative Films
• Reality Television
• Corporate Films
• Web Series
Our company motto we live by is “Work Hard. Play Hard. Give Back”.
Executive Producer | Producer | Director | Impact Producer | Craft Service
Leah’s film career began in Hawaii working in the marine department for shows like LOST and HAWAII, where she learned from some of the most experienced and humble Watermen on the planet. Her first feature film, FINDING HILLYWOOD (2013) profiles the beginning of the film industry in Rwanda and screened at more than 70 film festivals around the world. In tandem with the film’s release, she co-founded rwandafilm.org a “LinkedIn” for Rwandan filmmakers to help find work in the industry, supported by Bpeace and The Academy of Motion Pictures. Leah’s most recent feature documentary (BIG SONIA, 2016) features her 94-year old grandmother Sonia – “national treasure”, Holocaust survivor, and Diva. Winner of 23 awards and qualified for an Academy Award in 2017. Leah’s personal journey is the inspiration for her TedX Talk called How Do We Cope with the Trauma We Didn’t Experience? and the subject of a chapter she wrote for Soul Success, a #1 best-selling book on Amazon. Leah holds a certiciate in Social Impact Strategy from UPenn, as well as a specialization Positive Psychology, as well as being a Covid Compliance Officer. Leah values authenticity, loyalty, grit, and gratitude. When she’s not on a plane, you can find her sitting in patch of sunlight, dreaming of whales. For a full credit list, please visit IMDB.
Director | DP | Editor | Post-Supervisor | Motion Graphics | Spirit Sherpa
Todd Soliday has over 25 years experience on projects around the globe. He’s a gear-head and true craftsman: directing, filming, editing, animating, and post-supervising feature films, short films, corporate films (Starbucks, Red-Bull Media House, Microsoft, Amazon, T-Mobile, etc), and music documentaries for major networks and corporations. Both a technical expert in the field and a passionate leader, Todd is happiest outside, with camera in hand, OR engaged with a team of talented artists. For Todd, BIG SONIA (2016) was the ultimate: co-directing, editing and shooting this entire film, then collaborating with some of the most gifted musicians and visual artists in the world was the culmination of his filmmaking dream. Other recent documentary feature projects include OUT OF LUCK (2016), THE BREACH (2015), FINDING HILLYWOOD (2013), PLATINUM: THE MT. BAKER LEGENDARY BANKED SLALOM (2007) and VOYAGE: ALONE ACROSS THE ATLANTIC (2006 series and pilot). Todd is a multi-Emmy award winner and in 2015 was honored with a month-long fellowship at the Rockefeller Foundation in Bellagio, Italy. Avid mountain biker, snowboarder, diver, surfer, and world-traveler, Todd’s hunger for the backcountry and passion for adventure drives his documentary storytelling. When he does take a break, he can be found in the forest, chopping wood for Leah.
We offer consulting services that are specific to each project’s needs and budget. Our specialties include:
• Film Festivals
• Distribution & Outreach
• Film Budgeting
• Social Media Impact for Film
• International Production
• Graphics & Animation Branding Packages
If you would like to book Leah Warshawski for a speaking appearance or lecture, please contact Beth at Samara Lectures. Rates vary depending on event.
View Leah’s TEDxTalk: How do you cope with the trauma you didn’t experience?