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 | Craft Service
Leah Warshawski is a director, producer, and adventure-seeker who lives mostly out of her suitcase. Her career in film 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 documentary (BIG SONIA, 2016) is more personal, and features her 91-year old grandmother Sonia – “national treasure”, Holocaust survivor, and Diva. Leah’s personal journey (over six years of production) is the inspiration for her recent TedX Talk called “How Do We Cope with the Trauma We Didn’t Experience?” Leah is also the co-executive producer for the feature documentary PERSONHOOD (2017-18). 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 is a Director, Editor, and Cameraman, who mostly lives for carrying Leah’s suitcase. With over 25 years experience on projects around the globe, Todd is the gear head and true craftsman at Inflatable Film: 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.
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?