Ruckus Factory Digital Studios is a Chicago-based creative content incubator and production house. BUT ... we're not just a run-of-the-mill production company that only makes very pretty pictures (though we do that too).
We have years of big media and data journalism experience, where we spent our time fighting for the right eyeballs for every story; an approach we'll bring to your content. We're battle-tested, unafraid to follow our gut, and won't hesitate to tell you if an idea sucks--though we promise we'll do it in a tactful way.
In short, we're passionate realists who let data, innovation, and our instinct fuel our big thinking. In an overcrowded digital video space, we're the people you want to work with.
Let's nerd out over your video content strategy, shall we?
Ruckus Factory Digital Studios was founded by Justin Allen, who serves as CEO & Head of Content. His specialty is short-form news, comedy, and documentary development and production. Shortly after forming Ruckus Factory, he launched the studio's "Artist in Residence" program with a goal of developing pilots and shorts with "nearly there" comedy talent in Chicago for national syndication.
Julie Svetcoff leads the client division as Executive Producer of Branded Content, overseeing the production and delivery of high-quality custom content, on budget and on time. She is a master of moving parts, natural wrangler, and strongly believes that if you want to effectively engage your audience, the value in what you’re putting out there weighs just as much as the presentation, production quality, and style of that content as well. In short, she makes sure your branded content doesn't look like branded content.
The pair has worked together for more than six years, and between them, they've produced TV shows and digital shorts, comedies, documentaries and branded features, that were (and still are) syndicated nationally on CBS, FOX, NBC, the CW, Tribune Broadcasting stations, the Huffington Post, Yahoo!, the Chicago Sun-Times, the Associated Press and many others.