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Our mission: create compelling content that moves the needle for our clients.

We’re changing the game of commercial and corporate branded video by creating content that provides real value for our clients. Our motto? Engage, Educate and Entertain. We believe in the power of visual storytelling, no matter what business you’re in. This is branded video content unlike anything you’ve experienced before.

What Indirap does

We work with brands to conceptualize and produce video content that most effectively sells their products and services. This includes initial creative/collaboration with brands, scripting, storyboarding, on site production, post-production, motion graphics and VFX. Our expertise includes commercials, interviews, brand overviews, real estate content, product promotion, 360 & VR content, event coverage, training, livestreaming, aerial cinematography and beyond.

Why partner with Indirap

No matter what the ask, our team will jump right to it. We strive to understand your business challenges and goals so we can adequately address your needs. From start to finish, the Indirap team works 24/7 so we can deliver an outstanding video on-time and on-budget.

Where to find Indirap

Wherever you are. Indirap is a brand without boundaries, servicing clients around the globe.
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We Are Indirap

Julian Tillotson

Founder & Executive Producer

Julian Tillotson is the driving force behind the INDIRAP brand.  With over a decade of creative development, video production, editorial and entrepreneurial experience, he has redefined the look, vibe and feel of what modern day business and real estate content marketing is.  He’s launched brand campaigns for some of the biggest brands, in every industry you can think of.   With a thorough understanding of brand identities, digital marketing, sales strategies, media buying and ad campaign creation, Julian prides himself on creating content that not only looks good, but actually drives your sales & marketing goals across the finish line. 

In his spare time Julian enjoys listening to rap and techno/house music, traveling the globe, cycling/hiking, building businesses and pushing his mind and body to the limit.

Peter House

Senior Producer

House is definitely a ninja when it comes to making the magic happen.  He’s produced for the best in business from coast to coast and is one of the most dedicated production professionals you’ll ever meet.  With a background in traditional photography and music engineering, he brings an extra dimension of visual and acoustic mastery to every project he spearheads.  Peter delivers a fine blend of professionalism and casualness in all stages of production, both on and off set.

Lydia Smyth

Creative Director

Lydia Smyth joined INDIRAP in 2016, forming the Creative Director role, and adding an element in the process that creates a seamless path from first meeting to final delivery.  She’s a creative powerhouse, with the ability to turn a brand’s goals and messaging into impactful narratives, cinematic concepts, and production ready plans. She handles all aspects of project development from scripting to logistics, with an attention to detail and knowledge of branding, video and social media strategy that ensures each project is executed at the highest level. She guides each client through the experience and translates the project vision in an accessible way, making even newcomers to video and social media content feel prepared and enthusiastic.

Zack Bakewell

Cinematographer & Editor

Zack Bakewell is a hard worker willing to take on any role that is needed of him.   Growing up around skateboarding, art, and music really changed the way he looks at the world and he likes to bring that into his work. Whether it be cinematography, editing, or production support, he brings his best to the table.  Zack received a Bachelor’s degree in the film program at Columbia College in 2012 and has been been making his way in the industry since.   His work has ranged from high profile shoots with companies like Gatorade and Lexus to shooting music videos and commercials for up and coming companies.  He always displays professionalism and a keen attention to detail on whatever project comes his way.   Always changing and looking for ways to improve his work, he aims to be an irreplaceable asset to the team.  

Chris Jon Conti

Editor

Chris Jon Conti is a Post-Production master. With over a decade of experience, he’s honed the skill of bringing a story to life and using top tier techniques to market brands. From editing to VFX to custom motion graphics and animation, Chris has a myriad of tricks up his sleeve to take content to the next level. He’s constantly updating and upgrading his repertoire to stay on the cutting edge of design. Chris doesn’t just put clips together in a sequence. He pushes boundaries and opens doors to unseen avenues – at times even breaking the laws of physics – to create content that surpasses limits. In his spare time, Chris enjoys working on projects that put the spotlight on social issues, uplifting and celebrating Black lives.

Deepu Thomas

Director of Marketing

Deepu Thomas is well-versed in the digital marketing and advertising space and he hopes to use that knowledge to take INDIRAP to a new level. His background includes working with growing startups and small to mid-sized businesses, which has helped him to understand what exactly their pain points are and create actionable marketing strategies that meet and exceed expectations. From creating successful social media accounts and email marketing campaigns to paid advertising, designing websites, increasing SEO and providing valuable data and analytics, Deepu has mastered the marketing landscape and continues to innovate and bring new ideas to the table.

Sarah Spiro

Director of Social Media

Joining the team as a Creative Content and Branding Manager, Sarah’s contributions to INDIRAP’s social media and content marketing strategy were instrumental in elevating the brand’s digital marketing presence.

Since its inception, Sarah has worked with the team to build, develop and refine INDIRAP Social Club. Tasked with providing a wide variety of clients with innovative, creative content and social media, she has stepped into roles including account, project and social media management.

Sarah studied Journalism and Public Relations at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and enjoys reading, watching documentaries and taking care of her growing plant collection.

Jon Burke

VP of Brand Management

Jon has been working in business development for the past 6 years since graduating from DePaul University with a degree in marketing and Chinese.

He is a naturally born creative and spends his free time as a musician and audio engineer, working with a multitude of artists throughout Chicago. His passion for people and creative problem solving are what led him to INDIRAP. He straddles both brain hemispheres and is an asset to our team by helping our clients bring their video dreams to fruition–allowing their brand to live and breathe more aesthetically in the world.

Chris Costoso

Photographer

Bio coming soon.

Christian Heinzel

Editor/Photographer

Born and raised in Chicagoland, Christian Heinzel grew up searching for new ways to capture the world around him. It started out with a small Canon t3i, then grew into film and disposables, and now Christian can master any and all lenses. He’s been capturing and editing his own films and photographs since he was 15, and he now holds a degree in Film Production from DePaul University. Through his talent for editing, Christian brings life to both a still and moving image; he can turn even the bland into something brilliant. 

He’s freelanced all over Chicago, capturing everything from small concerts to music festivals, self portraits to group gatherings, and graduation celebrations to large weddings. His work has been featured in Brooklyn Vegan, Transverso media, and ANCHR Magazine. He’s photographed musicians such as The National, Billie Eilish, and his personal favorite, LCD Soundsystem. 

Christian started out at Indirap in early 2019, and continues to bring his many years of creative experience into his various projects as a Video Editor and Photographer. With an eye for aesthetics, Christian never fails to capture the extraordinary in the ordinary.

Paul Hadish

Cinematographer

Paul is from Ames, IA, where he graduated from Iowa State University in 2018. Fast forward to now, he has traveled around the country creating a wide range of content for leading brands. With a background in design and film, Paul has the eye for delivering high quality polished content that is both captivating and visually appealing. He displays his professionalism and skill in every stage of the production process and always delivers at a high level.

Mark Anthony

Graphic Designer

He may not look like it, but he’s a crazy combination of United States Marine and insane creative problem solver. After being born into a military family in Chicago, he lived all over the world with his mother as an Army brat. Moving back to settle in Chicago, he decided to serve his country after his 3rd year in college. While in the corps he trained, fought and defended stateside and in Afghanistan. Now, his position isn’t about saving lives but he’s still making them better. From the battle field to 10 years in advertising he creates nonstop. Only this time, he’s using killer strategies to develop the best designs possible with INDIRAP. His weapons of choice, any Adobe product. wacom tablets and laptops. Hoorah!

CJ O'Brien

VP of Sales

“If you believe you receive” CJ was raised by a single mother with the belief if you want it, you have to go get it.

CJ is an advertising, marketing and sales industry veteran with over six years of experience working with small to Fortune 500 companies. He thoroughly understands story selling and always finds creative ways for businesses to connect with consumers through multiple touch points. He is a natural at helping brands develop quality content that tells their story and peaks engagement with their consumers. CJ is especially skilled at working with sales and marketing teams to refine their process and use video/interactive content to build better relationships and increase sales.

Kerry Gudjonis

Copywriter

Getting her start in the local non-profit sector and working her way up from a bartender to the Marketing Coordinator for a small music venue and restaurant, Kerry has always known exactly what a brand needs and how to deliver it. Since joining us in November of 2019, Kerry has developed both long and short digital content and copy for INDIRAP and our wide range of clients. A lover of learning, she has become a master of crafting impactful copy for just about any industry. Seriously. Any industry. Her favorite part of the job is the endless opportunities to immerse herself in new brands and tell their story just as they want it to be told.

Her current passions: Mental health advocacy, stiff drinks, The Office, and extra pickles on burgers.

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