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Founded in 2002, Phlewid Films has carved a niche as a provider of premium branded original content for the Motorsports industry.
Director Matthew Sanders began his career in 2000 by simply making videos for friends who were into cars and motorcycles. He grew up with a passion for motorcycles, cars, and movies so it was a natural evolution of his interests. His videos became well known for a style which made them exciting and fun to watch. It quickly became apparent that this was something he truly enjoyed and in 2002, he formed a company with fellow enthusiast Bradley Allan. The two started producing a DVD video series called “LINES” to showcase the greatest motorcycle roads in the Pacific Northwest.
“LINES” was a great success with the local audience but Matthew could see the emerging potential of the Internet to bring his videos to a vast audience. He had a vision to make online videos for OEM’s and motor-sports companies with a focus on brand elevation.
In 2004, Matthew was offered a full-time position at the fledgeling motorcycle apparel brand, Icon Motosports. Working directly under Icon’s Creative Director, Kurt Walter, he was soon given free reign to implement a video marketing campaign for the company. This was the time when he really cut his teeth as a video maker and quickly proved his concept of brand-elevating online videography. The success of the videos he created at Icon helped the brand rise to the top of the motorcycle industry and they remain some of the most-viewed motorcycle videos of all time.
In 2012, Matthew left his full-time position with Icon and began focusing on Phlewid Films. The company's mission is the same... creating content people choose to watch because it is truly entertaining, original, and fun. The emphasis is placed on elevating brands rather than selling individual products. The idea is to put the audience in the moment and leave them wanting more when it's over. Since that time, Phlewid Films has created numerous videos which have been viewed many millions of times online.
Phlewid Films has worked with companies including: Icon Motosports, Triumph Motorcycles, Brammo Motorcycles, Nike, Adidas, World of Speed, Dodge, Monster Energy, Castrol, Victory Motorcycles, Toyota, Subaru, and GoPro. We have created several National TV spots and content for national motor-sports programming, as well as working on Hollywood feature film projects. Our work as been featured on many popular websites and has made top rankings on YouTube many times. We have many happy clients and most importantly, happy viewers, which makes us VERY happy.
Phlewid Films strives to break new ground rather than trying to duplicate the work of others. It is about taking on a challenge. It is about working with big thinkers and people who want more than the status quo. Beyond artistic creativity, one of Phlewid Films' greatest strengths comes from the ability to produce stunning results on very tight budgets. Our production capabilities can be scaled to meet any budget objective. It is our passion for making films which drives us and we simply won’t settle for anything less than awesome.