At Northwoods, we use cutting-edge technology paired with a wild array of experiences to develop marketing solutions tailored to fit your brand’s image.
Kyle Niezgoda | CEO and Executive Producer
I’m Kyle Niezgoda, CEO and Executive Producer at Northwoods Revolution. Chicagoland has always been home to me and Loyola University Chicago became my alma mater. There, I studied the litigation analytics of Intellectual Property and went on to work in copyright, trademark and patent for Kirkland & Ellis. I’ve produced award winning marketing campaigns, international documentaries and promotional material for world renown artists.
At the end of the day my proudest endeavor has been building the brand of Northwoods Revolution with my two incredibly talented business partners Charlie Driscoll and Bryan Racine. Producing for Northwoods and building the Northwoods brand has been an opportunity to do everything I love and more. They say the greatest things come when you least expect them. Well, the leap from my position in corporate America to small business owner certainly arrived unexpectedly but, I wake up every morning ecstatic about what we will create that day.
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Charlie Driscoll | President and Chief Content Officer
From shooting documentaries in Greece, Zambia, Russia, and Ukraine to directing commercial shoots in Chicago, Austin, and New York, I have a wide array of experiences and knowledge to bring to any production as a cinematographer or director.
If I were a prime lens, I would be an old 24mm Cooke from the ’80s; solid build, extreme clarity, and if you open me up all the way you will see all the beautiful imperfections that make me a unique and powerful tool in your creative arsenal. All jokes aside, I can be a great leader and a great follower. My experiences as a co-owner of the Chicago production company Northwoods Revolution and servicing internationally recognized brands have taught me the value of being able to both give and take direction, and deliver solid, professional results no matter what.
Bryan Racine| Vice President and Chief Creative Officer
Even before I graduated I was shooting major ad campaigns across the country. While my classmates were arguing about the merits of shooting film over digital, I was learning commercial fashion photography under the mentorship of one of the industry’s best. I should have the phrase “hit the ground running” tattooed on my forearm.
Cinematography has always inspired me as it is the perfect marriage of art and science. Plus, master of light just sounds pretty cool on a resume. I am also an award winning director but, all of my projects start with a solid backbone of lighting and camerawork. I am also one of Northwoods’ lead editors and one of my greatest strengths is my ability to conceptualize a project from beginning to end.
I have an insatiable lust for life and I try to embody both the part of the comic relief and the fearless leader when appropriate. I read, write and exercise every day and other than that I simply try to remain humble in my efforts and fearless in my approach.