Iron Mountain Films is a group of highly creative, hands on, no nonsense filmmakers specializing in television commercials and high-impact marketing videos. Iron Mountain Films is known for it’s creativity and visual chops. Considered a “boutique” production house, IMF uses creative solutions and a personal passion for visual, auditory and psychic stimulation rather than huge budgets to bring magic to the screen. Along with television spots, their corporate and government work has been very successful in communicating their clients’ messages in meeting rooms and classrooms around the world.
Twin brothers, Richard and Michael Malmberg head the company serving as director/writer and producer/cinematographer respectively. IMF offers stem-to-stern production, from conception to post, to government entities, advertising agencies and corporations.
In just the past couple of years we’ve done pieces for HP, Cisco, CNET Networks, Lam Research, SMUD, Cemex, State of California, even the Irish Development Agency. The company’s list of regional television commercials over the past 16 years includes Access Dental, AT&T, DriveHealthy.com, Surewest Wireless, Northern California Chevrolet & Cadillac Dealers, Cellular One, Delta Dental, and the Sierra Pacific Power Company.
We are a full service production company, from pre-production through post. With an offices in Oakland and Sacramento, we’ve been serving Northern California for over twenty years. We’ve shot extensively in 35mm film as well as Red, CineAlta and DSLRs.
Mike’s cinematography credits includes Stolen Moments (feature film), Dark Pool, (web series), Microsoft, PG&E, Hewlett-Packard, (corporate), AT&T, Access Dental, California Office of Traffic Safety, California Community Colleges and Sierra Pacific Power (TV spots). Equally comfortable in 35mm and HD video, he has lit and shot hundreds of promotional, documentary, educational and commercial productions for Iron Mountain Films, including award-winning demos for Scitex Digital Video.
Michael serves as producer and director of photography. His notable work includes shooting for Madonna’s “Borderline” video, several movies for HBO, TV spots for Eukanuba, Kia, Chevrolet Lumina, Miller’s Outpost, a series of television commercials for SMUD, an ongoing series of corporate videos for Pacific Gas & Electric, an award-winning video for the California Attorney General’s Office, the webisode series, “Dark Pool” and Hard Copy.
Richard has directed television commercials for AT&T, Surewest Wireless, Chevy Lumina, Sierra Pacific Power, Citifare Transit, Sacramento Bee, Heart Federal, Harrah’s, and Northern California Cadillac. He wrote and directed a video for Spruce Technologies as well as Abekas Video Systems, Scitex Digital Video, and imMix which won AV Video Magazine’s Producer’s Award.
His work has also included political commercials as well as PSA’s for the League of Women Voter’s, California Office of Traffic Safety, and award-winning spots for the California Student Aid Commission. He also served as a director on “America’s Most Wanted“.
Starting as an actor, Richard has performed in local and regional theatre in Santa Barbara, Sacramento and Denver, including several roles with the Colorado Shakespeare Festival. For three years, Richard wrote and performed his own comedy act in top clubs in Denver, Boulder and San Francisco.
Richard began creating commercials as an audio engineer and voice talent. He also performed in front of the cameras in two national television commercials for Clorox. He remains in demand as a voice talent for radio and television commercials across the country. Richard graduated with honors from the University of California at Santa Barbara in Dramatic Arts.
So they wanted me to come up with a new bio for the website. What is it that I do at Iron Mountain Films? It would be cliché to say that I wear many hats and also literally incorrect, as I have not actually worn a hat since I moved here from the rocky mountains over 25 years ago. I did, however, recently buy a hat made of qivuiut, which is the soft downy underwool of the arctic muskox, but I have yet to wear it, perhaps next Christmas in Colorado! ….Thanks, Marie, we will take it from here…
Suffice it to say that Marie is devoted to the happiness of our clients. She has an extensive background in coordinating all aspects of film and video from pre-production through post and working hand in hand with many major state and county agencies in California. Her forte is managing the combined efforts of our production staff, specialized crew on remote locations and our clients and the agencies that we work with to provide a superior polished production everytime.
Marie has over 20 years experience producing a multitude of commercial television spots, heartfelt documentaries, poignant as well as informative corporate videos and of course being based out of Sacramento –numerous political campaigns.
She is the heartbeat of our company and loved by all!
Lynn Pollard has worked extensively in Los Angeles and Northern California as a scenic painter and art director for such varied clients as MTV, NBC, TNT, Universal Studios and Rysher Entertainment. In addition to her scenic painting for Universal’s highly acclaimed “Timmy the Tooth” series, her client list for regional and national commercials includes Post Cereals, Chevrolet, Spruce Technologies, SureWest Wireless, Pioneer Stereos and Shell Oil.