We are a team of producers, writers, cinematographers, animators and editors.

We search for the heart of the story and work tirelessly until it’s told.
As a full-service production studio, we’re able to handle all of your needs in-house
including concepting, script writing, cinematography, editing, animation and even virtual reality.


“The entire crew is so talented, thorough, creative, easy to work with, and fun!”


Lisa Ketteler
Ash Grove Cement

“We need to tell our stories to a new generation.  This audience expects a degree of execution that far exceeds earlier efforts.  With Wide Awake Films we are doing just that.”

Rob Shenk
George Washington’s Mount Vernon


We’ve worked with many wonderful organizations, such as:

The people behind the scenes:

Shane Seley
Founder / Producer / Director

Ed Leydecker
Owner / Producer / Client Relations

Kerry Ramirez
Studio Manager / Client Relations / Sales

Barb Racine
Human Resources / Accounting

Jeff Van Bockern
Lead Editor / Cinematographer

Michael Palm
Editor / Cinematographer

Julia Barnett
Producer / Production Coordinator

Keith Johnson
Creative Director / Designer / Animator


Brian Rose
Writer / Editor / Archivist

Jim Button
Art Director / Designer / Animator

Will Weinstein
Designer / Animator