Little Cabin involved in big projects

A year and a half in business, corporate producers Little Cabin Films have added Garrett Popcorn to a growing stable of educational, real estate and fitness clients.

“We’re just getting our feet wet here in Chicago,” says director, producer and editor Nick Nummerdor. “We’re young and excited for new opportunities and we’re looking for new work while pursuing our own creative endeavors.”

Nummerdor says he and his Little Cabin partner, DP Andrew Morgan, “grew up skateboarding and playing punk bands in west Michigan. We made our own shirts and set up our own shows with friends and always had a DIY entrepreneur approach to life.”

After graduating from Columbia College in 2007, Nummerdor interned for Kartemquin Films, then he and Morgan both worked for Transcend Innovation Group, creating video content for

They launched Little Cabin in the spring of last year, named for a building on vacation property that Nummerdor’s parents own in Manistee National Forest. “I actually have a tattoo of the cabin on my arm,” Nummerdor says.

Little Cabin is currently completing a series of training videos for their newest client, Garrett Popcorn. They begin shooting internal promotional videos for the company in November.

They’re shooting blue screen video on local educational web site developer Nogginlabs’ e-learning projects for Baxter U.S., Abbott Laboratories and Kraft Foods. “Nogginlabs is our oldest client and we love working with them when the opportunities arise,” Nummerdor says.

A part from their many corporate projects, Nummerdor and Morgan wrote and produced the three-part web series, “Hot Rod Hearts,” inspired by the Robbie Dupree song.

“We wanted to make and ‘80s action-adventure comedy from our childhoods into a short format complete with cheesy dialogue and music,” Nummerdor says.

They shot the series, about a drag race pitting good vs. evil gear heads, on the beaches of their hometown of Muskegon, Michigan, with vintage cars and motorcycles from the Relix Car Club/Motorcycle Club in Grand Rapids.

Little Cabin has two more ‘80s-style shorts in the works, “The Hunter” and “Board Jammers,” taking on the slasher and surfer genres respectively.

They’re also in preproduction on the documentary “Open Mic USA” with Brooklyn director Lee McEwan.

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Ed M. Koziarski is co-director of the feature film “The First Breath of Tengan Rei”. Email: Ed M. Koziarski