Strange Loop Studios rolls out with four directors

Producer/director David Huzieran of Strange Loop Studios was in New York last week helming a sports lover’s dream of an assignment. He and his crew were shooting “The Michael Jordan All Star Experience,” honoring fans on the the 30th anniversary of the Air Jordan sneaker.

The shoot was alongside The Uprising Creative agency that recently opened a branch in Chicago, and took place at Manhattan’s Pearl Pavilion, where consumers could step into Jordan’s shoes to relive his iconic shots and “celebrate the Michael Jordan in everyone.” 

Producer Huzieran is a partner with EP Alex Hidalgo and CD Nick Santore in a new iteration of Hidalgo and Santore’s former film collective Rubbish combined with Huzieran’s prior Blue Satellite production company.

Strange Loop now also offers the services of four award-winning homegrown directors, each with distinct specialties.   

They are Brad Bischoff, specialist in narrative/drama, and an award-winning director of an Intel branded film and several shorts; Jake Zalutsky, a documentarian, who directed a Wrangler 20x jeans branded content series for agency Two x Four; feature filmmaker Malik Bader best known for “Street Thief” and Nem Perez who is now directing music videos in LA.

Alex Hidalgo, Nick Santore, David HuzieranThe company is located in a 3,500-sq. ft. studio, with office spaces, editing bay, conference room, screening area, and camera prep and equipment storage space, at 2041 W. Carroll.

The space is ideally suited for the partners’ community-spirited efforts to make it a central hub for indie filmmakers from all over who produce in Chicago. 

Over the summer, Strange Loop housed a film crew from Brazil and helped to help produce American scenes here for their feature “Love Film Festival,” filmed over six years in four countries,

Bimonthly gatherings of their Strange Loop Social are open to filmmakers and other creatives “who can share, find and strengthen their voice and vision,” says Santore.

“Our goal is to offer Chicago a way to obtain high-end creative without having to reach the lengths of the coasts, where communication and collaboration can get a bit blurry,” he adds.