ContagiousLA is a creative production company operating in accordance with our passions as producers and purveyors of stories. We are a streamlined, trailblazing bunch with a penchant for life in the trenches. A client once referred to us as “Picassos with hard hats.” We like that — artists with a blue-collar panache who get the job done.
Birthed in 2010 by producer Natalie Sakai and directors Jeff Jenkins and Andrew Laurich, ContagiousLA came of age amidst the “new normal”, in which production companies are often called upon for creative and strategic collaboration. As such, our roster is comprised of storytellers with extensive longform experience who are just as comfortable contributing on the page as they are behind the lens. Ours is also an era of tighter budgets but unchanged expectations. But a job worth doing shouldn’t be sidelined by budget or resources and, frankly, we thrive on the kind of MacGyver-like problem solving that allows even the smallest projects to see the light of day. To us, it’s not guerilla filmmaking, it’s just filmmaking. We’ve done high-end work for brands like Farmer’s Insurance and Mercedes, but we’ve also strapped GoPros to house pets and stuck a cameraman on the back of a dog sled. If it’s fun, we’re interested.
From the award-winning short film Art & Corny — starring advertising luminaries Lee Clow, Gerry Graf and Jeff Goodby — to the AICP nominated campaign celebrating Carhartt’s 125th Anniversary, we’re always on the lookout for projects that take us into uncharted territory.