Mumble & Shrug Productions is a small-town video production company with big-city talent. We specialize in creative marketing videos that connect small companies with their audiences. We’ve set out to create content that is more than just marketing videos, but creative films that inspire and entertain.
Our founder, Will Chodos, graduated from Michigan State University with a degree in Media Arts. A degree that gained him the skills in editing, cinematography and storytelling needed for filmmaking and video production. Originally planning on a career in movies after graduating, Will became disenchanted with the traditional bottom-up career path while working as a production assistant.
Wanting to be the person behind the creativity, not the person facilitating it, he purchased equipment and software, and went into business for himself. In 2014, Mumble & Shrug Productions was founded. Will continues marketing and advertising, while keeping the creativity and art of film in his projects.
Mumble & Shrug is dedicated to keeping ahead of the curve both creatively and practically. This allows Mumble and Shrug to create high quality video productions while keeping costs low.
After crash landing on Earth in 1984, Mumble fell instantly in love with Michigan’s beautiful coasts, wonderful seasons and thriving culture, and he hasn’t looked back since. For most of the 90’s and early 2000’s Mumble worked as the star travel agent at a small agency in Southwest Michigan, until the internet slowly ran it out of business. He met Will at an open mic night in Ann Arbor when Mumble was struggling as a stand-up comic. A friendship was quickly formed over their love for Wes Anderson films, the comic book Sandman, and The 5th Dimension. He joined Will and Shrug when Mumble & Shrug was founded, stepping in as the official mascot, receptionist and foreign affairs officer. Currently, Mumble lives in Saline, Michigan with his girlfriend Alice and seven cats.
Originally from The-Nightmare-Realm-That-Exists-Under-Your-Bed-When-The-Lights-Are-Off, Shrug spent most of his childhood dreaming of life on the big screen. A dream that followed him into young adulthood. After misreading a casting call for 2013’s Monster’s University, Shrug stumbled upon the set of a student film at Michigan State University where he met his friend, one-time roommate and now boss Will Chodos. He decided the sweltering summers and harsh winters suited his cruel and unjust up-bringing and stayed in Michigan. He worked as a Grimace impersonator before accepting his role as mascot and junior sales associate at Mumble & Shrug Productions. His whereabouts are currently unknown.