Polymyth Productions

Polymyth Productions is a full-service video production company based on the north side of Chicago, IL.

We are an interdisciplinary team of artists and engineers, brought together by the belief that stories connect all people.

Modern Storytellers

Humans have always communicated through stories. And while the medium changes - cave paintings, campfires, writing, video and more - the goal is always the same: to connect.

At Polymyth, we use new methods and cutting-edge technology to connect people through story. And while we get as excited as anybody about the latest gadget, we never lose sight of what matters most: people and the stories they tell.

Work With Us

Meet The Team

Derek Cox

Partner, Dir. Photography

Derek Cox is a Director of Photography, Editor, and loving husband. He uses a blend of movement, select focus, and creative lighting to develop a signature style for each project. He also received an Emmy for his work on this PBS Documentary.

Dan Finnen

Partner, Managing Director

Originally hailing from Cincinnati, Ohio, Dan has been telling stories since the days when his only actors were Legos. Dan is passionate about writing and he has authored countless stage scripts, screenplays and short stories over the years. Dan is also hard of hearing, and in a strange twist of fate has initials that spell out 'DEF'.

Carter Lodwick

Partner, Art Director

Carter is an illustrator and game designer who looks great in plaid. When he isn't drawing, he can be found riding a yellow bicycle and discussing the finer points of indie video games. Carter graduated from School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2013.

John Sexton, PhD

Co-Founder, Strategic Advisor

John is an independent designer and strategist. He lives in Los Angeles with his wife and dog.

Chas Fries

Motion Graphics

Chas is a freelance animation & motion designer who has worked with a variety of marketing agencies, production houses, and music promotors. Chas holds BA in Media Arts & Animation from Illinois Institute of Art Chicago and a BA Dramatic Arts from Coastal Carolina.

Chas specializes in Adobe After Effects, Adobe Premier, & Cinema 4D. Feel free to contact him with work opportunities, or just to talk shop!

Jonathan Broeker

Marketing and Communications

Jonathan is a small town farm boy who came to the big city in 2011 to pursue acting, writing, directing, and any other form of storytelling he could find. Jon has a BS in Business Administration and a BA in Theatre Arts from St. Joseph’s College and has spent considerable time working in everything from the arts to manufacturing, often at the same time.


You Tell Us!

Polymyth enages a wide network of amazing, Chicago-based freelancers. From editing to location scouting, Polymyth is proud to be part of a vibrant video scene in the greater Chicagoland area.

Are you passionate about storytelling and engaging visual content?

Join Our Freelance Team

Capabilities & Services

  • Story Consulting
  • Scriptwriting
  • Storyboarding
  • On-Location Shooting
  • In-Studio Shooting
  • Producing and Production Planning
  • Directing
  • Professional Sound Capture
  • Green screen / Chroma Key
  • Multi-cam Shooting
  • HD 1080p Workflow
  • RED 4K Workflow
  • DVD/Blu-Ray Authoring
  • Color Correction
  • Studio Audio Recording
  • Sound Design
  • Non-Linear Editing
  • Video Compression and Exporting
  • Titles and Graphics in Post