The Idaho Film Company is a dream become reality for Director and Cinematographer Jimmy Matlosz.

Jimmy Matlosz is a critically acclaimed, world renowned Cinematographer as well as a Director, Journalist and Screenwriter.    

He has lensed Commercials for Nike, United Airlines, Sprint, Chevy, Ford & Adidas, Documentaries Who Killed the Electric Car and Better Living Through Circuitry, Feature films FEAR and Yes Day and award winning short films, Waylaid, Vinyl Child, The Online Date and Oedipus.  

Jimmy has completed 5 feature length screenplays TIFC is developing his feature script Burden of the Wolf, meanwhile he is Co-writing and developing Chang Chang Chaang a streaming pilot. 

As a journalist he has written for Canon, ICG, HDvideo Pro and InCinematographer. Jimmy is the Chairman of The Emerging Cinematographers Awards since 2006, mentoring emerging cinematographers. He is a consultant for various disciplines in cinematography for fellow filmmakers, as well as Arri, Dolby Labs and Panasonic. 

Jimmy has been a guest lecturer or instructor at Brooks College, USC, American Film Institute, and Arts Center or Pasadena. In 2021 Jimmy was unanimously welcomed to the board of the Panida Theater helping to usher in its centennial anniversary in 2027.  Jimmy is our Swiss army man, not the dead movie character, but the got to guy who knows a little about everything and nothing about a lot things.

Producer/Manager  Jennifer Ekstrom comes to us through her own advocacy venture Catalyst Communications she is a change agent with a proven track record of exposing critical information and leveraging results. Jennifer has a passion for using film and video to help conservation efforts succeed. 

Jennifer understands how to investigate issues and create persuasive messages that can build momentum or stop something cold, depending on the goals. She has extensive experience working with scientists and attorneys, and presenting technical information in a compelling way. Jennifer is a strategic and creative thinker. 

Jennifer leads  the North Idaho Lakes Conservation Program, with more than two decades of experience working on environmental campaigns.  Jennifer’s previous work as the founding executive director for Lake Pend Oreille Waterkeeper (LPOW),With two decades of experience as a professional communicator working to protect our home planet and improve lives, Jennifer brings reasoned judgment and inspired energy to her work.  A guiding light of right and wrong, honest to the core and virtuous since birth. She manages us, inspires us and guides us on our journey.

Producer Mitchell Fullerton is An entrepreneur, film producer, and business coach, CEO Five by Five, conceptualizing and communicating vision to empower team members for the realization of goals. He was a founder of Northwest Film Institute, and was involved in successful business start-ups including two radio stations, three magazines, and a business coaching firm.  He owned and operated a commercial recording studio, a full-service marketing, advertising, and public relations firm, and the motion picture marketing company, Movietime Entertainment Producer.  Mitchell is the task master, the mix master and the go to guy when you need things done, need to find something lost, or need to write a song.

Jimmy established The Idaho Film Company in 2020 with the focus of bringing filmmaking and jobs to Idaho. A major part of the company’s mantra is volunteerism and giving back,  Fueled by his experience lensing commercials, features and documentaries in a variety of locations and stages all around the globe, why not bring the work home, where we have the resources and know how.

Since launching TIFC has landed national spots for Pure Air Filters and Nanamacs women’s clothing as well as a documentary for Lake Pend Oreille Waterkeeper

Currently TIFC is working to enlighten the filmmaking community about Idaho and all it has to offer, Our goal is to contribute to the arts, the environment and humanity… and have fun doing it along the way.

TIFC sponsors the Pend Oreille Pedalers (POP), a local cycling group dedicated to improving trails and a trail network for hikers, bikers and equestrians in and around Sandpoint.