Ramble Pictures is a Minneapolis-based film production company dedicated to powerful storytelling and artful film making. Our mission is to create films that provoke a productive reaction in our audience members, representing humanitarian and environmental causes through an entertaining lens.
Jimmy Gildea is from Minneapolis, Minnesota and founded Ramble Pictures LLC in 2015. He is a Director, Producer, Writer, Cinematographer and Editor at Ramble Pictures. Jimmy has a BA in Philosophy with a concentration in Film Studies from St. Olaf College. Prior to founding Ramble Pictures, he assisted in the post production of Gia Coppola’s Palo Alto and the production of Chris Messina’s Alex of Venice, each as an intern. Gildea also worked as the Assistant Director of The Phoenix Theater Project’s 2012 production of Yasmina Reza’s Art. More recently, he partnered with Sparky Stories on a 48 hour film project as the Producer of the short film They Both Suck. Jimmy is passionate about the making of socially impactful cinema, humanitarian activism and creative story telling. He enjoys camping, spending time with friends and family, golfing and staying involved in the international community.
Mark Nystrom is from Minneapolis, Minnesota. He is independently contracted as a Producer, Editor, and Assistant Director at Ramble Pictures, a Construction Volunteer Facilitator serving as Americorps in the Twin Cities and a coach with the Minneapolis Parks and Recreation Board. Mark has a bachelor’s degree in Environmental Studies from St. Olaf College and is a lover of the outdoors. He has a passion for travel, learning about other cultures, being a part of the community he lives in, and of course– fishing. Mark is also a Minnesota sports fanatic.
Elizabeth Turner is independently contracted as an Archival Researcher and Co-Producer with Ramble Pictures. She earned a BA in English, focusing on feminism and multicultural literature, as well as a BS in Nursing. Elizabeth is deeply interested in human stories, behaviors, and voices. She looks forward to growing and developing her voice as a creative storyteller through the media of film.
Maxwell Johnson is from Stillwater, Minnesota. He is independently contracted as a Producer and Webmaster with Ramble Pictures. Maxwell has a BA in Mathematics and Philosophy from St. Olaf College with a distinction in Philosophy, and is going on to pursue a MS in Computer Science. He is an avid drummer, with experience ranging from jazz to Japanese Taiko drumming. Maxwell has a deep interest in social issues stemming from and impacted by technological advancement, and has a passion for exploring how technology can improve our lives.