Video, Photo & Media




Realizing each of their skills, the team at Allied came together with a shared goal;  To push the boundaries of creativity. Commercials, training videos, editorial photoshoots, short films, feature length films. With the right collaboration, anything is possible.

Allied is a production company dedicated to producing premium photo and video content. We pride ourselves on professionalism, detail, creativity and the ability collaborate with others to ensure our clients receive a product that is not only quality, but genuine.

We want to hear your vision and make it a reality. We want to turn your problems into opportunities and your competitive advantage. 

Let us be your ally. 

Phillip Swanson // Creative Strategist // Media Ninja

Phillip Swanson // Creative Strategist // Media Ninja

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Phill parlayed an All-American Football career into an educational and professional journey equal parts communication, creativity, and design. He enjoys narrative film production as much as designing innovative products and consumer experiences.

Phill's resume includes award winning short films, national marketing campaigns, and raising nearly $300,000 to help launch a home brewing appliance on IndieGoGo. An experienced writer, and creative he's channeled his innovative powers into helping small and large business innovate through the power of design thinking. 


A Michigan native, Aaron has spent more than 30 years shooting in a variety of genres. Aaron studied Art History at Western Michigan University and was awarded the Presidential Scholar and ArtStar. He's had Batik Textiles and Acrylic Paintings exhibited internationally, and has created video productions for many corporations, small businesses, and individuals. As a headshot photographer, he brings the unique perspective of being a filmmaker as well as a photographer.

He's directed two feature films, eight short films, twelve music videos, and collaborated with countless models, actors, and artists. His music videos have been featured in XXL, Complex, and The Source. His photographs have appeared in Fortune Magazine, CNet, Engadget, Amazon, Wal-Mart, and 

In addition to his photography and video work, Aaron enjoys hosting educational workshops, volunteering photo work for his favorite charities, and participating in several local camera clubs. 

Nate's life has always been dedicated to film. As long as he can remember, he has been either behind the camera, writing screenplays or studying movies. 

After earning his degree in Media Arts in Arizona, Nate has written, directed, and edited 4 films, 2 music videos and has helped produce countless other projects. As Creative Director of Allied, he feels that collaboration and creativity is of the utmost importance.