Photograph by Ryan Bruss

Photograph by Ryan Bruss

Welcome to Ice Block!
アイス ブロック ヘようこそ!

We are a group of media specialists in the greater Tokyo area focused on the creation of unique and memorable multi-media content. There are countless ways our clients use rich media content to increase the visibility of their business and generate greater interest in their services.

私たちは東京首都圏を中心に活動しているマルチメディア専門家集団。ユニークで心に残るマルチメディアコンテンツの製作にフォーカスしています。豊かなメディアコンテンツを使って、あなた個人の、または御社のビジネスの可能性を増大させ、そのサービスで偉大な利益を産む方法は数えられないほどたくさんあります。

 

William Greenawalt
Co-founder, Creative Director, Director of Photography

 William Greenawalt - Co-founder, Creative Director, Director of Photography

William Greenawalt - Co-founder, Creative Director, Director of Photography

William is an award winning filmmaker, cinematographer, and director with over a decade of physical production experience for features, short films, and commercial videos. He prides himself on delivering exceptional cinematography, on set direction, editing, feature film production and creative direction. Originally from Pennsylvania, He is currently based in Tokyo, Japan acting as the Creative Director and Director of Photography at Ice Block.

Jesse Koester
Co-founder, Producer

 Jesse Koester - Co-founder, Producer

Jesse Koester - Co-founder, Producer

Jesse graduated from The North Carolina School of the Arts in 2006. While there, he majored in film making with a focus in screen writing. His time has been occupied directing music videos, short films, and coordinating event coverage for a wide variety of clients. He also has experience in feature films, having written and directed one and produced another. He now acts as CEO of Sunshine Pictures llc. and works as a producer and liaison between Japanese and overseas Ice Block productions.

Company Origin

会社の由来

Ice Block Films has its origins in rural Pennsylvania, in a small town called Kutztown to be exact. Founding members William Greenawalt and Jesse Koester grew up around Kutztown and spent most of their childhood exploring different corners of the area.

In one corner, there happened to be a shut-down ice factory known as Ice Block. After years of being closed, the Ice Block building went on the market. When it did, William suggested that he and Jesse buy the building and convert it into a production facility. Unfortunately, the building was purchased before they had a chance to buy it themselves.

So, the two decided to set up shop in Tokyo under the planned name "Ice Block Films", confident that if any closed ice factories went on the market, they would be able to make the purchase quicker this time around.

ちょっと変に聞こえるかもしれませんが、アイス ブロック フィルムスの起源はペンシルベネニアの片田舎のカッツタウンと呼ばれる小さい町にあります。創設メンバーのジェシー・ケスターとウィリアム・グリーナウォルトはカッツタウン周辺で育ち、町のさまざまな場所を探検して少年時代のほとんど過ごしました。

町の一角にたまたまアイスブロックという名前で知られる閉鎖した製氷工場がありました。閉鎖から数年後アイスブロックの建物が売りに出された時、ウィリアムは二人で建物を買いプロダクションファクトリーに改装ことを提案しましたが、残念ながら二人が購入の機会を得る前に売却されてしまいました。

そこで二人は、もし操業中止の製氷工場が売りに出されたなら今度こそすぐに購入できるに違いないという確信のもと、アイス ブロック フィルムスという名前を予定して東京で開業することに決めました。