Meet the Midwest Team | 60 seconds with Executive Producer James Babiarz

Community April 24, 2023

Tell us about your role as an Executive Producer and your journey at The Mill that has led you to this position.

My journey at the Mill has been an incredible experience so far and I think the work over the years speaks for itself. As an Executive Producer, I’ve loved the flexibility of working closely with clients and with the production teams. It’s a versatile role that fits my personality and work ethic really well.

What are some of your favorite projects you’ve been a part of in Chicago?

The biggest standout for me is Jeep’s ‘Groundhog Day’ Super Bowl spot. It was like all the stars aligned creatively on that.

I also recently enjoyed working on music videos for Calvin Harris ‘Stay with Me’ and ‘Potion’ – always a dream of mine to work on music videos!

How do you want to shape the next generation of production at The Mill?

I’m an open book, and I’m a big believer in paying it forward. I have a knack for bringing up exceptional post producers and will continue to be there for support and connections.

What is your favorite thing about the city of Chicago?

Being born and raised in Chicago has given me a unique perspective in the work that is done here. My favourite thing about Chicago is the advertising and production community. It’s smaller, tight knit and extremely creative.

Let’s collaborate! Get in touch with our Midwest team here.