We're a small, independent video and film production company dedicated to the art of the film - and we love what we do.
Commercial & Branding
Brands Love Us! Because we're so dope!
Some of the brands we have had the good honor to work with are:
The REEL CLEVER FILMS Guarantee is simple: underpromise, overdeliver. Founded by husband-and-wife filmmaking duo Thaad and Eden Sabolboro, REEL CLEVER FILMS is a small, but full-service team of film creatives dedicated to deliver remarkable visual work.
We are currently based in Metro Detroit, Michigan, and have been been working professionally for over five years. Available for consultation, as well as travel.
WHO WE ARE
CINEMATOGRAPHER AND EDITOR | MOTION GRAPHICS ARTIST
Born in the Philippines and raised in the United States, Thaad grew up loving the camera, so much so that he would come to hone his professional career behind it. Thaad received his Diploma in Filmmaking from the International Academy of Film and Television in the Philippines, and has since not stopped doing freelance cinematography and post-production work for short films, wedding films, creative videos, commercials, and other special events before formally starting the company. His short film “Cardiac” showcased as an Official Selection for the Detroit-Windsor Film Festival in the US.
Thaad is also an avid gamer in his spare time, and hopes to shoot his first feature very soon.
CREATIVE DIRECTOR | VIDEO PRODUCER | MARKETING MANAGER
After working as a radio broadcaster at the start of her career, Eden decided to go back to school and pursue her passion for film and the acting full-time. She received a full scholarship from the International Academy of Film and Television under the Acting for the Camera program. Having been involved in film and theater as an actress for many years, she has starred in over 20 independent shorts ; the internationally-acclaimed feature film “Ang Damgo Ni Eleuteria” (The Dream of Eleuteria); and has since ventured into producing, screenplay writing and directing.
Eden is a bit of a workaholic and is loves wearing many, many creative hats -- she also currently sits as the Production Manager for a non-for-profit production outfit, and also blogs under Chic in the Tropics, her personal lifestyle blog.
CITATIONS AND AWARDS IN FILMMAKING
2015 YOUNG MICHIGAN FILMMAKERS FESTIVAL
1st Place, Drama Category
Overall Audience Choice Award
2014 CINEMALAYA INDEPENDENT FILM FESTIVAL
2014 SINULOG SHORT FILM FESTIVAL
2nd Best Picture
Best Actress in a Supporting Role
Best Child Performer