where motion meets emotion

In other words we make films. Short and long.


where motion meets emotion

In other words we make films. Short and long.

Squirm, where motion meets emotion.   Squirm is where you'll find the equipment, people, and know-how to see each and every production through from concept and shoot, to wrap and post-production.

Squirm is led by Director/Cameraman Bryan Papierski.  Papierski studied film at Art Center College of Design (Pasadena), and has the insight, skill, and eye for achieving a wide range of different looks and styles, whether working as a director or as a cameraman.

A real-person, slice-of-life director. Bryan is skilled in casting actors and real people, particularly children. He works with the talent in developing and discovering their characters, bringing out natural performances from professionals and amateurs alike.

Our Philosophy

“To create the best, you need to work with the best.” Sure, a lot of companies say that, but at Squirm, we believe it. We practice what we believe. How? By putting together the best creative team for each project. With people who believe that the whole is greater than the sum of its parts and who know how to collaborate in order to create the best possible outcome.

We treat every job, big or small, equally, and feel blessed each time we are given the opportunity to bid on a project. When we're awarded the job, we give it our all, regardless of budget. We work to put as much in front of the camera as possible. We also have fun along the way.

Our efforts show in our work—in spite of the long hours,  countless changes, and crazy deadlines — and we wouldn’t have it any other way. 


We embrace creativity with open arms. That is the motto and the essence of our team. 

We excel in taking bare bones ideas and fleshing them out better than you ever imagined. We have our professional team collaborating to bring interesting concepts to light , and Bryan is never at a loss for at least ten great ideas. (Trust us, it’s true.)

Whether it’s storyboards, concept images, lighting diagrams, art direction, props, wardrobe, casting, music, sound effects, graphics, special effects — the list goes on and on — Squirm has nearly everything you need to make your next production like no other. 

Post production

OK, call us control freaks, but we want to see every project through to the very end. 

We have on/off line editing bay, and we just purchased the Tangent Element color correction board. We can use in our bay or we can color correct on the road or at other post houses. When it comes time for graphics we have Adobe After Effects, Photoshop and Illustrator. If your vision is beyond our capabilities we work with several amazing FX artists. 


Bryan was DP on the feature, "Frontier Boys" which won: 

    • Best Picture - Sabaoth International Film Festival
    • Best Picture - Iowa Independent Film Festival
    • Best Picture - International Christian Visual Media Conference
    • Best Youth Film - International Christian Visual Media Conference 
    • Best Drama over 250K - International Christian Visual Media Conference
    • Best Director of a First Time Feature - ITN Film Festival
    • Best Actress - Rebecca St. James - ITN Film Festival
    • Golden Palm Winner - Mexico Film Festival
    • Featured Selection - San Joaquin Film Festival
    • Featured Selection - Michigan Film Festival
    • Featured Selection - Grand Rapids Film Festival
    • Featured Selection - International Family Film Festival 
    • Featured Selection - International Family Film Festival
    • Best Feature Drama at the Sabaoth International Film Festival, Milan Italy

    A Slew of awards…

    • Clios (Platinum, Gold, Bronze, Best in Category)
    • Tellys (Best in Category, Platinum, Gold)
    • ADDYs (Best of Show, Gold, Silver, Honorable Mention)
    • New York International Film Festival

    For a complete list of awards download Bryan Papierskis resume.


    The Team

    The Team

    bryan papierski


    Director/Camera, DP

    A real-person, slice-of-life director, Papierski is skilled in casting actors and real people, particularly children, and developing and discovering their characters, bringing out natural performances from professionals and amateurs alike.

    Papierski  grew up on set. Literally. His parents owned Artistic Studios, a company that built sets for TV, commercials, and films in Detroit.  He completed high school at Interlochen School for the Arts in Michigan, and was fortunate to have been accepted at Art Center in Los Angles at the tender age of 18.

    For the past 25 he has worked as a Director/DP for many clients, in the US and abroad, in the fields of healthcare, automotive, food and beverage, non-profits, and banks to name a few. He has also served as a DP on several full-length movies.

    Oh, and his work has won some awards, too. Awards like Clios, Tellys, American Advertising Awards, and others.

    Dir/Dp Resume

    Director of Photography Resume

    Operator Resume

    todd, George, Shawn & Mark

    Lead Pilots

    When it comet to flying these guys will blow you away. If you added all their flying times together we have a 3 year old piolet.  They all have their 107 and are ready to fly. Todd and George almost have their sport piolets licenses. (shown above)

    maggy May PAPierski


    Customer Relations

    She keep us all happy.




    We have a complete camera package that would rival any camera house. Including a RED DRAGON and a ARRI ALEXA. For a list of our drone equipment go to the drone page.

     Year by the Sea/ Film

    Year by the Sea/ Film