Our Mission

The creative team at Square One Films produce high quality media resources that blend hope and humor with the heartfelt belief that a renewed smile and a second chance are possible on your next move.


Ryan GramsRyan Grams

Ryan sleeps, eats, and breathes cameras, filmmaking and creative software. He’s proficient at digitally capturing moving images and cutting them together with both speed & excellence.

He got his start early on in music production, and segued into film in 2002. He’s worked as a director, photographer, editor and cinematographer in both the private and corporate sector. He shot and edited several short films for The Science Museum of Minnesota and has been on set directing a National and Regional commercial campaign for a little company called Walmart, both at the National and Regional level.

When Ryan’s not sipping a cup of coffee at a local twin cities coffee shop, he’s spending time in the northwest burbs of Minneapolis, MN with his hilarious wife Dayna, daughter Presley and their little dog Guster.



Joe KesslerJoe Kessler

With “JK” for initials, you’d expect a future in comedy. Joe Kessler uses humor and a fast-paced, animated style every time he hits the stage or gets in front of the camera. He brings over 17 years of combined acting and comedy experience from performances at House of Comedy (Mall of America) and Comedy Sportz (Minneapolis, MN). He’s traveled doing stand-up comedy tours and motivational speaking all over the country and has thrilled audiences with his unique style.

Free Time? Well, that usually gets filled up with writing scripts, going to local sporting events or stand-up comedy shows; and of course vacuuming…it’s so therapeutic;). His improv comedy troop; Slap Happy Comedy, keeps him busy on the road, and when home, he spends time with with his wife Terese, and daughter Jovie.

Joe produced his 1st Short Film with Square One Films for the Minneapolis Z-Fest which finished “Best Of Fest” in 2013. He has also starred in nationwide commercials and advertisements for Walmart, Best Buy, Target, Subaru, Red Robin, JVC, Select Comfort and Volkswagen.




Know the saying “under promise and over deliver”? Square One Films did it. They carefully and thoughtfully mapped out our project based on our needs and input and had great suggestions along the way. I saw the finished product and wanted to shout from the rooftops. I can’t wait to do more with the Square One team!
-Kelly McDyre, Executive Director, Faith’s Lodge


Overall, I was very impressed with the work and results from the Square One team. The end video project exceeded my expectations and they were able to capture the history and mission of our College beautifully. They made me feel comfortable and relaxed during filming, and were genuine in trying make sure I had a great experience./em>
-Kristi Waite, President, Rasmussen College