Experience the energy of Chris Schwager and his passion for video. 


I'm Chris Schwager

But you can call me Schwags.

I'm extraordinary. A lot like you. I¬†started young with a passion not taught in schools‚ÄĒfilmmaking. My journey began in the 1980s capturing the world through the lens of a video camera. This early start wasn't just a hobby; it shaped my entire life's path, though I didn't realise it at the time.

For me, making videos was about expressing myself, and impacting the world around me.


Despite my deep roots in traditional filmmaking, having directed short films and music videos, and even working as an assistant director on a feature film that hit theatres worldwide, the real challenge of how to sustain a career and grow a business was yet to come.

The world of video changed, and so did I. After 2020, facing the unknown and rethinking my entire business model, I remembered the power of adaptability, a trait I had always relied on. But it was my survival from a near-fatal drowning accident in 2023 that profoundly reshaped my approach to life and business. This brush with death wasn't just a wakeup call; it was a catalyst for transformation. It reinforced my commitment to live intentionally and take decisive action, not just for my own success, but to empower others to do the same.

"If you're not growing, you're dying," a quote I heard once that hit home hard. This realisation led me to pivot my video production company, Ridge Films, to focus on DIY video production.

I wasn't just adapting; I was setting the stage for a revolution in how professionals everywhere create and consume video content.

Through years of refining this craft, I've built a community and a platform that doesn't just serve its members; it grows with them. We’ve made it simpler than ever to produce quality video content right from your desk, empowering countless individuals to share their stories.

I guarantee that with the skills and tools we provide, you too can become a storyteller, a communicator, a thought leader‚ÄĒright from where you are sitting now.

So, if you’re ready to turn your communication into creation, let’s get started!

Chris Schwager

Founder of Ridge Films, Filmmaker, DIY Video Pioneer

Hear what event creators are saying about Chris:

"OMG my team is absolutely blown away !!!! Thank you so much for your guidance and support !!! I am just so happy I found you."

- Sonia Majkic

"I really appreciate everything you've done and I wish you all the success in the world because you guys deserve it, you're fantastic."

- Ben Camille

"Nine modules recorded in 2 hours. We did it! Thank you so much for your guidance Chris, I never would have done it on my own."

- Tara Sharma

Chris Schwager will drastically improve the Video Capabilities of your Team. 

Chris' true gift is taking complex video processes and making them simple. His ability to impart lifelong video wisdom into your Team will empower them to make better video decisions and help them shift their video mindset in order to reach a new level of productivity in your organisation.

Speaking & Training Topics: 

Presenting with Impact: On Camera

DIY Video for Professionals

Video: The Human Connection

The Art of Storytelling in Business

Decades in Video: A Retrospective

Empower your Sales & Marketing


Speaking can be tailored for your specific audience and delivered in a variety of formats for maximum impact.

The Keynote

A high energy, interactive, thought-provoking and informative 60-90 minute high value talk that will leave your audience energised, educated and motivated to take massive action! 

The Workshop

A more intimate 4 to 8 hour video program utilises exercises, activities, and group experiences, to achieve awareness, personal growth and practical skills among participants.

The Virtual Event

A high energy, engaging and educational virtual talk. Perfect for a large global Team who are seeking both video education and motivation to get into massive action.


Enquire today about speaking, interviews and podcasts.