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Making quality movies in the St. Louis, southwest Illinois region for 14 years.

Who we are

We are a minority owned and operated motion picture and full service production company incorporated in Illinois since 2000. We consider the entire village of Sauget, IL a production facility for first rate films.

Our recent success include:

  • 2012 - Fatal Call - Official Screening of Cannes Film Festival
  • 2012 - The Accidental Missionary - Winner, Indianapolis Film Festival
  • 2012 - 23 Minutes to Sunrise - Official Selection, St. Louis International Film Festival
  • 2010 - Sam Steele and The Crystal Chalice - Official Selection, St. Louis International Film Festival
  • 2009 - Play Dead - Winner, St. Louis Filmmakers Showcase
  • 2009 - Jr Detective Agency - Official Selection, Dallas Film Festival
  • 2001 - America's Favorite Pastime - Best of Festival, Memphis - Lake Arrow Head, CA - Big Bear, CA and Hollywood Shorts


Judee Sauget graduated with a Bachelor’s of Science in Mass Communication, Radio and Television from Southern Illinois University Edwardsville. In 2000, after a successful career in advertising. She produced and edited a short film “America’s Favorite Past Time” which received numerous awards in festivals across the country.

She was inspired to continue filmmaking, and as a result founded Zingraff Motion Pictures, Inc.

Today Judee produces various genres of independent work including, shorts, documentaries, narrative features, and reality television from her “Hollywood in the Midwest".

Judee has worked with various A-list talent and crew and continues to promote the Southern Illinois and St. Louis Metropolitan region in independent films distributed throughout the world.


As a founding member of Zingraff Motion Pictures, Jessica Hope Klaus has worked as the new V.P. of Content since 2000. She is also a location specialist in the Midwest.

After graduating from the University of Mississippi with a degree in Psychology, this Pi Beta Phi standout began her career in Radio Promotions. Transitioning to audio visual work, after years in radio, she soon found her niche in Reality Television production and movies.




Some of our amazing casts include:

  • Dingani Beza
  • Danielle Harris
  • Jason London
  • Lackland Monroe
  • Nia Peeples
  • Luke Perry
  • Eric Roberts
  • Tom Sandoval
  • Kevin Sorbo
  • Dee Wallace
  • M. Emmet Walsh
  • Bob Zany
  • Jr. Detective Agency Set
  • Eric Roberts
  • Bob Zany
  • 23 Minutes to Sunrise cast
  • Jackie Joyner-Kersey
  • Jacob Hayes
  • Katherine McNamara
  • Harrison Ford
  • Kevin Spacey
  • Billy Bob and Tony LaRussa
  • Glenn Close
  • Accidental Missionary Cast
  • Oliver Stone
  • Katherine McNamara
  • Zelda Rubinstein