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our story 

Unrealistic Ideas is a full-service, unscripted production company formed in 2018 by veteran documentary filmmaker/show runner Archie Gips, actor/producer Mark Wahlberg and his

longtime manager/producing partner and showrunner Stephen Levinson.

With its sole focus to disrupt the film and podcast landscapes, the company's brand centers around creating and developing original and inspirational real-life stories that will entertain audiences both domestically and internationally.

Unrealistic Ideas has a slate of projects that includes premium documentary films and series, competition shows, reality formats, specials, and podcasts.

our mission

At Unrealistic Ideas, we are driven to create content that illuminates extraordinary stories and fosters emotionally resonant experiences with our audiences. Our philosophy is focused on our craft and filmmaking of the highest caliber.

We are disruptors that seek to not only contribute to the unscripted world, but define the limits and test the depths of what non-fiction content can be. We are here to scour the globe for the craziest characters and most ambitious stories that will pivot pop culture and galvanize the cultural landscape. 


Ultimately, we are storytellers with audaciously bold vision + creativity and collaboration at our core.  We have unique access to world-class talent, along with an unwavering commitment to produce innovative programming that captivates the imagination.

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