Archie Gips is president and partner of Unrealistic Ideas, a new, full service production company he created alongside actor/producer Mark Wahlberg and producer/writer/director Stephen Levinson. With a hard focus on working with the most talented partners, Unrealistic Ideas promises to be an industry leader in creativity and storytelling in non-scripted television, documentary film and digital content.
Archie is an Emmy nominated producer and award-winning director & writer who’s television credits include The Academy Awards, Blind Date, Braxton Family Values, Donnie Loves Jenny, Duck Dynasty, Last Comic Standing, Tamar & Vince, Top Chef, Trailer Park: Welcome to Myrtle Manor, Wahlburgers and XOX: Betsey Johnson.
In the film world, Archie has directed three features, Loveless in Los Angeles, Chloe & Keith’s Wedding and The Ambassadors of Hollywood, penned the award-winning animated feature, The Golden Blaze and produced the box office hit rock-doc films, Katy Perry: Part Of Me and Justin Bieber: Never Say Never.
Archie is a native New Yorker who attended Syracuse University’s S.I Newhouse School of Communications, trained at Chicago’s Second City Improvisational Conservatory and received an MFA in film and dramatic writing from New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts.