About Us

Blue Chalk Media is an award-winning production and media strategy company founded by proven business leaders who believe in the power of nonfiction visual storytelling.


As the use of video spreads rapidly across platforms, Blue Chalk Media is at the forefront of creating top-quality content for clients such as The New York Times, The Weather Channel, Discovery Education, and Carnegie Corporation of New York. Our work includes branded content, social impact videos, educational videos, and a variety of nonfiction series and projects for multi-platform distribution.


Apart from the work we do for brands and advocacy organizations, a separate division of the company produces content commissioned as journalism. These assignments may take the form of short- or long-form documentaries, series, photographic essays or interactive web content. Videos produced by Blue Chalk Journalism have been released by The New York Times and BBC World News.


While recognized for our cinematic shooting and editing styles, the heart of all Blue Chalk productions is the care taken in choosing characters whose stories resonate with viewers as authentic and powerful. Our goal is to apply the techniques and storytelling perspectives of the documentary filmmaker and photojournalist to all the work we do.


Blue Chalk Media is headquartered in Brooklyn, NY, with an office in Portland, OR.

Blue Chalk On Assignment

From Africa to Europe—scroll through some of the images we've captured while on assignment around the world.

Services

Video and television production 
Documentary filmmaking

Photojournalism
Post-production 
Digital communications and social media strategy 
Media consulting and project management

Awards

Blue Chalk Media has been honored with numerous awards including:


Asian Film Festival of Dallas

Association for International Broadcasting Awards  

Boston Asian American Film Festival  

California Women’s Film Festival

Communicator Awards 

Cynopsis Social Good Awards

Cynopsis Digital Media Model D Awards

Davey Awards 

Lifetree Film Festival

National School Public Relations Association Awards  

Native Creative Awards

Philadelphia Asian American Film Festival

Realscreen Awards

Rosey Awards sponsored
  by the Portland Advertising Federation

Silver Anvil Awards sponsored
  by the Public Relations Society of America

Telly Awards

Webby Awards  

Women Over 50 Film Festival

W3 Awards 

Blue Chalk Clients & Partners

Journalism Clients & Partners

Staff

  • Greg Moyer

    Chief Executive Officer

    Greg Moyer is an award-winning television and digital media executive with deep international experience and a track record of innovation in channel design, brand positioning, programming, marketing and global distribution. A creative and inspirational leader, Moyer has successfully operated across senior positions for Discovery Channel, TLC, Animal Planet, VOOM HD and Food Network, among others. Moyer led Discovery in collecting five George Foster Peabody Awards for programming excellence.
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  • Pam Huling

    Chief Operating Officer

    Pam Huling is an entrepreneur and proven catalyst for growth in creative organizations. Prior to Blue Chalk, she led business development at MediaStorm, an award-winning multimedia studio, and advised clients in Switzerland and New York City through Gaslight Media Consulting. She served on the Executive Board of FotoDC, a non-profit in Washington, DC, for its first five years and also founded and managed two consumer cloud services that were focused on archiving family memories for more than ten years. As the director of photo services at Discovery Communications, Inc., Huling oversaw all aspects of photography for more than 100 television brands worldwide, starting as an intern and developing the department over 15 years of rapid expansion.

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  • Rob Finch

    Creative Director

    Rob Finch is a Portland, OR-based visual storyteller who has won multiple prestigious awards. Finch was part of a team from The Oregonian, where he worked previously, recognized with the Pulitzer Prize in 2007. He has also won the Online Journalism Award for Best Video Presentation and has been a two-time Newspaper Photographer of the Year in the Pictures of the Year contest. He was selected to exhibit his work in Perpignan, France at the Visa pour l’Image Festival and was a member of the World Press Masterclass. Photo District News named him one of 30 Emerging Photographers to Watch.
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  • Lisa Jamhoury

    Chief Digital Officer

    Lisa Jamhoury is a communications strategist with a love for new technologies. She worked as Operations and Social Media Manager at MediaStorm, an award-winning multimedia studio, before joining Blue Chalk. Previously she led and implemented communications strategies at various nonprofit organizations including the International Center for Transitional Justice (ICTJ), Save the Children USA and the United Nations Population Fund. She is currently working toward her Master of Professional Studies at New York University's Interactive Telecommunications Program. When not in the office, Lisa is an aerial acrobatics instructor and performer.

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  • Jamie Francis

    Director of Photography

    Jamie Francis grew up in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina, but his work as a visual storyteller has taken him all over the world. His essays about Iraq enduring world sanctions and Afghans emerging from war earned international awards. He has worked on extensive documentary projects in the U.S., including life along a small street in St. Petersburg, FL, riders of the public bus system in Columbia, SC and families who lost a loved one in the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq. For the past decade, while working as a journalist at The Oregonian, his passion has been documenting the land and people of rural Oregon. He is based in Portland. 

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  • Greg Snider

    Senior Editor

    Greg Snider is an award-winning editor based in Portland, OR. His work includes the HBO documentary feature film, "How to Die in Oregon," winner of the Sundance Film Festival Documentary Grand Jury Award and the Karen Schmeer Award for Excellence in Documentary Editing, and the influential eco-biography "The Real Dirt on John Farmer,” winner of the Audience Award at Slamdance, among others. His latest editorial achievement is the documentary feature, "The Winding Stream: The Carters, The Cashes and The Course of Country Music." In addition to his feature film work, Greg has edited many films for the National Park Service. 

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  • Natalie Taylor

    Producer

    Natalie Taylor is a producer based in Portland, Oregon, who loves researching and conveying stories about ways people interface with science and the environment. Before embarking on a career in visual science communication, she studied Zoology and worked for five years in a microbiology lab at Duke University helping to develop a combined vaccine for tuberculosis and HIV. She completed her master's degree in visual communication at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Journalism and Mass Communication in 2014. At UNC, she contributed to two award-winning projects, Living Galapagos and Powering a Nation: Over Water Under Fire. She is a leader with the group Scientists with Stories, a science communication program.

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  • Jason Greene

    Director of Photography and Editor

    Jason Greene is an award-winning cinematographer and filmmaker interested in social issues and the collaborative nature of filmmaking. He recently finished his master's degree in photography, multimedia and design at the Newhouse School at Syracuse University. He was the director of photography for “55 Days,” a film about a war widow learning to let go of her loss, and a cinematographer for “Canyon Song,” with National Parks Experience, a film about two young sisters learning about their Navajo culture and history within the sacred walls of Canyon de Chelly National Monument.  Additionally, he is the multimedia director at TakingFocus.org, a nonprofit organization dedicated to giving back through documentary storytelling. He is passionate about the storytelling nature of cinematic visuals—striving to make those visuals lyrical and honest. He is currently based in Portland, OR.


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  • Julianne Parker

    Producer

    Julianne is a Portland native with a journalism degree from the University of Oregon. She is particularly interested in how thoughtful and honest storytelling can facilitate social change. As an Oregonian, she gained a deeper appreciation of the state as the producer for the Oregon School Board Association’s award-winning Promise of Oregon campaign. She also produced projects for TIME, Siegel and Gale, and Bloomberg, and oversees Blue Chalk's production workflow. Her favorite place to be is anywhere she’s never been—whether exploring the canyons of Leslie Gulch in eastern Oregon, backpacking in South America, or working in Ghana’s chaotic capital. 


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  • Megumi Nishikura

    Producer

    Megumi Nishikura is passionate about addressing our global and social issues through documentary storytelling. Before starting at Blue Chalk she spent five years working for the United Nations, producing and directing documentaries on environmental issues such as climate change and biodiversity loss. Believing in the healing power of storytelling, Megumi has captured stories of 9/11 survivors and those impacted by the 2011 Tsunami in northeastern Japan. Her award-winning independent film, "Hafu—the mixed-race experience in Japan" screened theatrically throughout Japan and aired in the U.S. on PBS.  


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  • Sarah Marcus

    Senior Editor

    Sarah began her film career at Film Forum in NYC. After relocating to Portland, she worked for the Northwest Film Center where she created three short films that went on to receive awards at the Northwest Film & Video Festival. While at the center, Sarah also worked as an artist in residence and founded the “Flicker Film Club for Teens.” In 2001 she established the video department at Portland State University as an adjunct professor, while also working as an instructor and post-production supervisor for feature-length documentaries at the Digital Media Education Center. In 2007 she found her calling as an editor, helping clients such as Wieden + Kennedy, Laika, Swift, Nike and Adidas. Outside of work, some of her favorite things include jokes, creative collaboration and dance parties with her daughter.

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  • Luke Versalko

    Cinematographer and Producer

    Luke Versalko is a visual storyteller with experience in documentary, commercial and editorial video production. After receiving his Master’s degree in Film, TV & Media Studies from the University of Auckland, Luke moved to New York and began working with Jalbert Productions, going on to freelance in the UK, before relocating to New York and working for media companies Hearst and Mashable. Luke has a particular niche for music-related films, releasing multiple short documentaries in 2016. Originally from New Zealand, Luke has lived and worked in Australia, the United Kingdom, and the United States. He is currently based in Brooklyn.

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  • Ruth Aravena

    Communications Manger

    Ruth Aravena is a communications specialist with a passion for social media. Originally from Dublin, Ireland, she received her M.A. in Journalism from Dublin City University and has previously interned as a multimedia journalist in RTÉ, Ireland’s national broadcaster, and The Guardian in London. Prior to making the move to New York City, she worked as a social media account manager and in-house travel blogger for Ireland’s leading travel PR agency. Outside of work, she likes to spend time devouring documentaries and exploring the hidden gems of New York City.

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  • Jesse Crowell

    Post-Production Manager

    Jesse Crowell is a filmmaker focused in documentary storytelling. He completed his journalism degree at the University of Oregon in 2014. While attending UO, Jesse collaborated on two award-winning multimedia projects, “Into The Evergreen,” which profiled people with deep connections to Oregon’s forests, and “Science and Memory,” which reported on how climate change has impacted a small town near Alaska’s Copper River Delta. His interests have led him across the world as a photographer, writer, designer, and director. Jesse is a native Oregonian currently based in Portland.


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Additional Team Members

Blue Chalk specializes in creative team building. Additional specialized team members often join us in the office.

Careers

We're always looking to work with people who share our values—people who are both talented individuals and excellent collaborators. Please fill out our creative partners interest form to let us know more about your background and skills. And don't forget to follow us on social media to be the first to know about job openings.