About Us

Blue Chalk Media is an award-winning production company founded by people who believe in the power of nonfiction visual storytelling.


Since our founding in 2013, we’ve produced over 700 videos and garnered more than 100 awards for clients such as Time Inc., Carnegie Corporation of New York, the higher education division of Pearson, the Food Network and marketing agencies or companies such as Siegel+Gale, T Brand Studio of The New York Times, Nike, and over 95 others.


Blue Chalk operates around the world having completed projects on six of the seven continents. While recognized for its cinematic videography and editing, the heart of all Blue Chalk creative is the care taken in choosing characters whose stories are authentic and powerful. The goal is to apply the techniques and perspectives of the documentary filmmaker or photojournalist to all the work we do. The first documentary feature film from Blue Chalk releases in 2019.


While focused on visual storytelling, Blue Chalk  is opening a new division of the company to produce nonfiction audio podcasting. This initiative, called Earful: Audio from Blue Chalk Media, offers us the opportunity to tell stories in an intimate and engaging medium that is sure to grow in influence for years to come.


Blue Chalk is headquartered in Brooklyn, NY, with additional offices and production facilities 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

Audio production

Photojournalism
Post-production 
Digital communications and social media strategy 

Blue Chalk Clients & Partners

Meet the Team

  • Greg Moyer

    Founder and CEO

    Greg Moyer founded Blue Chalk Media in 2013 intending to create a world-class visual communications company whose productions demonstrate the power, importance, and appeal of documentary-style storytelling. Hundreds of films and awards later, Blue Chalk has become known for its cinematic production style and journalistic approach to story, a reflection of Greg’s early love for visual journalism as an aspiring photographer and newspaper photo editor. Prior to Blue Chalk, Greg spent over 25 years in senior management roles for a variety of non-fiction television brands, including Discovery Channel, TLC, Animal Planet, VOOM HD and Food Network. While head of programming, Greg led Discovery to five George Foster Peabody Awards for editorial excellence. In his final role as a television channel executive, Greg managed the launch of the Food Network into 63 countries outside North America.

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  • Pam Huling

    Chief Operating Officer

    Pam Huling, chief operating officer and co-founder of Blue Chalk, is responsible for all corporate operations of the company. She has been named one of the Top Women in Digital by Cynopsis Media. Prior to Blue Chalk, she was the Director of Photo Services at Discovery Communications where she oversaw all aspects of photography for nearly 15 years, supporting more than 100 television brands worldwide. Currently, Pam is an adjunct professor in the visual communications department at Syracuse University's Newhouse School. She is a graduate of New England Conservatory of Music, having received a scholarship at the age of 17, and has a degree in graphic design as well.

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  • Rob Finch

    Creative Director

    Rob Finch is a Portland, OR-based visual storyteller. As creative director at Blue Chalk Media, Finch has directed, shot, and edited numerous short films in both the documentary and advertising worlds. He was a director of photography on the seven-part, landmark TV series “Belief” for OWN. He also worked on the Emmy Award-winning HBO documentary “One Last Hug.” Finch was director of the full-length documentary “Big Dreams in Umatilla” and director of photography on the Emmy Award-winning “American Beat: Cops and Refugees Join Forces in Boise.” Finch was part of a team from The Oregonian 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.

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  • Jamie Francis

    Director of Photography

    Jamie Francis has been a director of photography with Blue Chalk since 2013. He has traveled to all seven continents and worked on such projects as “The India 100,” a breathtakingly stunning series of videos for the Indian Ministry of Tourism; “Travel Oregon: Wish You Were Here,” which celebrates several winter destinations in Oregon; “Apart. Not Alone,” a series on empathy for TIME; and “Quiet No More,” a short documentary about the Reverend Sharon Risher, whose mother was killed in the 2015 massacre at the historically black Mother Emanuel AME Church in South Carolina. Prior to joining Blue Chalk, Jamie worked for the Oregonian newspaper as a photojournalist. He counts dark chocolate and exploring the outdoors as two of life’s necessities.

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  • Natalie Taylor

    Senior 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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  • Ruth Aravena

    Communications Manager

    Ruth Aravena is a communications and digital specialist with a passion for social media. Originally from Dublin, Ireland, she received her M.A. in Journalism from Dublin City University and has previous experience working at Ireland’s national broadcaster, RTÉ and The Guardian in London. Prior to making the move to New York City, she worked as a social media manager and 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

    Assistant Creative Director

    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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  • Sebastian Weinberg

    Senior Production Manager

    Sebastian grew up in New York City drinking coffee, playing the violin and watching Bette Davis movies with his dad. He studied film and music performance at Vassar College before returning to the city to manage and produce multiple award-winning films, television programs and short-form content for networks such as Showtime, History Channel, CNN, ESPN, Hulu and Maker Studios. His projects have premiered at film festivals such as Sundance, Toronto, Tribeca and SXSW. He recently produced the music documentary "The Art of Listening" for Sony as well as short films for the series "We The Voters." A recent transplant to Oregon, he continues to play the violin and enjoys working on his screenplays late at night.

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  • Eric Schoenbrunn

    Senior Editor

    Eric Schoenbrunn joined the Blue Chalk team in 2018 as a senior editor, bringing with him years of experience in broadcast television and advertising. In addition to playing key roles in establishing post-production workflows and mentoring junior staff, Eric has worked on such projects as “Ricardo’s Story,” a film created with Pearson Education about a student activist in the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, and the video development for “Growing Floret,” a miniseries about Floret farm for Chip and Joanna Gaines’ Magnolia Network. Before Blue Chalk, Eric worked at Wieden+Kennedy NY and edited series for the channel VICELAND and segments for Vice News. Eric is a new father and has two energetic goldendoodles.

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  • Mariko Fujinaka

    Supervising Writer and Post-production Producer

    Mariko joined Blue Chalk in 2018 to serve as supervising writer on a series of “explainer” videos for Pearson Education. She writes and copy edits and is now also a post-production producer. She has been involved in projects with such organizations as Thrive Global, HP, and Airbnb. In her previous work life Mariko was managing editor of a small book development firm that specialized in academic publishing. Her passions include sewing, knitting, trail running, and candy.

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  • Amy Polansky

    Production Manager

    Amy Polansky is a production manager who joined Blue Chalk in 2018, bringing with her years of experience in both audio and video production. She particularly enjoys education-focused projects, such as Blue Chalk’s work with the Oregon School Boards Association, Pearson, and the National School Boards Association; and smaller, local projects, such as Freeland Spirits and Stoopid Burger, both in partnership with Travel Oregon. Amy loves teamwork and the process of building a piece from concept to delivery. Outside of work you can find Amy at the dog park, working on a home renovation project or exploring the outdoors. A proud Wisconsin native, Amy is a big fan of pilsner and cheese.

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  • Maria Kjellstrand

    Editor

    Maria Kjellstrand is an editor who has been with Blue Chalk since 2016. She has worked on a number of projects, including “American Beat: Cops and Refugees Join Forces in Boise,” which aired on Idaho Public Television and won a Northwest Regional Emmy Award; “The Blackfeet Flood,” a documentary about the 1964 flood that devastated the Blackfeet Reservation in Montana; “Growing Floret,” a miniseries about Floret farm for Chip and Joanna Gaines’ Magnolia Network; and “Fix Me a Plate,” a Food Network web series hosted by chef Alex Guarnaschelli. A graduate of Carleton College in MN, Maria enjoys hiking in Portland’s Forest Park, borrowing way too many library books, and befriending other people’s dogs.

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  • Matthew Slutsky

    Senior Producer

    Matthew Slutsky is a senior producer who joined Blue Chalk in 2017 to help develop and produce new film projects after years working in the political and online advocacy realms. Matthew has produced many storytelling projects, including “The Time Is Now,” a 2019 Super Bowl ad that promoted medical marijuana; “High Stakes: America’s Journey to the Affordable Care Act,” a 2020 short documentary created with the Commonwealth Fund; and the digital Food Network series “Fix Me a Plate,” staring celebrity chef Alex Guarnaschelli. Matthew lives in Philadelphia, PA, with his wife, young son and daughter, and a highly excitable sheepdog.

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  • Whitney Bradshaw

    Producer and Editor

    Whitney is a specialist in human connections. Growing up in Springfield, OR, surrounded by her ten siblings she learned the importance of persistence and working towards seemingly unreachable goals. Her passion for people of all backgrounds landed her at the University of Oregon in the field of journalism. Now at Blue Chalk Media, she strives to tell inspiring narratives and works with organizations such as the Washington Department of Corrections for personal projects. In her free time, she dreams up new fictional story plot lines, eats a lot of food, reading astronomy blogs and watches the clouds roll by.

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  • Léo Hamelin

    Senior Producer

    Léo Hamelin joined the Blue Chalk team in 2013 and is a senior producer. Since then she has traveled all over the world to produce short documentaries for news outlets such as The New York Times and Bloomberg Philanthropies and for NGOs like Freedom House and SEE International. Léo directed and produced “Quiet No More,” a short documentary published by The New Yorker about the Reverend Sharon Risher, whose mother was killed in the 2015 massacre at the historically black Mother Emanuel AME Church in South Carolina. Léo is French but grew up in Brazil and Thailand, and she studied in France, Mexico and Hong Kong. She's also an adjunct professor of video journalism at Columbia University's Graduate School of Journalism, where she earned a master's degree in 2012. She is the recipient of the European Journalism Centre grant for Innovation in Development Reporting and also creates editorial illustrations (you can find those on her Doodle Reporter Instagram page).

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  • Chris Janjic

    Director of Photography

    Chris Janjic is a director of photography at Blue Chalk. Among the projects he has worked on are “The Red Door Project: Evolve,” a video showcasing the August Wilson Red Door Project’s unique approach to theater and generating conversation about racial issues; “The Best Men Can Be,” a series of short films for Gillette featuring ordinary men and their thoughts on masculinity; “Impossible Firsts,” a video for the Portland State University Foundation that celebrates the achievements of five people from the PSU community; and “Pearson World Religions: Judaism,” a video profile of Judaism to accompany Pearson’s World Religions textbook. Before joining Blue Chalk, Chris worked at Stephen Wilkes Photography as first assistant and associate video producer. He was also an associate producer on “Jay Myself,” which premiered at DocNYC. Chris studied photojournalism at Syracuse University.

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  • Mitch Tanen

    Executive Producer

    Mitch Tanen is an executive producer who has been instrumental in developing short- and long-form projects for Blue Chalk. A cooking series he developed is set to air on Chip and Joanna Gaines’ Magnolia Network in 2021. Mitch produced a series of short films for the Gillette “The Best Men Can Be” campaign, which featured ordinary men opening up about their own masculinity, as well as “Always Forward,” a collection of short, scripted videos for Nike’s Asia Pacific Latin America market. Before joining Blue Chalk in 2019, Mitch wrote, produced, directed, and showran a number of broadcast television series, including the award-winning “The Voice,” “Intervention,” and “Ice Road Truckers.” Now that he has children, Mitch’s hobbies include collecting insects, building with Legos, and eating crayons. He lives in Portland with his wife, two sons, two dogs and a garden that desperately needs weeding.

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  • Emma Decker

    Associate Producer

    Emma Mahon Decker is an Irish-American journalist who grew up in Portland, OR, and County Galway, Ireland. At Blue Chalk, Emma leads the audio division and is a producer. She worked on "Apart. Not Alone,” a series on empathy for TIME. Emma spent portions of her college years living with and interviewing elderly Irish nuns in a Texas convent. The resulting audio documentary, "Sisters," aired on Ireland's national radio station (RTÉ) and CBC/Radio-Canada. Emma loves empty fields and toast and builds a mean campfire.

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  • Miró Merrill

    Graphic Designer

    Miró Merrill is a graphic designer and illustrator who helps build the visual identity for a wide range of projects and new work at Blue Chalk. She joined the team in 2018 to bring her creative and artistic sensibility to a graphics-intensive series of “explainer” videos for Pearson Education. Miró also worked on the graphic treatments on “JCPenney: Back to You,” a series of short videos celebrating teaching and the back-to-school season; “How Seamus Gets a Fish,” a video for the Oregon Beverage Recycling Cooperative featuring Blue Chalk creative director Rob Finch’s son as he learns about responsibility and recycling; and an animated series about asthma for a pharmaceutical company. Miró uses art as a therapeutic process and when not at work paints and draws.

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  • Gordon Klco

    Producer

    Gordon Klco joined Blue Chalk in 2018 as a producer with a background in documentary and action sports filmmaking. With a degree in anthropology and a diverse knowledge base developed from years of freelance work, Gordon brings a unique set of creative problem-solving skills and diligent work ethic to every project he works on. While at Blue Chalk, he has led projects for brands and organizations like Lyft, HP, Airbnb, Travel Oregon, the Oregon School Boards Association, and Discovery's Magnolia Network. He is currently focused on Blue Chalk's long-form documentary work. He lives in Portland, OR, with his partner, Beda, and their wild cattle dog, Wheeler.

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  • Conner Lee

    Motion Graphics Designer

    Conner Lee is a motion graphics designer. He created the motion graphics on a series of “explainer” videos for Pearson Education as well as for Thrive Global, a company founded by Arianna Huffington that focuses on reducing employee stress through behavior change technology. Conner was also the motion graphics designer for the official lyric video for hip-hop artist Xiuhtezcatl’s song S.W.Y.M. and “TED Partners: Dropbox,” a short documentary about the use of haptic technology created in collaboration with TED and Dropbox. Conner studied graphic design and European history at Syracuse University. His interests include medium-format film photography, history and exploring the wonders of the internet. He has no pets nor any plants (he dreams of one day changing this).

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  • José Márquez

    Editor

    José Márquez is an editor who has contributed to a number of projects, including “Pearson Spanish,” a series of 15 videos for Pearson’s Aula Abierto Elementary Spanish course; “The Best Men Can Be,” a series of short films for Gillette featuring ordinary men and their thoughts on masculinity; and “Growing Floret,” a miniseries about Floret farm for Chip and Joanna Gaines’ Magnolia Network. José grew up in a family of migrant workers in the Salinas Valley farming region of California. Hispanic culture and the area’s distinctive landscapes, as well as the high number of violent crimes, contributed to José’s passion for visual storytelling. When he’s not working, José enjoys creating art, trying to turn his home into a forest and spoiling his dog, Gus.

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  • Sarah Bourscheid

    Editor

    Sarah Bourscheid is a video editor at Blue Chalk. She worked on “Growing Floret,” a miniseries about Erin Benzakein and Floret Farms for the Magnolia Network, and loves editing anything with verité footage. A New Jersey native, Sarah made her way to the west coast to study visual journalism at Brooks Institute. Her passions include making photos at county fairs, gardening, and exploring with her dog, Olive.

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  • Jim Cooke

    Audio Engineer

    Jim Cooke has been an independent music producer and audio engineer for over 20 years. After earning a professional certificate in music licensing from the Berklee College of Music in 2013, he began shifting his focus towards licensing music to films, ad campaigns, and video games. When his musical endeavors started to incorporate field recordings, he began applying his skills as a production sound mixer. Growing up in New England, and later relocating to Lake Tahoe, fostered a love for cold winters and the outdoors. You can often find Jim exploring the Pacific Northwest with his dog, Clyde, stopping at all the record stores along the way.

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  • Kenzie Bruce

    Operations and Creative Manager

    Kenzie Bruce is a multimedia journalist and joined the Blue Chalk team in 2019 as the operations and creative manager. Kenzie worked on “Apart. Not Alone,” a series for TIME, as well as a series of patient stories for Boston Children’s Hospital. Before joining the Blue Chalk team, she worked in digital communications roles at The Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund International in Atlanta and Westword in Denver. Kenzie is a Chicago native and loves running and long-exposure photography.

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  • Aubrey Moore

    Associate Editor

    Aubrey Moore is an associate editor at Blue Chalk. She has worked on such projects as “Growing Floret,” a miniseries about Floret farm for Chip and Joanna Gaines’ Magnolia Network, and a series of “explainer” videos for Thrive Global, a company founded by Arianna Huffington that focuses on reducing employee stress through behavior change technology. Aubrey is Blue Chalk’s resident troubleshooter for technical issues. She graduated from Providence College with a degree in political science and global studies and attended Syracuse University for multimedia, photography, and design. Aubrey attended the prestigious Eddie Adams Workshop and won the 2017 College Photographer of the Year award for the illustration category.

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  • Liz Moughon

    Production Fellow

    Liz Moughon is one of Blue Chalk’s inaugural fellows. She considers being on production learning to use cinema cameras and collaborating with the team among her most valuable experiences. Liz filmed the first of Blue Chalk's Postcards, a quarantine-inspired series of 60-second glimpses into the lives of staffers. She grew up in Tennessee, and her background is in photojournalism, including internships at the Los Angeles Times and San Francisco Chronicle. Previous work includes a video about a young man coping from the loss of his brother to suicide for the San Francisco Chronicle that won a regional Emmy and a photo essay exploring the effects of limited broadband access for The Wall Street Journal. In her spare time, Liz aims to explore every neighborhood of Portland via running or biking.

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  • DJ Scott

    Production Fellow

    DJ Scott is a production fellow. He has focused on editing during his tenure at Blue Chalk, including “Apart. Not Alone,” a series on empathy for TIME. A self-taught filmmaker, DJ directed, filmed, and edited “The Last Promise, A Journey to Wease,” a feature-length documentary. Prior to joining Blue Chalk DJ freelanced for Wieden+Kennedy. His hobbies include basketball, camping and playing board games.

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