Created for Pearson Education, "Ricardo" tells the story of a young student activist who has been protected by the Differed Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, an executive order promulgated by President Obama in 2012.
We hear about Ricardo's harrowing border crossing as a child, his family’s sacrifices once they reunite on U.S. soil, their anxiety around accessing higher education and his decision to fight for greater opportunities, for himself and the many people from similar circumstances who will follow.
"Ricardo" was released on Sept. 1 as part of Pearson's announcement that it is signing the FWD.us letter from Leaders of American Industry which calls for President Trump to preserve the DACA program.
"Noah" tells the story of Noah Patton, a young man from Flint MI who was "going down a one-way street backward."
Flint, Michigan is a city built on the American Dream. With the disappearance of industry, it became impoverished and neglected, and so did its residents. The water crisis is just one more tragedy piled upon a mound of oppression.
But Flint is a city of survivors. Noah returned to his deep-rooted faith in God, and with the help of a pastor, he is turning his life around and helping to positively shape the future of his community.
Tribute to Discomfort
Blue Chalk worked with National Geographic Creative photographer and North Face athlete Cory Richards to create a promotional piece to demonstrate the scope of his work and the passion and athleticism that accompanies him in the field. A Tribute to Discomfort brings the viewer through Cory’s stunning work, his unique sense of humor, and his quest to create photographs that relate a common humanity.
Original Still Photography: Cory Richards/National Geographic Creative Co-Director, Producer: Catherine Yrisarri Co-Director, DP, Editor: Rob Finch Assistant Camera: Jamie Francis Original Music: Elizabeth Lim Sound Design: Chip Sloan, Digital One Additional Footage: Keith Ladzinski, 3 Strings Productions
A Tribute to Discomfort: Cory Richards
Measure 97 - Alfonso
(Director, DP, Editor)
Blue Chalk worked with Vote Yes On Measure 97 to produce a series of short films. Measure 97 would increase the corporate minimum tax when sales exceed $25 million to fund education, healthcare, and senior services in Oregon.
These short films tell the stories of Oregonians who support Measure 97 during one of the most contentious and expensive election disputes in the state’s history.
Here we meet Alfonso Bernal, a thirteen-year-old student in the Umatilla school district. Alfonso supports Measure 97 because he knows having a good education will allow him to give back to his community and his family in a more impactful way.
Rob Finch, Director / Producer Jesse Crowell, Assistant Camera Rob Finch, Director of Photography Rob Finch, Editor Kylie Juggert, Assistant Editor
Vote Yes On Measure 97: Alfonso Bernal
At Road's End
The Brady family has built their life around the wind. They own a kiteboarding school and a bed & breakfast on Floras Lake. Brady is a long time surfer and water sport enthusiast – a passion that his sons Reed and Josh have inherited.
This short brand spot tells the story of how the family celebrates the natural environment they live in, navigating both on and off-road paths in their Subaru Outback.
Rob Finch, Director Nick Midwig, Director of Photography Bruce Ely, Aerials/Assistant Camera James Allen, Editor Chip Sloan, Sound Design
At Road's End
Of Form and Function
John Sorensen Jolink left his home in Oregon to pursue his dream of becoming a dancer in New York City.
After a decade of professional dancing, he craved an artistic pursuit that was more tangible and permanent than a performance. His time on the road had inspired a deep appreciation for creating a sense of home, so he began to design and build furniture that people would treasure.
As his love for furniture design grew, he realized that his background as a dancer and choreographer gave him a unique perspective on how to design pieces that moved people through a space.
Rob Finch, Creative Director Julianne Parker, Producer Catriona Stuart, Executive Producer Jamie Francis, Director of Photography Rob Finch, Editor Jesse Crowell, Assistant Editor Marmoset, Music