Jennifer Tennican / Principal
Jennifer has been working in film and video since the late 1990s and has experience in all aspects of documentary production. Most recently she directed and produced, Far Afield: A Conservation Love Story, an award-winning documentary about 91-year-old Jackson Hole conservation icon Bert Raynes. The program is being distributed nationally by American Public Television (APT) with Wyoming PBS as the presenting station. Approximately 200 public television stations in 40 states and the District of Columbia began airing it in April 2016. Ms. Tennican also directed and produced the award-winning The Stagecoach Bar: An American Crossroads. This hour-long documentary was also distributed nationwide by APT and presented by Wyoming PBS. The film explores 70 years of cultural change in and around Jackson Hole. In 2011, she won the Wyoming Short Film Contest with Highway 22 Revisited, a comedic spin-off inspired by her work on The Stagecoach Bar: An American Crossroads. In addition to her documentary work, she has written, directed, produced and edited promotional and educational videos for for-profits, non-profits and government agencies.
Writer / Sound Recordist
A multi-media journalist, Rebecca Huntington writes for film, radio and print. She lives and works in Jackson, Wyoming and is a frequent collaborator with JenTen Productions. Most recently, she wrote the award-winning and nationally-distributed documentary film Far Afield: A Conservation Love Story, produced by JenTen Productions. Prior to that, she co-wrote The Stagecoach Bar: An American Crossroads, another award-winning, nationally-distributed documentary produced by JenTen Productions. Rebecca has written and produced segments for the environmental series This American Land, which was broadcast nationally on PBS stations. She was also a writer and producer for Assignment Earth, a series that was broadcast on Yahoo News and NBC affiliate stations.
Melinda Binks / Fall Creek Productions
Producer / Director of Photography / Camera
Melinda Binks is a camerawoman, producer and director based in Jackson, Wyoming. For over 10 years, she has worked on independent documentary films and documentary television series. She has worked both nationally and internationally. Melinda’s television work includes A&E’s Emmy-award winning Intervention, ABC’s New York Med, and National Geographic’s Southern Justice and Rocky Mountain Law. Much of her independent filmmaking, in collaboration with non-profit organizations, has focused on social justice issues. Ms. Binks is most proud of the awarding-winning film Africa’s Daughters and the Right to Know/Right to Decide series produced for Oxfam America about the clash between extractive industries and indigenous peoples.
In Wyoming, she has worked closely with filmmaker Jennifer Tennican and writer Rebecca Huntington. This collaboration includes five years of short environmental news stories for PBS’s This American Land and two independent documentaries: The Stagecoach Bar: An American Crossroads and Far Afield: A Conservation Love Story. Both award-winning films were distributed nationally by American Public Television.
Marni Walsh / Marni Productions
Producer / Production Manager / Post Supervisor
Marni Walsh has over 20 years of production and post-production experience in film and video. She has worked with National Geographic, BBC, Discovery Channel, PBS, NBC, Terra Mater Factual Studios and Outside Television. Her projects range from commercials to adventure sports series to documentaries. Marni excels at managing budgets, field and post-production teams and thrives on the logistical challenges of moving crews and equipment across dangerous and remote locations. She has collaborated with Jennifer Tennican / JenTen Productions on several documentaries that have been distributed nationally by American Public Television. She calls Jackson, Wyoming home.
Lori Roux / Whole Story Productions
Producer / Director / Camera
Prior to moving to Jackson, Wyoming, in 2001, Lori Roux worked as a producer and director for one of the nation’s largest broadcast corporations, ESPN. After moving to Jackson, she worked for KJWY NBC2, a local NBC affiliate. Her experience ranges from producing and directing to reporting and filming. Lori’s work on a documentary about Howard Head is a Telly Award winner; the film is currently on exhibit at the Colorado Ski Museum and is in the Smithsonian Institute’s archives. Recently, Lori has focused her attention on documentary-style work for private clients and non-profits. She has been a contributor on several JenTen Productions including Far Afield: A Conservation Love Story and The Stagecoach Bar: An American Crossroads.
Editor / Camera
Blake Ciulla is an independent filmmaker who was born and raised in Jackson, Wyoming. After receiving his BA from Montana State University in Media and Theatre Arts, Blake returned to Jackson to work for Brain Farm Digital Cinema. At Brain Farm, he focused on post-production for clients such as MTV, RedBull Media House, NBC and National Geographic. Blake recently worked as a cameraman on the official music video for country artist Dylan Scott and on a commercial for Mazda. He has collaborated frequently with Ms. Tennican and was a cameraman for the award-winning and nationally distributed JenTen Productions’ documentary, Far Afield: A Conservation Love Story. He is passionate about stories originating in his hometown and is thrilled to be working on Hearts of Glass.