Lori Z. Roux
EXECUTIVE PRODUCER, OWNER
Executive Producer and Whole Story Productions’ founder/owner Lori Roux’s experience both in front of the camera and behind it provide a unique perspective for creating family video documentaries.
Her experience within the TV/Production industry is vast, encompassing one of the nation’s largest broadcast corporations, ESPN, and one of the smallest, KJWY NBC2, in Jackson Hole, WY. Her skills range from Producer to Director to Reporter, and she has covered everything from the controversial elections of 2000 to the Western wildfires.
For more than 15 years, Whole Story Productions has worked with families from around the world to chronicle their lives. The stories are vast, from business moguls and inventors to small family partnerships and real estate developers. Lori establishes a relationship and masterfully draws out the narratives that tell a comprehensive, all-embracing chronicle for each family. By engaging a professional, all the benefits of technology are used, guiding you through a wonderful, interactive journey. It is a true collaborative process.
While working for ESPN, Lori was a member of the Emmy Award-winning team for the X Games. In addition, Whole Story Productions is a four-time recipient of the Telly Award, competing against entries from all 50 states and five continents. Her projects are included in the Smithsonian Archives and she has also produced comprehensive travel videos from the Northern Karakoram to China. She continues to collaborate with local media makers, whether it’s film, audio podcast or print.
EDITOR / CAMERA
Blake Ciulla is an independent filmmaker who was born and raised in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. After receiving his BA from Montana State University in Media and Theatre Arts, Blake returned to Jackson to work for Brain Farm Cinema. At Brain Farm, he focused on post-production for clients such as MTV, RedBull Media House, NBC and National Geographic. Since then, he has worked on many projects including the cinematography on local Jackson Hole filmmaker Jen Tennican’s documentaries Far Afield and Hearts of Glass, a music video for country artist Dylan Scott and a Mazda car commercial to name a few. He is passionate about stories originating in his hometown and collaborating with many artists in the valley.
Producer / Director of Photography / Camera
Melinda Binks is a director, producer and camerawoman based in Jackson, Wyoming. For over a decade, she has worked all over the world on independent documentary films and television series. Much of her independent filmmaking focuses on social justice and environmental issues. Her television credits include A&E’s Intervention, ABC’s New York Med, and National Geographic’s Southern Justice and Rocky Mountain Law. Melinda 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 Peru. She enjoys free time with her husband Greg and son Tasman.
An exciting family adventure…
“Working with Lori and Whole Story Productions was an exciting adventure for our family. Lori’s thoughtful interviews, preparation, genealogy research and skillful coordination of old family photographs, movies, videos and memories gave life to a documentary of my husband’s life and career for his 80th birthday celebration.”
— Verena Cushman