WHO WE ARE

creatives  .  outdoor adventurers  .  storytellers  .  entrepreneurs  .  project managers  .  dog & cat lovers 

Our Team

Madelaine Anderson

co-founder

creative director | dog lover

Madelaine is passionate about using video to tell stories, amplify voices and messages, and help others build awareness of their work. Madelaine wears many hats in the film world including producer, creative director, production designer, and actor. When she's not in front of or behind the camera, she can be found hiking, camping, traveling with her husband, daughter, and pup or training as an aerialist on silks. 

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Jordan Graves

co-founder

head of production | business director

cat lover

Jordan loves crafting images, and bringing people together to create amazing visual stories. He is the head of production at Talus Films and leads all content creation operations. Beyond creating ads and movies, Jordan loves going out for a hike and growing vegetables. He's a cat lover to the core and the adoptive dad of two rambunctious kitties.

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Our APPROACH

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We (Madelaine & Jordan) co-founded Talus Films at the beginning of 2019 after we'd been working together creatively since 2015.

 

With over 16+ combined years of filmmaking and producing experience working as storytellers and collaborators, we strive to be our client's ultimate partners.

We're passionate about protecting our natural world, responsibly recreating outdoors, and inspiring action through authentic, story-based video content. We hope to leave the world a little better than we found it.

We value adventure, sustainability & giving back, curiosity & empathy, collaboration, and inspiration.

We also know not everyone is suited to telling every story. We’re acutely aware of this. Therefore, we consciously keep our core team small and nimble so we’re able to build the perfect production team for each unique storytelling project. We draw from a highly skilled network of creatives across the country and hire locally whenever and wherever possible.

 

What's In A Name?

TALUS 
(noun)  - ta·​lus | /ˈtāləs/ - a slope formed especially by an accumulation of rock debris

 
A talus field or slope is a geological feature you might encounter while summiting a mountain - a rock field. The trail tends to disappear in these sections, and you're left to navigate your own way through.

For us, this parallels how we each as humans walk our own paths through life. Each with a unique story to tell.

Our chosen method for storytelling is film.

WHERE'S BASE CAMP?

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We provide full-service video production in both

Chicago, Illinois 

&

Fort Collins, Colorado

(this includes Chicagoland, the Midwest, Denver & the Front Range)

 

These are our main home bases, but we're also available for travel all across the United States 

(and as adventurers at heart, we love it!)

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WE BELIEVE IN GIVING BACK

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We take an eco-conscious approach to video production in order to protect our natural world and leave it a bit better than we found it. In addition to our sustainable on-set practices, each project we produce aids reforestation efforts through our partnership with One Tree Planted.

The number of trees planted per project directly correlates to its overall scope. Each of our free quotes estimates how many trees will be planted if we produce your project. 

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