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About Us
creatives . outdoor adventures . storytellers . entrepreneurs . project managers . dog & cat lovers

Madelaine Anderson


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


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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experienced . passionate  . unique

OUr Team 

as unique as you are

OUr Approach 

As the only Chicago based, eco-conscious, award winning, and woman owned company specializing in video and film production, our team is pretty unique which gives us a fresh perspective in the industry.

Talus Films was co-founded 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 partner. And we've event been named one of the top video production companies in Chicago across multiple publications.

Our video production services are truly full service. We consult, strategize, develop, handle pre-production, production, and the entire post-process delivering on-time and on-budget with the utmost professionalism.

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

We value adventure, sustainability & giving back, curiosity & empathy, collaboration, and inspiration. As you might expect, this often shapes who we work with. We love creating for:

  • Purpose Driven Brands

  • Outdoor Industry Brands

  • Sustainability & Conservation Organizations

  • Founders, Entrepreneurs & Small Businesses

  • B Corps


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 story we tell. We draw from a highly skilled network of creatives across the country and hire locally whenever possible.​​