We are excited to announce that Melina Kolb’s first feature-length documentary film, Remember Me Sue, was selected to air during primetime this fall on WTTW – PBS Chicago! Melina began filming in 2004 while still in college, and over the years has kept track of Sue and her work with urban youth in Chicago. Thanks in large part to her successful Kickstarter campaign, she was able to edit over 60 hours of footage in the past year and show WTTW what she was capable of.
In this letter of support from WTTW Senior Vice President and Chief Television Content Officer, he writes:
“WTTW is very selective about which independent producers to broadcast on our air. Melina Kolb is a special filmmaker with with the ability to tell a story that is important and engaging to a wide audience. I plan on broadcasting Remember Me Sue in a prime time slot on WTTW and hope to work with Sue to make sure that aggressive promotional efforts are done to attract many viewers to the broadcast.”
To learn more about the project, visit the documentary website.
Christopher House is a non-profit organization that provides educational programming to at-risk children across the city of Chicago. Melina filmed at several of its locations to show how children of all ages are receiving a quality education.
Christopher House: A Family of Schools from Tellit Multimedia on Vimeo.
We are thrilled to now offer clients footage shot on one of the latest and best DSLR cameras for video, the Canon 5D Mark III. This camera opens up the possibilities for filmmaking by utilizing the same lens used for photography, making higher quality images and creating the beautiful “blurry background look.” Can you tell the difference? Over the next few months, we will be accumulating the supplementary accessories and additional lenses in order to transition the bulk of our cinematography to the new camera.
Interview shot on old camera
Interview shot on new DSLR camera
Thanks to everyone who pitched in and spread the word about Remember Me Sue, the documentary being produced by Tellit founder Melina Kolb! Work is already underway to complete the film. Melina has hired L.A.-based editor Alex MacKenzie as Supervising Editor for the film. Alex has edited two Roger Ebert Top 10 Documentaries and is currently working on a new HBO series. Shooting is estimated to be 75% completed. The next scheduled shoot is with U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan at his office in Washington, D.C. Read more about Alex and the film’s progress at www.sueduncandocumentary.com or on the film’s Facebook page.
Tellit founder Melina Kolb is working on a documentary about the lifelong work of Sue Duncan, an educator and mother of Secretary of Education Arne Duncan. Check out the Kickstarter page for the movie trailer, sample scene and information on how to support the movie.
Tellit helped tell the story of one Heartland Alliance worker and his student in this simple, yet effective audio slideshow.
Tellit directed a series of shoots with legendary Chicago Bears coach Mike Ditka to help promote a new website he is helping to create. The site will focus on providing an online community for young athletes and feature interviews with amateur and pro athletes. Director Melina Kolb is excited to be a part of this new venture!
Melina Kolb is working with The Daily Muse, a website geared towards career-focused women, to produce awesome multimedia profiles of cool companies to work for. The company profiles help job-seekers research and distinguish employers to figure out which place might be a good fit for them. Shoots have just been completed with the Heartland Alliance and Groupon, so look out for their pages in the coming weeks!
Pizza Hut CEO Scott Bergren visited Medill at Northwestern University to give a keynote speech titled, “Innovate or Die.” In his interview with Melina Kolb after the event, he stressed the importance of not sitting on the sidelines and his experience with Medill’s Integrated Marketing Communications graduates.
Tellit Multimedia is working on an exciting venture–a full-length documentary about the families whose lives have been shaped by lifelong educator Sue Duncan, mother of Secretary of Education Arne Duncan. Tellit’s founder, Melina Kolb, is directing the film as an independent filmmaker and is expecting to be shooting for the next 8-10 months. For more information, follow the project on Facebook or www.sueduncandocumentary.com.