Presenting the joy of the outdoors, in all it’s hydrated glory.
Meg has produced 36 films and counting with Portland-based agency North for their client Hydro Flask. The documentary-style films are centered around athletes and artists and the joy they find being in the outdoors. In addition to producing, Meg directed many of the films, while Mark has been the cinematographer and the editor on several of them as well.
Let’s Go! Films are a Hydro Flask series about people and organizations who promote happier and healthier living through the outdoors.
In “Reclaiming Adventure” we join some amazing individuals at different stages in their journey with Adaptive Sports Center intensive programs. From a 79-year old adventurer learning to hike again to a biker who’s been shredding the trails for twenty years on his custom adaptive mountain bike, they show us what it means to reclaim freedom.
Meg produced the film and Mark was the DP and editor. It was directed by NORTH CD, Ashod Simonian.
“Deeper Connections” tells the story of Cal-Wood Education Center in Boulder, Colorado and how they turned a devastating forest fire into an opportunity to teach kids about fire safety and ecology.
Meg produced the film. It was directed by Kristina Day, CD at NORTH, and edited by Mark.
“Roll Models” features Exposure Skate, an organization formed by female pro skateboarders to overcome the lack of inclusivity and access in skateboarding for women of all ages. Their youth outreach program, Skate Rising, not only teaches girls to skate but empowers them to fly.
Meg produced and directed “Roll Models”. Sarah Simka Jaffe was the DP, and Kyle Stebbins edited.
Hydro Flask’s “How We Go” series is all about providing tips and tricks to get you into the great outdoors.
This episode from Hydro Flask’s “How We Go” series features one of the greatest ultra endurance riders of all time, Lael Wilcox, as she shows us how it’s done from packing light to sharing a gas station corndog.
The episode was produced and directed by Meg. Rue Kaladyte was the DP, and Ryan Douglass edited.
This episode of “How We Go” takes us to the Salish Sea in Washington State with kayak guide Sophia Rouches. From packing to paddling, Sophia shows us how to have a great day out on the water.
This episode was produced by Meg and shot by Mark with NORTH CD, Laura Gibson, directing.
It was edited by Riley Brown.
Everyday people doing extraordinary things outdoors is the inspiration behind the “Why We Go” series. These films showcase unique individuals chasing adventures that allow them to be their best selves.
This episode features Tereari’i, a paddler, activist and native Hawaiian who bears witness to nature’s power all along Oahu’s watershed.
This episode was produced by Meg, and shot by Mark and was directed by NORTH CD, Scrappers.
“Why We Go: Mazel” features skateboarder Mazel Paris. This episode was produced by Meg, with Ashod Simonian directing, Darrin Noble DP, and Riley Brown editing.
Hydro Flask’s “Art Imitates Life” films showcase artists who are inspired to create by their love of the outdoors. We produced two “Art Imitates Life” films, one featuring Reno-based artist Hannah Eddy, and one featuring Crested Butte artist John Fellows.
Meg was the producer and Mark the DP and editor for both of these films. Kristina Day directed both
and Blake Caudle AD at NORTH created the animation and motion graphics for both films.
To see more of our work for Hydro Flask, check out our playlist on youtube: Hydro Flask Playlist
- ClientHydro Flask
- ECDMark Ray
- Writer / CDKristina Day
- CDAshod Simonian
- CDLori Jones
- CDLaura Gibson
- Marketing ProducerAndrew Seistrup
Working with Mark and Meg has been an amazing experience. I've hired Halski to produce, shoot and edit several Hydro Flask films while working as a creative director at North. Their enthusiasm and knowledge of film, light and story building pluses every job, and makes the finished project so much more memorable. As a cinematographer, Mark is highly engaged. He asks the right questions upfront and is always prepared for shoot days. Being on location with Mark is such a blast- even on sub-zero days in Crested Butte, Colorado. Mark is nimble and collaborative on set, and approaches even simple scenes with interesting angles and fluid movement. Mark also excels as an editor. Whether he is given an outline, a script or asked to find the story, he is incredible at shaping the narrative. His edits strike the perfect balance between beauty and humanity, while never overlooking the intended purpose of the films. I can't say enough good things about partnering with the Halskis. They're a team as genuine as they are talented.Kristina DayWriter / Creative Director, NORTH