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Capturing Essence: BLK ELK Media's Visual Storytelling in NWA
Episode 26225th March 2024 • I am Northwest Arkansas • Randy Wilburn
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About the Show:

"The stories we tell are the legacies we leave behind."

 - Daniel Mitchell

In this episode of I Am Northwest Arkansas, host Randy Wilburn sits down with Daniel Mitchell and Trent Sugg, the visionary co-founders of Blk Elk Media. From humble beginnings to award-winning content creators, Daniel and Trent share their journey through the world of outdoor and adventure filmmaking. Their passion for capturing the essence of the natural state and beyond has led them to the pinnacle of success in the documentary film arena, with their work being recognized on the global stage.

Join us as we delve into the backstory of their company, BLK ELK Media, and discover how their love for authentic storytelling and the great outdoors has positioned them as leading voices in the industry. This is not just a tale of cameras and trails; it's a story of two Arkansans who have turned their craft into a conduit for showcasing the beauty and spirit of adventure that Northwest Arkansas offers.

What you will learn in this episode:

  • The evolution of BLK ELK Media from a fledgling idea to a force in outdoor and adventure filmmaking.
  • The significance of their recent documentary's success and what it means for the future of their storytelling endeavors.
  • Insights into the burgeoning outdoor culture of Northwest Arkansas and how it serves as the perfect backdrop for their work.
  • The importance of community and collaboration in fostering a thriving creative environment in the region.
  • Daniel and Trent's connection to Northwest Arkansas and their recommendations for anyone considering a move here.

All this and more on this episode of the I Am Northwest Arkansas podcast.

Important Links and Mentions on the Show*

Email Daniel Mitchell

Email Trent Suggs

Website for BLK ELK Media

BLK ELK Media on Facebook

BLK ELK Media on Instagram

BLK ELK Media on YouTube

BLK ELK Media on LinkedIn

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