Julie and Monte Lew-Simard make up Little Penguin Media, a full-service photography and video production company, specializing in event and portrait photography, videography, motion design, and graphic design.
Monte Lew-Simard is a professional motion and graphic designer. He is also a narrative filmmaker, specializing in cinematography, sound, editing, and coloring. He has worked as cinematographer on films like Shufflers, which showed at the 2016 Oregon Independent Film Festival; Freeze Frame, which showed in the Best Of Screening at the 2016 48 Hour Film Festival; and he did all of the visual effects and motion graphics for the web series Turning Tricks. He is currently directing the series Death and the Pursuit of Happiness. His primary programs of use are Cinema 4D, Octane, After Effects, Premiere Pro, Photoshop, and Illustrator.
Julie Lew-Simard works as a producer, cinematographer, camera operator, and colorist. She has worked in the camera department on the feature film Zilla and Zoe, as well as the TV shows Portlandia and the Librarians. Her work as a cinematographer includes a branded media video for the upcycling company Looptworks; a film on The Belmont Goats, currently playing at the Hollywood Theater@PDX as part of the “Portland, Oregon: You Are Here” series; and Diasporic Futures, a documentary on the 2016 Queer Students of Color Conference. She is currently helping produce the show Death and the Pursuit of Happiness and the feature film Karen Doesn’t Dream.