Blake Naftel

Blake Naftel

Director of photography, editor and filmmaker in Norman, Oklahoma

About Blake

Independent filmmaker, journalist, producer, and multimedia archivist based in Norman, Oklahoma. Founder of Three Reel Films™, a documentary film and multimedia production company, with a combined 17-year ongoing professional history in broadcast television, radio, and emerging multimedia platforms extending back to adolescence. A self-educated cinematographer, photojournalist, producer, and entrepreneur with a passionate flare towards innovation and collaborative group production efforts.

Relocating to Norman, Oklahoma in June 2015, post-production work began on a long-form independent documentary film series entitled “Storm Chasing: The Anthology.” Following a successful self-promoted social media and Kickstarter campaign, 46-days of travel through 26-states and Ontario, Canada resulted in 72 individual interviews with storm chasers, meteorologists, family members, broadcasters, and law enforcement officials chronicling the six-decade history of storm chasing culture and human relationships with the atmosphere.

With the need to complete interviews bypassed in 2014, a secondary crowd funding campaign was launched in July 2015 via "Go Fund Me". The original goal was met in under 24-hours to cover fuel costs across the Western United States. To date, 110 total interviews have been recorded, with a vast cache of stories and multimedia assembled. This will culminate into a film production and attendant series of micro documentaries to be pitched to broadcast network, film festivals, and online streaming providers once completed.


Name: Blake Naftel

Lives in: Norman, Oklahoma

Occupation: Director of Photography, Editor, Filmmaker and Producer

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