Our production company is owned and operated by women of color.

We Work TO democratize filmmaking while elevating underrepresented voices

behind the scenes and in front of the camera.

 

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DOCUMENTARY

From India and Brazil to Oakland and Hawaii, we put people first with ethical and conscientious production practices. 

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NARRATIVE

We offer fresh perspectives and full-service production services for narrative shorts and feature-length films.

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COMMERCIAL

Breaktide is proud to partner with
mission-aligned organizations to elevate awareness of their meaningful work.

We produce original & commercial content

to disrupt and democratize storytelling

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expand access to training and equipment

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encourage, facilitate and produce grassroots Movement

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increase understanding and ignite collective action.

We work equitably and ethically.

 
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Alex J. Bledsoe

Writer∙Producer∙Director
COMMUNICATIONS STRATEGIST

Alex is a multidisciplinary artist whose work is inspired by dismantling systems that exploit vulnerable members of society. She has been recognized as a Yerba Buena Center for the Arts Fellow, a guest columnist for The Washington Post and an Aspen Institute emerging writer nominee. Prior to filmmaking, Alex used her communications expertise to manage public relations for Apple.

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Jalena Keane-LeE

Producer∙Director
MOTION GRAPHICS LEAD

Jalena is a social justice filmmaker and community activist. Her work has addressed issues from indigenous land rights, to destigmatizing menstruation, to the importance of campus activism and the meaning of consent. Her writing has been featured in Seventeen Magazine, The Tempest and NBC.com, and she has directed award-winning short films from Hawaii to Prague and Yangon.

 

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Reaa Puri

Cinematographer
Director∙EDITOR

Reaa's extensive production experience includes being a TEDx Speaker, a 2016 semi-finalist at Sundance New Voices Lab and a published photographer in Vogue Magazine. She has shot and directed a range of award-winning feature length films, talk shows and shorts. Growing up between Kuwait, India and California has fueled her passion to create films with an emphasis on social impact.

 

Photography by Aurora Jiminez

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she the people

Reaa Puri
Executive Producer & Director
Alex J. Bledsoe
Co-Director

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lauren ash x bright pink

Alex J. Bledsoe
Executive Producer & Director
Reaa Puri
Co-Director, Cinematographer, Editor

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activists x bright pink

Alex J. Bledsoe
Executive Producer & Director
Reaa Puri
Cinematographer & Editor

boobs x bright pink

Alex J. Bledsoe: Executive Producer
Writer & Editor: Jalena Keane-Lee
Reaa Puri: Cinematographer

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culture/strike

Reaa Puri
Director, Cinematographer, Editor

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asian pacific environmental network

Reaa Puri
Director, DoP, Editor
Jalena Keane-Lee: Cinematographer
Alex J. Bledsoe: Sound Operator

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k for kashmir

Reaa Puri
Director, Cinematographer & Producer

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Twenty Something

Directed by Jalena Keane-Lee
Cinematography by Reaa Puri

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OTHER HALVES
FEATURE

Reaa Puri
1st Assistant Camera

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OAKLEAD

Alex J. Bledsoe
Writer, Director & Co-Producer

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Defining Lines

Reaa Puri
Director, Cinematographer

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Born Stylish - Vh1

Reaa Puri
Showrunner: Episodes 1, 2 & 3

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Mary Kom

Reaa Puri
Assistant Director

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The Construct:
Female Laborers and the Fight for Equality

Jalena Keane-Lee
Director & Executive Producer

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AN ARCHITECT'S STORY
The American InstituTe of Architects

Reaa Puri
Cinematographer

FILM PRODUCTION
Story & script development
Storyboarding
Pre-Production
Direction
Production
Cinematography
Lighting, grip & electrical
Post-Production
Editing & color grading
Motion Graphics
Sound recording, design, editing & mixing
Original composition
Behind-the-scenes coverage

COMMUNICATIONS CONSULTING
Communications planning & implementation
Story development
Thought leadership promotion
Web copywriting & editing
Executive branding
Brand message development
Brand guideline development
Pitch Materials
Press releases
Media relations

...and more!

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