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Elena Rue

Co-Founder and Creative Director, StoryMine
Hillsborough, North Carolina US
Creative Director, StoryMine | Powerful video stories about health, the environment, and pressing social issues | Video strategy


StoryMine creates documentary videos for mission-driven organizations in the US and abroad. Catherine Orr and Elena Rue founded StoryMine in 2011 after working side-by-side for two years and realizing the tremendous value of collaborative work. They discovered that they not only work well together as a creative team, but that they both prioritize organization and preparation. This is reflected in their process, and in how it feels to work with them. They also teach workshops and classes at the Center forDocumentary Studies at Duke University, the UNC Hussman School of Journalism and Media, and through various other institutions.