Welcome to Chinimble Lore

Award-Winning entertainment production where artistic expression meets commercial viability.

Our Team

Kevin Hicks


A graduate of Cornell University, Kevin landed his first Hollywood job as a talent coordinator for the animated series, “Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventures” for DIC Entertainment. He started his first company, Hark Productions, over 20 years ago, and has written/produced/directed hundreds of projects, including TV commercials, music videos, industrials & promotionals for entities including Johnson & Johnson, Procter and Gamble, NY Jets Summer Training Camp, and Richard Petty’s Garage. He has directed four feature films: “Behind the Door” (North American VOD release), “America’s Beach” (Documentary; winner Silver Lei award, Honolulu Film Festival), "Waiting on Alphie" (MicroFilmmker Magazine’s Editor’s Choice) and “Paranormal Proof.” His industry credits also venture to the instructional side, as a multi-session presenter at the NAB annual trade show in Las Vegas, and as writer/producer/director/host of several DVD titles for Sundance Media Group’s VASST brand. He has also had an article featured in Indie Slate magazine. As co-owner of Chinimble Lore, Kevin has directed several feature films, TV series pitch reels and YouTube series.

Vickie Hicks


Vickie began her entertainment/production career as a WGA member in Hollywood, writing for the “All New Dating Game,” “New Newlywed Game,” and the Family Channel’s, “From the Heart,” which she also co-produced. She has since completed a novel and several screenplays, two of which are currently in development with Chinimble Lore, where she has been the lead producer and Executive in Charge of three completed films – “Behind the Door,” “America’s Beach,” and “Paranormal Proof” – and has written & produced for several YouTube series, including “eMom” and “Get Some Moe.” Vickie is currently in different stages of development on three films: “Water Falls,” “Addison Chained,” and an untitled documentary about a critical women’s health issue. She has also worked on the commercial side of the production world as a writer and/or producer on several projects for Hark Productions – an upstate New York multimedia production company that specializes in regional TV commercials as well as B2B & B2C videos.

Brian Balog

Chief of Business/Producer

Brian is a graduate of the Pennsylvania State University with a Bachelors of Science in marketing. He has worked on several Lions Gate productions, a Dream Works production, and on Spike TV’s “The Kill Point,” among others. Brian has been a recurring presenter at the National Association of Broadcasters and has hosted/produced industry instructional DVDs from VASST along with his partner, Kevin Hicks and Grammy Award Winner, Douglas Spotted Eagle. Brian is Executive Producer and Co-Creator of the YouTube series, “Scrapper Girl,” and has worked with several promotional media companies servicing clients that include ESPN, Comcast, Cox, HBO and AT&T. As Chinimble Lore’s Chief of Business, he has produced several feature length projects such as “Behind the Door,” “Paranormal Proof,” and “America’s Beach.” Brian has rounded out his skill set working on live events, TV Pilots, and many corporate video projects.

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Welcome to Chinimble Lore

Award-Winning entertainment production where artistic expression meets commercial viability.