Portico Pictures | ABOUT
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Our Mission

We believe in the collective storytelling experience. People gathered round, in rapt attention, looking to be taken on a journey. Stories told that make you laugh, cry, and think. Ideas that start conversations, bring people together and move audiences. Portico Pictures is a boutique film company, based in Raleigh, North Carolina, but practicing our craft all over the country. We work with clients both big and small, and in a wide array of industries. Clients with stories to tell & audiences to reach. We are Portico Pictures.

Our Team

Chris Wheaton


With 10 years of filmmaking experience, Chris runs the day-to-day business operations and client relations for Portico Pictures in addition to being the head DP. Chris’ background is in athletics so he approaches every shoot and every edit the same as if he were preparing for a big game. He believes in preparation, practice, and execution. Chris strives to push himself in filmmaking the same way he did when he played sports.

Toni Wheaton


Art, dance & film have always been a part of Toni. Having over 10 years of filmmaking experience, she feels at home behind the camera directing and shooting. Toni is a loving wife to her best friend, Chris. She’s an awesome mama to Elijah + Keeko, and she’s a fiery redhead!

Meredith Albee


With a background in art and graphic design, Meredith brings an acute creative eye to the Portico Team. She is an editor and cinematographer. A true artist, Meredith also loves to paint with acrylics and water colors in her free time.

Alexandra D’Amato


A native New Yorker and NC State Graduate, Alex is our lead editor and lead cinematographer. When she’s not creating stunning films, you can find her on a run with her dog Koby or enjoying her favorite Cold Stone ice cream.

Keeko Wheaton


Keeko is a male Morkie born Valentines day 2014. He loves people & enjoys greeting everyone that comes into the studio! Sassiness, sleeping, cuddles in the morning, treats and barking 1 inch away from your face to play are his favs.

Our Services

Portico Pictures is a full service video production company. It all starts with a good story and we can help, from concept to delivery. Our video capabilities include concept creation, script writing, storyboarding, and filming. We can cut, trim, and arrange your film with the perfect song or score to communicate the best story and captivate your audience.
We also create animations that stand alone or pair well with video footage. Our motion graphics will grab viewers’ attention whether they are used to explain a full process or simply accent a feature of your story. We recently acquired a beautiful, new space and offer studio rentals to budding and established photographers and videographers.

Telly Awards