The Filmmakers

JON COEN Producer/Director

Jon Coen, Long Beach Island

Jon Coen is a freelance writer of fifteen years, having lived his whole life at the New Jersey Shore. After years of slinging suds, pushing wheelbarrows, and otherwise being a dirty punk kid, he managed to build a career as a freelance content creator. He’s driven to Costa Rica in a van and ran an old Mercedes on vegetable oil. He mostly covers travel, enviro issues, music, surf, tattoo culture, and anything  related to the coast of New Jersey. He is a former Associate Editor for N’East Magazine, and in addition to a weekly column in the SandPaper, he has written for a long list of publications and clients including The Surfer’s Journal, Huck Magazine, Reef, Philadelphia Magazine, Frank 151, Roxy, Anthem, Transworld Surf, Slide Mag, Focus, ESPN, and countless others. He has also done some on-camera work with the Travel Channel, Transition Productions, Red Bull and NBC World Adventure Sports. “Just Beneath the Surface,” gives him the opportunity to tell stories about his home at the next level . Jon Coen’s Full Resume


OAK LEAF MEDIA Producer/Camera/Editor


Founded by Brendan Walsh, Oak Leaf Media is an Ocean County-based production house that specializes in documentary filmmaking with a cinematic flare.  Oak Leaf has worked on projects in Brazil, Haiti, Honduras, El Salvador, Guatemala, Madrid, Rio de Janeiro, Mexico, Nassau Bahamas, New York City, Miami, Philadelphia, San Francisco, Uganda, Rwanda, Los Angeles.  Moving and cathartic stories are at the heart of our production process, they strive for the highest quality in every project they approach. Their clients have included Microsoft, Dr. Scholl’s, Chevy,, Siemens, and Diner’s Club.