Meet the team
CEO | Creative Director | Producer
Hard work has never been a stranger to Micah Brown, a former two-sport athlete in both football and track at the University of Kansas. After dropping a track scholarship to walk on for football, he became the hero of the 2007 Orange Bowl team by catching a game-saving first down off a fake punt. The catch earned Micah a scholarship, and helped secure KU their first BCS Championship.
The same passion and uncompromising pursuit of excellence that Micah had on the football field carried over into his career. After graduating with a degree in filmmaking, Micah went from making plays on the football field to editing movie trailers at The Refinery AV in Burbank, California. During that time, he collaborated with some of the top creative minds in the industry on movie campaigns such as Date Night, Knight and Day, and the A-Team.
After spending time in Hollywood, Micah’s love for sports called him back to Lawrence as he returned to his alma mater to produce an all-access web series for Kansas Football called The Gridiron. Over the next two seasons, The Gridiron would break new ground in collegiate video productions and open the door for a new wave of recruiting tactics. The series quickly became a fan favorite amongst Jayhawk Nation and was recognized on a larger stage by winning back-to-back Regional Emmy’s for Best Regularly Scheduled Sports Program.
After working as a creative producer at Kansas Athletics, Micah decided to move on to his next challenge – launching the video production company, Second Wind Creative. His ability to produce high-end material on a manageable budget helped land him jobs with major college programs and networks across the country. Micah’s ability to translate stories from conception to the screen is one of his strongest suits. As a producer, his understanding of boundaries has made him a favorite among coaches and players while his unique perspective of both film and athletics has provided audiences with a genuine portrayal of the sports world.
Chadiha is a senior writer for ESPN.com and a contributor to ESPN the Magazine. Though his primary responsibility involves covering the NFL, he also provides stories for the newsmagazine show “E:60” and has appeared on ESPN shows such as “First Take,” “Numbers Never Lie” and “Sports Reporters.” Prior to joining ESPN in 2007, Chadiha was a senior writer for Sports Illustrated, where he worked for seven years. Overall, he has covered the NFL for a total of 16 years and won considerable recognition for his work, including a Sports Emmy in 2009.
A former football player at the University of Wyoming and a graduate of the University of Michigan, Chadiha has brought his passion for storytelling to the world of film. In 2012, he began production on “The Miracles,” a documentary that details the story of the 1987-88 Kansas basketball team that won that season’s national championship. Chadiha also has had two of his E:60 stories – one on San Francisco 49ers linebacker Patrick Willis and another on his teammate, tight end Vernon Davis – turned into 30-minute documentaries that aired on ESPN.