I am many things, but for the purpose of this introduction, I am a creative. An award-winning filmmaker. A writer, director, and producer. A cinematographer and photographer. And, maybe the most important of all, a storyteller...

 

I see the world most clearly through the lens of my camera. I have a passion for creating content that sheds light on issues with roots in conservation, wildlife, and the natural world. Over time, I have developed a deep fondness and respect for wild spaces, and I am fascinated by the stories that can be found there. 

Loaded with camera equipment and raw creativity, I find myself following threads, different versions of Earth's breadcrumbs, to find stories worth telling. I often help to weave translations for the scientific jargon of research papers and documentation, to share important research and discoveries in a way that everyone can understand. I work closely with scientists and conservationists, people who have a voice that needs to be heard and amplified outside the scientific community. With a background in zoology, I use my experience in the scientific world and my skills as a filmmaker to be that amplification. Films and digital media platforms bridge the gap between scientists and a broader audience. Effective, clear communication with the public is a key element of successful conservation. I believe films serve that purpose beautifully.

My one goal is to share stories that matter, stories that will make a difference. With my work, I want to make audiences think more critically about the earth and their choices' impact on the future. By merging film with science, I want to spur contemplation and questions about the steps that we as humans can take to protect the world around us. If I can craft a film that changes one person's mind and shifts a single perspective, I am doing something right

Background Photo Credit: Morgan Heim

behind the camera

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