About our Team

Making a documentary film takes a village.

We couldn’t have made this film without the expertise of the scientists and conservationists we interviewed. Their understanding of the planet’s systems and changing climate were indispensible. Our post-production team brought out the beauty in the film through color and sound. It wouldn’t be the same without them! And finally, the funding we received made it possible to bring you all the aspects we hoped for.

Our

Experts

William Moomaw

is Emeritus Professor of international environmental policy and founding director of the Center for International Environment and Resource Policy at The Fletcher School. He currently serves as co-director of the Global Development and Environment Institute at Tufts, which he co-founded. He began working on climate change in 1988 and has been a lead author of five Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Reports

Susan Masino

is the Vernon D. Roosa Professor of Applied Science at Trinity College and a joint appointment in Neuroscience and Psychology. Her research focuses on promoting and restoring brain health. In addition to her laboratory research Dr. Masino is interested in how public policies can improve brain health – with a special focus on New England’s amazing forests – and she is involved in local educational and environmental issues. During 2018-2019 she was a Charles Bullard Fellow in Forest Research at Harvard, and published a paper on the benefits of proforestation for climate change mitigation, biodiversity, and public health.

George Woodwell

Founder and director emeritus of Woodwell Climate Research Center. Among his many landmark accomplishments, his research demonstrated the damaging effects of the pesticide DDT, and he was a strong scientific voice in the push to ban it. He conducted groundbreaking research on the ecological effects of nuclear radiation, and was among the first scientists to raise the alarm on the global climate crisis. He has worked extensively in forests and estuaries in North America and has, for many years, studied the biotic interactions associated with the warming of the earth.

Beverly Law

Emeritus Professor, previously Professor of Global Change Biology & Terrestrial Systems Science in the Department of Forest Ecosystems & Society, and an Adjunct Professor in the College of Oceanic and Atmospheric Sciences at Oregon State University. She is an American Geophysical Union Fellow and Aldo Leopold Fellow. Dr. Law’s research focuses on the effects of climate change, fire, and management on ecosystem carbon and water cycling, addressing issues such as vulnerability of forests to drought-related mortality, and ecological implications of human actions. She is an author or co-author of over 200 peer-reviewed publications.

Guido Rahr

President and CEO of the Wild Salmon Center.has developed scientific research, habitat protection and fisheries improvement projects in dozens of rivers in Japan, the Russian Far East, Alaska, British Columbia and the US Pacific Northwest, raising over $100 million in grants, establishing eight new conservation organizations, and protecting three million acres of habitat including public lands management designations and eight new large scale habitat reserves on key salmon rivers across the Pacific Rim. Mr. Rahr earned a BA in English Literature from the University of Oregon and a Masters of Environmental Studies from Yale University.

Laurie Wayburn

Co-founder, Co-CEO and President of Pacific Forest Trust. Ms. Wayburn is an accomplished forest and conservation innovator who advises policymakers at the state, regional, national, and international levels. She pioneers new approaches to develop sustainable resource economies using her deep experience in the fields of conservation, ecosystem services, and sustainability. A preeminent authority on the climate and ecosystem benefits of forests, she leads efforts enacting climate change policies that unite conservation and sustainable management with market-based approaches.

Jerry Franklin

World-renowned forest ecologist who has been called “the father of new forestry.” He is a leading authority on sustainable forest management and the maintenance of healthy forest ecosystems, and was responsible for integrating ecological and economic values into harvest strategies. The Washington, D.C.-based Pinchot Institute for Conservation recently awarded Franklin its Pinchot Medallion, which honors “an individual who has made extraordinary and valuable contributions to science or practice in environmental conservation and sustainable natural resources management.

Francis Eatherington

Francis has lived and worked in the forests of western Oregon all of her adult life and was a forestry worker for 20 years before working as the Conservation Director for Umpqua Watersheds, an environmental group that has pursued lawsuits, advocacy, and lobbying to save forests from logging. Francis is a tireless advocate and activist and she knows the history and laws regarding timber, forests, endangered species and water like few others in the Pacific Northwest.

Theresa Delehanty

Terri follows indigenous traditions on her Earth journey walk by always listening for the influence of her ancestors. She recognizes that we are in these times to return to deep listening of the Unchi Maka (Grandmother Earth) and the beautiful source of all life. We are not separate from any other life here on Earth.

Her journey has brought her to working with students and families that are the most at need for the past 28 years. Now Terri helps incarcerated people, as the Native American Chaplain at the women and men’s prisons, in Connecticut.

Nevan Carling

Preservation timber framer specializing in the research and repair of historic buildings using traditional tools and techniques. Nevan’s interests are in the social roles that the built environment played in creating and surrounding identities in the past, with a special focus in the 17th and 18th centuries. He is a recent graduate of the University of York in the United Kingdom with a degree in Archaeology and Heritage Management. He will be pursuing his MSc degree in Timber Building Conservation at the Weald and Downland Living History Museum in Chichester, England in 2023.

The Film Team

Andrea Sparrow

Andrea is an award-winning photographer, a filmmaker and a writer. She has paid close attention to the impact of humanity on the natural systems of our world for more than 30 years. Andrea is passionate about communicating the science behind our changing climate and the strategies we have for mitigating our impact and adapting to a warmer earth. “We have an obligation to adapt as our understanding of the planet’s systems grows. We owe it to future generations to use our knowledge to improve their lives.” Andrea is the Executive Producer at the Arctic Arts Project and a Research Affiliate with The Institute of Arctic and Alpine Research at the University of Colorado.

Benjamin Elkins

For Ben, years of roaming the planet from above as a commercial pilot has instilled a deep desire to understand and communicate the complicated systems at work on the surface. Through film, Ben seeks to bring to the forefront ideas that inspire us to think differently and envision a more sustainable future. Ben is a professional, licensed drone operator and a pilot.

Larken and Meadow

Supporting cast and Cuteness Experts

Production Support

Elemental Post

Elemental Post is an award-winning, boutique post production facility located in Vancouver’s Railtown district. Headed by Post Supervisor/Sound Designer Matt Drake and Senior Colourist Dave Tomiak, Elemental is an end-to-end full-service post production company offering colour, sound and finishing services under one roof.

Steve Fulton/ Audio Lab

Steve’s forte is producing and engineering, combining his many years of music composing and writing with his engineering abilities. This allows for a ‘One-Stop-Shop’ experience for clients that need music produced under their original compositions where vocal and minimal instrumentation require more production. He is a very active performing artist as well. Steve is responsible for nearly 400 albums since he started engineering and producing.

The Rolph Charitable Fund

Dedicated to a sustainable future and a healthy planet, the Rol;ph Chartable Fund is a private family foundation.

The Alexa Rose Foundation

The Alexa Rose Foundation is devoted
to uplifting art appreciation and artists in the greater Boise area.
Alexa Rose Howell, a native New Yorker, lived with her husband in Boise for 40 years, until her death in 2013. The Foundation is proud to support Idaho artists through an annual grant cycle, fellowship program, and various public art initiatives throughout the Treasure Valley.