Johnny Holder

Johnny is a bilingual Director, Producer, and Editor originally from Nashville, Tennessee now residing in the DC area. As an MFA graduate from Montana State Universities Science and Natural History Filmmaking program, he has been making short documentaries for five years. After eight years in the military including two combat deployments with a camera always … Read more

Nick Stone Schearer

Nick is a New York-raised Californian, filmmaker, photographer, partner and dad. His first foray into independent filmmaking was aboard a 4-seat Cessna, documenting impacts of the 2010 BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. After graduating from the University of Wisconsin, he spent several years in New York working and learning as a Production … Read more

Jerry van de Beek

Together with his partner Betsy de Fries he co-founded the Bay Area animation studio, Little Fluffy Clouds. For the past twenty years they’ve directed many award-winning animations, among them, Yellowstone 88, As the River Flows and the Billy Collins poem, Today. His compulsion for storytelling, interwoven with a constant eye for exploration, development and investment … Read more

Lara Tomov

Lara Tomov has a passion for elevating stories that inspire healthy interactions between people and place. After growing up in the mountains of Montana, Tomov spent over a decade based in Boston and Los Angeles, working in the camera department for narrative, documentary, and unscripted productions. She found herself in wild spaces around the world, … Read more

Kika Tuff

Kika is a scientist, entrepreneur, and story designer deeply rooted in the ecological community. Since founding Impact Media Lab in 2016, Kika has led storytelling campaigns for individual scientists, research organizations, and large scientific institutions. She has created websites, films, museum exhibits, and more, to help scientists reach a wider audience and build community through … Read more

Andrea Odezynska

Andrea Odezynska is a Ukrainian American independent filmmaker.  She has created narrative, documentary, and experimental films.  Variety has praised her work’s “beautiful, iconic images.” Recently, Andrea won a U.S. Fulbright Scholar grant to research and film her new environmental feature documentary, “Return Sasyk To The Sea”,  in Ukraine.  Past grants include: NEA The National Endowment for the Arts, … Read more