A collaboration between three award-winning women filmmakers: Krista Schlyer, Jenny Nichols and Morgan Heim.
Between these three women, they have worked with National Geographic, BBC, Smithsonian, Audubon and Nature Conservancy on projects with a global reach; they have screened at Hotdocs, SIFF, Telluride Mountainfilm, Banff, Jackson Hole Wildlife Film Festival; and their honors include an Ansel Adams Award for Conservation Photography, a National Outdoor Book Award and numerous film honors.
KRISTA SCHLYER, Director
For more than a decade, Krista’s work has focused heavily on documenting the US-Mexico borderlands and the changes brought about by US border and immigration policy. Her book about the borderlands titled Continental Divide: Wildlife, People and the Border Wall, received national recognition with the National Outdoor Book Award for 2013 and the “Best of the Best” of university presses honor from the American Library Association. A senior fellow of the International League of Conservation Photographers, her stories have appeared in a wide array of outlets including Audubon, BBC, National Parks and The Nature Conservancy. She is a past winner of the Ansel Adams Award for Conservation Photography and Vision Award from the North American Nature Photographers Association.
JENNY NICHOLS, DP & Editing
Founder of Pongo Media, Jenny harnesses the power of visual media to tell stories, creating films that will act as tipping points in conservation campaigns. She has documented the stories of migration, women cyclists and refugees from Afghanistan, ultramarathoners that redefine our image of world-class athletes, and the incredible, Arctic journey of a climate change artist. Her critically-acclaimed films include Colors of Change, Elk River, The Mirnavator, and Afghan Cycles. Jenny works with National Geographic, World Wildlife Fund, REI, Patagonia, the Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation and Sea Legacy, and her films have screened at HotDocs, Seattle International Film Festival, Brooklyn Film Festival, Telluride Mountainfilm, Banff Mountainfilm Festival, and many more.
MORGAN HEIM, DP & Editing
Morgan raises a camera to capture moments in an animal’s life that make us consider what that life means. Inevitably, those stories involve people as much as wildlife. She has covered such subjects as drug-cartel impacts on national forests to deer migrations, and wildlife endeavoring to survive on our roadways. Her work has appeared in Smithsonian, Newsweek, BBC, Discover and BioGraphic, with films in Telluride Mountain Film, Banff and Wild & Scenic among others. Her film collaboration, The Snow Guardian, went viral on National Geographic and was honored in the Film4Climate Competition during COP22. Also a senior fellow with the International League of Conservation Photographers, she has been recognized in the Wildlife Photographer of the Year and Big Picture Natural World competitions for her conservation photography.