Living in poverty for as long as he remembers, Ryan Hudson grew up in and out of homeless shelters. At 14, Ryan was introduced to snowboarding through OutdoorOutreach, a non-profit organization dedicated to using outdoor activities to empower at risk youth, and his life took a 180. Now competing as a semi pro athlete and […]
Anson Fogel, Aimee Tetreault | 2013 | 7 min. | USA
With mind-altering cinematography and a genre bending narrative, VALHALLA tells the tale of one man’s search for satisfaction, understanding, and love in some of the deepest snows on earth. Weaving story and character with face-melting backcountryski and snowboard action, Valhalla is a vivid explosion of color, character, snow, and nostalgic soul. *This film contains nudity.
Ben Sturgulewski, Nick Waggoner, Zac Ramras, Mike Brown | 2013 | 64 min. | USA
When your city is overflowing with plastic bags, how will you react? Jack Green, head of the Department of the Environment, is on a mission to rid the city of its plastic bag scourge in this short film by DC-based DunkYourBagel promoting reusable bags to protect the environment.
Craig Schattner, Adam Walker, Emil Superfin | 2013 | 2 min. | USA
Musicwood is a modern twist on a classic story; a culture clash of staggering proportions, where age-old land disputes upend our simplistic view of the past. World-famous guitar-makers travel into a primeval rain forest to negotiate with Native American loggers before it’s too late for acoustic guitars. Acoustic musicians (Steve Earle, Kaki King, etc) provide […]
Maxine Trump, Josh Granger | 2012 | 82 min. | USA
Thousands of miles away from civilization, Midway Atoll is in one of the most remote places on earth. And yet its become ground zero for The Great Pacific Garbage Patch, syphoning plastics from three distant continents. In this independent documentary film, journalist/filmmaker Angela Sun travels on a personal journey of discovery to uncover this mysterious […]
Angela Sun | 2013 | 57 min. | USA
One hundred forty years ago, in a tiny gold mining camp in the Sierra Nevada mountains, a tinsmith and tinkerer invented a new type of water wheel that revolutionized the way power is produced from water. His invention is still in use today. While the name of Lester Pelton may nearly have been forgotten by […]
Steve Hubbard | 2012 | 31 min. | USA
Tahoe Time 1.5 is a culmination of work over a period of 14 months living in Lake Tahoe. The beauty and essence of Tahoe is addictive. I learned early on that shooting video or photography of the area doesn’t display it the way it truly is. This is where I picked of time lapse photography […]
Justin Majeczky | 2012 | 5 min. | USA
Featuring top scientists, including Dr. Sylvia Earle and Dr. Daniel Pauly, as well as international political leaders, the film examines both the science and politics behind the debate over preserving Earth’s last truly wild ocean.
Louis Fox, Erica Priggen, Annie Leonard, Jonah Sachs, Ruben DeLuna | 2013 | 9 min. | USA
The North Fork American River near Auburn California is still threatened to be flooded by the long stalled Auburn Dam. Local, State and Federal politicians are once again trying to revive the congressionally authorized dam to be built. Protect American River Canyons (PARC), an Auburn-based river conservation group, is working towards creating California Wild & […]
Doug Stanley, Michael Anderson | 2013 | 6 min. | USA
Two families living in the same community collide when pride and mischief inspire Chinese immigrant Tom Xia to challenge the Jones family to celebrate Christmas without any Chinese products.
Alicia Dwyer, Tom Xia | 2013 | 63 min. | USA
Fifty years ago Jane Goodall set out to study the wild chimpanzees of Tanzania with little more than a pair of second-hand binoculars, some pencils and a notebook. Today she has upgraded the tools of the trade. FROM THE GROUND TO THE CLOUD, a beautifully crafted short documentary, showcases the unique collaboration between the Jane […]
Denise Zmekhol | 2013 | 8 min. | Tanzania and United States
The inspiring story of a remarkable cowboy who triumphs in his quest to protect wild horses and the prairie lands of the American West. From cattle drives, rodeos, conservation battles, personal heartbreak and new-found love, this film is an inspirational journey that assures each of us that we can truly make a difference if we […]
Suzanne Mitchell | 2013 | 92 min. | USA
At the International Women’s Earth and Climate Summit Jane Goodall reflects on women’s leadership as we raise new generations of stewards to care for the planet.
Terra Nyssa | 2013 | 5 min. | USA
Each year Badru Mugerwa sets 60 camera traps in the rugged forests of Bwindi Impenetrable National Park in Uganda. His work is part of the TEAM Network, a global web of field stations that provide an early warning system for loss of biodiversity in tropical forests. Badru and his fellow TEAM scientists have collected over […]
Benjamin Drummond, Sara Joy Steele | 2013 | 6 min. | USA
The Colorado River runs 1450 miles across seven states and two countries supplying water for 36 million people. It flowed to the sea for six million years but has not kissed the ocean since the late 1990s. A video poem to highlight the beauty and challenges of this national icon, American River’s Most Endangered River […]
Pete McBride | 2013 | 4 min. | USA
Idling engines consume more than 6 billion gallons of gasoline annually in the U.S., a significant but little-known contributor to local air pollution, respiratory disease and global climate change. Idle Threat is a lively look at one man’s spirited struggle to improve public health by raising awareness about idling’s impact, starting in New York City. […]
George Pakenham, Kimball Tran | 2012 | 37 min. | USA
14-year-old Laura Dekker sets out–camera in hand–on a two-year voyage in pursuit of her dream to be the youngest person ever to sail around the world alone. In the wake of a year-long battle with Dutch authorities that sparked a global storm of media scrutiny, Laura now finds herself far from land, family and unwanted […]
Jillian Schlesinger | 2013 | 81 min. | USA
This is a story about the west, known for its forward-thinking innovation, being caught in the crosshairs of an American paradox. Old innovation vs. new. Currently, there are proposals to ship coal from the Powder River Basin in Wyoming to ports on the Pacific coast and eventually to Asia to be burned. This will cause […]
Andy Miller, Robin Moore, Jeremy Jones, Chris Steinkamp, Ed Lewis, Eric Wallis | 2014 | 40 min. | USA
Inge Wegge (25) and Jorn Ranum (22) spent nine months of cold, Norwegian winter in the isolated and uninhabited bay of a remote, arctic island by the coast of Northern-Norway, facing nothing but the vast Atlantic Ocean. There they built a cabin out of driftwood and other cast-off materials that washed up on shore, and […]
Inge Wegge, J | 2012 | 46 min. | Norway
Created by Matt Butterworth and Eric Marciniak of Virtu Media, this will be their first full length film release. Featuring up and coming riders in British Columbia; we follow them throughout the province and down into the United States. Shot on location in Kelowna, Vernon, Vancouver’s North Shore, Squamish, Whistler, Pemberton, Vancouver Island, Oyama, and […]
Matt Butterworth, Eric Marciniak | 2013 | 35 min. | Canada
Uranium Drive-In follows a proposed uranium mill in southwestern Colorado – the first to be built in the U.S. in 30 years — and the emotional debate pitting a population desperate for jobs and financial stability against an environmental group based in nearby a resort town. Without judgment, both sides of the issue are brought […]
Suzan Beraza, Michelle Maughan, Judith Kohin | 2013 | 70 min. | USA
Having been paralyzed from the waist down in a ski accident, Greg Mallory finds new life through whitewater kayaking. Greg’s story is a celebration of the spirit that lives within each of us–pushing us to explore, live and thrive despite all odds.
Andy Maser | 2013 | 5 min. | USA