Uganda Great Apes Safari — day 1

Uganda Great Apes Safari — day 1

People often as me what I do on my day off on the road. Well,… clean. Clean camera gear, clean clothes, clean bags and support gear, and finally clean me. Not really a day off, just a cleaning day. After the past few weeks in hot and dusty Zambia (temps climbed...
Patience: Day Seven of Quarantine

Patience: Day Seven of Quarantine

Is it my Western impatience, or the urgency of wanting to tell this story, or film-maker wanting to work impatience, or little kid wanting adventure impatience, or is it the confluence of all those? I’m not certain, but ten days of quarantine, while we make certain...
Pre-Trailer: Beginning Before They’re Gone

Pre-Trailer: Beginning Before They’re Gone

After weeks of digging through old files, clips, interviews, and oh so much B-roll of great apes, we have just released our new pre-trailer for the Before They’re Gone film. And before I type another word – huge thanks to my co-creator Tracy MacDonald and editor...
Burning Memories

Burning Memories

Packing for Borneo to begin first filming of Karmele Llaño Sanchez for the film and today is Earth Day 2019 — a week before flying out, thinking a lot about how those two things are one. The last time I was in Borneo with Karmele the island was on fire — going up in...