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Emmy Award-winning and Academy Award-nominated directors Susan Todd and Andrew Young have been making cutting-edge, character-based films for the past three decades. They have recently formed the 501(c)(3) non-profit organization Arise Media in order to produce educational and impactful media about some of the most pressing social and environmental issues of our time. 

With a well-established track record of producing, directing, editing, and filming dozens of documentary and fiction films for television, theatrical, museum installations and non-profit corporations, Todd and Young are now expanding their scope to include the 3D Giant Screen IMAX® format.

Madagascar: A World Apart, narrated by Maya Angelou


Glacier Bay: Alaska's Wild Coast, PBS, narrated by Peter Coyote


Americanos for HBO, featuring the music of Carlos Santana and Tito Puente

Science Advisors

Richard Louv Journalist and author of Last Child in the Woods, The Nature Principle, Vitamin N, Founder of Children & Nature Network

Bernd Blossey, PhD Associate Professor, Department of Natural Resources, Cornell University, focuses on Biological invasions and Conservation Biology

Douglas Tallamy, PhD Professor and Chair of Entomology and Wildlife Ecology, University of Delaware, author of Bringing Nature Home

Eleanor Sterling, PhD Chief Conservation Scientist at the Center for Biodiversity & Conservation, American Museum of Natural History

Michael Rubbo, PhD Clinical Associate Professor of Environmental Studies and Science, focuses on the Ecology of Suburban Ecosystems