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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 Giant Screen 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

Arise media team


Arise Media is staffed by a group of creative and hardworking professionals dedicated to impacting change in today’s environmental and social landscape. Pictured, from left to right, Emma McNamara (Production Assistant), Andrew Young (Founder, Director, Producer), Susan Todd (Founder, Director, Producer), Katherine van Hengel (Board Member, Associate Producer), and Lincoln Athas (Editor).