Our role is to serve as a creative reminder of our collective connection to the planet that sustains us.
We work with environmentally focused organizations and brands to craft stories that inspire us to renew our relationship to nature and offer a chance to adapt our mindset and our practices.
We hope to tell some of the environmental success stories that inform and guide us toward a culture that embraces mindful, sustainable living.
Clients who have entrusted their story with us: The Nature Conservancy, Patagonia, Maine Farmland Trust, Patagonia Sur, Melimoyu Ecosystem Research Institute, The Chewonki Foundation, Maine Coast Heritage Trust, Middlebury College School of Environment.
Our adventure on the GROWING LOCAL film series in partnership with Maine Farmland Trust premiered in September at The Camden International Film Festival to a full house and continues to screen through-out Maine in 2015. These stories help us understand the interconnected fates of Maine farming and farmland, consumers and the local food movement. Trailer and site.
We’ve been documenting the wise and gentle spirit of wilderness guide Ray Reitze in his element amidst the whispering pines, singing crickets and croaking frogs. We’re hoping this film will make people want to go outside in a meaningful, intentional way. Ray, and his philosophy of how to live in health and harmony with the natural world, will be our guide, our example and our inspiration.
Our latest project is a short film about the great work of Maps for Good in the new Patagonia National Park, and how maps can be a metaphor for our emotional connection to nature—which often needs a guide or helpful nudge in order to reconnect with the physical world. We’ll explore how maps help us to see the bigger picture, and how we fit into it.
Inspired by its breathtaking beauty and wild nature, Tahria has always had a love for the world and communicating its complexities.
After studying journalism and environmental science in Sydney, she worked with NSW Government to communicate issues ranging from state development policy to long term planning for climate change. A healthy appetite for wanderlust led her to North America, where she is now based in Portland, OR, as a freelance producer, focused on using moving imagery to tell stories that ignite a connection to the natural world.
Her clients include The Nature Conservancy, Travel Oregon, Patagonia Sur, Neighborhood Centers Inc., Middlebury College, Maine Farmland Trust and Maine Coast Heritage Trust, amongst others, and she’s collaborated with MediaStorm, Maser Films and NW Documentary.
As part of the Seedlight team, Tahria manages each project from conception to completion. Part cinematographer, producer and editor, Tahria collaborates with clients to help bring their stories to life whilst also acting as master logistician throughout pre-production, in-field and post-production stages. She and Bridget work closely together to craft each story with visual dynamism and emotional depth.
Her work has been recognized at Banff Mountain Film Festival, Camden International Film Festival, Wild & Scenic Film Festival, and the Environmental Film Festival at Yale.
Tahria loves the smell of the Australian bush in summer, the sensation of diving into a cold ocean and the feeling of falling.
Visit www.tahria.com to find out more about her work.
Bridget’s intention is to craft visual stories that serve as a rousting reminder of our collective instinct to care for the planet that sustains us.
As a newspaper and magazine photographer she captured stories for Smithsonian, Newsweek, Time, Forbes, Fortune, The New York Times, Business Week, National Geographic Adventure and Nature Conservancy Magazine among others.
Bridget’s projects have documented issues such as development threats to Maine’s wilderness, loss of working farmland in New England, restoration of crucial salmon habitat in the North Pacific, wilderness preservation in South America, and sustainable fisheries initiatives throughout the world.
The subjects of her two photo books Wildness Within and From the Land serve as inspiration for her current film projects about wilderness preservation with her film El Campo Es Vida, and food sustainability with her film Growing Local.
Bridget is proud to be on the board of the leading cause-driven photography organization Blue Earth and the conservation organization Maine Woods Forever. She is also a communication advisor for the Environmental Visual Communication program at Fleming College in Toronto.
Daniel’s experience managing wilderness operations for the last 10 years has given him the opportunity to live and work in many pristine places. Beginning as a trekking and nature guide in Torres del Paine National Park, his travels all over the world have fostered a deep respect for nature.
Daniel spent five years directing the logistics and development of sustainable tourism projects in the Guaitecas Archipelago in Patagonia Chile, and is now developing media projects in chilean Patagonia. After his studies in art and photography, Daniel realized that photography was his tool to share with others the environmental changes that are taking place in the world.
As the Seedlight Chilean-based Producer, Daniel coordinates all logistics for media projects and workshops based in Chile and in particular Patagonia. He is proud to combine his love of Patagonia, nature and photography to help create consciousness about the fragility of our environment.
Visit www.danicasado.com to learn more about Dani’s work.
Here is a select handful of works from over 30 films we’ve produced in the last five years.