About the filmmakers:
As science filmmakers, the hardest part of communicating information is getting an audience emotionally engaged - only then will they listen to the facts. When we learned the theme of the WWF competition, we thought it would be a cool opportunity to try creating this emotional connection between the natural world and an audience. I told Neil that I often feel most connected to nature when I’m running. So we tried to create a short film about this connection.
is a biologist, photographer and filmmaker based in Miami. He is a Ph.D. Candidate in the Department of Biology at the University of Miami. Nate studies sexual coevolution in lizards in Spain's Pityuses archipelago. He studied both biology and photography as an undergraduate at the University of Colorado, and he has worked as a professional photographer since graduating. Nate's photographs have been published in books, magazines and websites in the USA and abroad, and he uses visual media to bring science to broad public audiences.
is a biologist, photographer, writer, and filmmaker based in Los Angeles. He is a National Geographic Young Explorer and a Ph.D. Candidate in UCLA's Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology. Neil studies the evolution and ecology of invasive lizards in South Florida. When he isn't conducting his own research, he usesphotography and film to engage the public in science, and he trains other scientists to do the same. Neil's photos have appeared in books, magazines, and online media worldwide, and he blogs regularly for National Geographic.