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Thursday, September 28 • 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Lunch and a Movie: Impact Finalist Showcase

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Sponsored by Discovery Communications

Chasing Coral (a Netflix documentary, Exposure Labs)
Huntwatch (IFAW for Discovery)
Ivory Games (a Netflix documentary, Terra Mater Film Studios, Vulcan Productions in association with Malaika Pictures in association with Appian Way). 

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Jon Bardin

Senior Director of Production & Development, Discovery Channel
Jon Bardin serves as Senior Director of Development and Production, Documentaries and Specials for Discovery Channel, Animal Planet, Science Channel, and Velocity. In this role, Bardin is responsible for bringing new documentaries and specials to Discovery while helping manage the development and production of concepts to green light, in addition to maintaining the quality of documentaries and specials through production and delivery. Recent projects include the 2017 Sundance Film Festival premiere Rancher, Farmer, Fisherman... Read More →

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Kerry Branon

Producer, International Fund for Animal Welfare
Kerry has produced short films on animals and the environment for more than ten years including her first feature film, Huntwatch about the non-indigenous commercial seal hunt in Canada, distributed by Discovery and Lionsgate. Some of her favorite production moments include interviewing Jane Goodall in NYC, dancing with the Maasai in Kenya on her birthday, interviewing Cynthia Moss at her elephant camp in Amboseli National Park and visiting the orphaned elephant and rhino calves at the IFAW/WTI Wildlife Rescue Center in Northeast India. It is rumored that she was once seen liberating a tiger from a bar in... Read More →
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Walter Koehler

CEO, Terra Mater Factual Studios
Walter has always felt a strong magnetic pull towards the media industry. After completing his master degree in journalism at Vienna University, he joined ORF as a freelance producer/writer/director and was lucky enough to be in the right place at the right time. As versioning producer, he premiered a new slot called UNIVERSUM in 1987. As writer/director he handled the original development and steered the first major series of the soon-to-be very successful strand. In 1994, he took over the UNIVERSUM team and created the ORF Natural History Unit destined to become one of the leading brands in factual television... Read More →
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Richard Ladkani

Film Director & Cinematographer
As director and cinematographer, RICHARD LADKANI has gained international recognition in the feature documentary category for his award winning films, The NETFLIX Original "The Ivory Game", executive produced by Leonardo DiCaprio, was shortlisted for an Academy Award. This investigative thriller-doc on the illegal trade of ivory and the extinction... Read More →
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Richard Moos

Producer, International Fund for Animal Welfare
For over 25 years Rich has been an award winning producer, director, DP, and editor, often at the same time. He has an extensive background in independent film and commercial television production and is the founder of Cathartic Filmworks. The company’s first feature, “Squeeze,” was sold to and released by Miramax while Bob and Harvey were still running things. He has had the good fortune to travel the globe, filming stories that are rare and unique. He often returns home with stories of his own, mostly regarding the use of toilets in remote and unfamiliar... Read More →
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Larissa Rhodes

Director of Creative Development, Exposure Labs
LARISSA RHODES is a film producer and the Director of Creative Development at Exposure Labs, where she develops projects motivated by social impact. Most recently, she produced the Sundance Award Winning Chasing Coral, a feature film following a team of adventurers trying to reveal how the oceans... Read More →

Thursday September 28, 2017 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Explorers Room Jackson Lake Lodge