The Team

We are so grateful for all of the support from our film team, our Executive and Associate Producers, the community of scientists in the film and the hundreds of people that came together to bring the unknown story of our reefs to the surface




Andrew Ackerman Diver Master, Chief Safety Consultant





Megha Agrawal Director of Programs

Max Steinman Campaign Director

Bre Graziano Community Engagement Manager

Caroline Beaton Impact Operations Coordinator 

Vickie Curtis  Writer and Education Consultant 

Meghan Welsch Director of Screenings

Samantha Adler  Campaign Strategist

Alan Chan  Interim Chief of Staff


Chief Scientific Advisors

Professor Ove Hoegh-Guldberg The University of Queensland

Dr. Mark Eakin NOAA

Scientific Advisors

Dr. Ruth Gates Hawaii Institute of Marine Biology, University of Hawaii at Manoa

Dr. Joanie Kleypas National Center for Atmospheric Research

Dr. Justin Marshall The University of Queensland

Dr. James Porter The University of Georgia

Dr. Phil Dustan College of Charleston

Additional Featured Scientists

Prof. Morgan Pratchett, Ph.D. James Cook University

Prof. Luiz A. Rocha, Ph.D. California Academy of Sciences

Dr. Manuel González-Rivero Global Change Institute, The University of Queensland

Dr. Pim Bongaerts

Prof. Rupert Ormond, Ph.D. Marine Conservation International, Heriot-Watt University

Sue Wells Marine Conservation Consultant

Dr. Neal Cantin The Australian Institute of Marine Science

Major Partners

In Association With

With Support From

Sundance Institute Catalyst



Sundance Institute Documentary Film Program with support from:

Open Society Foundations | Ford Foundation | JustFilms | Robert Rauschenberg Foundation

In Partnership With

The Ocean Agency
View Into The Blue
The WILD Foundation


Final Frame

Additional Credits

Written By

Davis Coombe
Vickie Curtis
Jeff Orlowski

Assistant Editors

Patrick Behan
Tim Kaminski
Dave Wruck


Tom Bergmann
Matt Schultz
Mark Crawford
Zackery Rago
Drew Levin

Underwater Camera

Jeff Orlowski
Andrew Ackerman
Shawn Heinrichs
Matt Schultz
Zackery Rago
Christophe Bailhache
Danny Copeland
Markus Mende
Larkin Carey
Toby De Jong
Craig Musburger
Kimberly Jeffries
Patrick Behan

Additional Camera

Gonzalo Pérez-Rosales
Gareth Lee
Craig Musburger
Damon Chapman
Toby De Jong
Derek Abel
Michael Davie
Michael Bucuzzo
Catherine Yrisarri
Zachary Haskell
Sophie Ansel
Dane Howell
Patrick Behan
Martin Demian
Kate Reid
Roel Van Hees
Robert Muratore
Adam Docker
Martijn Hart
Cyrille Renaux
Jeremy Hall
Samuel Macaluso
Steve Dorst
Shawna Schultz
Martin Yernazian
Larissa Rhodes
Eriq Wities
Jon Brumbaugh
Paul Ree
Samuel Carrothers
Benjamin King
Gavin McKinney
Griffith Jurgens

Manual Underwater Time-lapse Photography

Jeff Orlowski
Zackery Rago
Andrew Ackerman
Markus Mende
Danny Copeland
Sophie Ansel
Christine Roper
Gonzalo Pérez-Rosales

Time-lapse Camera Engineering

View Into The Blue
Trevor Mendelow
Zackery Rago
Thomas Sarkisian

Digital Preservation, Inc
Corey Jaskolski

Featuring Macro Photography By

Bioquest Studios
Louise Polain
Daniel Stoupin
Pete West

Microscopic Coral Photography By

Hawaii Institute of Marine Biology Confocal Microscopy Facility
Dr. Ruth Gates
Amy Eggers

Additional Macro Photography By

Antonio Rod

Aerial Photography By

Falkor Aerials
Larkin Carey
Matt Hecker

Additional Aerials

Andrew Ackerman
Matt Schultz

Production Sound

Matt Corliss
Chris McCallum
Griffith Jurgens
Martin Demian
Mark Crawford
Blake Donaubauer
Larissa Rhodes

Field Producers

Catherine Yrisarri
Andrew Ackerman
Sophie Ansel
Danny Copeland
Shawna Schultz

Production Coordinators

Joan Hobbs
Amanda Prentiss
Zara-Louise Cowan
Lindsay Friedman

Production Assistants

Sierra Voss
Gretchen Bahr
Greg Robinson
Sean McCleary

Consulting Producer

Paula DuPré Pesmen

Managing Director

Samantha Wright

Impact Advisor

Erin Sorenson

Editorial Feedback

Doug Blush
Jerry Aronson
Danny Goldhaber
Mark Monroe
Dr. Ernesto R. Acevedo-Muñoz

Motion Design & Animation By

Mass FX Media

Animation Producer

Shawna Schultz

Animation Creative Director

Matt Schultz

Motion Graphics Designers

Joel MacCluskey
Doug Rouster
Ryan Walker
Chris Folta

Animation Intern

Will Johnston

Digital Imaging Technician

Tim Kaminski

Additional Title Animation

Dave Wruck

Original Song

“Wake Up”
By Dan Romer and Terry Geiger
Produced by
Dan Romer
Additional Production by
Saul Simon MacWilliams and Mike Tuccillo

Additional Music

Mark Crawford

Additional Engineering

David Boman

Additional Percussion

Adam Christgau

Preliminary Sound Design

Dave Wruck

Post Production Supervisor

Stacey Piculell

Post Productions Services By



Will Cox

Online Editor

Drew Kilgore

Online Producer

Caitlin Tartaro

Technical Consulting

Sandy Patch
Charlie Rokosny

Additional Graphics

Ben Kiviat

Post Production Sound Services By

Skywalker Sound
A Lucasfilm LTD. Company
Marin County, California

Sound Designer

Dustin Cawood

Re-recording Mixer

Pete Horner

Assistant Re-Recording Mixer

Liz Marston

Engineering Services

Scott Levine

Digital Editorial Support

David Peifer

Audio/Video Transfer

Marco Alicea

Post Production Sound Accounting

Jessica Engel

Client Services

Malcolm Gibson


Carrie Perry

Skywalker Sound Executive Staff

General Manager
Josh Lowden

Head of Production

Jon Null

Head of Engineering

Steve Morris

Special Thanks

Tom Myers
Eva Porter
Malcolm Gibson
Erika Salazar

Jeff Orlowski

Producer & Director

Jeff Orlowski is an Emmy-winning filmmaker and founder of Exposure Labs. His latest project, Chasing Coral, is a feature film following a team of adventurers trying to reveal how the oceans are changing. It will premiere at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival, along with a virtual reality piece in the New Frontier lineup. This work continues the momentum of Chasing Ice, for which Orlowski also served as director, producer, and cinematographer. After premiering at Sundance, it received an Academy Award® nomination and won an Emmy® award for Outstanding Nature Programming. In 2016, Orlowski was named the inaugural Sundance Discovery Impact Fellow for environmental filmmaking. To maximize the impact of

To maximize the impact of the film, Orlowski founded Exposure Labs, a company dedicated to both quality storytelling and powerful campaigns. For their work on Chasing Ice, Exposure Labs won the 2016 BritDoc Impact Award recognizing “documentaries that have made the biggest impact on society.” The team is currently developing the impact campaign for Chasing Coral.

Larissa Rhodes


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 Chasing Coral, a feature film following a team of adventurers trying to reveal how the oceans
are changing. It will premiere at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival, along with a VR film. Rhodes previously worked on the Emmy® Award-winning documentary, Chasing Ice. She holds an MFA in Film from Columbia University and a BFA & BA from the University of Colorado in Film Studies and International Spanish for the Professions.

Stacey Piculell


Stacey Piculell is an independent producer specializing in content production for courageous and evocative projects. Her latest work includes Jeff Orlowski’s documentary, CHASING CORAL, premiering at Sundance Film Festival in 2017.

For over a decade, Stacey has worked in partnership with creative editors and bourgeoning documentary filmmakers on a range of projects and award-winning independent films, including FRAME BY FRAME (SXSW, HotDocs, BFI London, 2015) and Sender Film’s VALLEY UPRISING (2014). Stacey has also produced a vast number of nationally broadcast TV commercials, and earned a Masters degree in Film Studies from New York University.

David and Linda Cornfield

Executive Producers

David and Linda Cornfield are philanthropists and environmentalists who believe in the power of images and storytelling to spark curiosity and foster understanding.  After careers in the tech industry, they concentrated their philanthropy on education and environmental conservation, focusing on pragmatic, sustainable approaches for better stewardship of the environment.

As lifelong film fans, they became involved with Chasing Ice and Chasing Coral to help audiences connect with environmental issues and advance action on climate policy.

Ryan Ahrens

Executive Producer

Bio coming soon.

Jill Ahrens

Executive Producer

Bio coming soon.

Shari Sant Plummer

Associate Producer

Bio coming soon.

Daniel Plummer

Associate Producer

Bio coming soon.

Shannon O’Leary Joy

Associate Producer

Bio coming soon.

Donna Gruneich

Associate Producer

Donna Gruneich is an investor and philanthropist focusing primarily on funding films that promote social change and the arts in general.  Areas of interest include protecting the environment, women and girls issues, education, healthcare and social justice.

Individual film producing credits include Chasing Coral, Bad Kids, House of Z, House of Tomorrow, Night Comes On, and Oscar nominated Cartel Land. Donna and her husband, Kevin, are also members of Impact Partners which brings together philanthropists and filmmakers so that, together, they can create films that entertain audiences, enrich lives, and ignite lasting social change.  Through IP, Donna has supported more than 30 films including Audrie and Daisy, Bend the Arc, Icarius, Dina, The Eagle Huntress, The Hunting Ground, Meet the Patels, The Reagan Years, and Unrest, along with Oscar nominated How to Survive a Plague and Oscar winners The Cove and Freeheld.

Donna is passionate about education and the arts. She is the past Chairman of the Board at Park City Academy and is a founding trustee of the Park City Day School Board. The bulk of her work on both boards centered on long-term sustainability, strategic planning, finance and governance. She is a past board member of the Park City Institute, current board member of Voterise, and is an Emeritus member and past Chairman of the Sundance Institute’s Utah Advisory Board.

Kevin Gruneich

Associate Producer

Kevin Gruneigh is an investor and philanthropist. Before retiring in 2004, he worked eight years as Senior Managing Director, Co-Head of the Global Media Research Team, and Senior Publishing/Information Analyst at The Bear Stearns Companies. Prior to that, he worked 14 years at CS First Boston as Managing Director and Senior Publishing/Information Analyst. During his career, Kevin was named to Institutional Investor Magazine’s All-America Research Team for 20 consecutive years, and in many of those years was ranked number one in his sector. Euromoney magazine named him among the top publishing analysts in the world. He has served as Chairman of the Media and Entertainment Analysts of New York and holds a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation. He has extensive experience in corporate finance, mergers and acquisitions, capital markets, and private equity.

Kevin is a Senior Advisor to Methuselah Advisors, a boutique media investment bank in New York. He serves on the Advisory Board of Salt Lake City-based Spy Hop Productions, one of the country’s leading youth arts organizations, focused on film, music, radio, and digital design. Along with his wife Donna, Kevin is one of the early members of Impact Partners, dedicated to funding social impact documentaries.

Kevin is also a member of the Board of Directors of The University of Iowa Foundation (and its Investment Committee). He is very active at The University of Iowa, underwriting The Iowa Edge, an orientation program aimed at retention of minority and first- generation students, as well as leading the launch of a philanthropic education curriculum. Kevin graduated with an MBA in Finance from The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, and earned a BBA (double major: Finance and Industrial Relations) from The University of Iowa. He resides with his wife and three children in Park City.

Jeff Seibert

Associate Producer

Bio coming soon.

Lynda Weinman

Associate Producer

Bio coming soon.

Bruce Heavin

Associate Producer

Bio coming soon.

Wayne Chang

Associate Producer

Bio coming soon.

Greg Brockman

Associate Producer

Bio coming soon.

Jenny Lee

Associate Producer

Bio coming soon.

Nion McEvoy

Associate Producer

Bio coming soon.

William Donnelly

Associate Producer

Bio coming soon.

Andrea van Beuren

Associate Producer

Bio coming soon.

Ginny Jordan

Associate Producer

Bio coming soon.

Gretchen Sisson

Associate Producer

Bio coming soon.

Samantha Wright

Impact Producer

Samantha is the Director of Impact at Exposure Labs, leading efforts to leverage film to drive social change.

A social entrepreneur at heart, Samantha was previously VP of Global Programs at Girl Rising, where she led projects to catalyze the girls’ education movement. This included building the US domestic campaign, and architecting Girl Rising’s expansion to India. Other highlights include running TEDxBeijing; working with Lao farmers at the UN World Food Programme; advocating on behalf of political prisoners in Uganda; and starting inner-city literacy programs in Canada. Samantha holds an MPhil in International Relations from the University of Oxford.

Davis Coombe


Davis Coombe is an award winning editor, producer, writer. Coombe edited IRON LADIES OF LIBERIA (Toronto Film Festival 2007, Winner AFI-Dallas, Independent Lens, BBC), THEY KILLED SISTER DOROTHY (Winner Audience Award and Grand Jury Prize at SXSW 2008, HBO, shortlisted for an Academy Award), and shot, edited and produced THE LAST CAMPAIGN OF GOVERNOR BOOTH GARDNER which was nominated for an Academy Award in 2009 and broadcast on HBO.

In 2011 Coombe produced and edited SAVING FACE, which won the Oscar for Best Short Documentary in 2012. He also edited CHASING ICE, which premiered at Sundance in 2012 and was also shortlisted for an Academy award, and produced BAY OF ALL SAINTS, which won the Audience Award for Best Documentary Feature at SXSW in 2012. In 2013 he won two national Emmys for Editing and Best Documentary at the News and Documentary Emmys. Since then he co-wrote and edited both KEEP ON KEEPIN’ ON (shortlisted for an Academy Award) and BEYOND THE BRICK: A LEGO BRICKUMENTARY which both premiere at the 2014 TriBeCa Film Festival. He co-produced, co-wrote and edited BEING EVEL which premiered at Sundance and broadcast on History Channel, and was an editor on ROLLING PAPERS (SXSW, Hot Docs 2015)

Mr. Coombe is currently producing and co-editing the documentary – animation hybrid LIYANA, producing and co-editing THE RESCUE LIST about child slavery in Ghana and has just finished cutting CASTING JONBENET and CHASING CORAL which will both premiere in the US Documentary competition at Sundance 2017.

Andrew Ackerman

Diver Master, Chief Safety Consultant

Andrew has filmed sharks, bears, and cage-fighters in his quest to study the more dangerous, yet misunderstood, creatures on the planet. He graduated from Middlebury College with a degree in Film and Media Studies. He is a perpetual student (except for the things he is REALLY friggin’ good at) and firmly believes in not taking himself too seriously. He has been told he balances professionalism and levity perfectly, and that he is a joy to be around on and off set. His amazing girlfriend’s name is Andrea and he may be a bit of a narcissist.

Dan Romer


Dan Romer is a Los Angeles-based, award-winning film composer, songwriter, and music producer.

Romer’s film scores include four-time Oscar-nominated Beasts of the Southern Wild, Digging For Fire, Finders Keepers, Gleason, Beasts of No Nation, HBO Emmy-winning Jim: The James Foley Story, Chasing Coral & The Little Hours.

He has produced numerous worldwide hit singles including A Great Big World and Christina Aguilera’s Grammy-winning song “Say Something,” and Shawn Mendes’ “Treat You Better.”

Saul Simon MacWilliams


Saul Simon MacWilliams is a Los Angeles based film composer, producer, songwriter and music sound designer from York, Maine.

He has produced and written music with numerous indie and major label artists such as Chris Garneau, Joy Ike, Jenny Owen Youngs, Julia Nunes, A Great Big World, Sawyer Fredricks and Ingrid Michaelson, whom he also tours with as her multi-instrumentalist and music director.

As a film composer and music sound designer, Saul has worked closely and extensively with composer and producer Dan Romer on recent films including his oscar nominated feature ‘Beasts of the Southern Wild’, ‘Digging for Fire’, ‘Finders Keepers’, ‘Mediterrania’ and as the music sound designer for the Netflix original ‘Beasts of No Nation’. Saul recently co-scored and music sound designed HBO’s Emmy-nominated documentary ‘Jim : The James Foley Story’ as well as Amazon’s ‘Gleason’, which took the 2016 Sundance Audience Award.

Richard Vevers


Richard Vevers is the founder and CEO of The Ocean Agency, an unconventional not-for-profit that uses the powerful combination of new technology, media, partnerships, and above all creativity to work at a meaningful speed and scale. Prior to joining the field of ocean conservation, Vevers worked for over ten years at some of the top London advertising agencies, and it is this background that allows him to bring a new approach to ocean conservation. He believes that the combination of creative thinking, effective communication, and strong global partnerships in business, science, and conservation are key to solving the threats facing the ocean.

This thinking has manifested in groundbreaking ocean science and conservation projects, such as the XL Catlin Seaview Survey, the most comprehensive survey of the world’s coral reefs ever conducted.Together with The Ocean Agency, Vevers pioneered underwater 360-degree photography technology, leading to the most viewed underwater photography in history as he brought Google Street View underwater. His latest initiative, 50 Reefs, is working toward a global plan to save coral reefs by identifying and protecting coral reefs that are least vulnerable to climate change, that also have the greatest capacity to repopulate other reefs over time.

Zackery Rago


Zack’s passion for coral reefs began in the Hawaiian Islands were he spent his childhood summers under the waves of the Pacific. His infatuation with coral led to a position in the marine aquarium industry for 4 years before bringing his passion to Teens4Oceans and View Into The Blue. He received a degree in Evolutionary Biology & Ecology from the University of Colorado at Boulder. As a talented reef aquarist and long time scuba diver, he is dedicated to communicating the story of coral through science and art.

Dr. John “Charlie” Veron


Bio coming soon.

Trevor Mendelow

Trevor earned his Master’s Degree in Molecular Ecology and Marine Biology from Humboldt State University.  After teaching at both secondary and university levels, Trevor founded Teens4Oceans, a nonprofit aimed at engaging, educating, and inspiring youths to care about the ocean and to recognize the importance of scientific research and experiential learning.  Additionally, he is the President of View Into The Blue, a boulder-based technology company that manufactures self-cleaning underwater camera systems and other monitoring instruments.  Trevor is exceptionally passionate about the ocean, education, science, and technology.

Professor Ove Hoegh-Guldberg

Chief Scientific Advisor

Ove Hoegh-Guldberg is the Director of the Global Change Institute ( and Professor of Marine Science at the University of Queensland in Brisbane, Australia. Ove’s research focuses on the impacts of climate change for life in the ocean, and is one of the most cited authors in the scientific literature on climate change (> 25,000 citations from over 300 papers, books, and patents). Driven by a lifelong passion for science and discovery, Ove has traveled from Antarctica to the tropics to understand the rapid changes that are occurring in marine organisms and ecosystems. In concert with his science, Ove has been a dedicated communicator of the threats posed by ocean change, being among the first to raise the alarm about the serious threat of climate change to ocean systems in the early 1990s. As part of this, he has worked on numerous film projects with environmental film-makers such as Sir David Attenborough, Richard Smith, and Jeff Orlowski. As well, Ove has been the Coordinating Lead Author for the ‘Oceans’ chapter for the Fifth Assessment report of the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. The fortunate recipient of several awards for his work, Ove has received a Eureka Prize, ARC Laureate, and Queensland Premier’s Fellowship, as well as the 2014 Prince Albert II Award for Climate Change and the 2016 Banksia International Award. He is a member of the Australian Academy of Science and lives in Brisbane, Australia with his marine biologist partner, Dr. Sophie Dove and their two ocean-inspired children, Fiona and Chris.

Dr. Mark Eakin

Chief Scientific Advisor

Dr. C. Mark Eakin has worked for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration for over 20 years and directs Coral Reef Watch, a program that monitors coral reef ecosystems through satellite and in water observations. Dr. Eakin holds a Ph.D. from the University of Miami and publishes on coral reef ecology, especially the impact of climate change on coral reefs, coral bleaching, ocean acidification, and coral paleoclimatology. He co-chaired the US Coral Reef Task Force’s Climate Change Working Group, has testified before the US Congress on the impacts of climate change and was a contributing author on the 2014 Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change Assessment Report.

Dr. Ruth Gates

Scientific Advisor

Ruth Gates is Director of the Hawaii Institute of Marine Biology (HIMB), University of Hawaii at Manoa. She was awarded her PhD in 1990 from the University of Newcastle upon Tyne in England and completed postdoctoral training at the University of California at Los Angeles before moving to Hawaii in 2003. At HIMB she leads a dynamic research group that focuses on coral reef health and on developing and advancing solutions that can improve the prognosis for coral reef. She has published well over a hundred scholarly works, has been recognized with
many prestigious awards and is the current President of the International Society for Reef Studies. She is a passionate advocate for coral reefs.

Dr. Joanie Kleypas

Scientific Advisor

Joanie Kleypas is a scientist at the National Center for Atmospheric Research in Colorado.  She researches the roles of climate change and ocean acidification in the coral reef crisis, but also uses her research to look for solutions.  She works with oceanographic modelers to identify where coral reefs are most likely to survive future coral bleaching events, as well as how well they can recover through the dispersal of coral larvae by ocean currents.  She also founded a coral reef restoration project in Costa Rica.

Dr. Justin Marshall

Scientific Advisor

Professor Justin Marshall is a Reef ecologist and runs CoralWatch, a not-for-profit citizen science program that aims to bring corals back from the brink.

Since his first reef encounter at the age of 6, Justing has been fascinated by their biology and in love with their beauty. He absolutely refuses to accept that humans are not capable of preserving this fantastic ecosystem into the future but knows we are currently not doing a very good job. One of the reasons for designing the CoralWatch system as it is and the reason for coordinating and helping to write our book is to engage the community in this process. The time for thought and discussion is over and the time for action and tough decisions is here. Dr. Marshall is very fortunate to be able to work on reefs every day and spend as much time as he can there.

Dr. James Porter

Scientific Advisor

James W. Porter is the Josiah Meigs Professor of Ecology at the University of Georgia specializing in the biology and ecology of coral reefs.  Dr. Porter has testified before Congress five times, most recently on the impact of global warming on coral reefs.  In 2005 he received the prestigious Eugene P. Odum Award for environmental education from the Ecological Society of America and in 2006, he was elected President of Sigma Xi, a scientific honor society with more than 160,000 members worldwide, including all living Nobel Laureates.

Dr. Porter’s award winning photographs have appeared in Life Magazine and the New York Times.  His work has been featured on ABC World News, NBC Nightly News, CNN News, and the CBS Evening News.

Dr. Phil Dustan

Scientific Advisor

Dr. Phillip Dustan, Professor of Biology, College of Charleston, is a marine ecologist specializing in the ecology, vitality, and conservation of coral reefs. Much of his work has centered on detecting change in reef communities to assess coral reef health. Additional interests include phytoplankton ecology, the oceanography of marine mammal habitats, and human influences on marine ecosystems.

Megha Agrawal

Megha believes in the power of sharing stories and building partnerships to inspire action. As Director of Programs at Exposure Labs, she is constantly in search of new, and meaningful collaborations with creators, cities, and corporations.

Previously, Megha was at the innovation firm, IDEO, where she helped purpose driven organizations grow through human-centered design. She holds a B.S. in Learning and Organizational Change from Northwestern University. When she is not devouring all the latest articles, you can find Megha exploring trails or tracking down the best ice cream with her puppy in Austin, Texas.

Max Steinman

Max Steinman is the Campaigns Director at Exposure Labs, crafting content and experiences that capture the energy of our films and drive viewers to take action.

Max combines over ten years of brand strategy, research design and communications planning to build movements for government agencies, NGOs and socially-minded brands. Most recently, Max launched BreatheLife, a campaign led by the World Health Organization to raise awareness of the staggering health and climate impacts of air pollution and built a network of cities working to advance clean air solutions. Other notable campaigns include a national road tour supporting mail-back of the 2010 Census and HackHarassment, an initiative of Intel to engage the tech community in combating online harassment.

Bre Graziano

Bre Graziano is the Community Engagement Manager at Exposure Labs, engaging our global communities both on and offline. 

Most recently, Bre published a print publication called Fellow Magazine, which was dedicated to sharing stories and creating spaces to bring the Colorado creative community together. Her background includes managing digital communities of moms around the world, equipping them with the resources and support needed to raise the next generation of global citizens. Additionally, she is the co-founder of The Convivialist – an events planning agency for those fond of feasting, drinking, and good company. 

Bre is passionate about the belief that by investing in our local and global communities, we can transform the environment around us for the better.

Caroline Beaton

Caroline Beaton is the Impact Operations Coordinator at Exposure Labs, overseeing the day-to-day operations at our Boulder headquarters and supporting the ongoing screenings campaigns for Chasing Ice and Chasing Coral.

Caroline is also a writer and filmmaker. Previously, she was a journalist for VICE, The Atlantic and the New York Times and associate produced at High Noon Entertainment, where she pitched new series to HGTV, Animal Planet, and the Travel Channel. Caroline lives in Boulder, Colorado and holds a B.A. in Creative Writing from Colorado College. 

Vickie Curtis

Vickie Curtis served as the writer for Chasing Coral and now works as an Education Consultant for the Exposure Labs impact team. Before embarking on a career in documentary film, Vickie worked as a licensed secondary educator at progressive schools in Massachusetts, creating project-based curriculum and helping students develop habits for life-long learning.

Her recent credits include writing CHASING CORAL (2017) and THE WEIGHT OF WATER (Banff, 2018) as well as story architecture for ANBESSA (Berlinale 2019), ISLAND SOLDIER (HotDocs & Full Frame 2017), ADVENTURE NOT WAR (Tribeca, 2017), and the network narrative FRAME BY FRAME (SXSW, 2015). Vickie participated in the IDFAcademy summer school alongside director Mo Scarpelli while developing ANBESSA. In addition, she is a contributing artist and dramaturg in Shayok Misha Chowdhury’s NYC-based theater collective, The Lonely Painter Project. She has written for Fractal Tribe’s circus theater and for the photojournalist collective @EverydayAfrica’s mixed-media gallery performances in Ne

Meghan Welsch

Meghan Welsch is the Director of Screenings at Exposure Labs. Meghan oversees the development and strategy around their community screening program, supporting new audiences to expand the footprint and deepen the impact of their films.

Her previous experience includes B-Side Entertainment, the first of its kind in-home distribution platform, Festival Genius, a scheduling app for film festivals, and Tugg, Inc., a crowdsourcing platform for movie screenings where she managed and strategized with over 200 independent films.

Savannah Miller

Savannah Miller is the Program Strategist for Exposure Labs, helping design organizing models where film can accelerate local climate action.

Prior, Savannah worked with the City of Atlanta Mayor’s Office of Sustainability to help build their urban agriculture brand strategy and associated community outreach campaigns. Savannah holds an MPA in Environmental Science and Policy from Columbia University’s Earth Institute and School of International and Public Affairs.

Samantha Adler

Samantha Adler is the Campaign Strategist at Exposure Labs, she’s focused on formulating strategies around social impact through the power of our films.

Samantha is a passionate storyteller interested in the intersection of climate change and human rights, with a background in digital program strategy and journalism. Most recently, she’s worked for Yale’s Program for Climate Change Communication promoting research around a multifaceted approach to climate change social research, including their landmark publication “Global Warming’s Six Americas”. She has also worked as a journalist for Alliance Earth, writing and reporting on environmental issues, including an assignment in Botswana’s Kalahari Desert. Prior, Samantha acted as the Global Communications Manager at Girl Rising where she led the organization’s global communications. Projects included constructing a communications strategy with the White House in relation to the First Lady’s Let Girls Learn initiative. Samantha holds a BA in Journalism and Cinema Studies from New York University.

Alan Chan

Alan Chan is the interim Chief of Staff at Exposure Labs, ensuring the organization has the resources, processes, and strategy to effectively leverage film to drive social change.

Previously, Alan was with Turner, a global media company, as part of the Corporate Development group where he evaluated and executed acquisitions, investments and strategic initiatives. He holds a B.S. in Economics from the University of Pennsylvania. Based in Atlanta, Alan can be found sprinting up hills in the neighborhood and forever attempting to train his dog, Kane.