Surviving: The Story of the Lahontan Cutthroat Trout
Completed as part of my graduate program in media innovation at the University of Nevada, Reno and selected for the 2019 Wild and Scenic Film Festival in Nevada City, California, "Surviving: The Story of the Lahontan Cutthroat Trout" follows the extinction and successful recovery of the Lahontan Cutthroat Trout at Pyramid Lake.
While the story focuses on the trout, Pyramid Lake is home to the Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe, and indigenous water rights is a central theme of the film, which was produced in partnership with my friend Autumn Harry, who is a tribal member.
The 30-minute documentary condenses over a century of history and was my first major endeavor in visual storytelling.
If interested in viewing the film, please contact me.