Deia Schlosberg has an MFA in Science & Natural History Filmmaking from Montana State University in Bozeman and runs Pale Blue Dot Media, which focuses on stories at the intersection of human rights and environmental issues. Her background is in environmental education and visual arts, as well as expeditioning, having been awarded a 2008 National Geographic Adventurer of the Year award for a two-year, 7800-mile through-hike of the Andes Mountains with Gregg Treinish of Adventurers and Scientists for Conservation. She subsequently lectured around the U.S. on the lessons in sustainable living she learned over the course of her time in the Andes.
Deia worked on Stories of Trust, a ten-part series featuring young people that are working to prevent worsening climate change. The goal of the series and associated campaign is to spur governmental action to declare the atmosphere part of the public trust, thus requiring its protection for future generations. The Trust films have already won numerous awards at several film festivals and are being screened around the country at climate-change-related events.
Deia also directed and co-produced “Connecting the Gems,” a documentary about migration corridors in the Northern Rockies—from an animal's point of view. The film has been included in several film festivals, including the Wild & Scenic Film Festival and National Tour, Montana CINE Film Festival, and it received an Honorable Mention award at the International Wildlife Film Festival.
In addition, Deia was selected to participate in and receive a scholarship for the Banff Mountain Film Festival 2011 Adventure Filmmakers' Workshop, an 8-day intensive course run concurrently with the festival.
This is Deia in Patagonia after hanging out with penguins all day. That's why she's so happy. If you don't want to stop climate change for yourself, your kids or your grandkids, do it for the penguins. Those buggers are really cute.
Check out Deia's other work HERE.