On Sunday, April 7th, Florida will celebrate its first official “Everglades Day.” Established by the Florida Legislature, Everglades Day honors South Florida’s unique wetland ecosystem, the wild inhabitants who live there and all the passionate Floridians working to conserve this magical place. JJ traveled down to the Glades for a week to film the spots for PBS.
“It was a week of sweat, mud, guano, more mud and salt water. I loved it.” Recounted JJ after returning home.
As a tribute, WLRN will run a month-long TV and radio series entitled, “Guardians of the Everglades” which will profile people from a variety of different backgrounds but who are bound by a common desire to save our state’s national treasure for future generations.
These Guardians include an energetic conservationist working with roseate spoonbills in Florida Bay, a worldly environmentalist with a passion for parks, a dedicated water expert focused on Everglades restoration projects and an airboat guide with a unique take on what makes the Everglades special.
The series was produced by our good friends at Everwild Media in association with Dudes on Media for WLRN Miami.
The alligator is a rare success story of an endangered animal not only saved from extinction but now thriving.
PALMER RAPIDS, ON, FEBRUARY 15, 2013 – The 8th annual Reel Paddling Film Festival premiered Tuesday night at the Royal Cinema in Toronto, hosted by The Complete Paddler. The largest premiere audience in festival history was treated to the first screenings of this year’s award-winning films.
Go Ganges! wins the 2013 Best Adventure Travel Film
Go Ganges! Wins Best Adventure Travel Film at the 2013 Reel Paddling Film Festival
Remote Q.A. with JJ at the Big Water Film Festival
GO GANGES won the Audience Favorite award at the Big Water Film Festival this weekend!
“Congratulations for making such an incredible film. It was highly entertaining and so well done. We all loved it and we laughed and gasped throughout the whole film.” – Big Water Film Festival
Soon we’ll be at festivals in California, Arizona, Alaska, Wisconsin, and Iowa. Check our homepage to find a screening near you, and come on out to see us won’t you.
Yogi the elephant discusses the finer points of Ganga River Mythology with the Dudes.
The crew spends a day with wildlife enthusiast and documentary filmmaker, Sanjeev Mehta, and his adopted elephant, Yogi; the first ever to be adopted in India.
Mumbai: Josh learns cricket from the local school children.
Special thanks to The Moorings for partnering to make this television event possible. A world leader in providing yacht charters, The Moorings share our vision for exploring the globe, and reaching incredible destinations.
2009 Port Townsend Film Festival
“Paddle to Seattle: Journey through the Inside Passage,” premiered on the Olympic Peninsula before two sold-out crowds of 350, and 150. Our feature documentary won the Audience Award. All three filmmakers Ben Gottfried, J.J. Kelley, and Josh Thomas were able to attend.
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Two night double feature!
July 7th, Peddle to the Midnight Sun, 8 PM
July 8th, Paddle to Seattle, 8 PM
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