Tom is an EMMY® award winning filmmaker and the Founder/CEO of Grizzly Creek Films, an independent production company headquartered in Montana. Tom and his team have created original series and documentary films for The Smithsonian Channel, National Geographic, The History Channel, Amazon and PBS. His films have been screened and honored at the world’s premier festivals, including: Tribeca, BFI London, Mill Valley, Jackson Wild, Wildscreen and The International Rome Film Festival.
SHASTA GRENIER WINSTON
Shasta writes and produces documentary film and nonfiction television. Her directing credits include the feature documentaries Class C (2008) and Not Yet Begun to Fight (2012). Shasta’s M.A. in Literature grounds her work.
Eric is an Emmy-winning Writer, Director and Series Producer. He’s led filming expeditions in the Florida Everglades, the Grand Canyon, the Great Bear Rainforest, Alaska, and to the most remote spot in Yellowstone. His credits include numerous programs for National Geographic, Smithsonian, PBS, History Channel, Animal Planet, Microsoft, ABC, and the U.S. Department of Defense. Eric is a graduate of Brown University and Montana State University.
Avela brings a background in design to her role as a producer and editor. Her editing work spans short form campaigns, episodic series, and documentary film. She has produced shows for NatGeoWild, History Channel, and Smithsonian Channel. Avela edited and produced the award-winning feature documentary, Rewind (Independent Lens, PBS) and received a 2021 EMMY® nomination for Outstanding Documentary Editing.
Jeff is an EMMY® winning cinematographer and producer. His time as a filmmaker has taken him around the world among amazing colleagues. He is most passionate when exploring unknown or overlooked stories in science and nature. His work can be found on PBS, National Geographic, Smithsonian Channel, History Channel, across the web, and on demand.
SaVenna has been Grizzly Creek Films Business Manager since 2011 and Production Coordinator for NatGeo WILD, Xbox, and History Channel. As an award winning wife and proud mother of two, SaVenna’s multi-talented background and her love of people, food, culture and the fast-paced film production world continue to be put to good use in her roles at Grizzly Creek Films
Jake is an editor and camera operator with a background in both wildlife and adventure sports. His passion for capturing subjects of the outdoors has lead him through the rainforests of Costa Rica, to the waters of the Grand Canyon, and beyond. Jake’s editing is featured in Telluride Mountain Film Festival, Banff Centre Mountain Film Festival, among others.
Brooke’s background in ecological engineering and wildlife conservation grounds her work as an associate producer and researcher. Her passion for humanitarian and environmental issues coupled with her love of visual media has led her to pursue various research and film projects across the world. From working with rural isolation issues in Rwanda, filming kea in New Zealand, to studying crocodile and vultures in Cambodia and grizzly bear in Montana.
Ashley is a curious, passionate, and self-motivated scientist and artist. Stemming from an international background she strives to tell stories that adopt a wide range of perspectives. Her hope is to use her storytelling skills to make people curious and fall in love with the natural world. Ashley is currently pursuing her MFA degree and hopes to graduate in Spring 2023.
Spence is an editor and storyteller who seeks to tell stories about the natural world and the relationships humans form with it. He grew up in a small town in Colorado, where he gained an appreciation and respect for wildlife and the outdoors. His time living in New York City, and working as a freelance video producer, inspired him to tell stories that connect people to the natural world around them. Spence is pursuing his MFA degree in Science and Natural History Filmmaking at Montana State University.