Deia most recently produced Josh Fox's latest film, How to Let Go of the World and Love All the Things Climate Can't Change (2016), which premiered at Sundance and is available on HBO, iTunes, Google Play, many other services, and has screened at hundreds of film festivals and community events around the world. Deia earned an MFA in Science & Natural History Filmmaking at Montana State University in Bozeman, where she produced and directed Backyard, which looks at the human cost of fracking. The film won two student Emmys (Best Documentary, Bricker Humanitarian Award), and screened at film festivals around the world, winning several audience choice and special jury awards. The film is currently part of several community campaigns to keep the oil and gas industry from further contaminating the environment and causing disastrous health impacts. She also co-produced and directed Cold Love, a look at one explorer's 25-plus-year career of exploring the world's coldest places and the climate change impacts that he's witnessed first-hand by doing so. Cold Love was recently picked up for international distribution by 108 Media's Believe label.
Deia's background is in environmental education and visual arts, as well as expeditioning, having been awarded a 2009 National Geographic Adventurer of the Year award for a two-year, 7800-mile through-hike of the Andes Mountains. She subsequently gave talks around the U.S. on the lessons in sustainable living she learned over the course of her time in the Andes.
Deia is the journalist that was arrested in North Dakota in late 2016 while filming the shutdown of the Keystone pipeline (along with the four other pipelines in three other states that carry oil sands from Canada), an action done in solidarity with the Water Protectors at Standing Rock . Her media presence blew up quite a bit when she was thrown in jail for a couple of days and charged with 45 years worth of felonies for documenting the event from a public road. Charges are currently suspended.
Current projects include directing and producing a verite documentary about universal basic income, co-producing a powerful new artistic documentary about Standing Rock, co-producing a film about a reluctantly radical environmentalist who feels his increasingly drastic actions are his only choice, and directing and producing a new film about the cycle of plastics with the Story of Stuff team.
How to Let Go of the World and Love All the Things Climate Can't Change
Film (Documentary) Producer Documentarian Josh Fox ("Gasland") travels the globe to meet with global climate change "warriors" who are committed to reversing the tide of global warming. Funny and tragic, inspiring and enlightening, the film examines the intricately woven forces that threaten the stability of the planet and the lives of its inhabitants. Written by ronaldsimons
Film (Adventure, Documentary and Biography) Director For the past 3 decades, Arctic explorer Lonnie Dupre has traveled - by dogsled, skis and kayak - more than 15,000 miles throughout the High Arctic and polar regions. His life-long love of the Arctic and the knowledge he has gained by traveling and living with the Inuit people has led him to pursue one aim: advocating for these fragile Arctic environments that impact the well being of the whole planet.
Time to Choose
Film (Documentary) Camera and Electrical Department Academy Award®-Winning documentary filmmaker Charles Ferguson (Inside Job, No End in Sight) turns his lens to address worldwide climate change challenges and solutions in his new film TIME TO CHOOSE. Featuring narration by award-winning actor Oscar Isaac, TIME TO CHOOSE leaves audiences understanding not only what is wrong, but what can to be done to fix this global threat. Ferguson explores the comprehensive scope of the climate change crisis and examines the power of solutions already available. Through interviews with world-renowned entrepreneurs, innovators, thought leaders and brave individuals living on the front lines of climate change, Ferguson takes an In-depth look at the remarkable people working to save our planet. Written by Abramorama
Film (Documentary, Drama, Animation, News and 1 More) Director Energy companies pursue increasingly difficult methods of fossil fuel extraction at increasing costs to the people and the environment. Backyard examines four states that are presently in different stages of hydro-fracking development. The results are several powerful stories of people at odds with the natural gas extraction occurring around them. Written by Anonymous
Stories of Trust: Calling for Climate Recovery, Part 5 - TRUST Iowa
Film (Documentary, Short, Biography and Family) Director Stories of TRUST: Calling for Climate Recovery, is about the perfect trifecta of youth, law and justice. This 10-part series of short documentaries features the voices of daring youth from across the country who went to court to compel the government to protect our atmosphere, in trust, for future generations. In TRUST Iowa, meet Glori Dei Filippone, a 13-year old who teaches us about connections. When Glori was little she remembers driving past factories and thinking the smoke was coming from a cloud machine. When her parents explained that the smoke was actually bad for the Earth, Glori started seeing many more connections. Glori now combines her environmental knowledge with her fortitude as she works to ensure we protect the only sky we have. Written by Anonymous
Stories of TRUST: Calling for Climate Recovery - Part 9: TRUST Massachusetts
Film (Documentary, Short, Biography, Family and 1 More) Director Stories of TRUST features the voices of daring youth from across the country who are taking legal action to compel our governments to protect our atmosphere, in trust, for future generations. In TRUST Massachusetts, meet Eshe Sherley, an 18-year old French horn playing, basketball playing, systems thinker who understands that if you don't have environmental justice, then all the other rights we fight for won't matter. Reflecting on the civil rights movement, Eshe learned how our leaders pursued legal action because the legislature would not address discrimination. She saw a parallel with our climate crisis. Eshe shares, 'The legislatures don't see why protecting the climate is important so now we're appealing to the judicial system the same way that civil rights leaders did.' Written by Anonymous
The Search For The Origin Of Life
Film (Documentary, Action, Adventure and Drama) Animation department The Search For The Origin Of Life takes a unique and personal look into the work of origin of life scientists around the world. It examines the latest scientific views and work being done by those attempting to solve the mystery of how life started on our planet. Researchers from different backgrounds express a variety of reasons for wanting to understand how biology was born. They all believe that by working on the problem from different angles they can crack the secrets behind the origin of life. Written by Anonymous
Salma: A Wingless Nomad
Video (Short, Drama, History and Romance) Actor This film presents the political conflict of Western Sahara through the fictional story of a young Sahrawi refugee whose only way of connecting with reality and the memories of her childhood is through the images of flamingos.
Film (Short, Drama and Sci-Fi) Stunts Shortly after a major disaster aboard the XOEH (zoh.ee) space station, Alan Brahm awakes to find himself trapped in the airlock/escape pod, with a torn space suit, and the room rapidly decompressing. With his attempts to force the airlock's door open failing, and only minutes left, Alan must make the choice of living to see his family again or sacrificing himself to save the lives of his stranded crew. Written by Anonymous
Stories of TRUST: Calling for Climate Recovery, Part 2: TRUST Montana
Film (Documentary, Short, Family and History) Director Stories of TRUST: Calling for Climate Recovery is about the perfect trifecta of youth, law, and justice. This series of short documentaries features the voices of daring youth from across the country, who went to court to compel the government to protect our atmosphere, in trust, for future generations. In TRUST Montana, meet 23-year-old John Thiebes, who is protecting the atmosphere by changing agricultural practices on his worn-out patch of prairie in Montana's Golden Triangle. Through their stories we begin to understand the complexity of human and environmental damage caused by climate change and their hopes for a livable future. Written by Anonymous
Connecting the Gems
Film (Documentary, Short, Adventure and News) Director Follow two National Geographic Adventurers of the Year on a 520-mile trek through one of the Northern Rockies' premiere wildlife corridors. The two hikers document the Yellowstone to Frank Church region, paying particular attention to large carnivores and the challenges they face as they journey between these two ecosystem 'gems.' Written by Anonymous