Hunter is founding partner of Coldstream Creative. He grew up among the mountains of Colorado but has spent his life enjoying the activities and opportunities offered by both mountains and sea, having worked as a guide and instructor of numerous outdoor sports as well as in marine and terrestrial policy consulting. He has a BA in History with a minor in Geography from the University of Colorado, Boulder and an MA in International Environmental Policy from the Monterey Institute of International Studies in California. In addition to writing, directing and editing on Coldstream Creative film projects, he also has extensive experience consulting with private industry and non-profit organizations on a variety of environmental issues including sustainable development and tourism, ski area development issues, environmental research and assessment, energy conservation analysis and design, and sustainability marketing. He lives in the Bay Area of California.
Name: Hunter Sykes
Lives in: Corte Madera, California
Company: Coldstream Creative
Occupation: Cinematographer, Director, Editor and Producer
Trail Stewards of the Lost Sierra
Commercial by Coldstream Creative Director, Producer, Cinematographer, Editor Trail Stewards of the Lost Sierra explores the history, operations, programs, and successes of the Sierra Buttes Trail Stewardship, an organization whose passion for the land, the communities, and the culture of California's 'Lost Sierra' are explored in this exciting and motivating film. A must view for any and all trail advocates.
The Next, Best West
Documentary by Coldstream Creative Producer, Director, Editor, Writer The Next, Best West premiered at the 2012 Wild and Scenic Film Festival and has also been shown at the Yosemite Film Festival -where it was the winner of the Best Nature Film category, the Colorado Environmental Film Festival, the Ashland Independent Film Festival, the Santa Rosa International Film Festival, the Bend Independent Film Festival,the Prescott Film Festival, the Wildlife Conservation Film Festival, and the Silicon Valley Film Festival. The Next, Best West was also featured in the the 2013 season of the nationally broadcast PBS series Natural Heroes.
Fall River, California's Cold Water Oasis
Commercial Editor Fall River, Northern California’s Cold Water Oasis is an informational short film we produced for the Fall River Conservancy in 2012. The film premiered at the 2013 Wild and Scenic Film Festival.
Resorting to Madness: Taking Back Our Mountain Communities
Documentary by Coldstream Creative Producer, Director, Writer, Editor, Cinematographer Our first film, completed in 2007, Resorting to Madness: Taking Back Our Mountain Communities addresses the impacts of the modern ski resort industry on mountain communities and environments. Including footage and interviews from dozens of ski areas, experts and concerned community members throughout North America, Resorting to Madness reveals the negative side of an otherwise glamorous sport and offers up suggestions to protect and maintain mountain environments and communities. Resorting to Madness premiered at the 2007 Wild and Scenic Film Festival and has also screened at the Banff Mountain Film Festival, the Colorado Environmental Film Festival, the Alpinist Film Festival, the Vancouver International Mountain Film Festival, the Green Festival Unplugged Online Film Festival, and dozens of select screenings throughout the US and Canada. Despite the fact that the film is nearly a decade old, it still resonates with skiers, mountain residents, and all those that cherish mountain landscapes.
Best Nature Film, Yosemite Film Fest for The Next, Best West
Monterey Institute of International Studies (Monterey, CA)
University of Colorado at Boulder (Boulder, CO)