The Great Outdoors
Daniel has always been a lover of animals and the natural world, but it wasn't until he moved to Montana that this passion merged with his filmmaking and he began to get hired to do conservation-themed film work. Since then, he has had the privilege to meet and collaborate with a host of inspiring people from Native American tribes, conservation organizations, journalists and just all-around good people.
Our Last Refuge (2016)
Our Last Refuge tells the story of the Badger-Two Medicine, the sacred homeland of the Blackfeet Nation of Montana, and the decades-long struggle to protect it from oil and gas exploration. The film features voices from all sides of the struggle - Blackfeet elders, local conservationists, and even the law firm pushing for oil exploration. All together, they chronicle the epic saga of this unique landscape, stretching back millennia, and the current legal challenge, the outcome of which could determine the fate of sensitive and sacred lands nationwide.
This film was used successfully in a campaign to cancel the disputed oil and gas leases.
In the Spirit of Atatice (2019)
Daniel was hired by the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes to help tell their untold story of how their people were instrumental in saving the American Bison from extinction and how, following that, they were excluded from participating in the National Bison Range, made of land stolen from their heart of their reservation.
Our Land Our Legacy
Our Land Our Legacy was a successful campaign by The Wilderness Society and Montana Wilderness Association to help protect imperiled Wilderness Study Areas. This one, featuring famed hunter and writer Andrew McKean, focuses on the Bitter Creek WSA.
The Musselshell Breaks
This video was part of a campaign by the Montana Wilderness Association to help raise awareness of threats to the Musselshell Breaks area of Central Montana and show how special this place is through the eyes of those who have spent the most time there.