Ep: 02 - Matthew Podolsky

Founder of Wild Lens, Inc and 
host of the Eyes On Conservation podcast



Matthew helped found Wild Lens in 2011 with the goal of bringing biologists and filmmakers together to produce films that would have an impact on critically important wildlife conservation issues.  Matthew began full-scale production on his first feature length film, Scavenger Hunt, immediately after the inception of Wild Lens. Since then Matthew co-directed and produced the Emmy-nominated Wild Lens film Bluebird Man, and has produced numerous short films for the Eyes on Conservation series.

Matthew also serves as the host and producer of the Eyes on Conservation podcast – a weekly interview series featuring top scientists and filmmakers from around the globe. After graduating from Ithaca College with degrees in both Environmental Science and Cinema/Photography, Matthew began a career as a field biologist. After working jobs in upstate New York, California, and Jamaica Matthew was offered a job working with the endangered California condor in the remote desert of Northern Arizona. It was this landscape that re-ignited his passion for filmmaking and storytelling – he began shooting for Scavenger Hunt one year after arriving in Arizona. Matthew lives in Boise, ID with his wife Miranda and two-year-old son Rowan.

Resources Mentioned In this Episode:

More about Wild Lens, Inc at: www.wildlensinc.org
More about Eyes On Conservation at: EOC Podcast
More about Bluebird Man at: www.bluebirdman.com
More about Scavenge Hunt at: 

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