Our Core Team
Elijah Yetter-Bowman, Founder/Director
Sammy Bauer, Producer
Sammy (they/them) is a seasoned documentary producer and North Carolina native. Passionate about education, Sammy crafts impactful community campaigns for films and works as an environmental education coordinator for local government, fostering connections between people and their watersheds. Beyond their work, Sammy contributes to the Environmental Educators of North Carolina as a board member and was honored with the Southern Producers Lab Fellowship in 2023 and the title of Kentucky Colonel from Governor Andy Beshear in 2022. Their educational background includes a Master of Public Administration and a BA in Communications from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Morgan Flynt, Executive Producer
Morgan (she/they) is an environmental advocate and filmmaker from North Carolina with a deep passion for using storytelling to inspire positive change. Morgan earned a BA in Environmental Studies and Philosophy from UNC Chapel Hill. While studying, she developed a strong foundation in environmental science and policy, complemented by a keen eye for capturing compelling narratives. Morgan’s expertise spans across water quality, conservation, and environmental policy, enabling her to delve into the complex issues facing our planet with both scientific rigor and artistic expression.
Yuma Kobayashi, Satellite Producer
Yuma (he/they) has worked freelance for film sets since graduating from UNC-Chapel Hill in 2020, championing the arts as a means for making social progress in realms of environmentalism, mutual aid, workers’ rights, and social justice. A staunch advocate for community empowerment, he spends his free time making things worth sharing, whether they be screenplays, poetry, or bread. They currently run all European ventures for Ethereal Films in London.
Ava Richesin-Dodd, Intern
Ava, a junior at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, is pursuing a Bachelor’s in Media Studies with a minor in Communications. Hailing from Orange County, North Carolina, she brings a genuine passion for film and media to her academic and personal endeavors. Ava’s lifelong love for storytelling propels her commitment to utilizing the power of media for connection, education, and inspiration. Ava has spent the past decade engaging in local activism alongside her academic pursuits. As an advocate for social justice and global responsibility, she has facilitated acts of service and coordinated initiatives to promote positive change. In her free time, Ava enjoys checking out local restaurants and music shows, as well as reading and writing, activities that contribute to her creativity and enhance her appreciation for diverse forms of expression.
Fall 2023 – Emma Johnson & Lucy Kraus, UNC CH
Spring 2023 – Taylor Holbrooks & Kaya Johnson, UNC CH
Most of 2022 – Ashton Webb (and temporarily our amazing impact producer)
Fall 2022 – Samantha Hoffman & Sidney Hipp, UNC CH
Summer 2022 – Ella Luebe & Heather Hough, UNC CH
Spring 2022 – Kelawni Hansquine, UNC CH
Summer 2021 – Crystal Silva & Sofia Alba, UNC CH