Most of my documentary work has focused on environmental issues, though lately I’ve branched out into a related area that underlies environmental conflicts–our variable perceptions of fairness. Understanding why we perceive fairness differently is central to resolving conflicts. Our sense of fairness has deep roots in our evolutionary past, and I’m digging down to see where they lead.
Investigating fairness has taken me in some interesting directions, including activities beyond filmmaking. Several years ago I became part of the development team for Prosocial.
You can see some of my film work and writing on this website, including the evolution of fairness and my most recent environmental documentary, Seeing the Forest. There’s also the introductory video about Prosocial.
I am currently working on three projects: Continuing development of Prosocial, a film about the Salish Sea, and a film series about the theory of the Major Transitions in evolution.
I’ve been doing this for awhile, as you can see from the photo above. Another little known fact: I directed the very first infomercial for George Foreman’s Lean Mean Fat-Reducing Grilling Machine.