Meet our team.
Director | Producer
PRIYA SHELLY is interested in sharing underexposed stories that foster critical thinking not only within the local community but nationwide.
Priya is an alumna of NYU Tisch School of the Arts and has worked as a Location Coordinator for the past 5 years in network and cable television on shows like, UNBREAKABLE KIMMY SCHMIDT, ROYAL PAINS, DAMAGES, and THE AMERICANS. With both practical and theoretical knowledge, Priya is the director, writer and producer of her debut film, LIVING WITH COYOTE.
Though her original career goal was to be a veterinarian, BECCA FRIEDMAN found a way to bring her love of studying animal and human life to others through media. She’s driven by a love of life, culture, and storytelling in its many forms.
Becca graduated with a BFA from NYU, and a master’s in documentary journalism from UC Berkeley’s Graduate School of Journalism. Her master thesis film, PAST THEIR PRIME, has appeared in over 30 domestic and international film festivals, and received numerous awards, including a STUDENT EMMY, CINE GOLDEN EAGLE, and the inaugural NATGEO WILD STUDENT FILMMAKER AWARD. Becca’s worked on a variety of projects from independent features, to commercials, music videos, television, and documentaries, and for a list of clients from HGTV, ABC, Kaiser Permanente, Dead Inc. and Pixar. She currently works at Lucasfilm Ltd. when she’s not working on LWC.
Director of Photography
Director of Photography
SHAKA BROOKES began his interest in fine art, photography, animation and comic book imagery at an early age, which are all influential to his current perspective on cinematography and shaping light.
Shaka was DoP on the award winning short film WHITE SUGAR IN A BLACK POT and is a Grip on major motion pictures and network/cable television shows.
A California native, DANUSH PARVANEH moved to New York City where he attended New York University. During his studies, he produced, edited and wrote several award-winning student films while pursuing majors in psychology and environmental sciences.
After graduating Magna Cum Laude, Danush entered the post-production world at Deluxe where he processed footage for major productions such as The Good Wife, Glee, and Men in Black III. Danush currently works as a cameraman and editor at BBC World News, where his work reaches viewers in over 200 countries worldwide.
Complete Cast & Crew:
Ameeta and Tony Clough
Ved Wati Joshi
Jaime O’Bradovich – Company 3
Mary Ann Bonnell
Tom and Carrie Boyer
Mary Jo Stark
Special Thanks To:
The Friedman Family
Noel and Laurie Pauli
The Pialtos Family
Sushil and Neera Shelly
University Of Utah Guest House and Conference Center
Morrison Nature Center
Antelope Island State Park
Western Wildlife Outreach
Additional Video Footage Courtesy Of:
US Department of Agriculture
Audio News Footage Courtesy of: