• Welcome

    Welcome

    Into Nature Films is an independent documentary film production company. We are based in south central Florida between the Lake Wales Ridge and Fisheating Creek drainage of the Everglades. We create artistic, authentic nature conservation films with highly dimensional context. Our multidisciplinary backgrounds (film, ecology, art, environmental philosophy) facilitate more innovative storytelling. Current projects explore new ways to represent the complex narratives between people and ecosystems, fire, protected areas, endangered species, and science.

     
 

Recent Films

  • At Home in the Florida Scrub

    At Home in the Florida Scrub

    ‘At Home in the Florida Scrub’ is about the threatened, endemic Florida Scrub-Jay who is perfectly at home in the fire-dependent Florida Scrub at Archbold Biological Station.

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  • Biodiversity with Dr. Mark Deyrup

    Biodiversity with Dr. Mark Deyrup

    What is biodiversity? Few places have tried to inventory all of the plant and animal species. Archbold is one such special place. But, Dr. Mark Deyrup, Station Senior Research Biologist & Bug Lab Director, says ‘Biodiversity is not just a bunch of names’. Watch this video to see what he is talking about!

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  • Cornell Pilgrimage: Archbold Biological Station

    Cornell Pilgrimage: Archbold Biological Station

    Cornell University has brought the ‘Ecology and Evolutionary Biology’ graduate class to Archbold for nearly fifty years! Beginning with Dr. Richard Root, students have been trained in the art of asking scientific questions while surrounded by the amazing landscape of central Florida. Today, Dr. Jed Sparks and Dr. Harry Greene teach the course with a ‘simple’ strategy. Day One: Students get a tour of the myriad of ecological systems. Day Two: Students immerse themselves into nature to discover what inspires them. Remainder of two weeks: Projects, projects, projects! Sparks said, ‘Through the years, many students have told me that their […]

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  • Caring about Caracara

    Caring about Caracara

    Dr. Joan Morrison has spent more time on ranchlands than the typical raptor biologist. Professor of  Biology at Trinity College in Hartford, CT, Morrison studies the Crested Caracara, a beautiful falcon found year-round on Florida’s ranchlands and remnant prairies. Morrison’s research evaluates the feasability of using GPS cellular transmitters to study the caracara’s movement ecology and survival. Hopefully, this technology will facilitate the next research phase for this federally and state threatened species: A long term research project to understand breeding pair response to habitat conversion. How do you capture a super-smart wild raptor and why do Crested Caracaras thrive […]

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  • Better Together

    Better Together

    Get a glimpse into Sophie and Rich Frabotta’s beautiful wedding ceremony at the Ann Norton Sculpture Garden and reception at the Harriett Himmel Theatre in West Palm Beach, Florida.

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  • The Battle of Okeechobee Reenactment

    The Battle of Okeechobee Reenactment

    The Battle of Okeechobee on Christmas Day 1837 was one of the bloodiest battles of the Seminole Wars. For three days in February 2014, the Okeechobee Battlefield Historic State Park along with the Okeechobee Battlefield Friends and the public commemorate the Battle of Okeechobee fought along the north shore of Lake Okeechobee in central Florida. This 10 minute video allows viewers to relive the battle through an excellent reenactment performance, reenactor interviews, fine Florida History art depictions by Jackson Walker, moving Seminole War music by Jed Marum & Rickey Pittman, and narration story delivered by noted author and Seminole War […]

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  • Archbold Internship

    Archbold Internship

    Archbold Biological Station offers 6-12 month internships to recent graduates working on everything from birds to plants, herps, bugs, ranchland, restoration, fire, and education. Interns enjoy a top-notch teaching field station in the unique Florida Scrub islands of central Florida. Get a first-hand account from recent intern Bud Stracker and his advisor, Dr. Raoul Boughton, as they talk about Florida Scrub-Jays, tiny mosquito tools, and more in this eight minute documentary film.

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  • Kissimmee Prairie Fire

    Kissimmee Prairie Fire

    A compilation of three prescribed burns between April and May 2013 in the imperiled and fire-dependent dry prairie ecosystem of Kissimmee Prairie Preserve State Park. This footage is preproduction for a bigger production featuring the critically endangered Florida Grasshopper Sparrow.

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  • Eveglades Boy Scout Fire

    Eveglades Boy Scout Fire

    National Park Service managers conduct a prescribed fire in cooperation with Boy Scouts of America. Camp Everglades is in the Pine Rocklands of Everglades National Park. This active Boy Scout Camp is in a fire dependent pine forest. Plants and animals that live in this rare and imperiled forest have adapted to frequent fires that are ignited by the abundant lightning that visits the land during summer storms. Humans may have used fire in this area to stimulate the growth of fresh green shoots in this otherwise nutrient poor forest. Coontie, a primitive plant who’s roots were processed to make […]

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  • Deer Hammock Wildfire and Cape Sable Seaside Sparrow

    Deer Hammock Wildfire and Cape Sable Seaside Sparrow

    An assortment of video clips featuring a summer 2012 lightning-ignited wildfire and the endangered Cape Sable Seaside Sparrow in Everglades National Park. These last, remaining sparrow populations increase the complexity of fire management in the Everglades.

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  • Everglades Reel

    Everglades Reel

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  • Pine Rockland Composition

    Pine Rockland Composition

    ‘Pine Rockland Composition’ explores the globally imperiled pine rockland natural community in Everglades National Park and South Florida. Learn about this fire-dependent, subtropical community from a host of human and nonhuman perspectives. This film aired on WPBT Miami PBS in 2012.

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