CULTIVATING THE WILD: WILLIAM BARTRAM'S TRAVELS
Producer/Director/Editor Eric Breitenbach is one of Florida’s most well known documentary photographers and filmmakers.
A Senior Professor at The Southeast Center for Photographic Studies at Daytona State College, he has had over 20 solo exhibitions of his still photographs throughout the United States and is represented in such permanent collections as the Duke University Center For Documentary Studies, The Carpenter Center at Harvard University, and The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art.
He has directed films for National Geographic Television, The Sundance Channel, national and regional PBS, and a variety of museums and non-profit organizations.
He is the recipient of two National Endowment for the Arts Media Arts Awards, a Corporation For Public Broadcasting grant, and three Florida Division of Cultural Affairs Individual Artist Fellowships. He has served on the advisory boards of several non-profits and on the Florida Film and Entertainment Advisory Council, Office of The Governor.
His most recent feature documentary, Hoppin’ Rattlesnakes, details the history of auto racing on the beaches of Volusia County, Florida. The Journal Of Florida Studies called the film “the product of a team of very talented filmmakers. One hopes they will consider other features of Florida’s rich history. Everyone interested in the state’s history, economy, culture, and race relations … should see this delightful, often exciting documentary."
Producer Dorinda G. Dallmeyer directs the Environmental Ethics Certificate Program at the University of Georgia. A native of Macon, Georgia, she holds advanced degrees in both earth science and law. At UGA, she teaches courses in environmental dispute resolution and marine environmental ethics.
She is a past president of the Bartram Trail Conference, and in 2010 published one of the most highly regarded books on William Bartram: Bartram's Living Legacy: The Travels and the Nature of the South, which the American Library Association called “… a timeless book… a reminder of what the world has lost and a tocsin to save what is left…”
Since 2001 she has collaborated with a group of southern nature writers in creating the Southern Nature Project, founded on the conviction that writing can help us lead more humane, profound, and courageous lives. In 2005 the Southern Environmental Law Center presented her with two Phillip Reed Memorial Awards for Outstanding Writing about the Southern Environment. She also has received a Bronze World Medal for radio from the New York Festivals as well as other awards for her writing and photography.
Director of Photography Scott Auerbach is a cinematographer and editor with nearly 30 years' experience in broadcast and non-broadcast production. His award-winning work spans multiple genres, including documentary television, advertising, children's educational television and corporate communications. From 2008 to 2014, he served as a DP and editor on the nationally syndicated civil rights documentary series Andrew Young Presents.
A self-described 'lifelong photography nerd,' he graduated from Rochester Institute of Technology's world-renowned Photographic Illustration program, majoring in still and motion picture photography. Based in Atlanta, he is known for his keen sense of light and broad curiosity. His clients include several television networks and many Fortune 500 companies.
Special thanks to Gretchen King, Jason Weingart, Dylan Hansen and Mike Lord for their wildlife, aerial and time lapse cinematography.