Deep in the Mojave desert, an unconventional field biologist wages a high-tech war against ravens – laser cannons, drones, exploding turtle shells – in a last ditch effort to save the last few desert tortoises from extinction.
Other Credits: Director of Photography: Phil Briggs; Editor: Jen Badwell
Josh Izenberg — Co-Director
Josh Izenberg is a documentary filmmaker based in Oakland, California. His projects have covered
surfing veterans, the search for extraterrestrial life, and controversial approaches to addiction rehab in
Peru. His short documentary, SLOMO, won over a dozen awards, including best short documentary at
SXSW, the IDA award, and premiered as a New York Times op-doc and his film, RESURFACE, won the
Jury Prize at Tribeca, was acquired by Netflix, and was nominated for an Emmy.
Brett Marty — Co-Director
Brett Marty cut his teeth as a commercial director and made the transition to filmmaking with a handful
of documentary projects and his narrative directorial debut, YOUTH, which won a handful of jury awards
and played at more than 30 festivals, including Cannes. His latest docs have been commissioned or
featured by Patagonia, The New Yorker, The Atlantic, and National Geographic. In previous lives, he
studied ceramic sculpture at UC Berkeley, drove an old Buick from San Francisco to Argentina, and
helped Nate Silver launch Five Thirty Eight in 2008.