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Seeker launches “Indie” science doc series, opens call for submissions

Science mobile content brand Seeker — part of the Group Nine roster of mobile video brands — is launching a short- and mid-form “virtual film festival” for science filmmakers, as ...
March 3, 2021

Science mobile content brand Seeker — part of the Group Nine roster of mobile video brands — is launching a short- and mid-form “virtual film festival” for science filmmakers, as well as a call for submissions for its next edition.

Seeker Indie is designed to highlight up and coming science filmmakers with short/mid-form documentaries that educate audiences about science in nature and the impact humans are having on Earth.

According to the company, documentary content airing on Seeker to date has garnered nearly 60 million lifetime views and 250 million minutes watched.

Projects in the inaugural edition of the series, launching today (March 3) include: Chasing Ghosts, produced and directed by Eric Bendick, Grizzly Creek Films; The Snow Guardian, produced and directed by Morgan Heim, Day’s Edge Productions; Beyond the Mauna, produced and directed by Carter Lau and Dustin Heger, Chapman University; Disappearing Penguins, directed by Maarten Van Rouveroy, Greenpeace International; A Natural Code, directed by Cristina Ceuca, UWE Bristol; Part of the Pack, produced and directed by Emily Cross; Guardians of the River, directed by Shane Anderson, American Rivers and Swiftwater Films; and Saving Dragons, produced and directed by Shivan Parusnath, Nat Geo Explorer.

Filmmakers interested in taking part in the 2022 edition of Seeker Indie can apply to be featured by emailing Hello@seeker.com and noting “Seeker Indie” in the subject line.

“We’re thrilled to bring to life an editorial pillar that spotlights emerging creative talent in the conservation media community,” said Seeker chief content officer Caroline Smith in a statement. “As a brand, Seeker is focused on bringing new perspectives to the climate preservation dialogue. Our global audience of changemakers crave content that informs, inspires and is solutions-focused. The films featured in Seeker Indie help further those conversations and allow our viewers to take tangible action on the individual, community and global level.”

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Andrew Jeffrey joined Realscreen in 2021 as its news editor. Here, he helps to oversee assignment, reporting and editing for Realscreen's daily newsletter. Prior to his work covering documentary and non-fiction film and TV, he worked as a reporter and associate producer for CBC Edmonton, and as a reporter for The Star Calgary, where he covered daily news on beats such as local and provincial politics, health care and harm reduction, sports and education. His work has appeared in other Canadian news outlets such as TVO, the Edmonton Journal and Avenue Magazine.

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