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John R Bowey
Director / Producer / Writer
Prof Phoebe Barnard
Co-Producer / Science & Policy Advisor

Filmmaker and multimedia director John Bowey works on big-picture issues challenging society today, from the history of science, innovation and technology to conflict resolution, identity, sustainability, biodiversity, climate change, consciousness, wellness, entrepreneurship and interfaith dialogue. Creative director and owner of Transmediavision USA, John grew up in the UK, Nigeria and Zambia. He has designed, directed and produced live TV talk shows, horror films, documentaries, concerts and other creative and technical productions in Hollywood, the Middle East, South and West Africa and Pacific Northwest USA. He has worked with artists such as U2, Peter Gabriel and Tina Turner in the USA and Africa, traveled and worked with the Dalai Lama and Tibet House team, and designed/ produced Middle Eastern immersive virtual reality experiences for high-end science centers and museums.

Well-known, internationally awarded global change scientist, ecosystem ecologist, science communicator, policy strategist, Phoebe is affiliate full professor of conservation biology and societal futures at University of Washington, and climate research associate at the University of Cape Town. Recipient of a Fulbright and a global conservation biology award, she is also founding CEO of the new but mighty global coalition on human planetary impact,  Stable Planet Alliance. Phoebe worked 34 years in Namibia and South Africa, founding and leading national and global development, biodiversity and climate change collaborative programs. She is also driving a bold alignment of global ecosystem restoration, climate restoration, youth and women's leadership networks, to accelerate transformation of our economy and civilization.

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Two recent films by John
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Alexandra Dowling
Peter Fiekowsky
Executive Producer

Peter Fiekowsky is an MIT-educated physicist and engineer, serial entrepreneur, philanthropist, and social innovator.  He worked at NASA and the Fairchild/ Schlumberger AI Lab in Palo Alto; taught at MIT, and developed his machine vision company, Automated Visual Inspection LLC.  He holds 27 patents and is on the board of Climate Capex, a fintech company designed to help complete the global transition to 100% clean energy by 2040 by tripling solar investments.

Co-Executive Producer

Alexandra’s work as an actor includes notable roles in ‘Game of Thrones’, 'Hammer of the Gods,' 'The Musketeers,’ and the recent feature ‘Emily’.  When not acting, she works in collaboration with her peers on various creative projects with the purpose of shifting culture in the direction of climate, ecological and social justice.

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Pat McDonnell
Associate Producer/Camera Operator
Peter Coyote

American actor, director, screenwriter and narrator of films, theatre, TV and audiobooks, Peter Coyote is well known for films like ET the Extra-Terrestrial, Bitter Moon, Patch Adams, and Erin Brockovich. His Emmy-winning narration is best known in 11 of Ken Burns’ documentary series.

Aurielle Buermann
Production Manager

Experiential production management and major sporting events are just a few of the projects to which Aurielle applies her production management skills. Managing major production logistics in the Cascade volcanic range of the US Pacific Northwest is second nature to Aurielle.

Savannah Bowey

Law, medieval history, sociology, psychology and front-office technology user experience management all form the backdrop to South African-born, London-based Savannah's meticulous research skills in a number of Transmediavision productions.

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Julia Simmons

Wildlife and nature photographer and life scientist Jules, born and raised in Namibia and South Africa, brings a love for information, numbers and the power of the internet, and an eye for composition and light,  to her work as a part-time researcher and assistant editor for Transmediavision productions

Pat McDonnell has logged more than 25 years filming outdoors. In 2001 he created Medicinebleu Films, documenting the humble ambition of ordinary people around the world, from Nepal to Ecuador, working to make a difference in their communities and major watersheds.

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Cameron Currier
Director of Photography

Since 2005, Cameron has lensed music videos, shorts and feature films, most notably director Caleb Young’s “Do You See Colors When You Close Your Eyes?”  His work with agencies and production companies led to a 2016 Emmy.

Julia Dederer
Production Consultant

Julia’s whole career has been dedicated to transforming the challenges of our time thru working with global leaders and organizations. Her 50+ years of work has focused on personal transformation, leadership and organizational development.

For the past 8 years she has been a consultant/advisor on multiple initiatives within several organizations, all committed to climate restoration and planetary sustainability.

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Ryan Bogenreif
Associate Editor

Ryan Bogenreif is a filmmaker and writer from Austin, Texas. Ryan joined us in post-production of Back to Our Future as assistant editor. He brings a wealth of story structure knowledge, as well as a love of cinema. 

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Natalie Nolte
Associate Graphic Designer
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Terri Pugh

Based not far from Cape Town, and with 20+ years' deep experience in agencies and other organizations in London, Dubai, Sweden, Canada, the US and South Africa, graphic/web designer and film producer Natalie knows how to pull multiple media together to create engaging material with effective messaging, and to drive environmental and social regeneration.

Promotions and Outreach

Terri is a passionate climate restoration reporter, founder of the carbon removal education organization WorldOra, and a grandmother with a masters in global international policy who keeps future generations foremost in her research. Terri's had a front-row seat at the global trends in CO2 and methane removal, natural and technological, since 2021, and supports and builds communities around advocacy. 

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