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Joe Pontecorvo  Producer / Cinematographer / Writer
Joe Pontecorvo is an award-winning producer, writer, and cinematographer. His passion  for the natural world has taken him around the globe - tracking Siberian tigers in the Russian Far East, living among grizzlies in the wilds of Alaska, and following orangutans through Indonesia’s peat swamp forest. Over the past twenty years Joe has produced numerous wildlife documentaries for networks including: PBS, National Geographic, and The Discovery Channel. 
 
For PBS Nature’s Snow Monkeys, Joe and Nim spent nearly two years filming a troop of Japanese macaques in Japan’s Shiga Highlands. The film showcases an intimate portrait of troop life, seen through the eyes of a young snow monkey named Hero. In 2015 Snow Monkeys won two Emmy awards: Best Nature Documentary, and Best Cinematography. 

Recently, Joe and Nim produced, Yosemite for PBS Nature. The film explores the impact of climate change on one of America’s most iconic parks. Yosemite was nominated for 3 Emmys.

Joe and Nim are currently working on a film about the Rocky Mountains for PBS Nature.
Nimmida Pontecorvo   Cinematographer / Location Sound 
Nimmida Pontecorvo is an experienced cinematographer and sound recordist.  Her adventurous spirit and keen eye for wildlife has taken her to some of the most remote corners of the globe. Nimmida braved the frigid cold of the Alaskan Arctic to film polar bears on the ice, and faced the treacherous peat swamp forests of Indonesia to capture rare Sumatran orangutans using tools. 

Nimmida recent work includes additional camera and location sound on: PBS Nature’s Yosemite and The Last Orangutan Eden.  The Last Orangutan Eden won an Emmy for Outstanding Music and Sound.

Nimmida is currently working on a film about the Rocky Mountains for PBS Nature.