Explorations In An Urban Wild

year: 2015
client: USDA FOREST SERVICE
role: DIRECTOR | CINEMATOGRAPHER | EDITOR

The United States Department of Agriculture's Forest Service wanted to create a video highlighting their "More Kids In the Woods" initiative. The program brought Boston city youth into a nearby State Forest introducing them to the local flora and fauna. The program's director Dr. Ricky Stern provided a voice over to give context to the imagery but the heart of the piece needed to be youth experiences and the lessons learned from a day in the woods. After interviewing a few kids our team discovered getting an 8 year old to say what you want is a challenge, Luckily the candid answers we got from Nile were just enough to speak on the importance of the program.    .