short film series

The plight of the pollinators is the subject of this series and the actions we can take to ensure their survival and that of humans and ecosystems everywhere.  Premiering at the National Press Club in Washington DC and The Smithsonian June 2018.  Narrated by Leonardo DiCaprio, Directed by Mathew Schmid, Produced by Leila Conners, Executive Produced by Laura Cox and George DiCaprio.


Pollinators Under Pressure

Farms Under Pressure

Power For Pollinators

Coming Soon: Monarchs Under Pressure

"We are looking ahead, as is one of the first mandates given us as chiefs, to make sure and to make every decision that we make relate to the welfare and well-being of the seventh generation to come...What about the seventh generation?  Where are you taking them?  What will they have?  -- Chief Oren Lyons

Eight films recording the Testimony of the Iroquois as they strive to uphold the traditions and the legacy of their people while also protecting their relationship and care for the Earth.  Directed by Leila Conners, Produced by Mathew Schmid. Executive Produced by George DiCaprio and Roee Sharon Peled. 


The Peacemaker & The Tadadaho; Iroquois: Originators of Lacrosse; Value Change for Survival; Scalp Lock; Where the Willows Meet the Waters (Lake Onondaga); Why We Have Come Forward Now; Doctrine of Discovery; We are the Haudenosaunee

"Life creates the conditions to sustain life."

Biomimicry, the practice of looking deeply into nature for solutions to engineering, design and other challenges, has inspired a film about it's ground-breaking vision for creating a long-term, sustainable world. This film covers how mimicking nature solves some of our most pressing problems, from reducing carbon emissions to saving water; and gives Janine the space to explain these subtle yet powerful solutions.  



Green World Rising is a series of short films on the state of climate and solutions to the climate crisis.  Narrated by Leonardo DiCaprio, Directed by Leila Conners, Produced by Mathew Schmid and presented by Thom Hartmann.  Executive Produced by George DiCaprio and Roee Sharon Peled.  All the films of Green World Rising are for global distribution, free to the public and hold a Creative Commons License Attribution-NonCommercial-Share Alike 4.0 International. 


Last Hours, Carbon, Green World Rising, Restoration 

Driving Fashion Forward is a series of short films on sustainability and design sponsored by Lexus.  Featuring Amber Valletta, the series highlights designers, models and fashion brands and ow they are innovating and finding solutions to problems such as toxics, waste, human rights issues and impacts to climate change by the fashion industry.  Directed by Leila Conners, Produced by Mathew Schmid, Amy Johnson and Marci Zaroff. Executive Produced by Shannon Factor.


Thread, Timelessness, Upcycle, Humanity