David Conover

David Conover was raised in a New England family with strong ties to the sea and a tradition of active storytelling. He is founder and executive director of Compass Light, a 25-year-old production company that has produced over 600 productions, many exploring the human relationship to the ocean and the outdoors. The company was named a Global Top 100 by Realscreen. In 2003, Compass Light created and developed “Experiential” or “Slow TV,” with its Sunrise Earth series (Discovery). In 2015, they produced their first 4K VOD series, titled Big Picture Earth (Curiosity Stream). Three years ago, David founded the Conservation Media Group, a non-profit initiative that builds communication capacity for work targeting urgent ocean and energy challenges via workshops, residencies, grants and placement of fellows with partner conservation organizations. Recently, he was also the Coastal Studies Scholar at Bowdoin College in Maine, where David lives with his family.