Sisbro Studios was founded in 2001 by the sister/brother creative team of Laura Sams and Robert Sams, whose dream was to create high-quality films, books, educational media and curriculum that help people discover the natural world. Laura and Rob noticed a real need for better family and children’s programming, so they set out to create stories so clever, funny, beautiful and catchy that people can’t help but share them again and again. Their work has been honored with over 50 international awards, including a Wildscreen Panda Award (which is often called the “Green Oscars”), a KIDS FIRST! Best of the Year Award, a National Parenting Publications (NAPPA) Gold Award, a Special Jury Award at the International Wildlife Film Festival and many more. They have also performed live author/filmmaker visits in venues from the Smithsonian Museum of Natural History in D.C. to the Chicago Field Museum to international schools in Dubai, UAE.
Robert Sams holds two bachelor’s degrees, one in zoology and one in communications. This means he can talk to animals . whether they understand him is another question. He is a filmmaker and photographer, who has taken his cameras underwater and above ground from the Micronesian islands to the Great Lakes of Michigan. He is an author and educator, sharing his enthusiasm with thousands of children at assemblies each year. He is also a performer and musician.