Festival Year: 2023

Ella Van Cleave

Roles: Director

Ella is a British Columbia-based filmmaker with a soft spot for fish and the communities built around them. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Conservation Biology and a master’s degree in Wildlife Filmmaking from the University of the West of England in partnership with the BBC’s Natural History Unit. Her work, inspired by the space between science and story, strives to find the human heart within conservation efforts. She’s currently working as a researcher on an upcoming international natural history TV series with River Road Films in Vancouver, BC and has previously worked on programmes for Smithsonian Channel and BBC 2.

Festival Year: 2023


Our Coast

(CA, 2021, 12min)