Our team


Nick Polizzi

Nick has been making documentary films for much of the past two decades. The titles he has produced include The Sacred Science, Remedy: Ancient Medicines for Modern Illness, Proven: Healing Breakthroughs Backed By Science‚ Trauma: Healing Your Past To Find Freedom Now, Simply Raw: Reversing Diabetes in 30 Days, and The Tapping Solution. Nick is the founder of the natural healing publication known as The Sacred Science and co-founder of WholeTV, a video streaming platform for health and wellness films and series. He is also the author of Amazon Bestselling book, The Sacred Science: An Ancient Healing Path For The Modern World. Nick's work is guided by a fascination with the ancient remedies of civilizations around the world and how they can be used to heal the diseases of today. He is driven by a calling to honor, preserve, and protect the ancient knowledge and rituals of our ancestors.


Shannon Kring

Shannon is an Emmy-winning director/producer and humanitarian who serves as a voice for the world’s forbidden and forgotten. Her work has been presented by dozens of governments, and by institutions including the UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues, the Smithsonian Institution Museum of the American Indian, NASA, and MIT. Shannon works with the UN, US Department of State, USAID, UNEP, and other global bodies concerning the indigenous and other marginalized members of society, environmental sustainability, animal welfare, human rights, and cultural preservation. She is a UNWTO Liaison and serves as Honduras’ Goodwill Ambassador. After living in places as diverse as Helsinki and San Pedro Sula, Honduras (then the Murder Capital of the World), Shannon returned to the US in 2016 to begin production on End of the Line: The Women Of Standing Rock. In 2018, she became the first US director and third woman to receive the backing of the Finnish Film Foundation. In 2019 she won the Stella Artois-Women in Film Finishing Fund Award.


Marc Gerke

DP Marc Gerke’s foray into environmental filmmaking began when, as a film student at Columbia College, he was awarded a scholarship for his documentary about prairie conservation. He went on to shoot across the US and in 30+ countries for shows including Oprah’s SUPER SOUL SUNDAY, 48 HOURS, and CBS SUNDAY MORNING. His feature documentary work includes END OF THE LINE: THE WOMEN OF STANDING ROCK (Yle/NBC Universal/Al Jazeera/Fuse/DIRECTV), the Peabody-winning MAYA ANGELOU: AND STILL I RISE (American Masters), the Sundance documentary MILES DAVIS: BIRTH OF THE COOL (American Masters), and numerous titles for ESPN’s multi-award-winning 30 FOR 30 franchise. He has documented falconers in Kazakhstan, sustainable fishermen in Taipei, Lakota foragers in the Great Plains, semi-nomadic Samí reindeer herders in Finland, and numerous other environmental stories. Marc earned an Emmy nomination for LAND IS OUR LEGACY, his documentary about urban green space conservation.


Peggy Polizzi

Although Peggy’s educational background is largely in the arts, she spent most of her life as a devoted restauranteur. Her 28 year career operating a successful culinary enterprise and gallery in Connecticut placed her at the center of bustling community, where she thrived as a leader and a trusted ear to many. She is an avid gardener and wilderness devotee with a lifetime interest in environmental issues. Peggy initially came onboard during the filming and editing of The Sacred Science documentary. She was also an essential part of the research and development team for The Sacred Cookbook. Having traveled through parts of Ecuador and Peru, Peggy became increasingly aware of the importance of preserving the world’s ancient forests. She is honored to be part of such a crucial and timely endeavor and excited to watch the movement grow!


Emily Martin

Emily is a nature lover and environmental anthropology enthusiast. After completing a BA in International Environmental Studies, she received a Master's degree in Indigenous Studies, studying how indigenous communities' relationships with local ecosystems can influence culture, identity and wellbeing. She learned first-hand about the interconnectedness of humans with the natural world — how each human action has an environmental impact and vice versa. Emily went on to work with The Sacred Science production company to coordinate partnerships for two docuseries, Remedy and Proven. She now steps into behind-the-scenes production for the Trees Movie to inspire the masses to reconnect with the natural world around them and ignite boots-on-the-ground activism to save our planet.

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