Blue Dot Media
a production company based in Bozeman, MT. We focus on stories at
the intersection of human rights and environmental issues, but will
tackle any subject with a compelling narrative and end-goal of
contributing to the greater good.
What's in a name?
The Pale Blue Dot image was taken by the Voyager 1 spacecraft in 1990 from 6 billion km away, as per Carl Sagan's request. The photo points back toward Earth through Saturn's rings and shows our planet as a tiny blue dot in the top-most ring. This unique perspective throws light upon the frailty and sacredness of the Earth, and highlights the importance of treasuring the only things we have that actually matter. Everyone we have ever loved and will ever love, every memory, every laugh, every birth and death and work of art and chapter of history and discovery---all exist only on that tiny little dot.
The goal of Pale Blue Dot Media is to bring a little bit of that larger perspective into every story we tell.
Who is PBD?
Deia made national news in October, 2016, when she was arrested and charged with multiple felonies for filming the #ShutItDown pipeline protest (done in solidarity with the water protectors at Standing Rock) in North Dakota. Before that, Deia produced Josh Fox's recent climate change film, How to Let Go of the World and Love All the Things Climate Can't Change (2016), which premiered at Sundance and is available on HBO and other services, and has screened around the world. Deia also co-produced, Awake, A Dream from Standing Rock, which premiered at Tribeca Film Festival (2017) and will soon be available on Netflix. She co-directed and produced Cold Love, a look at one explorer's 25-plus-year career of exploring the world's coldest places and the climate change impacts that he's witnessed first-hand by doing so. Deia earned an MFA in Science & Natural History Filmmaking at Montana State University in Bozeman, where she directed and produced Backyard, which looks at the human cost of fracking. The film won two student Emmys (Best Documentary, Bricker Humanitarian Award), and screened at film festivals around the world, winning several audience choice and special jury awards.
Deia's background is in environmental education and visual arts, as well as expeditioning, having been awarded a 2009 National Geographic Adventurer of the Year award for a two-year, 7800-mile through-hike of the Andes Mountains. She subsequently gave talks around the U.S. on the lessons in sustainable living she learned over the course of her time in the Andes.
Other credits include co-director of Stories of Trust, an award-winning ten-part series featuring the young defendants in the landmark federal climate lawsuit, and producer of Life on Terra, a multiple Webby Award-winning website and Emmy-winning Montana-PBS television series.
Conrad is a New York-based film and stage actor and screenwriter. Originally from Colorado, he earned a degree and a few years experience as a mechanical engineer before switching gears and moving to New York to pursue his passion of storytelling. He graduated from the two-year Meisner training program at the William Esper Studio in midtown Manhattan. Alongside current documentary and acting work, Conrad is also developing a feature narrative film called ROLLING WITH VIRGIL - www.RollingwithVirgil.com - and a long form television drama series called JELLYFISH.
Pale Blue Dot Media
601 W 144th St.
New York, NY 10031