ABOUT THE FILMMAKERS

Photo by Zoe Riggs

Photo by Zoe Riggs

JAMES HEDDLE and MARY BETH BRANGAN, life and work partners, are award-winning documentary video and radio producers, educators and organizers. They co-direct EON, the Ecological Options Network, producing documentaries, video reports and blogs on issues, activists and organizations globally working for solutions to planetary challenges.  EON has been called ‘C-Span’ for the grassroots. The EON YouTube channel has 720 video reports, 7,500 subscribers and has had 3,120,874 views.

MARY BETH BRANGAN – Executive Producer
Mary Beth Brangan is a filmmaker and experienced organizer at the community, state, national and international levels. She founded the successful movement to prevent construction of a nuclear waste dump in Ward Valley California on the Colorado River, the source of drinking water for millions of people.

JAMES HEDDLE – Co-Director
James has directed, shot and edited over 19 documentaries and hundreds of video news reports. He taught film production at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, Concordia University, Montreal and other educational institutions.

In the last three decades, Brangan and Heddle’s productions have been broadcast and toured nationally and internationally; aired in Congress, the United Nations, on PBS, ABC, CNN, cable; and used in parliaments, universities, libraries and by citizens’ organizations and NGO’s worldwide. Their work has been honored at the Sundance, American, San Francisco Asian-American, Dallas, Hawaii International and Margaret Mead Film Festivals, among others.

Previous funders for their films include the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, PBS, the Alton-Jones, McArthur, Columbia and Turner Foundations, the European Commission, the Agape Foundation, Nu Lambda Trust, and many private donors.

MORGAN PETERSON - Co-Director, Editor
Morgan is a producer for the 2018 Oscar-nominated short film DeKalb Elementary, and the feature documentary Bronies: The Extremely Unlikely Adult Fans of My Little Pony (2012). She is writer/director for the award-winning shorts I'll Take Care Of You (2014), The Greats (2015), and the upcoming Bloodlust (2019). Morgan is a graduate of UCLA School of Film and Television. She also works as an assistant director and lives in Los Angeles. MorganPetersonFilms.com

Filmmakers (l-r): Mary Beth Brangan, James Heddle, Morgan Peterson

Filmmakers (l-r): Mary Beth Brangan, James Heddle, Morgan Peterson

 
 
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EON is a 501 (c) 3 organization.

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