Wild Excellence Films

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Golden Eagles and the West

Nate Horton and Dr. Chuck Preston with eagles in hand. Photo: R. E. Jones.

Nate Horton and Dr. Chuck Preston with eagles in hand. Photo: R. E. Jones.

Wild Excellence Films is currently working on a short film for the Friends of Blackwater in West Virginia. They expect this film project to be complete by the end of 2018. 2019 should be a big year for the production company, as they have been planning, applying for funding, and developing a PBS documentary film special about Golden Eagles in Wyoming. The team visited Wyoming in June and are working with Wyoming PBS and Dr. Chuck Preston, in Cody, Wyoming, to tell his story about the special research he has done documenting the lives and habitat of the local population of Golden Eagles in the Big Horn Basin and Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem.

This PBS film “Witnesses to a Changing West:  The Golden Eagles of Wyoming’s Big Horn Basin” is expected to begin filming in early 2019, with a completion and air date in 2021. Being hardcore birders themselves and very familiar with the Greater Yellowstone region, Wild Excellence Films feels especially passionate about and well-suited to this film project. 

They are also in the process of developing another PBS documentary on the nightjar family of birds (nighthawks, whip-poor-wills, etc.), which will focus on the threats to their populations nationwide.

The company remains committed to their film “Cathedral: The Fight to Save the Ancient Hemlocks of Cook Forest” and their goal of raising as much money for treatment of these trees and increasing awareness about this spectacular forest and the problems of invasive insects on local populations of hemlock trees. They will continue to have screenings of “Cathedral” throughout Pennsylvania into 2019.

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