Pete Sequoia – Film Maker

230545_10151218404595100_539435863_nPete worked for 10 years as a museum installation designer and interior architect. In 2010, he completed an MA in Sustainable Design at Brighton University, where he went on to lecture for the course, and design and teach on the permaculture design diploma for Brighton Permaculture Trust. Pete is an ecological designer-carpenter and part of Open Earth Ecology Design Co-op. Now Pete’s time is dedicated to his work as a filmmaker, on a mission to find positive solutions to the current crises.


Lily Rose Sequoia – Film Maker

51842_457970512292_7673715_oLily completed an English Literature degree at Leeds University, before working in theatre direction and production. She went on to work in London for a branding consultancy before changing careers to become a Personal Trainer and Sports Massage Therapist. Lily has always explored creativity through words and poetry, and now, she is interested in telling stories through the visual language of film.

For Lily’s poetry, go here…

Lilian Simonsson – Editor

10177418_10152365031695586_5418443637067384195_nAn independent filmmaker, working throughout Europe for over a decade, directing/producing films for online channels such as The Tate, The Sunday Times and NY Times Magazine, as well as shooting feature documentaries for Broadcast. Lilian’s love for the arts, the environment and activism informs everything she does.


Keith Ellis – Music

IMG_1329Keith Ellis is a composer and soundtrack producer. He has produced music for short films with nature connection themes and music for live performances. His work aims to connect viewers with a sense of intimacy with nature through sounds composed and recorded in the field.

Laurie Walmsley – Communications

Laurie is a strategic story marketer and facilitator with a decade of communication and campaigning experience in the small business, public and non-profit sectors. Laurie first met Lily and Pete through the Art of Mentoring; a movement cultivating connection to nature and community.

They reconnected at self-leadership centre Embercombe, where Laurie was first captivated by A Life Story. He leaped at the chance to help Lily and Pete share their intimate and inspiring story with the world, using effective strategy, story marketing and systems.

Embercombe is where Laurie reawakened to the power of storytelling for social change on its ‘Journey’ self-leadership course. He’s since trained in campaign storytelling with Campaign Bootcamp and in creative facilitation and storytelling on WildWise’s ‘Call of the Wild’ programme. Laurie loves storytelling in both work and play. He’s happiest sharing songs and stories with friends by firelight and he’s resigned to having a smoky aroma for the foresmellable future!

Ollie Bettany – Website Developer

oliver-bettanyAs well as being a web developer with 16 years experience, Ollie is also a Humanistic counsellor and Ecotherapist with a passion for taking his practice outdoors in order bring his clients’ relationships with nature into the therapeutic process. His Ecopsychology blog More Than Human reflects his commitment to taking a rigorously academic as well as an experimental/experiential approach to his work as an Ecotherapist. He has a private counselling practice in Brighton, Eastbourne and he also sees Ecotherapy clients at Sacred Earth in Horam.

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