We’re a multi-passionate group of creatives supporting people like you – who have a vision for a better world for all of us for generations to come.
Many of us are based around San Francisco and our collaboration with colleagues around the world has enabled us to work in more than 30 different countries.
Natasha Deganello Giraudie
Creative Director and Founder
Natasha Deganello Giraudie is a mother, filmmaker and teacher of nature practice.
She helped to pioneer the micro-documentary genre for humanitarian movements, filming in more than 30 countries and reaching expansive audiences with her work. Her current series of short films, One Word, was selected by Robert Redford and the Redford Center as a powerful voice at the intersection of youth, indigenous wisdom and climate resilience. Her independent experiential nature meditation film, Inmanencia, was selected to be screened in festivals around the world from Boulder to Buenos Aires to Bhutan, where it won the Audience Choice Award. Her independent series of short films on overcoming the homelessness crisis in San Francisco, Let's Get Street Smart, has been viewed almost 800k times organically and was distributed by cable channels to more than 100 million households.
As a child in Venezuela, Natasha learned some of her most valuable lessons outside the classroom - from indigenous people living on their ancestral lands. As an adult, she studied with the Dalai Lama for 20 years. She also attended nature-based retreats with Thich Naht Han in his monastery. These influences, as well as her personal experience, inform her work as a teacher of nature-based meditation and wellbeing. Natasha has taught groups of young professionals from the United Nations, Google and Airbnb as well as medical practitioners, politicians, nonprofit leaders and fellow documentary filmmakers in the US, Latin America and Asia.
Preeti Mankar Deb
As a creator , producer and award-winning director for short form documentaries, Preeti has been an observer of people, their motivations and their daily lives – a story seeker. Her skills lie in helping people to craft and narrate their stories and motivate others to join them in their mission.
She has worked on over 1000 short films, and her film, “Three Boys Manzanar”, about the Japanese American Internment, won multiple awards and earned her the highest civilian honor by the City of San Francisco.
She has a master’s degree in documentary film and broadcast journalism from NYU. Preeti has volunteered with non-profits ever since she was in high school, working as a teacher, in marketing and as a video instructor for underprivileged children and disadvantaged youth.
Preeti lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with her husband Anamitra, and two little boys. When she’s not behind the camera, she’s often experimenting in the kitchen with her kids, watching obscure films or practicing her surfing.
Director of Business Development
Susan Nelson’s background includes 20 years of sales and business development experience, in both large enterprises and start-up environments. She’s served corporate and non-profit communities, with integrity and a passion for building strong long-term relationships.
Susan is an active volunteer in her community and at her kids’ schools, and she has trouble saying “no” to anything involving wine and good food. Susan lives an expat life, moving around the world every two to three years, and is currently living in New Delhi, India, for her husband’s work in the Foreign Service.