About The Film

Backyard Wilderness will surprise and entertain viewers with the unexpected wonders of nature that are right under our noses - in our own backyards. Spanning a seasonal year around a suburban home, the film displays a stunning array of unique wildlife images and behavior - all captured by cameras mounted inside dens and nests, and moving along the forest floor and pond bottom, to reveal its inhabitants in rare and breathtaking intimacy.

We follow Katie, a young girl, and her modern family living next to the woods who are blind to the real-life spectacle around them, absorbed by an array of electronic devices in their busy lives. Katie gradually discovers the intricate secrets that nature has hidden so close to her front door and we experience the joy she finds in her interactions with this new world. The film reminds us that Wi-Fi is not the only connection that matters and that sometimes in ordinary places, you can uncover extraordinary things that can transform you forever - you just need to step outside.

Annie Fabian
Bobby Axelrod
Orlyne Garcia
Caleigh Barker
Narrator / The Voice of Older Katie
Andrew Young
Director / Director of Photography / Producer / Writer
Susan Todd
Director / Producer / Writer
Wendy MacKeigan
Jonathan Barker
Executive Producer
Sean B. Carroll
Executive Producer
Stephen Apkon
Executive Producer
Myles Connolly
Supervising Producer
Michael Male
Cinematographer / Associate Producer
Katherine van Hengel
Production Supervisor/ Associate Producer