NYFA Doc Alumni Screen “Freya” at G2 Green Earth Film Festival

October 6, 2016
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Photo shows from Left to right:  Ivoree Myles, Rachael Pelzer, Andrew Linga and Barbara Multer-Wellin

Alumni from the New York Film Academy Los Angeles Documentary Film program gathered at the G2 Green Earth Film Festival for the screening of a film they made on a NYFA expedition to Belize in 2015. The Green Earth Film Festival, sponsored by G2 Gallery in Venice, CA, seeks to gather filmmakers of all experience levels—from seasoned industry professionals to students— to come together and share, screen and discuss their eco-conscious films with like-minded individuals.

The NYFA entry, FREYA, tells the story of a subadult loggerhead sea turtle that was rescued after a shark attack left her with a partially severed front flipper. The film documents Freya’s recovery and eventual return to the open sea. Freya is the first loggerhead sea turtle tagged by satellite telemetry in Belize. One year later and she is still being tracked by Seaturtle.org. Director, Rachael Pelzer, cinematographer/drone cinematographer/co-director, Andrew Linga, and co-director, Ivoree Myles were all present at the festival along with LA Documentary Chair, Barbara Multer-Wellin.