Welcome. My name’s Madison and I'm a filmmaker and educator. For the last five years I’ve been based in Bozeman, Montana, USA and for the last two years I helped shape the visual branding and story of a fabulous company. In 2018, I’m headed on a year-long radical sabbatical in Asia, to listen, learn, and seek stories in unfamiliar places. I’m pleased to re-enter the freelance world and would love to collaborate on projects with passionate, like-minded folks.
In the past, I’ve: weighed the sociopolitical reasons to conserve red wolf populations in the American Southeast, chased mushroom hunters through Montana forests, chatted with doomsday preppers and crazy cat ladies, deeply pondered the implications of self-transcendence, and explored many other absurdities for the sake of film.
I am particularly interested in how filmmaking can be used as a creative medium to: preserve and celebrate indigenous ways of knowing, explore the extraordinary ways humans interact with their environments, deconstruct the strange and beautiful, and help people rediscover their childlike curiosity about the world around them.
I work as a filmmaking workshop instructor with the Digital Storywork Partnership (DSP), engaging Indigenous and non-Indigenous youth, elders, college students, faculty, community members, and professional filmmakers in collaborative research and multimedia storytelling to preserve Indigenous culture and language.
I received my Masters of Fine Arts in Science & Natural History Filmmaking and my last two films Red Wolf Revival and Fungiphilia Rising have been featured at film festivals and classrooms around the world.