Ian Anthony Nelson is a filmmaker from Santa Rosa, California. Observing and learning about wildlife in their natural habitats has been a lifelong pursuit. Ian has worked with organizations including American Bird Conservancy, Kaua’i Endangered Seabird Recovery Project, Pacific Rim Conservantion, Bay Nature, Golden Gate Audubon Society and others on short video projects. Working in association with environmental and wildlife organizations has allowed Ian to promote global awareness of the many ecosystems and life forms on this planet and the efforts to protect and preserve the environment.



2022 Honorable Mention

2022 Best Feature Documentary

2022 Reims Excellence Director

2021 Green Path

2020 Best Director (Documentary Feature)

2020 Best of Show

2020 Outstanding Excellence: Original Score

2014 Best Short Film