Katie Schuler, Director at Coral & Oak Studios
An advocate for the planet’s most at-risk species, Katie leverages over a decade of filmmaking experience on six continents to tell engaging stories that speak to our shared sense of empathy and compassion. Her films, which explore the challenges and rewards of living alongside nature, have garnered accolades, accrued millions of views, and inspired meaningful conservation victories across the world. She has partnered with many of the most recognizable names in wildlife filmmaking, including National Geographic, Smithsonian, BBC, HBO, and PBS. Katie’s last three films have each won best short awards at Jackson Wild, including Pangolin, the winner of six best short awards including, Where Life Begins, and Nigerians Fight to Protect the World’s Most Trafficked Mammal.