Connecting You to the Natural World
Sereia Films is a non-profit that educates the public about environmental issues through film and supplemental materials. It also curates environmental, science, and social films for educators to use.
Sereia Films was founded by Sarah Curry, a Miami-based documentary filmmaker.
Founder & Executive Director
MA- Environmental Journalism
BS- Marine Biology
Sarah is a feature length documentary film producer, writer, and editor. She started truly learning about our impact on the world when she worked as a fisheries observer on commercial fishing boats after college. Inspired, she went to graduate school to learn how to communicate these stories to the public. She worked for various magazines writing articles and producing web shorts while in graduate school in Boulder. She then moved to DC to create web videos for the National Cancer Institute where she won various awards for her work. Sarah moved to Miami in 2011 to produce sustainable seafood documentaries with Fish Navy Films. The three films she produced were screened nationally and internationally at film festivals, on PBS, and at the local science museum. She founded Sereia Films to continue her work as an educational film producer and science communicator.
Board of Directors
Molly Rettig, Fairbanks, AK
MA- Environmental Journalism
Molly Rettig grew up in Hershey, Pennsylvania and attended the University of Richmond, where she played soccer and studied sociology. After graduating in 2004, she moved to Colorado to ski, and later earned an MA in Journalism with a focus on Environmental Policy.
She moved to Fairbanks to work as a reporter for the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner in 2010 and covered government, science, and education. She started working at Cold Climate Housing Research Center in 2011 because she loved the mission of creating sustainable, culturally appropriate housing for Alaskans. At CCHRC she writes technical and educational articles, produces videos, and works with staff to communicate housing and energy research to the public.
Morgan Heim, -
MA Environmental Journalism
BS - Zoology
Once upon a time, Morgan spent her days studying things like dam removal or how killer whales communicate in the dark waters of British Columbia. Now, she's a science groupie, working with researchers, NGOs and media outlets to connect nature's stories with broader audiences.
Mo is a Senior Fellow with the International League of Conservation Photographers and a former board member of the North American Nature Photography Association. In 2016, she became a National Geographic grantee for her collaborative project on urban coyotes. Her photos and writing appears in outlets, such as BBC Wildlife, Smithsonian, Nature Conservancy , World Wildlife Magazine and Newsweek. Her film collaborations have appeared in Banff Mountain Film Festival, Adventure Film, Telluride, the International Wildlife Film Festival, and G2 Green Earth Festival. In 2016, The Snow Guardian received second place recognition in the Film4Climate Competition in
Michael Aldonas, Miami, FL
MBA - Sustainability MPS - Aquaculture BS - Biological Sciences
Michael Aldonas is a seafood industry professional focused on bringing sustainable seafood products to market. He has worked with prominent producers and research facilities based in Latin America, Asia and the United States. Michael holds graduate degrees in business and marine science. He sits on the executive committee of the Surfrider Foundation's Miami Chapter and currently lives on Miami Beach with his wife and red heeler.