Jun 2, 2021 • 35M

Dani Connor Wild discovers she's a filmmaker while locked down in northern Sweden

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Do you love documentaries? Join me for a series of conversations with directors who discuss the craft of documentary filmmaking. You'll learn how these talented creators find great stories and how they bring them to life on screens around the world.
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Dani Connor Wild was volunteering for a wildlife photographer in northern Sweden when the Covid pandemic descended and locked her in place. For the next six months she lived alone in a town of 20 mostly elderly residents and found solace and meaning by heading into the dense, rustic woods near her home. What she found there altered the trajectory of her young career and transformed her into a successful multi-platform documentarian. Her first documentary film, The Squirrels & Me, was released on YouTube in February and has already racked up nearly a million views.