Who We Are

We are a group of concerned IMAX filmmakers, educators, and supporters who believe that films about our natural world are more important than selling more burgers and fries. For media queries, please contact Amanda Munger at and (860) 841-7110.


Jonathan Barker

President & CEO of SK Films

Jonathan Barker is known for the IMAX hit Flight of the Butterflies 3D and Amazon Adventure as well as the Oscar-shortlisted IMAX film Bugs! 

Diane Carlson

Board Member, Giant Screen Cinema Association

Diane Carlson works to improve communication, information sharing, and practices in the production and exhibition of giant screen films.

Kim Cavendish

President/CEO Museum of Discovery and Science

Kim Cavendish is a Board member and past Chair of the Giant Screen Cinema Association and has led science centers for over 3 decades.

Taran Davies

Co-Founder, Cosmic Picture
Taran produced the IMAX and giant screen films Journey to Mecca, and National Geographic’s Jerusalem 3D, and is developing Superpower Dogs and Einstein's Incredible Universe.

George Duffield

Co-Founder, Cosmic Picture
George Duffield produced the feature documentary End of the Line, and National Geographic’s giant screen film Jerusalem 3D.

Daniel Ferguson

Co-Founder, Cosmic Picture
Daniel Ferguson wrote and directed the IMAX hit Jerusalem, and the documentary feature Last of the Elephant Men. Daniel has worked on several other IMAX films including Wired to Win and Journey to Mecca.

Howard and Michele Hall

Producers and Cinematographers

Howard and Michele Hall are the artists behind a long list of IMAX natural history films including Into the Deep, Deep Sea 3D, Under the Sea, Island of Sharks, Coral Reef Adventure, Journey into Amazing Caves, and The Living Sea.

Stephen Low

CEO of The Stephen Low Company

Stephen Low directed Beavers, Rocky Mountain Express, Volcanoes of the Deep Sea, The Ultimate Wave Tahiti.

Bob Kresser

CEO of K2 Communications

Bob Kresser is the CEO of K2 Communications, which operates as an IMAX format film studio, handling funding, production oversight, distribution and marketing for IMAX format theatrical releases, as well as an extensive list of ancillary media.

Mark Kresser

President of K2 Communications

Mark Kresser has spearheaded the theatrical and subsequent non-theatrical launches of four K2 releases and led K2’s pioneering effort to broaden the distribution of IMAX-format films to non-theatrical media.

Greg MacGillivray

Director & Co-Founder of MacGillivray Freeman Films

Greg MacGillivray directed over 30 Giant Screen films, including National Parks Adventure, Everest, Alps, Coral Reef Adventure, and Dolphins. 

Steve McNicholas and Luke Cresswell

Filmmakers and Percussionists

Steve McNicholas and Luke Cresswell are the creators of The Last Reef, Sharks, Wild Ocean, and Pulse: A Stomp Odyssey.

Toni Myers

Film Editor, Producer, Writer, & Director

Toni Myers is known for IMAX films about the ocean (Under the Sea and Deep Sea 3D) and space (The Dream is Alive, Space Station 3D, more recently Hubble and A Beautiful Planet.)

Chris Palmer

Professor of Film and Media Arts

Chris Palmer is a  a full-time professor of Film and Media Arts at American University, as well as a speaker, author, and environmental and wildlife film producer.

Dominic Cunningham-Reid

Co-Founder, Cosmic Picture

Dominic Cunningham-Reid is the producer of Jerusalem, Journey to Mecca, Superpower Dogs, and Einstein’s Incredible Universe

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Additionally, you can send a letter to David Skorton, Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution, to:

Secretary David Skorton
Smithsonian Institution
The Smithsonian Castle
PO Box 37012
Washington, DC 20013-7012

or Dr. Kirk Johnson, Director of the National Museum of Natural History, to:

Dr. Kirk Johnson
Office of the Director
National Museum of Natural History
Smithsonian Institution
MRC 106, P.O. Box 37012
Washington, DC 20013-7012

or Mary Sue Englund, Smithsonian oversight and director of administration and operations for the Committee on House Administration, to:

Mary Sue Englund
Committee on House Administration
309 Longworth House Office Building
Washington, D.C. 20515​


You can also call Mary Sue Englund at ​(202) 225-8281 or send a letter to the museum voicing your concern by filling out the fields below. Sample text for the letter can be found here.