Shane Anderson is an Emmy-nominated documentary director and producer focusing on natural history, environmental justice, river restoration, and salmon recovery in the American West. Since 2012, he has produced and directed seven feature documentaries including A Rivers Last Chance, Chehalis: A Watershed Moment, The Lost Salmon and Covenant Of The Salmon People. In addition he has produced many short films including Guardians of the River, which received the EarthX Impact Award, and Bring the Salmon Home, which was a Jackson Media Award finalist. Shane’s films have been distributed by PBS, Amazon, Patagonia, Outside Magazine and Collective Eye. He partners with conservation organizations to utilize his films in varied impact campaigns that have influenced policies to protect rivers, forests and wild salmon.
Shane specializes in underwater cinematography and drone operation. He filmed the removal of the Nooksack Dam including a four month timelapse shot for BBC’s Planet Earth series, and has provided footage to BBC’s Our Changing Planet and the Netflix series Earthscape. Shane brings a background in fisheries biology, and previously to working in documentary film was a professional skier and a Hollywood stuntman.