Crest Pictures is the vision of husband and wife team Robert and Kathy Chrestensen. We choose to produce nature films outside the box - films with an artistic bent. Our approach gives the viewer a "walk in my footsteps" perspective - of being there, in the moment and experiencing nature on a personal level. We strive to capture the true spirit of nature so our audience can connect with the wildness that still exists within us all. We aspire to evoke feelings of respect and appreciation for the natural world and send a message for wilderness protection. Our hope is that the viewer will be moved to embrace the role of nature's steward, not its conqueror. Crest Pictures aims to maintain the highest degree of quality, beauty, and integrity in their films.
Additionally, we are passionate advocates for Leave No Trace ethics. We practice the seven principles - to prevent or minimize our impact while traveling in the backcountry. As producers of films that may encourage wilderness adventure, we feel a deep obligation to promote LNT and will do so at every opportunity. Before you venture out, please take the time to learn how to Leave No Trace.
producer / filmmaker
An accomplished filmmaker with a background in fine art and creative design, and a penchant for nature – always striving to capture its beauty and diversity. He creates films portraying the natural beauty and diversity of our land, primarily shooting in our western National Parks. These are not Hollywood productions (no film crews, big cameras, dollies or fly-overs). He packs only a small HD camera which allows him access into remote and hard to reach wilderness locations. This unobtrusive, up-close and personal approach to filmmaking results in less impact, a more intimate portrayal of the natural surroundings, and quiet encounters with wildlife. His methodology translates into unique and thought-provoking imagery that’s been recognized repeatedly by screenings at the Hazel Wolf Environmental Film Festival and on public television.
producer / project manager
The former managing editor of Travel In Washington, an online lodging and travel guide for Washington state. Her background and experience includes writing, editing and research, Web site content development, search engine optimization, online marketing, and customer service. Skilled in communication and organization, her current responsibilities include project coordination, resource management, budgeting and marketing.
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