Deia Schlosberg made national news in October, 2016, when she was arrested and charged with 45 years' worth of felonies for filming the #ShutItDown pipeline protest in North Dakota. Deia is currently directing the docuseries BOOTSTRAPS, which follows eleven households for two and a half years while each individual receives a basic income as part of a groundbreaking UBI experiment. Deia released her feature directorial debut on Earth Day 2020 with THE STORY OF PLASTIC (Mill Valley/Discovery). Previously, Deia produced Josh Fox's climate change film, HOW TO LET GO OF THE WORLD... (Sundance/HBO), and co-produced AWAKE, A DREAM FROM STANDING ROCK (Tribeca/Netflix), and THE RELUCTANT RADICAL (2018, dir. Lindsey Grayzel). Deia earned an MFA in Science & Natural History Filmmaking at Montana State University in Bozeman, where she directed and produced BACKYARD, which looks at the human cost of fracking. The film won two student Emmys and picked up awards at film festivals around the world. She was more recently named one of DOC NYC's 40 under 40 in 2019.
Deia's background is in environmental education and visual arts, as well as expeditioning, having been awarded a 2009 National Geographic Adventurer of the Year award for a two-year, 7800-mile through-hike of the Andes Mountains.http://www.palebluedotmedia.com/