THE FILM TEAM
Tom Horton, Sandy Cannon-Brown, and Dave Harp merged their talents in 2015 to produce Beautiful Swimmers Revisited, an hour-long documentary film inspired by William W. Warner’s Pulitzer Prize-winning classic, Beautiful Swimmers: Watermen, Crabs and the Chesapeake Bay.
Their second film, High Tide in Dorchester, focuses on the effects of climate change and sea level rise in the Bay’s most vulnerable county. Dorchester County, now Maryland’s 4th largest county by land mass, is doomed to be the 14th largest in this century.
The trio’s third collaboration, An Island Out of Time, is both celebration and elegy for a place beset with rising sea levels and erosion, pollution and harvest restrictions, and young people seeking opportunities older generations of islanders never dreamed of—all this seen through the lens of the Marshall family of Smith Island.
Their most recent release, Nassawango Legacy, looks at one family’s multi-generational efforts to protect a Chesapeake Bay stream and The Nature Conservancy’s work to assure that it continues to flourish as an 11,000-acre preserve.
Saving San Domingo is a departure from their environmental films to share the history and culture, history and present of a remarkable, but unknown, community and a family trying to preserve its identity and traditions.