Guardians of the Everglades®

To introduce the public to the fragile beauty of the Everglades and its unique ecosystem; to honor today’s leadership in conservation and restoration through great art and compelling human stories; and to encourage the public and policy makers to participate in the protection of the Everglades.

Guardians of the Everglades®:  The Documentary

Guardians of the Everglades® is proud to announce its association with an established and award-winning international production team capable of creating an Oscar-quality documentary film exposing the magnificent Everglades and her protectors.  Pure Image Productions shares, with the Guardians of the Everglades® team, a deep commitment to quality filmmaking and to a sustainable ecosystem.  Pure Image Productions is a collaboration between Marine Team International, with roots in New Zealand and Hawaii, operating worldwide, and now based in Naples, FL. and Scoular Image Inc, an award winning team with training and experience in Hollywood.

Producer Captain Lance Julian has worked on the biggest block busters in recent history. He formed Marine Team International with son Captain Harry Julian and made the company tops in the entertainment industry, including work under Directors like David Cameron, Martin Scorsese, and others.

Producer Captain Lance Julian has worked on the biggest block busters in recent history. He formed Marine Team International with son Captain Harry Julian and made the company tops in the entertainment industry, including work under Directors like David Cameron, Martin Scorsese, and others.

Director/Cinematographer John Scoular (6 time award-winning feature film “Lunatics, Lovers & Poets”) left Hollywood to form Scoular Image in Naples, Fl. John's clients include The Seattle Sunday Club, Natalia Muniz's music video, and artist Marcus Jansen.

Director/Cinematographer John Scoular (6 time award-winning feature film “Lunatics, Lovers & Poets”) left Hollywood to form Scoular Image in Naples, Fl. John's clients include The Seattle Sunday Club, Natalia Muniz's music video, and artist Marcus Jansen.

Executive Producer Captain Harry Julian is a huge part of Marine Team International’s success. From the “Survivor” TV series to James Cameron’s “Titanic” to James Bond’s “Quantum of Solace," he has turned their small company into a multi million dollar operation.

Executive Producer Captain Harry Julian is a huge part of Marine Team International’s success. From the “Survivor” TV series to James Cameron’s “Titanic” to James Bond’s “Quantum of Solace," he has turned their small company into a multi million dollar operation.

Unit Production Manager Madeline Scoular managed music videos and commercials in Hollywood for 10 years for such clients as Janet Jackson and the Black Eyed Peas, and was the Executive Producer on the feature film “Lunatics, Lovers & Poets.”   

Unit Production Manager Madeline Scoular managed music videos and commercials in Hollywood for 10 years for such clients as Janet Jackson and the Black Eyed Peas, and was the Executive Producer on the feature film “Lunatics, Lovers & Poets.”   

Pure Image Productions recently released the Trailer for The Artificial Reef Project off the coast of Naples.  It is a massive eco-project to ensure the Gulf waters are plentiful for generations.

What passion drives a person to spend his or her entire life protecting a wood stork, a Florida panther, a wild orchid or a way of life?  Come with us to the Everglades and experience your own love affair with one of the most magical yet fragile places on earth.

The Everglades is one big, complex creature and when you purge it's lifeblood (the canals), pump it full of poison (sugar, agriculture, golf courses, phosphates, human consumption, waste), and chop it up into pieces (unregulated development) she will struggle, but eventually die. Can she be resuscitated?

Preliminary production is underway for an extraordinary documentary film that addresses that question. Our story brings the Everglades and its Guardians to life with all the beauty, adventure, intrigue, solace, conflict and passion that define this natural treasure.  

We have already captured several great scenes with some of the Guardians immortalized by portrait artist Nicholas Petrucci. But much more filming is needed to communicate the same breathtaking, spiritual, “aha” moments that motivate the Guardians to save the Everglades and inspire the production team to create an incomparable viewing experience.

Our film shares what only a few people have ever seen, or will ever see: Newborn kittens of the endangered Florida panther; endangered wood storks feeding their greedy young; the culture of the Miccosukee Indians now eclipsed by air boats and casino; the Everglades at night as experienced by a lone gladesman, and much more.

Wood Stork Chicks

Great Egret Chicks

Tricolor Heron Chicks

All these miracles are part of a critical ecosystem and watershed that is the resource of life in Southern Florida. But the story goes far beyond a region: It illustrates the universal themes of preservation of culture, protection of ecosystems, survival of species (including our own), the soul of the wilderness, and the struggle to fix the damage.  

As production continues, so does fundraising. More funds are needed to sustain our work over many months in difficult locations.  If you, or your organization, can help, please visit How to Help on this website.

Documentary Video Clips

Watch our clips so far, including the Audubon Gala Finale, the Exhibition Tour, and statements from some of the Guardians. Some below, to see them all on our YouTube Channel, click here

Charitable Donations

Your tax-deductible donation of any amount will help us fund the Guardians of the Everglades® documentary.

Foundations and individual American taxpayers wanting charitable deductions can support Guardians of the Everglades® through the affiliated fiscal agent Women in Film and Video. WIFV is acting as Fiscal Sponsor through their 501(c)(3) organization. The IRS Determination Letter can be supplied upon request.


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