Suzanne Chisholm and Michael Parfit are writers and documentary filmmakers based near Sidney, British Columbia. They specialize in telling stories of the relationships between people and our natural world.

In 2004, they came to Gold River, Nootka Sound, to cover the story of Luna for Smithsonian magazine. They planned to stay for three weeks. They stayed for three years. They are now writing a book and producing a feature documentary about Luna.

David Parfit began working for Mountainside Films in 2006. He is a composer, sound recordist and sound designer.

Michael was born in London, England. He graduated from University of Southern California with a degree in journalism. He has written four books and numerous magazine articles for National Geographic, Smithsonian and other magazines. He co-wrote the script for the IMAX film, Antarctica, and wrote the script for the award-winning IMAX film Ocean Oasis. He also co-wrote the script for Under Antarctic Ice, a WNET/Nature production. He is co-director, editor and scriptwriter of SAVING LUNA, a Mountainside Films’ multi-award winning theatrical documentary. He is a private pilot with 7,00 hours flown in North America, South America, Greenland, New Zealand and Australia.

Suzanne was born in Quebec and raised in Nova Scotia. She received a Bachelor of Arts in economics and history from University of Toronto, and a Master of Development Economics from Dalhousie University in Halifax. She taught English in Prague in the early 1990s, and did her graduate thesis research in the Baltic states. Since 1995 she has been working on various projects for National Geographic magazine and the National Geographic Channel-US. She co-authored the US version of Blame it on the Weather and a chapter in a National Geographic book, Last Wild Places. She is producer and co-director of SAVING LUNA. She is a member of the International Documentary Association, the Academy of Canadian Television and Cinema, the Documentary Organization of Canada, and the Victoria Film Producers’ Association.

David was born and raised in St. Ignatius, Montana. He received a Bachelor of Science in computer science from the University of Montana, and a Master of Music in music technology from New York University. He has written music for films and television programs broadcast on the National Geographic Channel, BBC, France 2, ABC, ESPN, CBC and NHK, and shown at film festivals around the world. He co-composed the music and designed the sound for SAVING LUNA in his 5.1 surround sound studio in Victoria.