“Protecting the natural wonders is my life’s goal. And for me, there’s no better way to do that than through compelling storytelling.”
Jim Boutin, a lifelong Mainer, has been a wildlife photographer for more than 20 years, transitioning to cinematography in 2012. His fieldwork has been included in a number of documentaries. He is currently working with partners on a film exploring the impact of climate change and other factors on the vitality of the New England moose population.
Jim had a long career in the television industry, working for broadcast stations and production equipment vendors. He has held various management roles in public and commercial television and with equipment vendors Avid Technology and the UK based Vitec Group. Most recently he was the US General Manager for Litepanels and Anton Bauer cinema camera batteries. Jim has a degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Maine. He serves on the board of directors of the Maine Film and Video Association as treasurer.
Susan Kimball is an Emmy award winning journalist and former attorney who spent 25 years in the television news business. She continues to tell stories in her signature style on a freelance basis.
Her work has been recognized by a number of organizations including the Associated Press, the Maine Association of Broadcasters, Best of Gannett, and the Harry Chapin Foundation in New York, from which she received a national award for her reporting on hunger in Maine.
Susan was inducted into the Maine Broadcasters Hall of Fame in 2011.