Prehensile Productions is a New England-based production company specializing in films about nature, adventure and science. Since 2009, Executive Producers Keith Heyward and Jennifer Berglund have taken audiences to the far corners of the globe to emphasize the importance of biodiversity, promote conservation and show audiences worldwide the adventurous side of science.
Jennifer Berglund (Executive Producer, Writer) is an award-winning writer, producer and photographer. She has been a part of the production team for a variety of educational, promotional and documentary films for many clients, including the Discovery Channel, Animal Planet, Facts on File, and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. She has written for national publications like Nature Outlook and Discover Magazine, and is a recipient of the Associated Press Documentary Award for her work on NPR. She holds a B.A. in Biology and a M.S. in Science and Medical Journalism from Boston University. As a filmmaker and former scientist, she believes it is vital for the stories in science and nature to be told in a way that’s exciting and digestible to all modern audiences. She resides in Somerville, Massachusetts. www.jenniferberglund.com
Keith Heyward (Executive Producer, DP, Editor) is an award-winning videographer and editor. He has created hundreds of educational videos for a wide variety of organizations including the BBC, NHK Enterprises, Animal Planet, Brown University, Rhode Island School of Design, Oceanic Preservation Society, Howcast Studios and many more. In addition, he has shot for the directors of award-winning documentaries like The Cove (Oscar, 2009) and Buddy (Emmy, 2005). He holds a B.Sc. in Biology from Brown University. In addition to his extensive experience as a videographer, he was also a scientific researcher for several years. Through film, he hopes to bridge the gap between hard science and entertainment. He lives in Providence, Rhode Island. www.vimeo.com/channels/keithheyward
Danielle Myers (Associate Producer) graduated from Tufts University with a degree in International Relations with a focus on global health, nutrition and the environment. Danielle is also the Associate Producer for Boston Science Communications and has worked with several environmental organizations including WildEarth Guardians and Massachusetts Audubon Society to pursue her passion for understanding and preserving our natural world. Through her involvement with Prehensile Productions, Danielle hopes to explore the power of art as a catalyst for positive environmental change.
We also work closely with Boston Science Communications, Inc., and its President, Gino Del Guercio. Del Guercio established Boston Science Communications Inc. in 1989. For over 20 years now, Gino has trained a small staff and several interns at BSC. The team is committed to producing engaging science programming for audiences around the world. Working with freelance cameramen, editors and composers, the company has produced several award-winning series and films on science, medicine and technology for various broadcasters, universities, foundations and corporations including PBS, The Discovery Channel, WGBH, and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, among others.
We are beginning an exciting collaboration with Ted Kahn and the Neotropical Conservation Foundation. NCF designs and implements conservation projects to protect vanishing amphibians, reptiles and their habitats through community based initiatives.