As sea levels continue to rise, coastal communities are trapped between the reality of climate change and the antiquated political policies that threaten their future. Battered by stronger, more frequent storms, residents are faced with an impossible decision: rebuild their home in place to collect flood insurance payments or abandon their property—along with any equity they’ve accrued—and find a way to start again somewhere else.
Dave has interviewed thousands of subjects for screen and print, from Annie Leibovitz, Salman Rushdie and Ethan Hawke to ecologists, engineers, business leaders, teachers and students. His documentaries have screened in more than seventy American cities. “State by State” (2008) earned a recommendation from the New Yorker. “This Place Called Nuka” (2018) won the Audience Award for Best Short at the Spokane International Film Festival. As the president of Sheepscot Creative, Dave directs narratives and communication strategy on behalf of nonprofits and government agencies that improve quality of life across the Pacific Northwest.