Scientists race to stop the spread of a new invasive species – but first they have to find it. Dubbed the “Murder Hornet” by popular media, the most real threat of the Asian Giant Hornet may be to the environment and food supply – and its presence may indicate an even deeper problem facing our modern world. From government scientists to community volunteers, a coordinated effort combines with bleeding edge technologies to bring balance to our ecosystem before it’s too late.
Jay Windland is a Seattle-based documentary filmmaker and photographer. Coming from a background in broadcast news, he went on to creating branded video content for companies like SpaceX and Redfin, as well as capturing stories for media outlets like Money Magazine and Discovery Science. In 2020, his documentary short “Vertical: The Future of Farming” won the Vitruvian Award at the DaVinci International Film Festival and was a finalist at the New York International Film Awards. His current project “The Hunt for the Asian Giant Hornet” will be screening in film festivals in 2021.