John Fiege is a film director, cinematographer, photographer, and podcaster whose
work explores our relationships with one another and the rest of life on Earth.
His award-winning films have played at Hot Docs, SXSW, Big Sky, MoMA, Cannes, and many others, receiving distribution on Netflix, iTunes, Amazon, Sundance Now, and other platforms. He has received numerous fellowships, grants, and residencies, including from The Redford Center, Doc Society, University at Buffalo’s Humanities Institute, Austin Film Society, CrossCurrents Foundation, Film Society of Lincoln Center, Carleton College, Princess Grace Foundation, The University of Texas, University Film and Video Association, Kodak, and Smithsonian Institution. He hosts the Chrysalis podcast, which is a space for transformative conversations about our physical and spiritual relationship to the rest of life on Earth. He holds a B.A. from Carleton College, an M.S. in geography from The Pennsylvania State University, and an M.F.A. in film production from the University of Texas at Austin, where he also worked as a lecturer. He is currently Assistant Professor in the Department of Media Study and an affiliate of the Department of Environment and Sustainability.