Eric Bendick is an Emmy-winning director, producer, and writer whose films explore connectivity, conflict, and ingenuity at the intersection of human and wild spaces. He’s led storytelling expeditions to the heart of many of the last intact and untamed landscapes on Earth as well as to the front lines of habitat destruction and fragmentation. His films for National Geographic, PBS, Smithsonian and the History Channel, among others, have garnered numerous awards from major film festivals around the world. Bendick and Danny Schmidt are co-directors of The Last Green Thread (Mountainfilm 2019) and Bendick also directed Chasing Ghosts (Mountainfilm 2020). Bendick is a current grantee of the Redford Center and a graduate of Brown University and Montana State University. Eric Bendick is also the director of Path of the Panther (Mountainfilm 2023).