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Small Is Beautiful

Deeper Experiences - Deeper Questioning - Deeper Commitment

Why rewild?

We exist to identify and shine a light on solutions for a wilder world. Working with businesses, innovators and changemakers who value people, wildlife and our planet, we can collectively regenerate, restore and transform the world we live in. Our aim is to create a positive, large scale impact through film, education and experiences.

"An immense and complex problem requires a collaborative approach, and we do not have all the answers, but we do have a question. Are we going to stand by and let this happen, or are we going to act together?"

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ReWild was born out of the need to seek and find solutions to enable ecological restoration. Through our humble beginnings, connecting with influential characters, universities and organizations, our founders set off on a year-long journey to the wildest places in South Africa (which included every National Park) to map out our country’s best hiking trails.

It was along the grass spurs above the Transkei coastline, where the idea to find solutions to the state of our planet began as well as our desire to communicate these through film, experiences and education. We believe that deep experiences create deeper questioning, which in turn creates a deeper commitment, and it was through this deep experience that we created ReWild and our commitment to a wilder world began.
Our mission

Ecosystem loss is a deeply complex and systemic issue which requires that everyone plays their part in exploring and supporting solutions. We strive to play our part by being a voice for the wild and these solutions, and encouraging a shared humanity between people and the rest of nature, where each can thrive.

We realise that our impact is not our own, but rather a direct output from the collaboration between ourselves and the companies, organisations and individuals we work with – the solutionaries. We therefore strive to work with like-minded clients to create an opportunity for positive, large-scale and knock-on effects through collaboration and innovation.

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Who speaks
for the wild ones?

Who unequivocally stands for the wild, represents nature and bridges the connection between humanity, wildlife and our team at ReWild?

Elvi does.

Elvi is an important director and part of our team who ensures that all decisions are made with integrity and consideration for all who stand to be affected. Elvi stands for all things wild and, as a keystone species, is pivotal to the way both the natural ecosystem, as well as our own internal ecosystem, functions.

Meet the ReWilders

Alistair Daynes
Co-Founder, Director
Film director | Editor

Alistair began his entrepreneurial journey in Cape Town, after a year long assignment as the Lead Google Trekker, tasked with showcasing South Africa’s top hiking trails. He holds a Bachelor of Science to his name, and his philosophy of “do what you love, do what you’re good at, and do what the world needs” has always stood him in good stead. His passion of fusing his love for research, art and storytelling, into the science of storytelling has evolved into directing narratives which create positive behavioural change.

Elvi
Co-founder, Director

Elvi is the voice of the wild in ReWild, and part of our team to ensure that all decisions are made with integrity and with consideration for our natural world.

Sam Chevallier
Co-Founder, Director
Systems Ecology | Restoration & Rewilding | Design Thinker

Sam is a specialist biomimicry nature guide, filmmaker, and design thinker. His passion stems from his interest to explore and have deep and meaningful experiences in the natural world. He strongly believes that experiencing the world around you is the fastest way to better understand your place within it. His interest in Sustainability and Ecology led him to train as a field guide, work as an environmental educator for the Cape Leopard Trust followed by a Masters degree in ecological design thinking from Schumacher College. During this time, he focused on learning ecological theory such as Biomimicry, Systems thinking, Deep Ecology and Restoration Economics. Within Rewild, his hard skills are in presenting wIldlife shows, Design Thinking, Facilitation and business development.

Alessandra Squarzon
Co-Founder, Director
Cinematographer & Editor

Alessandra is a passionate, solutions-driven, Italian filmmaker based in Cape Town, who strives to help people see things differently. She has embraced film as a tool to inspire positive change by showing new possibilities that can be explored. Her background in Visual Arts (Venice, Italy) shaped her view of the world, and her strong desire to use her craft to give voice to important issues led her to study video-journalism (Milan, Italy) and film production (Cape Town, South Africa). Her mission is to tell the story in the most genuine way, and to do so, she employs endless empathy when filming with subjects. In the editing suite, Alessandra applies careful consideration to the narrative and visual treatment of each film. Her aim is to inspire and motivate the viewer to take action.

Liam Kelly
Producer

Liam’s approach to film is borne of an exciting career in brand development and content creation, across a variety of markets. Starting in 2011 at STA Travel, Liam was awarded the STA Travel World Explorer title, an opportunity which saw him developing content in over 90 cities all over the world in just 12 months. On returning to South Africa, he completed a Marketing and Brand Communication degree from AAA School of Advertising and began his career in film. After 5 years in the industry, Liam is now a Producer at ReWild Africa. ReWild provides Liam with a value-driven structure to inject his experience, passion and skills in the realm of producing, production management, brand development and filmmaking, for the betterment of the natural (and social) world that surrounds us.

Megan May Nelson
Co-Founder, Director
Cinematographer & Editor

Megan’s passion for the natural world stems from her early years spent on a game reserve in Mpumalanga. Her father, being a wildlife filmmaker, introduced her to life behind a lens, and she began to understand that film was a powerful tool to be able to share important narratives with others. From there, she studied Visual Arts and Multimedia through correspondence, which enabled her to gain experience in the field during her studies, one of them being an assistant director on a wildlife film production in the Greater Kruger Park for 2 years, called safariLIVE. She then decided to rather settle in Cape Town, which was when she joined the dynamic journey of ReWild.

Jessica Berliner
Co-Founder, Director
Researcher, Communication Designer & Biomimicry Practitioner

Jessica is a communication designer who is passionate about nature, research, and education. She holds a BTech degree in Graphic Design, and, owing to her insatiable curiosity, has supplemented her learning with various online courses. Since discovering the field of biomimicry in 2012, Jess has worked to become a certified Practitioner with a specialisation in how to communicate and teach this multidisciplinary field. Her career highlight thus far was to be in the role of Instructional Designer in the development of the first online biomimicry course produced in Africa! Jess loves to be outdoors and traveling, and can usually be found geeking out completely over some little plant, animal or phenomenon that she has just discovered. She also loves traveling, so her list of things to be amazed by never grows any shorter.

Justin Woods
Film Director & Editor

Justin's love for film-making came about through his travels in Asia after studying a Business Psychology degree at Stellenbosch University. Thereafter, he studied a year of film-making at SAE Institute in Cape Town where he learnt to combine his love for people and the art of film to create compelling authentic pieces that move the viewer. With over 4 years experience in filming and editing, as well as conducting hundreds of interviews all around the world and in many different industries, he has become a reliable and adaptable filmmaker - with an ability to draw out emotion in the work he creates.

Creating solutions

Learn something, feel something, do something.

Through film, education and experiences we can educate our audiences to understand the problem, encourage them to be part of the solution and connect with them to build a community of like-minded individuals.

Film

Harnessing the power of film, we bring unique stories to life to engage individuals and connect them with the missions of our clients.

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experiences

We provide guided experiences so that individuals may reconnect with themselves and with nature, while also learning practically about related fields.

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education

Through instructional design and collaboration with changemakers, we assist in building end-to-end solutions that result in immersive and compelling online courses.

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Through this head, hands and heart approach, transformational learning begins with a holistic approach to a green new world.

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