Aaron Straight is a visual storyteller committed to using the power of film to inspire positive change for people and the planet.
Straight has directed and produced dozens of movies on 4 continents with characters ranging from Al Gore to Maasai warriors. Whether it's for the UN, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Heifer International, or a social inventor on the border of Namibia, Aaron works to balance art, commerce, conservation, and social justice to entertain and inspire viewers to action.
Previous to filmmaking, Aaron was a writer, snowboard instructor, musician, arts educator, event producer, and tour manager for African music icons Youssou N'Dour and King Sunny Ade.
In 2009, Straight helped Wildlife Media's Chris Morgan and Joe Pontecorvo take terabytes of footage and turn it into the 90-second BEARTREK trailer. In 2011, Straight's conservation work included directing and producing a PSA for the Grizzly Bear Outreach Project and an award-winning short documentary "Depth of Field" about 4 first-generation Americans who learn about conservation through their own storytelling. Aaron is passionately committed to inspiring human viewers to better understand conservation and participate.