Director: Bryan J Hively
Film: Over the past three years I have worked on a series of short artistic films about the Everglades, and my impossible task of documenting a wild Florida Panther on film without the use of camera traps.
This micro documentary celebrates the endless wilderness of the Everglades and my experience exploring it, the collision of worlds it shares with Miami, and the impossible task of capturing a Florida Panther on film.
Bio: Bryan Hiveley lives in Miami, Florida and is the lead faculty for Visual Arts at the Miami International University of Art & Design. Bryan Hiveley received his MFA from the University of South Carolina and his BFA from the University of Minnesota. He has taken part in numerous residency programs such as Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts, and the Hambidge Center for the Creative Arts and Sciences, and the University of Miami. His is a recipiant of both an Individual Artist Felolowship from the State of Florida nad Artist Enhancement Grant from Florida’s Division of Cultural Affairs. He has exhibited his work throughout the United States in solo and group exhibitions, some venues include the Mckissick Museum in Columbia, South Carolina, Tweed Museum of Art, Duluth Minnesota, the SanAngelo Museum of Fine Arts, San Angelo, Texas, and the Ohr-O’keefe Museum in Biloxi, Mississippi.