Searching for the Gold Spot:
The Wild After Wildfire
Three years in the making, Searching for Gold Spot: The Wild After Wildfire is about the high biodiversity of natural forests that have recently experienced large wildfire. The film moves in pace with scientists searching through the Sierra Nevada and Cascades Mountains for rare wildlife, and finding far more than they expected. But because fire is feared and much misunderstood, forests are clear-cut or heavily logged after wildfire – and sometimes cut even before wildfire… Blending a celebration of beauty with glimpses of the challenges ahead, this film raises questions about the importance of discovering and conserving our wild. Searching for the Gold Spot was completed with support from Patagonia, Environment Now, Fund for Wild Nature, and From the Heart Productions.