Private Project

50 Years of Raptors

From very humble beginnings the California Raptor Center at UC Davis has had a difficult journey to becoming a world renowned leader of raptor rehabilitation. "50 Years of Raptors" tells the fifty year history of the California Raptor Center, as told by the key founder and subsequent staff.

  • Matthew Falcon
  • Matthew Falcon
  • Alida Morzenti
    Key Cast
  • Bret Stedman
    Key Cast
  • Julie Cotton
    Key Cast
  • Allen Fish
    Key Cast
  • Terry Schultz
    Key Cast
  • Michelle Hawkins
    Key Cast
  • Project Type:
    Documentary, Short
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  • Runtime:
    24 minutes
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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Director Biography - Matthew Falcon

Matthew Falcon is a cinematographer and editor who strives to bring authenticity and quality to his work above all else. His work spans from commercials with Polaris, Honda and Ford to edutainment videos with PBS, the California Raptor Center and the Oakland Museum of California.

Always looking for interesting projects Matthew has also worked on short films like the award-winning Alternative Timeline and documentaries, which are his true passion. Having worked as a wildlife biologist for many years, and combined with his degree in Environmental Policy, Matthew has a very unique background and uses that to help guide his approach to film.

Matthew's life work is dedicated to helping tell critical stories related to wildlife, environment, Indigenous cultures and community that aren't seen, in a way that respects all who are involved. He understands that a good story isn't enough to make sure the message is heard and must also be visually captivating as well.

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Director Statement

First time filmmaker. Aside from the original music, I was the sole person who worked on this film. This is a draft of the final film, but is near picture lock.