Private Project

Nature's Secrets: Florida State Parks

In our own backyards there are hundreds of worlds to explore.
Alexis Yahre invites you on a journey through the Florida State Park system to capture whimsical animals, and interviews with some of the unsung heroes who work to conserve their habitats. Along the way, she uncovers secrets about the parks and highlights some of the best lesser-known places in Florida to visit.

Tampa native, Alexis Yahre, explores her love for animals as she delves into Florida State Parks and discovers the surprising ways they play a part in conservation for both humans and animals alike.

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  • Alexis Yahre
  • Project Type:
    Documentary, Short, Student
  • Runtime:
    10 minutes 28 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    January 28, 2022
  • Production Budget:
    150 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
    Yes - University of South Florida
  • Sunscreen Film Festival - Nominee Best Short Documentary
    St. Petersburg
    United States
    April 30, 2022
    St. Petersburg
    Nominee Best Short Documentary
  • Gasparilla International Film Festival
    Tampa, FL
    United States
    March 13, 2022
    Official Selection
  • New York International Film Awards - Finalist

    No screening
  • Cannes World Film Festival - Winner Best Young Director/ Nominee Best Student Film

    No screening
    Nominee Best Student Film & Winner Best Young Director
  • Vero Beach Film Festival - Winner Next Up Documentary
    Vero Beach
    United States
    June 12, 2022
Director Biography - Alexis Yahre

Alexis Yahre was born and raised in Tampa, Florida. Growing up she enjoyed hiking and Geocaching through many of the local State Parks. Now as an adult with a passion for filmmaking, she enrolled in the University of South Florida’s Broadcast Production program and has released her first documentary. In addition to this, she currently works as a K-12 educator in Hillsborough County, which gives her a unique opportunity to merge educational content and entertainment in an exciting way.

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Director Statement

This film is about my journey through the Florida State Park system. I focus on capturing the animals and connect their lives with the local heroes who work to preserve them. Along the way, I point out some of the best lesser-known locations in Florida to visit and uncover secrets about their past.
My goal with this film is to share some of the beautiful parts of the community I grew up in, so that others can appreciate and help protect them too. I utilized sound design and music to help drive the story forward and make this film stand out. My editing style focuses on creating interest and momentum in a narrative format.