Stop Pebble Mine

A short documentary by Mason Mirabile about the Pebble Mine project in Bristol Bay Alaska and its potential impact on local communities and wildlife with interviews from the World Wildlife Fund, United Tribes of Bristol Bay and Trout Unlimited.

  • Mason Mirabile
    Director
    Never Too Small
  • David Aplin
    Key Cast
  • Nelli Williams
    Key Cast
  • Delores Larson
    Key Cast
  • Project Type:
    Documentary, Short, Student
  • Runtime:
    4 minutes 57 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    October 15, 2021
  • Production Budget:
    0 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Language:
    English
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:9
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    Yes - Williamsburg Middle School
  • One Earth Film Festival

    Honorable Mention
  • Sarasota Film Festival
    Sarasota, FL
    Florida Premiere
    Official Selection
  • Atlanta High School Film Festival
    Atlanta, GA
    Georgia Premiere
    Winner
  • University of Idaho Fish and Wildlife Film Festival
    Moscow, ID
    United States
    April 21, 2022
    Idaho Premiere
    K-12 Student Winner
  • Arlington Student Film Festival

    Virginia
    Best Documentary, Best Director
  • Denali Film Festival
    Denali, AK
    United States
    August 11, 2022
    Alaska Premiere
    Official Selection
  • RFK Student Video Contest at Tribeca Festival
    New York, NY
    United States
    June 9, 2022
    New York Premiere
    Winner
  • Chesapeake Film Festival
    Easton, MD
    October 3, 2022
    Maryland Premiere
    Official Selection
Director Biography - Mason Mirabile

Mason Mirabile (Arlington, VA) has been making short films since he was 7-years-old. His first film, The Alexa Family, was a stop-motion/comedy film exploring what our virtual assistants do when we leave the house. That film won Best Cinematography and was awarded Silver medals for Best Directing and Best Comedy at the 2018 Arlington Student Film Festival.

His 2018 film "Through Your Eyes", an experimental first-person documentary about the seeing the world through the eyes of a newborn, won a National Award of Excellence, and State, District and County awards from the respective Parent Teacher Associations. It also won 'Best in Fest' at the 2019 Arlington Student Film Festival, gold medals for Cinematography, Directing, Original Score or Sound Design, Visual Effects, Screenwriting, and silver medals for Documentary and Editing. In October 2019, Through Your Eyes was screened as an Official Selection at the 2019 Virginia Film Festival where Mason was the youngest director.

His 2019 film "Never Too Small", a short documentary about climate change and how kids can help, won multiple awards over the last two years. The film won Best Middle School film from the 2020 All American High School Film Festival and Best Elementary Film at the 2021 One Earth Film Festival. The film was awarded Best Youth Film at the Colorado Environmental Film Festival, and Best Environmental Film at the 2020 SLO Film Festival Young Filmmakers showcase. Mason was also recognized as the Best Emerging Filmmaker at the 2020 Chesapeake Film Festival.

Mason's current project, "Stop Pebble Mine" (2021), is a short documentary film about the proposed Pebble Mine project in Bristol Bay, Alaska and how it would impact the indigenous people and wildlife. In 2022, the film won second place at the Robert F Kennedy Speak Truth to Power contest at the Tribeca Festival in New York City and Best Student Short at the Chesapeake Film Festival.

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Director Statement

I make movies about things I think are important, interesting or that I want to remember. I also like composing original music to go with my films.