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Tales of Sunshine - "The Biologist"

Through a meditative journey into the depths of Florida ecology, Tales of Sunshine observes the intimate and inspiring stories of four naturalists during the height of COVID-19. Explore the subtropical web of environmental justice with a conservation biologist, an ex-convict fisherman, a mermaid activist and a farm worker coalition leader.

In this episode, Conservation Biologist Ian Biazzo trudges through Florida ephemeral wetlands in search of wild tree frogs. Biazzo has always wanted to study animals, but recent events have led him to be more critical of the scientific community around him.

  • Vincent Marcucci
    Split Oak
  • Ian Biazzo
    Key Cast
  • Christopher Shick
    Production Coordinator
  • Project Type:
    Documentary, Short, Student
  • Genres:
    Environment, Human, Profile
  • Runtime:
    16 minutes 55 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    August 20, 2021
  • Production Budget:
    200 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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  • Student Project:
    Yes - University of Central Florida
Director Biography - Vincent Marcucci

Vincent Marcucci is an emerging filmmaker born and raised in Cape Coral, Florida, United States. Through an ecological focus, Marcucci's stories unveil the interconnections between the self and the other. His documentaries Split Oak (2019) and Tales of Sunshine: Florida EcoStories (2022) explore environmental beauty and conflict, while his short film Thrift Store (2018) plays with the human-object relationship. Marcucci seeks to share human and wildlife stories that represent justice across time, space and species.

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