Biologist turned filmmaker captivated by the film industry to tell conservation and wildlife stories.
Cherin Spencer-Bower has always been committed to wildlife conservation. In 2004, she received a scholarship to study music/photography at Utah Valley University where she earned an Associate of Art & Science. Shortly after, she worked as a wildlife rehabilitator and educator, and snowboard teacher. She started a business photographing horseback excursions in Colorado before returning to school in 2010 to earn a B.S. in Organismal and Environmental Biology at Fort Lewis College in Colorado. Over the next five years, Cherin worked as an avian research technician in six western states. During this time, Cherin always had a camera attached to her hip capturing the natural world as she saw it. She landed in western Montana in 2015 to observe migrating raptors at MPG Ranch. Her continued passion for photography and video progressed into a career at the ranch filming wildlife and nature, and creating documentaries regarding the environmental research and concerns across the 16,400 acre conservation easement. In 2016, Cherin moved to New Zealand. She spends all her free time outdoors with her family: filming, gardening, hunting, and exploring New Zealand’s landscape by foot or paddle.
Semi-Finalist
An Eaglet's First Flight
jellyFEST
North Hollywood, California
2019
Semi-Finalist
An Eaglet's First Flight
FirstGlance Film Festival
Philadelphia
2019
Official Selection
An Eaglet's First Flight
Oregon Documentary Film Festival
Wilsonville, Oregon
2019
Official Selection
An Eaglet's First Flight
Oregon Cinema Arts Festival
Portland, Oregon
2019
Official Selection
An Eaglet's First Flight
BigFork Independent Film Festival
Bigfork, Montana
2019
Official Selection
MPG Ranch: The Land and Its People
Front Range Film Festival
Longmont, Colorado
2019
Best Montana Film
MPG Ranch: The Land and Its People
EQUUS International Film Festival
Missoula, Montana
2019
Special Mention
MPG Ranch: The Land and Its People
Global Shorts
Los Angeles, California
2019
2nd Place
MPG Ranch: The Land and Its People
Bigfork Independent Film Festival
Bigfork, Montana
2019
Award of Recognition
MPG Ranch: The Land and Its People
Accolade Global Film Competition
La Jolla, California
2019
Semi-Finalist
MPG Ranch: The Land and Its People
jelly FEST
North Hollywood, California
2019
Travelling winner selection
MPG Ranch: The Land and Its People
BZN Film Fest
Bozeman, Montana
2019
Outstanding Excellence
An Eaglet's First Flight
Docs Without Borders Film Festival
Nassau, Delaware
2018
Official Selection
An Eaglet's First Flight
Short to the Point
Bucharest
2018
Official Selection
MPG Ranch: The Land and Its People
Best Shorts Competition
La Jolla, California
2018
College
Fort Lewis College Colorado
Environmental Biology
20082010
College
Utah Valley University
Associate of Art and Science
20022004
Birth Date
October 7, 1983
Current City
New Zealand
Hometown
Orem, Utah
Gender
Female
"I will go in this way, and find my own way out." Dave Matthews
Biologist turned filmmaker captivated by the film industry to tell conservation and wildlife stories.
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