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About the Founders

Established by David Vassar and Sally Kaplan in 2001, Backcountry Pictures excels in producing programs that impart a sense of wonder about the natural world,  inspiring viewers to become passionate advocates for conservation and preservation.


David Vassar


Award-winning and Oscar-nominated David Vassar has spent a lifetime producing films that place the earth first with the goal of providing the audience with an immersive and emotional experience that places landscape as a central character….

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Sally Kaplan


Sally has enjoyed 18 successful years working in television and independent film as a producer, writer, director, and editor. Since 2005, Sally has been writing, producing, and directing individual projects for Backcountry Pictures…