Melissa Peabody is executive producer and owner of Living World Films LLC. An award-winning video producer and editor, Melissa has created wildlife, environmental, and history programs since the mid-1990s. Her documentary broadcast credits include Turner Broadcasting (Dolphins In Danger), an Animal Planet 13-part series about marine ecosystems (Wyland’s Ocean World), as well as many other nature and wildlife documentaries for international TV broadcast. Her award-winning original film, San Francisco—Still Wild At Heart, has been broadcast on KQED-PBS, and has been shown in festivals and screenings around the country and globally.
Melissa is currently at work on Green Hairstreak & The Butterfly Man, a documentary about one man’s efforts to save a local species – the stunning and iridescent Green Hairstreak butterfly of San Francisco.
Stanford University, B.A., Honors Humanities
Columbia Graduate School of Journalism, M.S. Degree in Journalism
2015 W3 Award for Videography / Cinematography from the Acadamy of Interactive & Visual Arts; 2009 TELLY for Videography / Cinematography; 2008 Hazel Wolf Environmental Film Network BEST Of FEST; World Fest-Houston International Film Festival Award; 2002 U.S. International Film & Video Festival Award; 2001 Gold, Silver, & Bronze CINDYs; 2001 TELLY; 2001 JOEY; 2000 Omni Intermedia Award; 1996 Golden Panda Award nominee for Best Wildlife-Issue International Documentary;
Neurofibromatosis Foundation Public Service Award; 1994 duPont-Columbia Journalism Award; 1993 Best Documentary Emmy for Northern California; and 1992 Best Documentary Emmy Northern California.