Bonnie Waltch

Bonnie Waltch

Independent Filmmaker

Other Roles: Director, Producer

Areas of Focus: Documentaries




Bonnie Waltch is the award-winning senior producer and writer of the one-hour PBS and international broadcast documentary, Earth Emergency, and series of five short films, Climate Emergency: Feedback Loops, narrated by Richard Gere. She has worked for a variety of television series, including NOVA, Scientific American Frontiers, and Discover Magazine. She regularly freelances at Northern Light Productions, where she has produced, directed, and written films for the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, the Niagara Falls Welcome Center, the Pikes Peak Visitor Center, the Capital Jewish Museum, the Tennessee State Museum, the Nebraska State Museum, the Mob Museum, the National World War II Museum and, most recently, as producer on the forthcoming documentary, Beyond the Stage: The Urban Nutcracker, Community and the Arts, which will air on PBS in December ’22. She was also the executive director of Filmmakers Collaborative for ten years. Bonnie is currently developing a film project about the bipolar spectrum. She has a degree in Semiotics from Brown University.





Earth Emergency (2021)

Role: Producer

This revealing film examines how human activity is setting off dangerous warming loops that are pushing the climate to a point of no return – and what we need to do to stop them. With captivating illustrations, stunning footage and interviews with leading climate scientists as well as support from Greta Thunberg, “Earth Emergency” adds the missing piece of the climate puzzle.

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