With the Atlantic Forest and rocky beaches in her backyard, Sylvie was born in Rio de Janeiro and raised by French and Italian Egypt-born parents who instilled in her a fascination for nature. And yet, heartbroken with its fast destruction, Sylvie moved to the US as a young adult to become a wildlife cinematographer and filmmaker with a mission to inspire people to deepen their connection with the natural world.
Today, Sylvie is an Emmy nominated, award-winning filmmaker with 20+ years experience as a director, producer, cinematographer, editor and writer – creating films that screened in movie theatres, universities, and community venues, as well as television outlets such as HBO, PBS, Travel Channel, and Discovery.
Narrated by Liam Neeson, her last film LOVE THY NATURE received critical acclaim including 27 awards, had nearly 300 screenings in 140 cities in 16 countries. An engaging speaker and teacher, she has lectured at over 60 venues, from film festivals, to universities and conferences.
As a forest therapy guide in the Japanese tradition of “Shirin-Yoku”, she also guides adults and children in a sensorial and embodied exploration of the beings around them.
A global “grass-hopper” fluent in 4 languages, Sylvie seeks to inspire a diverse audience to transform their relationship with nature and ignite a desire to protect our vital and spellbinding more-than-human world.