Michael R Mazur - Filmmaker
Michael Mazur is a documentary filmmaker, drone operator, and founder of Diario Films. Michael has worked as a producer at various agencies and has created documentary programming for the US State Department, Kiva and various independent production companies and non-profits. He is the co-founder of Lokal Media, which produces the international travel show, Lokal Stories.
He is currently in production on two feature documentaries: El Forajido - The Cautionary Tale of Toño Bicicleta in Puerto Rico and Living As Though People Matter in Ireland and Indonesia. He has produced and directed projects in Europe, the Caribbean, Central America, Asia and across the United States.
Marco Bollinger - Filmmaker
Marco Bollinger is the Co-founder & Chief Storyteller at Lokal Travel, a social enterprise that makes it easy to book eco adventures and cultural travel around the world that supports local communities.
Award-winning filmmaker and photographer Marco Bollinger believes that connecting people to meaningful travel experiences is the key to a more empathetic and courageous humanity. He and his team at Lokal work to transform the way the world travels by connecting travelers to unique, impactful experiences around the globe. Launching in 2019, Marco hosts an eco adventure travel show taking celebrities to spectacular destinations to connect with the issues facing local people around world.
During his career, the Peruvian-American artist has photographed Beyoncé and Obama, directed projects for the United Nations Refugee Agency and Time Warner Cable, and with his Lokal co-founder, danced for 107 hours in a full-body scarlet macaw costume to crowdfund their first feature documentary. From living in New York, L.A. and Tokyo shooting youth subculture, to years spent documenting Lebanon’s refugee camps; he holds to his belief of living the story to find the human magic of his projects. He has won several awards including PDN’s Best Portrait of an Artist, and an Indie Fest Humanitarian Award. Watch his award-winning documentary film 2.5% - The Osa Peninsula, about the impacts of tourism in Costa Rica, which inspired the founding of Lokal.