Ted Grudowski

Award-Winning Video Storyteller

Video portfolio for award-winning video storyteller Ted Grudowski

Cascade Crossroads: A New Documentary Film

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A documentary film about building bridges, both literal and metaphorical.  Cascade Crossroads chronicles the amazing story of seemingly opposite interests joining forces to restore a critical wildlife corridor while improving Washington State’s vital transportation corridor over the Cascade Mountains.  Told in the varied voices of the men and women who worked across ideological, political, and geographical differences to set in motion the world’s largest wildlife project of its kind, Cascade Crossroads shows what can happen – for people and the environment – when we build bridges.

The I-90 Snoqualmie Pass East Project, and the wildlife crossings and roadway improvements within it, is a win-win for people and animals that offers a new model for major infrastructure projects bisecting wild places. Commissioned by the I-90 Wildlife Bridges Coalition, Cascade Crossroads aims to not only share this unique story but also inspire action in other landscapes facing similar tensions between wildlife and roadways.  The coalition is comprised of over forty national and regional environmental groups including Conservation Northwest, Sierra Club, ForterraMountains To Sound Greenway Trust, The Mountaineers, Defenders of Wildlife, American Rivers, Humane Society of The United States, The Nature Conservancy, Audubon Society, and many more, working in conjunction with Washington State Department of Transportation, US Forest Service, Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife, US Fish and Wildlife Service, Federal Highway Administration and others.

2018 Telly Award Winner

Gold: Non-Profit Category   Bronze: Nature/Wildlife Category

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“It’s a refreshing story to witness today, a reminder that, despite disappointing headlines, people on the ground are still hard at work protecting public lands and the wildlife that depend on them.”

-Tim Lydon, The Revelator

 Released in January, 2018

Directed by Ted Grudowski

Produced by Sandy Dang Asher & Kristoffer Browne

Executive Produced by Charlie Raines & Jen Watkins

Film poster by Daniel Cohn, who also made the title animations

Film poster by Daniel Cohn, who also made the title animations


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Additional information can be found the I-90 Wildlife Bridges Coalition website.


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