The Team

Ben Kalina

Ben is a director and producer whose work is at the intersection of climate change and science. His first feature documentary, Shored Up (2013), explored sea level rise in New Jersey and North Carolina and the impacts of Hurricane Sandy (and won the 2014 Sundance Institute LightStay Sustainability Award). His 2017 documentary, HOME: A Rockumentary, followed the ups and downs of a public school rock band in South Philadelphia over the course of a tumultuous year. He was the Associate Producer of the documentaries A Sea Change about ocean acidification and Two Square Miles, about a small town’s fight to stop a coal-fired cement plant.

Words from Clients

Working with Mangrove Media is like having an in-house creative video team. From the birth of the idea to the completion of the project, Mangrove is able to take complex ideas and evolve them into powerful video documentation of an organization’s vision and work. And they’re a whole lot of fun too!

Erin MooneyCommunications Director, The Nature Conservancy PA

We've worked with Mangrove on several projects. It's remarkable how deeply they 'get' the work we do - their commitment to the environment and to social change sets them apart. Whether it’s a one-minute social media video for a local campaign or a 15 minute documentary, they help us find and tell stories that energize our members. They then translate them affordably and quickly into impactful videos that help us achieve our mission - winning real results for the environment.

David MasurExecutive Director, PennEnvironment

We are so appreciative of your wonderful work on the video stories – they highlight our volunteers beautifully, the cinematography is stunning and the stories are told in such a compelling way. Many thanks for all your efforts in making them happen.

Maitreyi RoyExecutive Director of Bartram's Garden